We asked you... what are the best travel-related gifts you have given or received? What's on your wish list?
And you let us know.
So this year's Travel Gift Guide not only includes the products that Tracey and I love and some great trip ideas from our sponsors but also the travel gifts that you've enjoyed giving, loved receiving or have on your wishlist.
I don't believe in being weighed down by a lot of stuff. But we all travel differently. What's a "must-have" for a backpacker is different from that of an urban traveler which is different again from a... well, you get the idea. What I do believe in is investing in travel experiences and the things that make travel more enjoyable.
It's the holiday season. December is a month of gift giving. This is the time that we update our Travel Gift Guide to inspire you with new gift ideas for the travelers in your life and help you create a list and ask for what you really want. And, it may be time to give a gift to yourself as well. Let's get on with the gift ideas.
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Gear & Technology
Practical (but so important) Travel Gifts
Wondering About Travel Insurance?
- “I just couldn't leave my mother to travel when she got sick. Fortunately, my travel insurance reimbursed me for my flights which was all I had spent to date”
- “I lost my prescription glasses on a hike in the UK. When I got home I was surprised to learn that my travel insurance would pay out up to $300 for them.”
- “I was in Sydney, Australia when a crown popped off a tooth. I had it fixed by a local dentist and recovered the cost from my travel insurance.”
It takes just minutes to buy travel insurance. You could be thankful you did for the rest of your life. Here are two companies to check out.
You can read my full report on travel insurance here: Going Alone? Travel Insurance is a Must