A Holiday Gift Guide for the Travel Obsessive in Your Life

The constant traveler is always in need of new gear. Whether that’s updated luggage, a replacement passport holder, or a blanket for those chilly in-flight naps, your jetsetter friends and family members deserve the very best for a comfortable—and stylish—trip. Luckily, these accoutrements make fabulous presents—or sensible additions to your own travel repertoire. Just in time for the holiday season, we’ve put together a list of the perfect things to gift the travel-obsessed in your life. They’ll thank you the next time they’re boarding a plane to embark on their fifth vacation of the year.
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How I Learned to Stop Overplanning My Travels and Go With the Flow

At some point over the past few years, I realized I’d forgotten how to travel—and as a travel writer, that was a bit of a problem. The pandemic changed almost every aspect of my job, my lifestyle, and indeed, my very identity. While a more mature writer might have spent lockdown reflecting on the meaning of life and how to be a better human—or you know, writing—I spent it mostly just… feeling sorry for myself.
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22 Best Travel Gifts For Your Favorite Nomad

People who love to travel are great for gifting because there are so many useful (and necessary) things that come along with the territory. They probably need a bag, preferably a good one. They could probably use some stuff that makes trip prepping easier, like packing cubes and a home for their passport. And because this is a time of product efficiency, brands are constantly coming out with ways to make traveling easier, smoother, and more organized.

A guide to The Independent Traveller’s best hotel reviews, short break offers and holiday tours

Here at The Independent Traveller, our experts and journalists travel the world trying the best hotels in all the top travel locations including the UK, Paris and New York.We have slept in all the beds, tried all the breakfasts and explored all the nooks and crannies of these beautiful locations to bring you our comprehensive guide to the best hotels, tours and short break offers around.From the bustling streets of London to the remote Isles of Scilly and from the rugged landscapes of Scotland to the chocolate box villages of the Cotswolds across to Wales, we have stayed in tiny...

Open banking-enabled travel debit card Currensea now available on Google Pay

Fintech Currensea’s money-saving travel debit card can now be used on Google Pay, unlocking access to lower overseas foreign exchange fees for more customers. This latest partnership allows Android customers easy access to their Currensea card via their Google Wallet. Customers are now able to use their Currensea card on in-person and online transactions using Google Pay to make secure contactless purchases above the £45 limit with the added convenience of using their phone rather than carrying a card.

Auction Block: 1977 International Harvester Scout II Traveler Restomod

Over the last decade, the International Harvester Scout has experienced an enormous influx in interest. Used specimens have been spiking in value and Volkswagen (which now owns the rights to the brand) has even revealed plans to launch a modern electrified take on the Scout in the coming years. The popularity of the truck coupled with its steadily increasing value have collectively given way to a growing number of high-end Scout-based restomod projects — one of which has just come up for auction via Bring a Trailer.

30 Great Gifts and Gadgets For Travelers Under $30

Originally from Toronto, Natalie DiScala is a writer, editor and content creator who now calls Los Angeles home. She graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University’s journalism program and is now the Executive Editor of She and her husband, Johnny Jet, have traveled to 65 countries together and now travel with their two children.

Make Your Upcoming Travel More Affordable With This Dollar Flight Club Deal

Whether you jet around the world and want to plan a European vacation, escape to the islands for some warmth during the winter or simply make sure to get the best prices for your holiday travel, Dollar Flight Club may be able to help. Flights can be pricey, which is why DFC finds amazing flight deals to make travel more affordable. The company can help you save up to 90% on airline tickets.

Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Best Meditation And Mindfulness Gifts For Wellness Travelers

Mindfulness and meditation gifts can be especially thoughtful ways to treat your favorite traveler this holiday season. From calming mala beads to portable meditation cushions, these tools help travelers find a bit of peace and relaxation when they’re on the road. They can also remind travelers to stay in the present on their trip, soaking up every sensory detail of their experience in a destination.

5 Reasons Why I Opened The Bilt Card As My First Travel Credit Card

I’ve long built my credit card strategy around the notion that cash is king—preferring cash-back rewards over transferable points or airline miles. As someone who typically flies once a year, and probably rents a car even less frequently, opting for cash back seemed the obvious choice. That changed...

The most exotic places to travel in the world

When you’ve had your fill of history, culture and man-made wonders, sometimes sun, sea and sand is all you need. Desert islands like Fiji and Maui top the bucket lists of many a traveller, with all the ingredients for the perfect exotic holiday: tropical climes, swaying palms and blissful white-sand beaches. Closer to home, the Canary Island of Fuerteventura and Vis in Croatia make getting away from it all as easy as pie.

Simple Tips for Travelling on a Budget to Prague

Planning for or even sticking to a budget can be challenging when visiting a beautiful city like Prague. Prague offers plenty of restaurants to visit, souvenirs to shop and even luxury tours to try out! While all these things sound interesting, you won’t be happy when you get home and see the hole in your wallet. We’re making sure this doesn’t happen to you, but mentioning some simple to keep your budget on track when exploring Prague.

The Weekender: Destress with The Traveler on finals weekend

While students stress about final exams, the Traveler has worked hard to gather fun and relaxing events for you to attend. Although we cannot guarantee good grades, we will try our best to provide a fun weekend. Music. Gar Hole-idays Winter Winter Showcase. George’s Majestic Lounge is hosting Gar Hole...

Travellers urged to ‘rethink’ Christmas travel amid Border Force strikes

The Ministry of Defence confirmed the military have been on site at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports earlier to cover Border Force strikes. Border Force officers are set to strike from 23-26 and 28-31 December. Strikes will impact six airports including Manchester and Glasgow. Armed forces personnel have been...

With the gift season rapidly approaching, how about a luxury passport cover for the travellers in your life? Here's 13 of the best...

The beginning of December is an indication that Christmas is just around the corner, and that people have started preparing for the special event. Children are the ones we equate with excitement over Christmas gifts, but adults are equally excited. Talking of Christmas gifts, one nice thought for the travel lovers in your life is of luxury passport covers; a fine addition to your luxury travel arsenal.