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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gift Guide for Road Trippers

Alisha McDarris

People who are constantly on the move can be tough to buy for. I know because my mother tells me so every birthday and Christmas. So instead of getting them more stuff they don't need or can't fit in their car, offer a gift that promises to make their travels that much more pleasant.




1. 42 Utility Towel
It's perfect for so many occasions that a traveler might encounter on the road. Because as every Douglas Adams fan knows, when hitchhiking the galaxy you should always know where your towel is.



2. Road Trip USA Books
Maps and apps are great, but sometimes you want to plot your course on paper and browse all the fantastic sites you'll come across along the way all in one place. These road trip books from Moon are just the thing and with colorful photos and descriptions, you just can't go wrong.



3. Atlas
GPS technology has come a long way and most wanderers wouldn't head out the door without one, but there's just nothing that can replace a good ol' road atlas. We like this one with the spiral binding so you can easily leave it open to the map you want and stash it in the door or glove box when you don't need it.


4. Travelin' USA Towel
Yeah, I know, another towel. But this one is so cool! It's so very utilitarian (important when deciding what to make room for in the back seat) and creative, too! It comes with only the outline of the US which the recipients can then personalize by doodling, coloring in, painting, etc. to show off all the states they've visited. See, I told you it was cool.



5. Audible.com
Audio books are a must have for those really logging the miles from the drivers seat. There are so many titles available they are sure to find one they'll love if you include a subscription in their stocking.




6. National Parks Pass
If you know someone who can't get enough of the beauty of nature, nab them an annual pass to the National Parks. For $80 ($10 for seniors) they can get in free to any and all of them for a whole year! (For perspective it costs about $25 to get into one.) Yellowstone, here we come!

Alisha McDarris / Author & Editor

Alisha has been a writer and photographer forever. OK, maybe not forever, but at least for more of her 20-something years than she hasn’t been those things... [Read More]

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