Wanderlust is beneficial for the soul. While the home is the perfect place to be, we all need to escape every once in a while. Whether you’re delving into a new country or revisiting a bustling city from your childhood, you’re always filled with the infinite feeling of invigorating freedom as you escape the monotonous reruns of your daily life sitcom.
We’re sure you have more than one jetsetting friend or family member who loves to learn about the world and themselves through travel. However, getting the right travel gear to make your trip perfect can be an overwhelming task, which is why we’ve put together a list of gear to grab for your jetsetting pals for the holidays.
This Is Ground Mod Tablet 5
This Is Ground’s magnetic modular case is the perfect travel companion to carry your tech and other small gear. It fits a 10.5-inch iPad Pro or smaller, iPhone XS Max and smaller, and most tablets and smartphones. The case has 15 spaces to organize your tech, currency, pens, notebooks, and in-ear headphones. It also has a hidden Tile pocket and a dual magnetic dock for interchangeable inserts. And to sweeten the deal even more, This Is Ground is offering a site-wide pre-Black Friday discount: 27% off all orders over $400 and 17% off all orders under $400 using the codes tigebbf272018 & tigebbf152018 respectfully.
S’Well Teakwood Traveler
With its Therma-S’Well technology, this traveler water bottle keeps your beverage cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours. The BPA-free bottle is vacuum-insulated with triple-walled stainless steel, making for a condensation-free container so you can get a solid grip. Precisely contoured to fit in your hand, this bottle is the ideal travel essential.
Aesop Jet Set Kit
Traveling can be laborious but Aesop’s travel-size Jet Set Kit for your hair and body helps you relax and reset. The travel essential comes with a Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol, Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash, and Avail Lip Balm with sunscreen. Everything you need to wash up after a long, arduous day is right here in one kit.
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger
Although this 20,100 mAh portable charger weighs as much as a can of soup at 12.5 oz, it has high-speed charging capabilities with PowerIQ and VoltageBoost. It can recharge itself in 10 hours and is certified to be safe for all your devices. With a seven-day charge capacity, the PowerCore will help keep you connected when it counts.
Twelve South PlugBug Duo Supercharger
International travelers face the difficulty of charging their devices on-the-go. The PlugBug Duo has 12 different adaptive attachments to plug your device into any type of outlet regardless of where you are on the globe. The nifty device snaps onto your MacBook Pro charger, offering two extra USB ports.
Any jet-setter requires the perfect pillow to travel through the blue skies and Banale’s Omni-Pillow fits the bill to blissful perfection. It can wrap around your neck for in-flight naps, become a double pillow, or be used as a pillow topper for extra comfort in your hotel room. It’s made with memory foam to cradle your head perfectly and offers water-resistance with a storage spot for your iPhone.
Allbirds Men’s Wool Loungers
These Wool Loungers by Allbirds will make getting through airport security less of a hassle. They have wool uppers made from superfine merino wool, moisture-wicking padded insoles that reduce odor, and lightweight soles for comfort. These travel shoes also have S-curve treads to mimic the flexibility of your feet and provide you with natural weight distribution.
Everyone needs a little boost, especially if your total flight time is the same as a full day’s work. The BPA-free Leverpresso has 9-bar level pressure to give you a double-shot boost. This portable espresso maker requires no batteries and can make you the perfect cup in just a few minutes, allowing you to keep up with all the wonders of the world.
Bellroy Passport Sleeve
Bellroy’s Passport Sleeve fits 2-4 cards and your passport. It’s made from premium, environmentally friendly leather construction and can fit a passport up to 88 mm tall. It has two quick-access card slots so you can go through the airport routine with ease and a micro travel pen
Bagtag Electronic Label
Ditch the paper travel tag and upgrade to the Bagtag Electronic Label to make your airport experience easier. With this neat device, you can check-in your suitcase whenever and wherever you want. This water-resistant electronic tag has a high-resolution e-paper display with encrypted hardware to protect your information.
Faribaultmill Military Wool Blanket
A warm, soft wool blanket is always recommended for travelers, as they come in handy on the plane ride or in your hotel room. The Foot Soldier Military Wool Blanket is based on the blanket designed for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It’s made of 100% wool for a cozy feel during chilly nights.
Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses
Ray-Ban’s classic Wayfarer sunglasses look good no matter what you’re wearing, making them the perfect pair of shades for traveling the world. This particular model folds to half its size, making them easily and safely storable. They have G-15 lenses that provide you with 100% UV protection. The lenses also absorb 85% of visible light and block a solid chunk of blue light while reducing brightness on shiny surfaces.
SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD
If you want to keep your precious vacation photos and videos safe, the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is rugged enough for the job. This pocket-sized SSD has an IP55 rating, allowing it to stand up to rain, splashes, spills, and dust. Any adventurous traveler armed with a camera would benefit greatly from this 1TB shock-resistant SSD.
Aer Travel Pack 2
Built with a 1680D Cordura ballistic nylon exterior, Aer’s carry-on backpack is as rugged as they come. It has a lay-flat main compartment with a full clamshell opening, ventilated shoe compartment, an internal pocket able to hold a 15.6-inch laptop, and a quick-access top pocket for your passport and other small essentials. In addition, it has a side-mounted expandable water pocket, padded top and side handles, and YKK zippers.
Master And Dynamic MH40 Premium Headphones
Noise-canceling headphones are a must when traveling and Master and Dynamic’s MH40 Premium Over-Ear Headphones will help you tune out annoying airplane noise. This over-ear headset provides you with the perfect balance of aesthetics, comfort, and crystal clear sound. They have custom 45mm Neodymium high-performance drivers, stainless steel components in high-strain areas, and interchangeable lambskin ear pads.
Patagonia Micro Puff Jacket
Built with an ultralight nylon ripstop ‘Pertex Quantum’ shell, this water-resistant and windproof Micro Puff jacket will keep you warm wherever you go. They have a revolutionary ‘PlumaFill’ insulation that mimics the structure of down in a continuous synthetic insulation material. This means the jacket will keep you warm even when it’s wet.
Kindle Oasis E-reader
On long plane rides, losing yourself in a captivating book makes the flight much more manageable. Kindle’s waterproof Oasis E-reader has a 7-inch, 300 pixels per inch display without any glare, even under bright sunlight. With its thin, ergonomic design and dedicated page turn buttons, along with an adaptive front light, your flight will go by in no time with the Oasis E-reader.
Anker Nebula Capsule
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an entertaining flick, which is why Anker made a soda can-sized portable pocket projector. It projects a 100-inch DLP HD picture, has a 360° speaker with rich sound, and can work up to four hours on a single charge. Instead of paying for blockbuster movies in your hotel room, lay back and project your favorite flicks on the ceiling.
Swiss Army Werks Traveler 6.0 Extra-Large Case
Swiss Army’s travel luggage roller is made from V-Trix triple-layered polypropylene composite, making it lightweight, flexible, and tough. It’s also easy to roll around the airport with its Swiss-engineered handle system, dual-caster Hinomoto wheels, and ‘Lisof’ silent tires for smooth, quiet 360° mobility. To help you stay organized and bring adequate gear for your trip, it has an over-box design with a ‘Pack More System.’
Garmin D2 Delta PX Aviator Watch
Garmin’s D2 Delta PX Aviator smartwatch is built for the skies with its premium GPS and a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor to track blood oxygen saturation levels. You’ll be able to check everything on-the-go to ensure your trips run smoothly, including airport data, flight path, and weather. Constructed with a titanium bezel and fiber-reinforced polymer case, this durable pilot watch will keep you updated in the skies for up to 20 days on one charge.
Sony Alph A6500 Mirrorless Camera
American photographer Chris Burkard stated this camera is his favorite travel shooter and it’s hard to argue against him. The A6500 Mirrorless Camera provides you with 11fps of continuous shooting at 24.2 MP and advanced processing up to ISO 41.200. The camera has 425 phase detection AutoFocus points and a 5-axis-in-body image stabilization to steady the lens for clean shots.
20 Natural Wonders To See Before You Die
After you grab some travel gear for your friends and family looking to explore the world, you’re probably itching to go on a trip yourself. Check out our picks for the 20 natural wonders to see before you die and decide what you want to see first.