Gifts For World Travelers
When you think of travel, what does your mind conjure up? Do you envision a swanky no-hassle all-inclusive resort tucked away on a perfect beach? How about a trip exploring Croatia or Cuba or Cambodia with a choose-your-own-adventure ending? Or maybe you’re more into #vanlife and simply want to explore all that the good ol’ US of A has to offer (spoiler alert: it’s a lot). No matter where you’re going on your next trip, there are several neat trinkets and travel hacks that will help curb the jet lag, culture shock and ultimately make the road feel a little more like home. And with that in mind, we’ve curated the ultimate gift guide for the world traveler — whether that’s you, or your best friend who incessantly retweets the latest Condé Nast Top 8 article. To see the full collection, be sure to check out the Gifts for World Travelers.
For inspiration, we recently followed along with our favorite Chicago-based newlyweds — @madebylisamarie and @the_outbound_life — for an epic adventure and art-filled honeymoon through what is arguably the best Europe has to offer: London, Paris, Germany and the Swiss Alps. Grab your passport and buckle up!
Herschel Trade M Hardshell Luggage
Ah, luggage. If you’re looking for something that’s sturdy but stylish, we can’t get enough of Herschel’s bags, especially the Hershel Trade L Hardshell luggage. With multiple colors to choose from, this hard shell luggage offers superior storage volume in a split design that makes packing easy and four multi-directional wheels for smooth movement through congested airports. Trust us, you’ll never look back.
Peak Design Everyday Backpack
For a day bag that can safely stow everything from your camera to your Euros, we’re loving Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack. Add this to the top of your Christmas list stat — you’ll reach for this again and again for many years to come.
Matador Droplet 3L Dry Bag
Trying to figure out how to pack it all in a carry on and still make room for a souvenir or two? The trick is to only bring one or two pairs of pants that will last you the whole trip… yep, we said it (a quick Google search will tell you all you never knew you needed to know about washing clothes while on the road — hint: bring a Matador Droplet 3L Dry Bag).
Carhartt WIP Sid Pants // Naked & Famous Stretch Overalls
If you’re only going to pack two pairs of pants, a solid pair of jeans and a second cute-but-practical pair of pants will be your best friend. Dudes, look no further than the Carhartt Wip Sid Pants for a clean-cut look with tried-and-true workwear heritage that will go the extra mile. For ladies, we’re loving the Naked & Famous Stretch Overalls — comfort, meet versatile. Store a little notebook in the breast pocket for impromptu sketches of the Eiffel Tower!
Regardless where you’re headed on your next adventure, it’s important to bring layers for chilly evenings. We’re loving the Topo Designs Global Sweater in clay for that photogenic pop of color — your Instagram will thank you later. Fjallraven’s Kiruna Padded Parka will be your best friend for chillier nights. For the fellas, Filson’s flannels will keep you going — we’re especially digging the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt, which can easily be dressed up or down.
Protect those eyeballs — get some new shades for your next trip! Our current favorite is the Shwood Hawthorne shades for a steezy complement to any outfit. To travel sustainably, pack the Corkcicle Tumbler Straws which come as a set so both you and your friend can feel good about the planet. While you’re at it, avoid buying plastic water bottles and bring the Yeti Rambler 18oz bottle in navy. To store your shit, the waterproof lining in the Maika Rhythm Canvas Travel Case is a gamechanger. Last — but certainly not least — bring a W & P Designs Carry On Moscow Mule Kit for the long flight there!