There’s nothing better than giving gifts that people will really use, especially for friends and family who travel frequently. With the holidays fast approaching, this week’s Vantage Pointe focuses on gift ideas that make travel easier and more enjoyable.
Before visiting a new destination, most travelers love to read up on where they are headed. Travel brochures are full of information about local highlights, directions/ways on how to reach them, and what to expect upon arrival. You might also consider including a day pass or membership to a local museum alongside the travel brochure.
Dry bag(as opposed to a wet one...lol)
You’d be surprised how handy a dry bag can be while traveling; particularly for the travelers in your life who enjoy kayaking trips, hiking, or any kind of adventure travel. A dry bag keeps clothing, electronics, or anything else sealed airtight. It’s an inexpensive gift that can prove invaluable during a sudden thunderstorm.
Travel games and journals
Small games can offer a little entertainment for a long plane, train, or bus trip. Not only will they help pass the time, they can also give you a reason to get to know the passengers sitting nearby; if you invite them to join. A journal is also a great gift idea, as it allows travelers a means to jot notes or just to keep record of their new experiences made along the way.
While you’ve got many gifting options this coming holiday season, just remember that a travel gift will go far, and remind them of you when they’re away.