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17 June

Touchdown to Downtown

The best airports for visiting the city center quickly in the USA, Europe and Asia.

6 September

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.

20 May

The 2024 Gen-Z Travel Index

The most recommended destinations for Gen-Z tourists to visit

5 June

Beach Club Index

The world’s best beach clubs

23 May

2024 TikTok Travel Index

The most popular destinations and travel influencers on TikTok

14 April

11 summer festivals across the US to check out on your next vacation

Bounce compiled a list of 11 summer festivals across the U.S. to see and do on your next vacation.

26 October

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.

24 November

Hotel Luggage Storage: The Ultimate Guide For 2024

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?

22 February

Bleisure vacations blend business with time off in the new, work-from-home era

Bounce dug into the growing popularity of bleisure travel.

8 June

Most popular flights out of 20 major airports

Luggage storage app Bounce examined flight data from the Department of Transportation to find the most popular destinations from major U.S. airports in 2021.

13 July

20 Metros with the Most Tour and Travel Guides

To discover destinations with great tours, Bounce studied Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data to see which metros employ the most guides.

20 August

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 August

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.

9 May

The 2024 Cruise Index

2024’s best cruise lines and destinations

26 April

Bounce Raises $12m Series A Led By Andreessen Horowitz

The vision for Bounce has always been massive and that’s what kept our excitement up no matter what came our way. Today, I’m excited to share that Bounce has raised a $12m Series A round led by Andrew Chen at Andreessen Horowitz.

6 May

The island index

Sprawling beaches, rich cultures and untouched pockets of wilderness are just a few alluring characteristics of the best islands in the world. But which islands can be crowned the best to visit in 2024?

11 March

Destination Wedding Index

The best destinations for a wedding abroad

11 March

UK Airport Terminal Guides

Which airports will ease you into a relaxing break and which will cause so much stress you’ll need another holiday?

29 February

Luggage Brand Index

The best suitcase brands for 2024

2 February

The Hidden Gems Report

The best hidden gem attractions across the US and the UK

6 February

Welcome to Bounce - Package Acceptance Service

Bounce partners for Package Receiving Service

2 February

2024 Travel Intentions

Where are UK tourists planning to jet to in 2024?

22 January

Famous Landmarks Reimagined

What would famous landmarks look like if they were based on the style of popular local artists?

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25 January

Bounce partners with AI-driven virtual concierge platform UpMarket

Together, we'll help more travelers enjoy their getaway, hands-free!

16 February

European Train Station Index

The most popular train stations for travelers in Europe in 2024

23 June

Underrated City Breaks

The highly-rated city destinations that fly under the radar

14 November

Beautiful national parks

The most picturesque national parks on social media

17 March

The Pinterest travel index

Pinterest is the perfect place to discover new travel destinations. But which destinations have been trending on the platform in the last twelve months?

24 May

The 2023 solo travel index

The best countries to visit when traveling solo

6 June

TikTok travel index 2023

The hottest travel destinations according to TikTok

1 February

How inflation has affected vacation rentals—and how it could impact your next trip

Bounce explores the ways inflation is affecting short-term vacation rentals in the U.S. and predicts what 2023 may look like for travelers.  

18 June

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.

26 March

Airport Wait Times

The US airports with the longest & shortest TSA lines

8 April

European City Break Index

The best European destinations for a short break

26 October

US Airlines Are Cutting Flights Ahead Of The 2022 Holiday Season

With travelers keen to travel post-pandemic, airlines are struggling to adjust. Bounce reviewed news announcements from major U.S. airlines on cuts and cancellations from major carriers.

1 September

Airlines Making the Most from Baggage Fees

Bounce collected data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics to determine how much airlines made from baggage fees in 2021.

16 December

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.

5 July

TikTok Travel Index 2022

To get an up-to-date view of the travel world on TikTok in 2022, we’ve taken a fresh look at the top destinations and travel influencers on the platform to reveal which are this year’s most popular.

31 January

The Best Times to Travel

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

7 June

Travel Baby Names

Naming your baby is an incredibly personal decision that will literally last a lifetime. Which travel baby names are becoming the most popular? And which locations around the world are increasingly common to find written on a birth certificate? Well, we conducted a study to find out the most popular names between 2000-2020!

15 November

Plane ticket prices dropped this year—here's why and how you can find deals

Ready to book that much-anticipated vacation? Bounce helps you find flight deals and details what trends are causing flight prices to decline.

5 September

Best-Loved Landmarks

The best-loved landmarks around the world

18 July

Europe’s Most Sustainable Destinations

Europe’s most eco-friendly city destinations to visit 

25 October

The 2022 Airline Index

Your choice of an airline can have a significant impact on your overall flight experience. That’s why we have revealed the best and worst international and domestic airlines for flying in and out of the US for 2022.

25 August

Airlines That Best Serve Passengers with Limited Mobility

Bounce collected information from Air Travel Consumer Reports for the first quarter of 2022 to rank airlines based on how often they mishandle wheelchairs and scooters.

10 August

From butterfly gardens to throwback hotels: 10 airport attractions worth checking out

Bounce searched for some of the most interesting and unique attractions found in airports around the world.

15 November

The European Airport Index

The best airports for pre-flight experience in Europe

8 August

Seasonal City Breaks

Many of us plan holidays based on the seasons, be it a hot beach destination for summer or a snowy event-packed holiday for winter. But which cities are the best to visit during each season?

21 June

Employment Outlook for Airline Industry Occupations

Bounce analyzed what employment in the airline industry could look like in the coming years, while touching on the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.   

26 October

Europe’s Most Cultured Cities

Europe is home to world-renowned art, historic heritage, and fascinating cultures. But when it comes to cultural offerings; theatres, museums, music venues, and libraries, which European cities have the most on offer, and which can be crowned Europe’s cultural capital? 

24 November

Tips for Hassle-Free Holiday Travel

Bounce compiled a list of travel tips for the holiday season using data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Department of Transportation.

29 June

10 Wellness Tips for Travelers

To help alleviate travel stress, Bounce researched some of the best recommendations for maintaining wellness while on the road.

30 September

Airport Arrests

The airports where the most arrests occur and the most common offenses. 

18 July

Snorkeling Seas

The best countries for snorkeling around the world

17 July

Sunset skies

The world’s most beautiful sunset destinations for 2023 

16 December

How to prepare for holiday travel with a pet

Bounce compiled a list of eight ways to prepare for holiday travel with a pet using information from various sources.

11 April

10 of the world's longest flights—and what to do if you're on one

Bounce compared 10 of the longest commercial flights with nonstop service using data from Air Miles Calculator, airline websites, and news reports.  

16 October

European airport index 2023

The best airports for pre-flight experience in Europe

12 September

City break cost index 2023

The world’s most affordable city breaks in 2023

9 February

Party in Paradise

The best destinations for a party holiday in Europe

12 December

Overbooked Flights

The airlines most likely to bump you from a flight

8 November

Festive city break index

The best European cities for a festive city break

18 May

Airport wait times 2023

Which US airports have the longest & shortest wait times?

31 March

Budget beach breaks

Budget-friendly beach destinations for fun in the sun

9 May

Travel baby names 2023

The most popular baby names inspired by travel

29 December

Romantic City Breaks

The most romantic city breaks in the UK and around the world

19 October

Hotel Vs Airbnb

The most and least affordable destinations for hotels & Airbnbs

6 September

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.

25 April

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.  

2 July

Sunset Skies

The world’s most beautiful sunset destinations

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22 March

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.

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28 February

Every Country’s Top Travel Destination

The most popular cities and countries for vacations this year

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4 April

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.

13 December

10 Classic Movies About Holiday Travel

Bounce rounded up some classic flicks that involve holiday travel.

23 May

Europe’s friendliest city breaks

The friendliest places to visit across Europe

4 January

Higher travel prices and longer trips: How remote work culture is impacting winter travel

Bounce has compiled a list of how the remote work culture is affecting winter travel from sources such as The New York Times,The Washington Post, and Bloomberg.

31 May

9 unusual things confiscated by TSA

Bounce compiled a list of 9 of the most unusual things TSA has taken away from passengers getting ready to board an airplane.

26 January

Americans are known for being bad at taking time off: Are work vacations the solution?

Using research from across the internet, Bounce dug into the details behind America's cultural struggles with taking time off from work.

25 January

Music lover vacation hotspots

The best global city destinations for music lovers in 2023

9 October

Best-loved landmarks 2023

The best-loved landmarks around the world for 2023

2 August

The 2023 airline index

The best domestic and international airlines in the US

16 June

Wine lover’s index 2023

Discover the world's best destinations for wine lovers, from Portugal's diverse grape varieties and Moldova's centuries-old winemaking history to Italy's renowned regions like Tuscany and Veneto, offering a remarkable array of wines that embody centuries of craftsmanship and passion.

12 January

Europe’s Interrailing Index

The best European city destinations to visit while interrailing

17 August

Honeymoon hotspots

The most romantic locations around the world for a honeymoon

7 September

Women’s solo travel safety 2023

Which countries are the safest and most welcoming for female travelers in 2023?

5 July

Beloved beaches 2023

The most popular beaches on TikTok and Instagram

29 April

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.

12 May

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.

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17 March

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?

17 May

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.

12 September

Bridging Continents for Safe Deliveries

Travelling, getting packages and storing them

12 September

Package Security in NYC

Constant Frustration with missed and stolen Packages

12 September

Downstairs shop in Nolita New York, becomes package doorman

NYC Challenge: Receiving Packages for Multiple Apartments

12 September

Overcoming Language Barriers in Portugal

Language Barrier: Receiving Packages in a New Country

14 October

How to use the Bounce luggage storage app

The Bounce luggage storage app will connect you with the top short-term storage facilities around the world. Book luggage storage in three simple steps with the Bounce luggage storage app.

8 December

The best times to travel 2023

The cheapest and most expensive times to travel to the world’s top destinations

19 December

Business class index 2023

The best airports and airlines for traveling in comfort

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16 April

How To Receive A Package Without Giving An Address: 4 easy ways for 2024

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. 

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1 April

Moving to NYC 2024: 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.

30 November

5 Star Hotel Report

Discover the world's best five-star hotels

14 January

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?

19 January

How to deal with porch pirates: 3 strategies to prevent package theft

According to SafeWise, a whopping 260 million packages were stolen in America over the last year alone. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to protect your packages from being stolen. Check out our guide to beat porch piracy prevent package theft.

25 November

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.

9 February

European foodie capitals

Which European cities are the best for culinary connoisseurs?

7 June

USPS package not delivered? Here's what you need to know

You eagerly await the arrival of a long-awaited package, but when the delivery notification arrives, you find an empty doorstep. Distressed, you contemplate the implications: a missed birthday surprise, financial concerns, and the sinking feeling of uncertainty. The anticipation that once brought excitement now leaves you longing for answers and resolution.

16 August

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.

23 August

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. 

2 May

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. 

10 March

3 Benefits of Using Discreet Shipping Services for Your Deliveries

Imagine being able to buy whatever you want without anyone knowing what you purchased— it’s just between you and the seller. The products are delivered to you with complete confidentiality. If this seems appealing to you, then you should consider discreet shipping.

16 August

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?

2 May

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.

3 May

Say goodbye to PO boxes: Discover the top PO box alternatives

Although locked mailboxes have many pros such as being more secure, private, and occasionally receiving mail quicker than a residential address, they also have several limitations like the fact that you need to have a permanent street address to have one, you'll have to go select one, and you can only get packages from certain carriers.

27 March

eSIM Card Guide for All Travelers

Are you somebody who likes to travel a lot? If so, you might know about eSIM cards, and if not then you definitely should.

18 August

Women's Solo Travel Safety

But which nations are the safest for women looking to travel? To find out, Bounce has analyzed over 30 countries around the world on eight factors, covering things such as violence towards women, as well as wider gender equality indicators.

24 February

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.

13 April

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.

21 April

Helping Local Business Bounce Back

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

24 November

Airline Index

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

3 June

TikTok Travel Index

The most popular travel destinations on TikTok

10 February

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.

20 April

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

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.

12 December

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

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

Solo Travel Index

The best countries to visit when traveling alone

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1 April

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

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.

22 October

10 THINGS TO DO in PORTO PORTUGAL

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!

12 March

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

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.

16 August

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

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

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

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

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

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.

18 June

New Partnership Between Bounce and iGMS

10 March

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

22 October

5 THINGS TO DO in LAGOS, PORTUGAL

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

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

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

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

16 August

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.

16 August

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

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.

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