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Travel Gear Holiday Gift Guide

November 23rd, 2011

The holiday season is upon us. To some that means nothing but joyous nights spent making gingerbread cookies, tying ribbon around your gorgeously wrapped presents, watching classics like A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, and sitting around the fire with a cup of spiked eggnog.

But for some of us the holidays are a bit more stressful. The holidays mean racing around town and battling the crowds in search of that perfect gift for the hard-to-shop for person on your shopping list.
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Gift Ideas For Backpackers

November 23rd, 2011

Backpacking and adventure travelers are pretty easy to please when it comes to holiday gifts. All you need to do is get them a shiny new piece of gear and you’re sure to see a smile when they open their gift. You pretty much can’t go wrong with a durable waterproof camera, a couple of compression sacks, or the latest in ultralight backpacking gear.

If all else fails you can always get the backpacker on your list a gift card at REI or and they can pick out their own new piece of gear if none of the following 10 great gift ideas appeal to the backpacker on your list. Read more

Gift Ideas for the Techie Traveler

November 23rd, 2011

Looking for a gift for that technology-loving traveler on your gift list? Well look no further because this list gives you plenty of ideas for that tech loving family member or friend.

Compared to coming up with gifts for the backpacker or round-the-world traveler, I think finding gifts for the tech-savvy traveler is the easiest because there is always some new technological device out on the market that makes traveling easier and more efficient.

Here are 10 great gift ideas for the techie traveler: Read more

Stocking Stuffers For Travelers

November 23rd, 2011

Get started on your holiday shopping early this year. For all those travelers on your shopping list, we have made it easier on you and thought of plenty of practical and creative gift ideas that are small enough to fit in a stocking.

From practical items like headlamps and Swiss Army Knives to more fun items like ultralight hammocks, travel clotheslines, and a game of Rubber Neckers, we have thought of something for every type of traveler.

Stuff your travel fanatic family member’s stocking with these great gift ideas for travelers.

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Case Logic BagLooking for some gift ideas for that traveling child of yours or you vagabond friend, but have no idea what to get such a person? Here are some great gift ideas for that special traveler in your life. Everything you see on this list is traveler tested and apporved, which means this gifts are sure to get a good reaction.

Stuff Bak Lables – A cheap form of traveler
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The REI anniversary starts today and runs through May 30, 2011. This is the biggest and best REI sale I’ve seen ever. Not only can members save 20% on one full-priced item (some exclusions apply), but a ton of killer camping gear, travel gear, clothing, and shoes are marked down huge as well.

REI members can save 20% on one full-price item online or in the store with coupon cod
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From now until May 15th, you can save 20% off Thule racks and luggage at Now’s the time to get your car rigged up for summer sports with an new bike or boat rack or pick up a sweet piece of Thule Crossover Luggage.

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From now until May 12, 2011, you can save 20% on select EMS brand running, cycling, and yoga clothing at Eastern Mountain Sports. You can also save 20% on select running shoes by brands like Salomon, Brooks, Asics, and more.

The Vibram Fivefingers Women’s Sprint are also on sale for only $60. This is the first time I have ever seen the popular Fivefingers on sale sinc
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The popular and uber comfy Eagles Nest Outfitters Doublenest Hammock (see our review) is marked down 20% during Altrec’s Anniversary Sale. You can also save on the world’s largest hammock – the Hammock Bliss Triple (review) and the Hammock Bliss No-See-Um Hammock (review)

Travel hammocks aren’t the only thing you’ll find on sale at Altrec. You ca
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