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How To Complete Your Travel Bucket List

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For any seasoned traveller, it's likely that they have a bucket list of places they want to see in the future. Journeys we hope to embark on at some point in the next few months or years, and we plan well for them. Sometimes, these plans get derailed for any number of reasons and we can find out list getting longer and longer as more time passes, so how do you get it all back on track? Here are just a few ways you can complete your travel bucket list in 2016 Plan Ahead Any travel idea you have needs adequate time to plan. It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day functions of our lives that finding the time...

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Must-Have Travel Apps For 2016

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Every year, there's brand new travel apps that make your trips easier than the previous one. Their main purpose is to make the entire process much smoother, from booking flights, checking into hotels to getting around in your new destination. As connected as we are to our mobile devices, having these apps and tools on hand makes perfect sense. Here are a few of the best travel apps that will make travel this year better than ever.   Pack Point Packing can be one of the most stressful parts of travelling, no matter how seasoned of an adventurer you are. Figuring out what to bring and what to leave can be time consuming; and you still might forget something important at...

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Travel Hacks That Will Make Your Trips Even Better

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Whether you're a seasoned traveller or head on occasional trips, making sure they go smoothly is one of the most important things. Each time you travel, you learn new things along the way that will make your trip much easier the next time. Usually some type of setback or inconvenience will make you that much more conscious about your next trip, but it's always useful to plan ahead for different types of hiccups along the way. Here are just a few of the travel hacks that will make your trips go a whole lot smoother Fresh Laundry At the bottom of your Rise Gear luggage system, there's a spot for worn clothes so you can keep it separate from the clean...

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Best Destinations For Arts & Culture Lovers

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We all travel for different reasons. Every corner of the globe is approached with different intents and inspirations all the time, and one of the biggest draws across the board is arts & culture. Learning about a place through these expressions is one of the best ways to learn about  it, so it should come as no surprise that it motivates people from around the world to visit new spaces and places. Whether it's museums and galleries, or live music and theatre, here are some of the world's best destinations for arts & culture lovers! Milan Milan is known not only for fashion and chic refinement, but also for lovers of theatre and opera and the rich history they've done...

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What The World's Largest Cities Looked Like 100 Years Ago

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There's a common thread among some of the world's most booming cities; from bright lights, technological progress, large populations and access to arts and culture right at your fingertips. It's no secret that the last century has seen rapid changes and advancements, so what did some of the world's largest cities look like in the early 20th century? For some, it's hard to put 100 years into perspective, it was several generations ago after all.  At the turn of the 20th century, many of the world's largest cities looked nothing like the cities we know today - but some elements were always present. Here, we look at what some of the world's largest cities looked like 100 years ago! London, England As...

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World's Most Unique Guest Houses

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Over the last few years, guest house rental has become one of the most popular lodging options for travellers - whether they're on a budget or looking for a more interesting travel experience that you may not find heading to tourist hotspots and expensive hotels. One of the best things about renting guest houses are the truly unique and interesting spaces you can find to stay in that can have just as much art, history and personality as the world outside the door. Here, we look at just a few of the most unique guest houses found on Airbnb. Magic School Bus | California A converted school bus sits on a 5-acre ranch in the middle of California and has more amenities...

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World's Most Romantic Destinations

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With Valentine's Day right around the corner, plenty of travellers have already made plans to head to locations all over the world to celebrate. While everyone's idea of romance is a little different, there are a few things that are pretty consistent across the board to set the mood. A good thing to keep in mind with some of these destinations, particularly the Caribbean, will be more expensive in the days leading up to Valentine's Day because of how popular it is for couples to head there. So, if you're looking to book a trip that's more adventure than romance  - try to wait until after the 14th has passed to make your plans. For travellers trying to make the most...

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Why It's Important To Get Travel Insurance

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When planning any trip, being prepared for anything is something that crosses our minds in more ways than one. From packing early enough to triple check what we're bringing with us to getting to the airport with enough time to check in, thinking ahead is an important part of travel that ensures everything will go smoothly. Often times, in making sure that our trip goes off without a hitch, it's easy to leave out something that can definitely protect us if things were to go wrong: insurance. For some, travel insurance seems unnecessary; just an extra expense that adds to a trip that is likely already expensive. However, it's important to consider insurance; particularly when travelling for long periods like...

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Protecting Yourself From In-Flight Theft

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Unfortunately, travelling can be risky business if you're not careful and in-flight theft is something travellers have to seriously consider. We usually have our guards up for what goes down in airport lounges and luggage carousels, but tend to feel like the plane is a safe haven where everyone is just trying to reach their destination. It's important to take extra precautions with your luggage so you reach your destination with everything you took off with. Here are just a few of our tips. Keep Everything Close One of the best defences from theft is keeping your valuable posses close at hand or on your person during the flight. This could mean in your hand, around your neck, behind your back or in...

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Why You Should Explore Bali in 2016

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As the cold weather in much of the world continues, there are still a handful of places that are very much a warm paradise. Bali, one of the many Indonesian islands, is the perfect place for an exotic getaway filled with sun, sand, vibrant culture and amazing food. Here are just a few reasons to check Bali off your bucket list in 2016. Weather Being in such close proximity to the equator means all-year warm climates. This tropical and humid climate essentially makes it summer all year. Though Bali doesn't have a variation in seasons in the expected sense, there are dry and rainy seasons instead. The rain may be comfortable and alluring to some, but most travellers opt to go...

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