With the end of the year and holiday season fast approaching, we put together a list of great gifts for people who love to travel. There’s everything from travel backpacks to photography gear and travel-themed items for your home. You’re bound to find something for the traveler you’re shopping for on our list, and you might even find something for yourself!
The Osprey Farpoint 40 is our absolute favorite piece of travel luggage of all-time. It’s versatile, durable, and well-worth the price tag of $120.
It’s the maximum size of a carry-on for most major airlines, which works out perfectly because you can pack everything you need for your trip in it and avoid checking luggage! We’ve packed for trips ranging from a weekend to 6 weeks using the Osprey Farpoint 40.
There are numerous pockets, including a laptop sleeve. Mike has had his for about 5 years, and Becca has had her’s for a little over 2 years. Neither have any signs of wear, nor have there been any problems with the backpacks.
Osprey makes lots of other great backpacks, but the Farpoint 40 is our favorite. If you’re looking for a do-it-all backpack for yourself or a fellow traveler, this is our recommendation!
The PNW Sea to Sky Pack is a great waterproof backpack that you can use as a day pack. Without a doubt, the two best features of the PNW Sea to Sky Pack are that it’s waterproof and super lightweight. We’ve tested out just how waterproof it really is along our travels,= and nothing we’ve ever had inside the backpack got wet. Trust us, if we didn’t believe that this backpack was actually waterproof, we wouldn’t be recommending it…
The entire backpack weighs next to nothing and can be rolled up into the size of a baseball. It also comes with a lightweight bag you can roll the backpack up into. This means that even if you aren’t wearing the backpack or using it as a carry-on, it will easily fit in your other luggage.
Topo Designs has a ton of different backpacks and products that have a great design and are made in the U.S. The Rover backpack by Topo Designs is the one we recommend. It’s fashionable and durable. If you’re looking for a true traveling backpack, look at the ones above, but if you’re looking for casual backpack with a sense of fashion, check out the options Topo Designs has.
While we have an older version of the Canon Rebel series, the newer Canon Rebel cameras will give you the better bang for your buck. There are plenty of camera options out there, but this is still one of the best.
GoPro’s are the best action, weatherproof cameras out there today. We love our GoPro and bring it on all our travels. It takes amazing photos and videos with a fantastic wide-angle lens. We have the GoPro Hero 6 Black edition, but there is a newer version available too.
We love our floating GoPro handle because if we’re ever in water and drop our GoPro, it’ll float. Luckily, this hasn’t happened to us, but it did happen to some of our friends who have the same handle. Thankfully, they were able to find their GoPro floating on top of the water!
If you’re traveling internationally, a travel adapter is a must, especially in the age of technology. This travel adapter is compact, lightweight, and has plugins for all over the world. Plus, there are multiple USB ports, so you can charge more than one device at once!
If you’re almost exclusively an Apple person, this might be the right travel adapter kit for you! It’s really efficient because the U.S. plug on a charger just pops off and the new plug of the country you’re goes on. Mike has this for his MacBook and iPhone. It’s super convenient, especially if you’re going to be in another country for a longer period of time. Plus, you’re MacBook and iPhone won’t take up space on your travel adapter because they’ll look like an Apple charger you actually bought in that country.
No one wants their phone to die on them, especially when traveling, so why not get a portable phone charger. We’ve all been stuck in situations where our phone’s battery is dying faster than we anticipated and either need it to stay alive for directions or in case of an emergency, or we just want to take some extra photos and add to our Instagram story. Whatever the reason is, no one likes having their phone run out of battery.
This can feel even worse when traveling because you’re not in a place you know, and you probably want to take pictures. This portable phone charger will solve your problem and quickly charg your phone. It even comes with a built-in cable, so you don’t have to carry around your’s.
Headphone splitters area great gift for couple travelers, or the just traveling with friends. The small investment in this is totally worth it because a headphone splitter is way better than sharing earbuds when watching the same show.
When packing liquids that will be allowed on airlplane, GoToob bottles are the way to go. They don’t leak and are very convenient when packing soap, shampoo, and conditioner on carry-ons.
We always travel with a microfiber towel because it’s lightweight, doesn’t take up much space, and dries super fast. It’s a great purchase for someone who likes to travel because it can be used in so many ways and easily fits into any size luggage.
For Your Home
Scratch off maps are a cool way to keep track of your past travels. It makes great addition to any office, apartment, or home.
This push pin map by National Geographic is similar to the scratch off map, but instead you push in little pins based on where you’ve been or maybe where you want to go. It’s a little pricier, but looks really nice in the frame.
We hope this helped you find some great gifts for people who love to travel, or at least gave you some ideas. Maybe we even found something for yourself too! Check out Our Travel Gear page to see everything we travel with, most of which is listed here.
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