With the holiday season in full swing, we’ve got travel gifts on the mind here at Go Ahead. In search of what to give the adventurers in your life (or add to your own list) this year? Here are a few of our favorite gift picks.
Travel stub scrapbook
Ever wonder what to do with all of your maps, boarding passes and mementos that you’ve brought back from a trip? A fun little scrapbook like this one keeps them organized and all in one place.
Good pairs can be pricey, but they’re worth the investment since they block out background noise, like the sound of an airplane engine. Paired with a comfy neck pillow and an eye mask, noise-canceling headphones can make a long overnight flight much more comfortable—we love these ones from Bose because they’re tiny and travel-friendly.
Personalized passport cover
These handy covers offer protection for your most important travel document. For a personal touch, pick your gift recipient’s favorite color and have it monogrammed with his or her initials. If you’re feeling crafty, here’s how to create your own.
It’s a good idea to have a place to hold foreign currency while traveling, since you won’t always need your full wallet, but you’ll need change on hand for tipping local guides and making small purchases. Carry coins and bills in a small, lightweight pouch—like one of these, which come in all kinds of colors and patterns—that can be kept in your bag without weighing it down.
Travel pros know to use packing cubes for keeping clothes and other travel items organized in their suitcases. Group similar items together in each cube’s zippered compartment and you’ll be able to find what you need easily without unpacking your bag every time you need something new.
Reading up on a new destination can be almost as fun as visiting it. We love the New York Times 36 Hours series of books—they’re not only informative, but also beautiful enough to leave out on your coffee table. Smaller paperback guides make useful gifts too, since they can be brought along during a trip.
Go Ahead Gift Certificate
Share your love of travel by giving a Go Ahead Gift Certificate. You can choose any amount and it’s valid for any tour. Just give us a call at 1.800.590.1170 if you’re interested in purchasing one or learning more.
What travel-related holiday gifts are you shopping for this year? Share them in the comments below—we’d love to hear your ideas.