Looking for a gift for that person in your life that just loves to travel? I have compiled my top 10 great gift ideas for travelers this holiday season, most of the items listed I use personally for the many miles that I rack up traveling each year.
Although I resisted investing in these headphones for many years, once I finally splurged I cannot believe what a difference they have made. Now I use my Bose headphones whenever I travel. But why buy Bose? Industry insiders consistently rank Bose at the top of all the charts for quality and effectiveness. If you really don’t like the over-ear type then Bose have an answer for that with their QC20 model.
This is now on my wish list having just returned from the Maldives where I forgot to take my travel adapter and spent a few anxious days waiting for the hotel to find me a US friendly converter (which they eventually did). This Satechi adapter accepts all pins worldwide and has two USB ports. Why is that last part amazing? Two USB ports means that two devices can hook into the hotels WiFi connection – saving you money!
Readers of my blog will know that I am a fan of the luxury luggage retailer Tumi. I love the style and functionality built into all the Tumi products. The brand consistently comes up with new designs and continues to evolve as travelers’ needs and travel industry regulations change. Here is my ‘new favorite’ but take a look at their website to find a range that works best for your needs.
This item appeals to my slightly OCD organized self but does it in an extremely stylish fashion. Let’s just say that after the incident when David lost his boarding pass between the customs check and the security point he no longer gets to hold onto our paperwork when we travel. I put everything safe inside my travel wallet and produce the necessary paperwork at the relevant times. My wallet also holds my airline frequent flyer cards, airport lounge entry cards, and any relevant travel itineraries or important information for the journey.
What It’s About. This book is exactly what it sounds like: A pessimistic (but kind of lovable) dude out to find why some countries and places are happier than others. Why You’ll Want To Wander: Though the book very clearly believes happiness is subjective, you can’t deny the obvious pleasure Weiner takes in getting to know and comparing all these unique places and people.
This certainly seems like the trend at the moment. My Facebook and Instagram feeds are full of people that have walked away from the regular 9-5 lifestyle and have ‘gone traveling’ Vagabonding is a good example as it is the ultimate guide to ditching the familiar for a life on the road, whether it be two weeks or two years. Potts shares his expertise on planning, budgeting, working/volunteering, and dealing with the haters.
Why You’ll Want To Wander: This book basically obliterates any excuse you’ve ever had for not getting up and going. Potts’s can-do attitude is absolutely infectious.
The global wearable fitness gadget that really will encourage you to move more. Fitbit’s come in a variety of options now but one feature that is especially motivating for me (not that I’m competitive or anything) is the fact that you can link up with friends and ‘compete’ for how many steps you travel everyday. Its simple really – I find my Fitbit a visual reminder to be more active. David and I use the Fitbit HR as this monitors our heart rate throughout the day and also our sleep pattern (or lack thereof when jet lag strikes).
Easy to pack, lightweight, and cheap to purchase – win, win, win. But here is why personal trainers recommend these exercise bands for travelers ‘When you’re using Resistance Bands you’re demonstrating a type of training called “Dynamic Resistance Training.” This refers to the fact that throughout the entire movement resistance is being applied to the muscle that is being worked. A Biceps Curl is a perfect example. When using a resistance band for a biceps curl at the top of the movement (meaning when your arm is up towards your shoulder) there is still resistance being placed on the muscle because of the elasticity of the band. If you were doing the same biceps curl with a standard free weight barbell, at the top of the movement there is little to no resistance being placed on the muscle. This is the beauty of Dynamic Resistance Training. The muscle is being placed under constant tension.
The Handpresso Outdoor Complete French Press is the perfect way to get a cup of Joe when you’re on the go. You can use fresh-ground coffee or the E.S.E. pod of your choice with just a bit of hot water to get the rich brew that you crave. Four unbreakable cups and an insulated flask give you everything you need for coffee on the go. Durable and portable set to brew and serve. Simply add water and your favorite grind. High pressure creates quality espresso. Everything you need to brew, serve and enjoy. Great for travelers but also for picnics and campers.
This 3 in 1 travel set is a great gift for anyone that likes to play games when on the go. Perfect for a camping trip, or that long car journey, just not for the driver obviously.
I hope you found this list of 10 great gift ideas for travelers this holiday season useful for those people with wanderlust on your holding lists. What do you have on your wish list this holiday sseason?
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