Marilyn JonesWhat to buy your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers for Christmas isn’t always easy; unless they love to travel. There are dozens of gifts to give the active and armchair traveler.

Digital Luggage Scale
Prevent overweight luggage going to a destination or on the return when the suitcase also contains souvenirs. Small, lightweight scales are easy to take along on any trip and make great stocking stuffers. www.lewisnclark.com

scale
Packing Cubes
Packing cubes keep any suitcase or backpack organized by using one cube for undergarments, another for slacks and so forth. When living out of a suitcase — whether camping or flying abroad — it is easy to keep everything in order with packing cubes. This is a gift I have given several times. Everyone loves packing cubes. www.lewisnclark.com, www.eaglecreek.com, www.ebags.com

packing cubes
Luggage
While looking for a new carry-on, I came across Eagle Creek’s new ultra-light carry-on sized wheeled backpack that collapses and disassembles for easy storage in a small stuff sac. EC Lync System 22 offers the versatility of a backpack and carry-on; wheel it, roll it, wear it, stuff it — love it!! www.eaglecreek.com

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Perfect Traveling Shoes
CMUK are lightweight, machine washable/dry-fast, fold nearly flat, vegan shoes that are as perfect for the city as they are for the beach or long walks. I wore them all over Chile from Santiago city streets to hiking on Easter Island, and on a recent Caribbean cruise. They are comfortable shoes! www.cmukshoes.com

shoes
Perfect Traveling Jeans
beija-flor jeans has just come out with buttonless/zipperless pair of jeans. The brain child of mother/daughter team Kathy Moore and Emily Whitaker, the jeans are made for different figures, in different fabrics and in different styles and are so comfortable especially on long road trips and flights. www.beijaflorjeans.com

Melanie
11/22/2015 6:13:32 PM

How about attaching this to the luggage so you can track it - http://www.gifthacker.net/#!Tile-KeyPhoneItem-Finder/cmbz/564c8ba60cf2141230059a1f





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