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17 May, 2022

Helpful Holidays

If you want your next vacation to really do some good to the local economy, where should you go? To find out, we’ve highlighted the countries where money from tourism makes up the greatest share of the local GDP (gross domestic product), as well as which receive the most money overall from visitors.

24 February, 2022

The Family Friendly Travel Guide 2022

To find the best vacation destinations for families with children, we ranked the world’s most popular cities based on factors such as child-friendliness, weather, safety, and affordability. We also ranked the best family getaways in the US, UK, Spain, and Portugal.

25 April, 2022

5 Ways To Be More Food Sustainable While Traveling

Traveling can be hard on the environment. Bounce compiled five simple ways for the modern traveler to engage in food sustainability.  

12 May, 2022

5 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Traveling for Work

Business travel is making a comeback, and that can come with a lot of stress. Bounce put together a list of ways to relieve some of the most stressful aspects of traveling for work.

29 April, 2022

The Closest Airport to 20 Major Sports Arenas

Rooting for the home team is fine, but flying to one of these cities that Bounce identified as being close to major sports venues can be a memorable treat.

13 April, 2022

Business Class Index

We've ranked the world’s best airports and airlines for business class travelers based on reviews, reliability, destinations served, and lounges available.

8 April, 2022

European City Break Index

The best European destinations for a short break

22 March, 2022

Places to celebrate Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, Bounce explored a range of locations people can visit to celebrate and learn about influential women from U.S. history.

4 April, 2022

10 Tips For Traveling With A Large Group

Bounce assembled a list of first-rate tips for making travel plans with an extra-large group.

21 April, 2022

Helping Local Business Bounce Back

Bounce Plans To Put $3 Million Into Small Businesses’ Pockets By The End Of Summer 2022

28 February, 2022

Every Country’s Top Travel Destination

The most popular cities and countries for vacations this year

24 November, 2021

Airline Index

We’ve analyzed the experiences of passengers, airline punctuality and baggage allowance to reveal the best airlines in the US.

17 March, 2022

Hotel Chain Index

Staying in a relaxing and luxurious hotel can make all the difference between a good vacation and a great one. Popular hotel chains like Hilton and Marriott can be found in world-class cities across the globe, but which is the best hotel brand to stay at?

26 March, 2022

Airport Wait Times

The US airports with the longest & shortest TSA lines

18 June, 2021

City Break Cost Index 2021

The world’s most affordable city breaks City breaks are the ideal quick getaway and a chance to take in the very best culture, food, nightlife, and shopping that somewhere has to offer in the space of just a couple of days.

6 September, 2021

Capital Cities Index

Often one of the most popular areas of a country to visit is the capital city, due to it being a hub for tourist activities, sightseeing, and amenities within a nation. To determine which of the world’s capital cities is the best to visit for a holiday, numerous different factors have been taken into consideration to create a ranking for 69 of the most developed capitals in the world.

2 July, 2021

Sunset Skies

The world’s most beautiful sunset destinations

16 April, 2021

How To Receive A Package Without Giving An Address: 4 easy ways for 2022

There are lots of reasons you may not want to receive packages at home. Perhaps you’re gift shopping and don’t want the people you live with to know what you’re ordering. Maybe there’s no one home during the day to safely receive the package. Maybe you live in a walk-up apartment that won’t hold deliveries for you. Or maybe it’s just more convenient for you to pick up your deliveries elsewhere and bring them home yourself. 

3 June, 2021

TikTok Travel Index

The most popular travel destinations on TikTok

31 January, 2022

The Best Times to Travel

The cheapest months and days to visit the world’s top travel destinations.

10 February, 2022

Bounce Announces Partnership with REAJ Hostelling International Spain

We’re really excited to announce a new partnership between Bounce and REAJ Hostelling International Spain, beginning February 2022.

16 December, 2021

The Wine Lover’s Index 

Many people love the experience of trying new things, which is especially true with wine. From vineyard tours and wine tastings to enjoying new blends created by innovative winemakers, the world of wine holds endless possibilities to explore.

14 January, 2022

Travel Tattoos

For most, a few photos are enough to remember their travels, but what about those who take it a step further and get a permanent reminder in the form of a tattoo?

20 August, 2019

Bounce’s Guide to Luggage Lockers in NYC

The Bounce platform has partnered with dozens of trusted hotels and local businesses throughout NYC to allow you to safely store your luggage in designated lockers near the most popular destinations in the Big Apple. 

20 April, 2021

23 ways to make your small business increase revenue in 2022

Small business owners - especially those who own brick-and-mortar local businesses - are also some of the most creative and innovative people out there when it comes to making ends meet and growing their businesses. Bounce has dug deep into what small brick-and-mortar businesses are doing today to earn extra revenue and attract new customers in a fast-changing business environment.

22 December, 2021

Gap Year Index

Where is the best place to visit on a gap year? By compiling data for numerous factors from countries across the globe, the most popular gap year destinations have been revealed.

25 November, 2021

How To Shop Local This Christmas (+ Tips For Storing Presents)

There are so many reasons to buy local. Whether you want to support local artisans at the Christmas markets or find unique items made in the local community, shopping local is a great way to buy thoughtful, sustainable, and interesting gifts this holiday season.

24 November, 2021

Hotel Luggage Storage: The Ultimate Guide For 2022

We've all been in that tricky position. You've booked a vacation, but your hotel check-in time is hours and hours later than the time that your flight lands, or there's a ton of time for you to wait after check out before it's time to head back to the airport. You don't want to waste a moment of your trip because you're watching over your suitcases, so the question is - how can you make the most of hotel luggage storage?

12 December, 2021

US City Break Index

If you’re looking to head away on vacation but are unable to spend a week or two traveling abroad, whether that’s due to work commitments or perhaps COVID restrictions, the idea of taking a short city break right here in the US is an increasingly popular choice.

17 November, 2021

The World’s Best Beach Vacation Destinations

From the tropical white sands of the Caribbean to the golden strands of Australia, and dramatic north Atlantic coves, beaches come in all shapes and sizes. But which beach destinations are the best in the world for a vacation?

27 September, 2021

Solo Travel Index

The best countries to visit when traveling alone

19 October, 2021

Hotel Vs Airbnb

The most and least affordable destinations for hotels & Airbnbs

26 October, 2021

5 Ways To Solve Your Airbnb Luggage Storage Problems

Airbnb is a fantastic way to explore the world. Whether you're traveling for a vacation or you're in a new city on a business trip, Airbnb and similar accommodation rental businesses provide you with the freedom of location that hotels often don't. There's just one problem with this type of accommodation: luggage storage.

1 April, 2021

Moving To San Francisco 2021: Everything you need to know

San Francisco is one of the most iconic cities in the United States, if not the world, and it's not hard to see why. Blessed with a stunning location on the California coast, known as the San Francisco Bay Area, the city has been a destination for immigrants since it was founded.

16 August, 2019

Non-Touristy Things to Do in NYC

Are you planning a trip to New York City? If so, you’re likely trying to figure out what you’ll do during your stay. You might be looking into some of the great sightseeing tours or planning to head to some of the city’s most popular destinations.

6 September, 2019

Luggage Storage at the Chancellor Hotel

Bounce is proud to be partnering with the iconic Chancellor Hotel of San Francisco to provide bag storage for any non-guests in the city. Storage must be booked through the Bounce app or website.

1 April, 2021

Moving to NYC 2021: Everything you need to know

Sooner or later, everyone comes to New York. New York City may not be the capital of the state that shares its name, but it is the national capital of finance, fashion, art, and so many other facets of life. In fact, if anywhere could claim to be the capital of the entire world, it would be here.

22 October, 2019


Thinking about taking a trip to Porto or already have one planned (!) and are looking for what to do there? Well we've put together a list of our recommended 10 (of many) things to do in Porto, Portugal. Check it out!

16 August, 2019

Where Can You Store Luggage in NYC?

During your stay in New York City, the last thing you probably want to do is to drag your luggage through the busy city streets. But what are you supposed to do when you’ve had to check out of your hotel or apartment rental and you still have hours before it’s time to catch that plane out of town?

12 March, 2019

My Top 5 NYC Experiences

As an avid traveler (I’m nearing my goal of hitting 50 countries and all 50 states before I turn 30), I've refined a pretty good approach to exploring a new city and finding the best it has to offer.

16 August, 2019

Top 7 NYC Travel Tips

As exciting as a visit to New York City is, there are a dozen petty annoyances that can put a damper on your day. Avoid as many of them as possible with this list.

20 August, 2019

Bounce’s Guide to Luggage Lockers in Chicago

Whether you’re looking for luggage lockers near Union Station or across the city near the O’Hare Airport (ORD), the Bounce platform is your go-to resource for luggage lockers in Chicago.

16 August, 2019

Autumn In New York City: 5 Things You Must Do

Autumn in New York isn't just a horrible movie with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder, it's also the greatest time of year in the greatest city in the world. There's a chill in the air. New Yorkers take deeper breaths when they step outside their front doors. Hipsters pair jorts with a flannel shirt, for warmth. The restaurants have run out of rosé. FALL IS ALMOST HERE!

12 May, 2019

Top 10 Speakeasies in New York City

New York City is one of the food and drink capitals of the world. It’s prime territory to explore niche fare and libations, whether devised by theme, culture, dietary preference, and so much more.

12 March, 2019

The story behind Bounce

Aleks and I started Bounce a year ago with the vision of transforming how people live and get around with their things in cities. Collectively, we’ve lived in 15 cities and traveled to 60+ countries and don’t own very much. From our experiences, we know how much your things can hold you back and that has inspired Bounce. We fundamentally believe people spend far too much time planning their lives and planning their days around the things that they own.

22 October, 2019

10 THINGS TO SEE in LISBON PORTUGAL - Lisbon Travel Tips

So you are heading to Lisbon, Portugal and you are not sure what to do. Check out 10 (of many) things to see in Lisbon, Portugal!

21 March, 2020

Coronavirus Post-Trip: What Should You Do With Your Compromised Luggage?

By now, I suspect you know the drill for protecting yourself and your loved ones against this notorious new thing on the news called coronavirus. You’re washing your hands dozens of times per day. You’re keeping an overly polite distance from strangers and acquaintances. You’re making sure that your food and drinks are as uncontaminated as possible.

2 May, 2019

Living in a new city every 6 months

I just crossed a very unusual personal milestone: I have now lived in the same city for 1 year straight, literally for the first time in my adult life. Somehow, this hasn't happened to me in more than a decade. 

16 August, 2019

How to Get an NYC Package Delivery With No Doorman

Calling all New York City residents! We have to know… How many times have you missed a package delivery because you weren’t home? How often have you wished you had a doorman to collect your deliveries for you? It’s probably happened more often than you’d like to admit. And the truth is, it’s frustrating.

2 May, 2019

How Learning vs. Doing Guided My Career Path

It was the afternoon during a very odd week for me in New York City. I'd just split up with my business partner, leaving a company I'd co-founded.

2 May, 2019

How to Avoid the #1 Cost of Travel

I’ve traveled extensively—to be precise, I've visited 50 countries and spent three years living abroad. The best part? I was able to do so at an incredibly low cost.

18 June, 2020

New Partnership Between Bounce and iGMS

10 March, 2020

Bounce Partner Feature: Todd Layne Cleaners, the most forward-thinking dry cleaner & laundry service in NYC

22 October, 2019


Thinking about taking a trip to Lagos or already have one planned (!) and are looking for what to do there? Well we've put together a list of our recommended 5 (of many) things to do in Lagos, Portugal. Check it out!

10 September, 2019

Bora Bora Travel Tips - For Budget & Luxury Travelers

Bora Bora is one of the most desired destinations in the world. For many, it seems impossible to ever have the opportunity to visit. Check out these travel tips to help you plan your trip to reduce your overall visit costs and have the best possible experience.

23 September, 2019

10 Things to do in Reykjavik - Iceland Travel Tips

Heading to Reykjavik and need some Iceland travel tips? See the 10 Things to do in Reykjavik!

16 August, 2019

The Best Luggage Storage Solution For New York’s Cruise Ships

16 August, 2019

How to Choose the Best Luggage for Traveling

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or you just take the occasional vacation away, it’s important to choose the right luggage for your adventure.

23 August, 2019

Announcing Bounce's Expansion: A New City Every Week

We’re going to launch a new city every single Friday for the rest of the year. 

16 August, 2019

6 Packing Tips for Your Upcoming Business Trip

Traveling for business can be pretty fun. There’s the excitement of going somewhere different and new experiences. And of course, there’s the fact that you’ll get out of the same old office you’re used to going to every day. However, what’s not so great about traveling? Packing.

5 March, 2019

Traveling with No Luggage: An Experiment

A while back, I tried a bold experiment: traveling to a new country with no luggage. And I mean, actually no luggage, just the clothes I was wearing and the things in my pockets.