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Looking for the perfect gift for the Traveler in your life? Here’s a list of ideas that are sure to be a hit:
This is a treasure for any one who loves to visit the National Parks, with most one-day admissions costing $10 and up. For $80, the America the Beautiful Pass grants free admission to most National Parks for the entire one year period from which it is activated. Keep in mind that Seniors are eligible for a discounted Annual or Lifetime Pass, and the Pass is free for current U.S. Military.
A Reciprocal Membership allows free or discounted entry at locations across the country for Museums, Zoos, Nature Centers, and Aquariums. This is an invaluable gifts for families on the road!
A gift card to a website that turns travel photographs into treasures such as photo books, calendars, puzzles, and blankets is an excellent option. Shutterfly is my preferred website, but others such as Snapfish or Blurb and even Walgreens and CVS also offer great photo gift options.
Journals and books about travel in general make great gifts. There are a variety of very nice options that can be specific to one’s travel, such as an RVer’s Journal, Road Trip Planner & Journal, Bucket List Journals, and Travel Notebooks.
The following journal is the best I’ve found for documenting travels to the 50 states, with places to document when and whom you visited each state with, what sites you visited, and your favorites:
Here are some other fun travel journals:
Travel Tracking Maps
Avid travelers love to track their travels prominently to show which states and countries they have visited. The most popular maps I’ve seen are USA and World Sticker Decal Maps. But there are a whole variety of fun maps these days, including Scratch Off Maps, Cork Globes, and even National Park Maps. (Read about more ways to Track Your Travels Here.)
50 States Travel Books
One of my favorite gifts to receive are travel books! Here are some books that may inspire new adventures or travel dreams.
Kids Books about Travel
Books and series that focus on destinations and encourage children to engage in their surroundings are a great option. One book series that we used as we traveled was the Larry Gets Lost Series. A little boy keeps getting separated from him, while traipsing around the landmarks of different cities.
Specific to traveling in the United States, these also look like fun picks.
The Wonders of America is another popular, non-fiction book series that my children enjoyed when visiting landmarks across the country.
Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale, Portable Handheld Baggage Scale for Travel. With many size and weight restrictions shrinking, this scale comes in handy to check your bags as you are packing.