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6 Snack Foods From Around The World

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No matter what country you go to, you're bound to find snack foods; particularly ones you've never seen before. Maybe a local will suggest it to you, the packaging will simply catch your eye or you'll stumble across it on lists just like this one. No matter how you find it, the end result is still the same: you will undoubtedly indulge several times during your trip and attempt to bring as much of it home as possible to "share" before it eventually runs out. If you're okay with this kind of heartbreak, check out our list of 10 of our favourite snack foods from around the world; and give them a try when you land. Soldanza Plantain Chips | Jamaica Plantain...

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Getting Up Close With Animals Around The World

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For many travellers, some of the most interesting experiences comes from interacting with animals and wildlife that they don't have in their home country. Especially if you live in a large city, your daily interactions with animals probably go as far as your own pet or unluckily crossing paths with a raccoon or small rodent. All over the world, there's vast variety in the types of animals birds, mammals and water creatures you'll see inhabiting a particular area. For some travellers, these interactions are a deciding factors for their trip - like those who travel to the Galapagos Islands with the intent of swimming side by side with dolphins in addition to appreciating the beauty of the region. So how does one...

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How To Pull Off The Perfect Winter Getaway

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The winter months pose an interesting travel conundrum for many travellers. As the holidays wind down and the temperature continues to drop, it's the perfect time for a quick or short getaway to escape not only the cold but the post-holiday routine. Warm It Up Typically, travellers look to warm countries to get out of a winter rut, recharge their batteries so to speak and come back refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the season. There are a whole host of places all around the world you can head to to get your heat fix - from Central and South America, the Caribbean, South & South East Asia, Australia, and anywhere in Africa. If budgets are important...

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Travel Resolutions For 2016 and Beyond

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With 2015 almost drawing to a close, many will start to make resolutions for the upcoming year. From fitness to jobs, many people take the start of a fresh year to be the best time to set goals and intentions for the upcoming 12 months. You may already have much of your 2016 travel plans booked months in advance, or perhaps you rely on last-minute deals to fuel your adventures - either way, you have a general idea of some of your travel goals for 2016. Here are a few travel resolutions you should consider if you haven't already! Go Low Maintenance When packing, it's easy to go overboard and try to bring everything we own - especially for longer trips....

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More Apps To Make Travel Easier Than Ever

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Here on Rise Gear, we love a good travel app. As we become more dependant on our mobile devices, these apps do everything from book flights and hotels, find our way around,  help us stay organized, translate and so much more to make our global adventures as smooth as possible. There are many reliable favourites, but with technology constantly advancing and evolving, there's always new apps to try that will make it easier for us to explore and satisfy our wanderlust. Here's just a few more apps to make travel easier in 2016 and beyond. Skyscanner Skyscanner is perfect for those who want to keep an eye on changing airfare prices without having to check for those changes everyday. By...

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5 Ways To Save On Your Next Adventure

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As more people begin to travel on a regular basis, it's important to find ways to maximize these experience and have as many of them as possible. With some saving, planning, and other creative methods it's more than possible to travel the world on a budget. Take The Road Less Travelled While you should certainly take advantage of popular destinations, remember just how big the globe is and look for experiences that fall a little bit outside of the usual. Try Montreal instead of Paris, Taiwan instead of Japan, or Panama instead of the Dominican Republic. Travelling outside of peak seasons can always save in the long run. It varies between regions and countries, but think of holidays and warmer months...

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Best Gifts For Travellers

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With a few gift-giving holidays around the corner, it's the perfect time to give the travellers in your life with things that will make their next adventures better than ever. From convenience to style, there are endless gift choices and possibilities for occasional and frequent travellers alike. Here's just a few of our favourite gifts for travellers!   Rise Gear Luggage Of course, Rise Gear luggage is one of the best gifts you can give a traveller. Our innovative collapsable shelving design is compact enough to take anywhere but expandable enough to neatly hold all of your essentials while you're away. Available in a variety of sizes and colours and coming in roller, weekender and duffel bag options, it will be...

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New Year's Celebrations Around The World

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The winter months are cause for celebrations and there's a wide array of different celebrations that take place related to religion, nature & more. For many, these months also signify a transition into the new year on January 1st, sometimes later depending where you go! Some of these celebration involve traditions related to rebirth and signifying starting fresh for an upcoming year, while others have extravagant parties to ring in the new calendar year Here's just a few of some of the most interesting New Year's celebrations around the world! New York City Times Square in New York City into a bright stage for performances before the ceremonious lowering of a ball of light as the clock counts down to midnight (hence the...

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Tips For Stress-Free Holiday Travel

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Whether it's to see family, get away from it all or a little bit of both; the holiday season is a popular time of year to take a vacation. As most employers wind down for a few weeks, it's a great opportunity to take advantage of some time off. Regardless of what you celebrate, this season represents a chance to regroup and come back ready to take on the new year, and what better way to refocus your energy than taking a trip? Another thing that's synonymous with this time of year, and sometimes with travel, is stress. This will be especially true when travelling with kids, so how can you avoid it and make the most of your holiday getaway?...

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Travel Trends for 2016 and Beyond

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With 2015 coming to a close, it's only right we start looking to next year for our next adventure. Whether you have your holiday-into-New Year trips planned out already or not, we can all learn something from the upcoming trends in travel. Recently, world renowned travel writers and bloggers were surveyed about upcoming trends in travel and had a few destinations in mind that will be the next go to hot spots in 2016. Topping the list was Iceland. From the natural wonders of the Blue Lagoon and seeing the Northern lights, to the modern architecture and aesthetic of capital city Reykjavik, there's so much Iceland has to offer. Already tourist hubs, China and Japan were next on the list -...

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