The Sixth Day of Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

You have to look good while traveling, right?

I love visiting these sites once in a while to “window shop” my afternoon away…

Simon’s – a Canadian company

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Joe Fresh – another Canadian company!

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Hudson Bay Company – yet again, another Canadian company…I sense a theme.

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The Seventh Day of Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

There’s nothing like a good hike, especially when on a road trip, while stuck in the car for so many hours in a day. I really fell in love with hiking a few years ago, and am now addicted!

Here’s some handy items that I would absolutely love for a walk up the side of Mount Washburn, in Yellowstone National Park (I’m not sure why that one popped into my head…):

A sturdy pair of hiking boots

A sturdy pair of hiking boots

Cosy jacket for the chilly mornings

Cosy jacket for the chilly mornings

Good, heavy duty socks

Good, heavy duty socks

Something cooler, when it starts getting hot!

Something cooler, when it starts getting hot!

Some handy pants, with pockets

Some handy pants, with pockets

Water bag

Water bag

Some cool shades

Some cool shades

The pack

The pack

Ok – can someone buy me a plane ticket to Wyoming…Yellowstone is calling me for a hike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Eighth Day of Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

Hey! Luggage…

I was in Vancouver when I saw THIS:

A map on a piece of luggage. Perfect! From Heys.

Check out what else they have too:

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* All pictures from Sears Canada

The Ninth Day of Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

Travel clothes. A MUST have. I need comfort and I need style. Here is the perfect outfit for wandering aimlessly around _________________.

Skinny Jeans from Zara – dress them up or down. Thanks Olivia!

H&M cardigan in blue

Aldo bronze flat sandals

Light blue top from Joe Fresh

Bronze earrings, similar to these from Creation

The Tenth Day of Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

Accessory time! What would I really want, to make my traveling experience just a little bit easier?

These:

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wejetset.com

Heys Travel Adaptor

Heys Travel Adaptor

Collapsable Tote Bag

Collapsable Tote Bag

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Vino holder – wish I had this in Italy!

Collapsable Stool - for my wildlife photography moments

Collapsable Stool – for my wildlife photography moments

Tragedy in Connecticut

Instead of my Christmas countdown, I think it’s appropriate to bring the shooting in Connecticut into the forefront.

What a terrible tragedy, may we remember those who lost their life yesterday.

Please read these articles:

Seven adults and 20 children dead at Connecticut school shooting

Children and adults gunned down in Connecticut school massacre

It’s sad that, after talking to so many people yesterday, the scary part is that people are now becoming desensitized with events as terrible as this.

Gun control needs to be seriously debated in the USA.

The Twelfth Day of Christmas: Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover

I am finally getting into the holiday spirit – and why not throw out a few ideas to those seeking to find the perfect gift for a travel lover?

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Over the past few months, I have had many great sounding recommendations of travel themed books to read. Here are a few suggestions from some of the readers of my blog, and myself:

1. Jo Nesbo (author – read all of his books in order).

– Recommended by me

2. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

– Recommended by beingoutthere

3. At Play In The Fields Of The Lord by Peter Matthiessen

– Recommended by kevin meyers

4. Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

– Recommended by Arundhati

5. Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

– Recommended by kevin meyers

6. Discovery Road by T. Garrett, A. Brown, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes

– Recommended by beingoutthere

7. End Of The Earth: Voyage To Antarctica by Peter Matthiessen

– Recommended by kevin meyers

8. Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

– Recommended by beingoutthere

9. In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

– Recommended by kevin meyers

10. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

– Recommended by iamatticusfinch

11. Down The Nile: Alone In A Fisherman’s Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney

– Recommended by kevin meyers

12. Blue Highways by William Least-Heat Moon

– Recommended by kevin meyers

13. The Education Of Little Tree by Forrest Carter

– Recommended by kevin meyers

14. I Wonder as I Wander by Langston Hughes

– Recommended by transplantedtatar

15. Love In The Time Of Cholera and 100 Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

– Recommended by kevin meyers

16. Apples Are From Kazakhstan by Christopher Robbins

– Recommended by kevin meyers

Thank you to all of you bloggers that helped in formulating this list!