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Our Favorite Gifts For Newly Minted Road Trippers

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Our Favorite Gifts For Newly Minted Road Trippers

Ahh, the thrill of the open road. Taking a road trip offers unsurpassed feelings of freedom and adventure, especially for stir-crazy travelers who want to (safely) get out of the house in 2020. In addition to being one of the most exciting ways to see the country, road tripping has become more popular than ever, as travelers scramble for ways to quench their wanderlust during the pandemic. For all of the adventurers itching to get out there, the following gifts will make road travel a breeze.

Quip Invented Chewing Gum For Pandemic-Era Travel

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Quip Invented Chewing Gum For Pandemic-Era Travel

Even people that don’t normally chew gum frequently take up the habit while traveling. Chewing gum can freshen your breath when brushing isn’t an option, can relieve stress when you’re in an unfamiliar locale, and can help you pop your ears as your flight starts ascending through the clouds. Most of us have spent $4 on an overpriced pack of gum at the airport at one point or another, but electric toothbrush startup Quip just launched a unique new offering for travelers who want to chew on the go

Our Favorite Gift Ideas For Train Lovers

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Our Favorite Gift Ideas For Train Lovers

Ever since the invention of the railway, humans from all corners of the globe have maintained a long-held fascination with trains. Historians credit the railway for paving the way for the industrial revolution, engineers applaud the machine as a modern-day marvel, and travelers adore the sense of adventure that accompanies train travel. If you’re searching for a gift for a train lover, these ideas will ensure you’re on the right track. Train Patent Prints Train Patent Prints.

The Best Cyber Monday Deals For Travelers

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The Best Cyber Monday Deals For Travelers

It's finally here: the final act of this nearly weeklong celebration of savings. While many Cyber Monday deals went live early (or are continuations of deals that started before Black Friday), many brands and retailers truly saved their best for last. FYI: These prices and deals were accurate at the time of posting, and we'll strive to remove deals as they sell out, but be sure to double check prices before clicking "checkout." Sonos Cyber Monday Sonos Cyber Monday Sale

Moment's Fanny Sling Is More Than Just a Fanny Pack

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Moment's Fanny Sling Is More Than Just a Fanny Pack

Prior to this year’s COVID-induced disruption, one of the most unexpected trends in travel has been the revival of the fanny pack. The bags that were, until recently, relegated to being props in movies and TV shows set in the 80s were suddenly everywhere again: out on the trail, in the airport, and around town. They say fashion is cyclical, but this is one cycle that I wasn’t sure would ever be repeated. But here we are, once again living in a world where you won’t get any strange looks for wea

This Pakistani Beverage Needs To Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

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This Pakistani Beverage Needs To Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

Everyone hates getting a cold, especially before an important event. You try dosing yourself up on every single medication you can get your hands on, binge drinking lemon & ginger tea until you think your body might be 80% tea rather than water, to little avail. There are so many herbal remedies out there, but during a trip to Pakistan, I found a product that fights cold symptoms harder than anything else I’ve tried. Johar Joshanda Photo by Manki Kim

Our Favorite Gifts For Aviation Geeks

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Our Favorite Gifts For Aviation Geeks

Aviation geeks, also known as “avgeeks,” are passionate about anything that pertains to flight. From flying simulations to flying objects, bomber jackets to vintage aircraft, it’s not difficult to find gifts that avgeeks will love — you just have to know where to look. For the friend or family member in your life who loves aviation, here are ten gifts that will put them over the moon. Microsoft Flight Simulator Buy it here: 2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator

Never Board A Long Flight Without These Socks

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Never Board A Long Flight Without These Socks

Until a few years ago, every time I arrived in a new city after a long flight, I found myself with feet so swollen, they threatened to spill out of the sandals I was wearing. Many of these trips were for work, which meant I needed to hit the ground running after I landed, something that is very hard to do with swollen feet. In fact, it was during a work trip to Lake Garda in Italy that I realized I needed a solution. I’d just got off a seven hour flight from Dubai to Venice, having barely so mu

Why Dr. Bronner's Belongs In Every Traveler's Bag

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Why Dr. Bronner's Belongs In Every Traveler's Bag

While backpacking through Malaysia, Myanmar, and Hong Kong earlier last year, I found my new favorite travel buddy. It’s soap. I built several days into my trip to laze around on beaches and by the pool in between sightseeing of cities, markets, and temples. But traveling out of a backpack meant that my pack inevitably became filled with dirty clothes and sandy towels. Combine that with the area’s high humidity, and bacteria and stink were unavoidable. Luckily, I brought along a leak-proof t

10 Gift Ideas For People That Love Maps

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10 Gift Ideas For People That Love Maps

Geography buffs, world travelers, and topography nerds can all agree on one thing — maps are pretty cool. Not only are they educational and inspirational, but they also evoke a sense of nostalgia or a feeling of home. And these days, maps aren’t just for your glove compartment. They can be carved out of wood, etched onto drinking glasses, or turned into personalized works of art. Here are ten holiday gift ideas for the map-obsessed person in your life. Carved Nautical Maps 3-D Nautical Wood Cha