6 great travel gifts for the holiday season

In a recent survey of Americans commissioned by Exodus Travels, 80% said they need a vacation in 2023 more than ever before. This means travel-related gifts will likely be very welcomed this holiday season. Here are some hot new travel gear and gadgets to consider.

Rocksax Luggage

Rocksax’s unique luggage ($175 to $225) features some of the most iconic artwork from the world’s greatest musical acts. Printed with high-definition graphics and protected by a polycarbonate shell, these hard case suitcases are perfect for short- or long-haul travel.


Pacsafe Vibe Anti-Theft Sling Pack

The deceptively spacious Pacsafe Vibe Anti-Theft Sling Pack ($109.95) is the perfect day bag. Made from recycled water bottles, it can be worn on your back, or across your front to access things quickly, and has innovative anti-theft features to give extra confidence when taking in the sights.



Twelve South’s AirFly ($34.95 to $54.95) is a wireless adapter that lets you use your wireless headphones or earbuds with seatback entertainment systems on airplanes or other situations where there’s a wired jack and no Bluetooth connectivity. Just plug this tiny transmitter into the headphone jack and easily connect to your wireless headphones or earbuds.



Reliefband ($99.99 to $279.99) is a drug-free, non-drowsy, FDA-cleared wearable technology for the prevention of motion sickness. It works by delivering gentle electrical pulses through your wrist that travel your nervous system to the part of the brain that controls nausea.


Go Travel Worldwide Adaptor + USB

This universal adaptor with twin USB ports ($49.99) connects travelers in over 190 countries worldwide. It features three sliding plug faces that alternate between American, British, and Australian / Chinese configurations. Simply press the button on top of the travel adaptor, slide out the relevant pins and you’re ready to go.


Travelon Compact Hanging Toiletry Bag

When you’re on the go, versatility is a must. That’s where the lightweight Travelon Compact Hanging Hanging Toiletry Bag ($20) comes in. Its mesh pockets help you see every item you packed in a glance, and it hangs for saving space in those cramped hotel and cruise ship bathrooms.


Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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