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How to Fight Boredom on a Long Flight

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There’s an anticipation that builds while en route to a far-flung destination that usually makes flyers forget the more stressful parts of travel. That sense of relief when you finally board your flight and settle into your seat usually comes with excitement as you mentally plan your first steps upon arrival at your destination. But then what? For long flights of 7, 8 or more hours (like New York City to Tokyo, Japan clocking in at 15 hours!) and worse, long layovers in other airports, it’s easy to get bored and restless. Here, we go through a few tips to fight boredom during long trips.   Reading Bring a good book along with you to pass some time, or try audiobooks...

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Introducing: Rise Cat!

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At Rise Gear we know innovation is key. Products and industries are constantly evolving. While some companies have the honor of revolutionizing an industry once, Rise has the unique privilege of revolutionizing the travel industry once again with our newest line of bags, Rise Cat! While your cat waits for their bag to arrive... for today only, save 15% off all purchases with the code RISEcat2015 Click Here to shop Rise!

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Top 5 Airport Restaurants From Around The World

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With early flight times, long layovers and delays, airports can be hectic places for even the most seasoned traveller. Even after meticulous packing & careful preparation, airports can be an exhausting experience (albeit a small price to pay for the destination that awaits you!) To alleviate some of those stresses, great food is always the best remedy. Most airports offer traditional vending machine and franchise fast food fare; but a few offer dining experiences that rival top restaurants beyond the tarmac. Here are some of the best reviewed airport restaurants from around the world to satisfy your globetrotting cravings and give you a reason to check in just a little earlier.   New York City The Palm Bar & Grille...

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Staying Organized During a Business Trip

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  Business trips can be stressful. Between travel reservations, baggage check, car rentals, and cramming in as many meetings as possible, it can be a challenge to manage your time effectively and stay organized. And if you’re not organized, it’s difficult to make a good impression on both clients and colleagues. If you’re a frequent-flying business professional and occasionally find yourself scrambling to find your passport or running through airport terminals to catch your flight, you’re in luck, because we have some handy tips for you for how to stay organized during a business trip. Passports, ID and ticket When you’re travelling, making sure you have the necessary travel papers is a must. Thanks to online check-in, it has never...

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How To Travel Light, With Only A Carry-On

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If you're someone who travels often by plane, you've probably become accustomed to finding sufficiency in only a carry-on, rather than a large suitcase or bulky luggage. And you might think that because you have such a portable bag, you'll automatically travel light. Well, that's not always the case. Here are a few travel tips to help you stay organized while you're on a short business trip or even a small vacation if you're planning on using just a carry-on for the duration of your trip. Be Willing to Live with Less This is essential to packing light. Keep in mind that this is only a temporary situation if the thought not bringing every single piece of belonging makes you...

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Driving Across Canada with Rise Gear

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    Met up with Zach from Calgary in Toronto yesterday. He is driving across Canada with his son in his 1968 Chevrolet Sportvan 108. Such a cool ride for a cool guy. He bought two Rise Weekender bags to hang inside the pop top to stay organized! Great idea Zach! Enjoy the rest of your trip with your son!     

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Rise & Hang Travel Gear Faces Off Against the Dragons!

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See them on CBC Dragons Den As the temperature outside cools down, the HEAT is turning up for Rise & Hang Travel Gear. The Season Premiere of DRAGONS DEN is starting it’s 7th season on September 19th 2012 at 8pm/EST on CBC. Come and watch Rise & Hang vs the Dragons to see who gets slain! Dragons Den is Canada’s most watched and favourite television program where budding entrepreneurs, inventors and the like “put on their shining armour” and pitch their bright ideas to five “Dragons”. Except these dragons don’t have scales and tails, they are real life millionaires, with real cash, and looking to invest in companies which make it through the fire. Come and watch this Wednesday September 19th in...

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Rise & Hang on The Shopping Channel in Canada!

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We have been working with The Shopping Channel for the past couple months refining the offer, getting on-air training and sending them their inventory for our big appearance!  We had lots of examples on-air that showed that Rise & Hang is great for more than just clothes! We showed how you can use your Rise & Hang bag for: - Craft bag that showed how you can put yarn, sewing needs, beads, and lots of other supplies all tucked away neatly! - Trunk bag that had emergency blankets, tire pumps, emergency cones, instruction manuals and lots of other essentials, all easy to find right when you need them! - Yoga bag that is great for bringing to the studio and...

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