Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gifts for Your Traveler



Many publications offer their version of the best gifts for travelers, especially this time of year. Here are a few of my favorites from sites like Budget Travel, Fodors, Frommers, and Travel and Leisure.

4-in-1 Adapter
This handy Lego-like tool snaps together four plugs and one adapter to power up gadgets in 150 countries. The red, blue, yellow, and green components correspond to a color-coded map to help you quickly determine the parts needed based on your destination (flight001.com; $25).

Artifact Uprising Postcard Packs

Great vacation shots tend to languish on hard drives and iPhones these days. Show them off instead by making a postcard book with Artifact Uprising. Its easy online tool helps you upload photos and edit them into richly designed postcard packs, photo books, even a wooden calendar made from reclaimed Colorado pines (artifactuprising.com; $16.99–$29.99).


Bentgo Containers
Culinary-minded fliers, road trippers, and car campers alike will appreciate being able to pack and go with these stackable plastic food containers. Inspired by Japanese bento boxes, the BPA-free plastic packs include two containers; a built-in knife, fork, and spoon; and a sealing strap. They’re safe for both microwaves and dishwashers (bentgo.com; $14.99).



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