Tuesday, March 3, 2015

4 Travel Destinations You Should Book in 2015

Rite in the Rain consumers are truly some of the most unique people in the world. They are writers, world travelers and explorers. They take their Rite in the Rain products places that I’m sure the founders of the company never dreamed! From ruins to rainforests, individuals are taking the world by storm with their waterproof journals. For that reason, we thought it would be interesting to look at some of the top travel destinations in the world. Don’t forget to pack your journal before takeoff!

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1. Paris, France

Paris was rated number one by U.S. Traveler for places to visit. Why do travelers love it so much? Mainly because of the amazing art collections, world-class shopping and divine cuisine and dining. Interested in history? Then check out the multitude of museums. Interested in shopping? Check out the hundreds of trendy stores that line the streets of Paris. Be forewarned, Paris is an extremely fashion-conscious city. Birkenstocks with sandals are a look better reserved for at home. Book your trip for some time between June and August as the weather is reported to be perfect.

Fun Fact: Paris natives prefer others use their native language. You might not speak perfect French, but they will appreciate the effort and like you more for trying.

Popular Spots: The Eiffel Tower, The Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musse du Louvre.

2. Barceona, Spain
Barcelona has something for everyone ranging from beautiful cathedrals to lively nightclubs. One of the most popular destinations is Las Ramblas, which is a series of narrow streets and alleys. Might not sound like much, but Las Ramblas is packed with restaurants, markets and clubs. Barcelona also features beautiful beaches that can be just as fun to visit, and are probably much more relaxing.

Fun Fact: Siestas are popular in Barcelona, where people partake in a big lunch and then take a nap before resuming their day. When in Barcelona, do as Barcelonans do and siesta!

Popular Spots: Las Ramblas, Guell Park, Barri Gotic, Picasso Museum.




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3. Bora, Bora

Big things often come in small packages, which is apparent on the island of Bora Bora. Belonging to a group of French Polynesian islands, Bora Bora is only 2.5 miles wide by 6 miles long. Regardless of size, there is plenty to do when visiting the island. Stay in a bungalow right on the water, go snorkeling, or go hiking. There is one catch, however. Bora Bora is expensive…like really expensive. Tourists can expect to pay up to $1,000 a night for a room so consider visiting in the off-season for cheaper rates. Residents speak either French, Tahitian, or English.

Fun Fact: Bora Bora locals are very relaxed. They live by the motto “Aita pea pea” which means live with no worries. Think “hakunamatata” from the Lion King. Not a bad mantra to live by!

Popular Spots: Mount Otemanu, Matira Beach, Coral Gardens

4. Cape Town, Africa

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I hadn’t give much thought to Cape Town until some friends recently visited and their pictures were breathtaking! Table Mountain is one of the most popular destinations, and its streams are what made it possible for European explorers to settle there in the first place. Cape Town is by far the most vibrant, metropolitan city in South Africa. It features beautiful beaches, sprawling vineyards, delightful cuisine, and a bustling nightlife. This hidden gem was brought to light when it hosted the World Cup and there’s been no going back. Residents of Cape Town speak a variety of languages, but the majority speak English. The currency is the South African Rand and it gets 13 cents to the American dollar, meaning you can likely get a lot for your money during your stay.

Fun Fact: Cape Town enforces a value added tax of 14 percent on all purchases, but can be reimbursed at customs, so keep those receipts!

Popular Spots: Table Mountain and Camps Bay.

What are you waiting for? Pack your bags, pick a destination, and pick up a waterproof journal on our site by using the Rite in the Rain promo code: TWITTER10.

Happy travels!