Travel is on the way back and people are chomping at the bit to get back out on the road. A travel gift can be thoughtful, practical, and well-received. Whether traveling on your own or going with The Professor on a small group tour, here are his picks for the best travel gifts:
Passport Holder: I received my passport holder as a gift from my daughter over 10 years ago. I use it on every trip and I think of her every time I do use it. I recommend this high quality leather one for men and this beautiful choice for women.
Good Raingear: Is a small group tour with The Traveling Professor to Scotland, Ireland, Iceland or Norway on the horizon? If so, get yourself some good raingear like this pick from Helly Hansen for women and the men's version here.
Battle Archives Maps: If there is one thing The Professor can guarantee, it is how much Dad will love his framed map of the Normandy Invasion Beaches, Gettysburg, the Declaration of Independence (and many other choices). The Professor hangs his maps in his office and den and they are ALWAYS great conversation pieces and look good. Shop and get them directly from Battle Archives. Order early in time for framing.
Historical Maps and Photos: Linda loves her historical maps of far away places like Ireland, Scotland, and her beautiful Venice photo. The Professor admires his maps of historic golf courses not only in the United States but all over the world. There is something for everyone here and everyone will love their gift.
Binoculars: How can someone travel without a good set of binoculars? Here is a set of small but powerful binoculars.
Luggage: The Professor and Linda can vouch for the versatility, design, and quality of eBags luggage.
Additional Carry-On Item: In addition to a suitcase, every traveler needs an additional carry on item that can be stored under the seat on the plane. We love the Eddie Bauer Adventurer backpack. It looks good, it is practical, and the warranty cannot be beat. A great versatile travel gift.
Electrical Adapter: And last but not least, an inexpensive but practical gift of an electrical adapter is welcomed by all travelers. This is the one The Traveling Professor brings on all of his small group tours.
UPDATE: We have added a 9th gift, the Apple AirTag: Put one of these in your suitcase or backpack and always know where your luggage is by tracking it on your phone. You can even easily attach one to your keys and just about anything else. It is a GREAT gift.
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