The holiday season has rolled around again and figuring out what to get the travel savvy jet-setter on your list can be a bit daunting. I’ve combed the internet to find gifts that will inspire your wanderlust, brighten up your home or make travel a bit easier. My gift guide features gifts that are sure to delight any traveler in your life, but no one would blame you if you got a little something for yourself (because you certainly deserve it!).
When I’m on the road I want to look put together without a lot of effort. Classy but not fussy, beautiful yet comfortable; that is the look I’m going for. I need something that packs easily but doesn’t wrinkle and above all keeps me looking good all day long. Enter Leota.
As a travel blogger I’m most comfortable behind the camera, capturing my experiences in whatever city I’m in. Even when I travel with my husband and frequent
Instagram husband photography assistant Steve, we may get a few pictures of me but rarely any with the both of us. On a recent trip to Washington DC for our 14th wedding anniversary I knew just how I wanted to celebrate. Pictures of the two of us, in one of our favorite cities just as spring was in full bloom.
When I travel it’s not the touristy areas lined with the big brand chain stores that make my trip memorable; rather its the neighborhoods that are slightly off the beaten track, the places where people work and live that really are the soul of the city. I look for the farmers markets, artisans and independent shops; these are the people that love where they live and love what they do. In my opinion one of the best ways to to explore a destination is through its flavors. My pantry is lined with edible souvenirs I’ve brought back from my travels; the smoked paprika from Sevilla that adds the right kick to my paella, the eiderflower vinegar from Copenhagen that gives a floral note to my homemade balsamic vinaigrette; and the wild blueberry jam that transports me right back to the coast of Maine.
It’s the holiday season again and it can be tricky figuring out what to get your travel savvy friends. I’ve picked out some great items to make travel a little easier or inspire wanderlust for the jet-setter in your life. Here are my gift recommendations for the traveler on your list.
Let’s face it,travel clothing doesn’t necessarily have the most fashionable reputation. As brilliantly lampooned here by The Everywhereist , travel clothing is typically thought of as shapeless, quick-dry nylon with zip off appendages (Basically a sleeping bag with legs). As far as I’m concerned whoever designs hiking pants that are flattering deserves a Nobel Prize.