10 November 2016
NEW YORK (November 10, 2016) – Travelchannel.com rounded up a variety of cool tools, books, travel accessories and must-have items that help make any trip that more enjoyable. With a wide range of fun and affordable recommendations, we say buy them for yourself or gift a fellow travel fan this holiday season. For more selections, check out http://www.travelchannel.com/roam-blog/news-deals/roam-travel-gift-guide.
 
PICNIC GEAR: Love an impromptu picnic? This fun Picnic Box Kit from GlobeIn will ensure you are never without the supplies you need. Even better: GlobeIn products are sourced from artisans around the world and help support a better life for local makers. (Subscribe for $35/month)
 
MAGNETIC MAP: Commemorate your travels with this handsome World Magnetic Travel Map that lets you mark where you've been, and where you are dreaming of traveling to next. ($199)
 
PACKABLE COMFORT: The ultimate Waterproof Outdoor Blanket is great for picnics, football games, tailgating, camping and outdoor concerts. Sporting a classic plaid design, the generously sized blanket features waterproof backing on its underside to keep moisture away and a comfy polyester fleece on the other side to make your outdoor time cozier. ($49.95)
 
BRASS BAND: ID your luggage in style with these Engraved Solid Brass Luggage Tags and never fail again to instantly spot your bags on the airport carousel. ($39 for a set of three)
 
IN-FLIGHT REFRESHMENTS: Tired of the standard two-item airplane cocktails or limited mini-bar options? These clever, mini-Carry On Cocktail Kits will turn anyone into an airborne mixologist and make your seatmate super jolly. Cocktails include the bloody mary, Champagne cocktail, hot toddy, old fashioned and more. ($24)
 
SEE MORE: These portable, affordable Raven Pocket Binoculars are easy to stow in your bag and
will come in handy for that incredible view, an opera, or some impromptu birding. Even better, they're waterproof too. ($79)
 
FINDERS KEEPERS: We've all been there: out and about when we hit that photo storage wall. This handy Picture Keeper USB drive allows you to quickly download all of your images to keep your phone ready to accept new pics. ($69.99 for a four-pack)
 
CHAIR GIFT: The PackLite Camp Chair is so compact it’ll fit in your canoe or kayak and its lightweight design makes it perfect for toting to outdoor festivals. ($69.95)
X MARKS THE SPOT: You Are Here: NYC offers a panoply of maps that chart the many hidden gems of this famous city. There are maps of all five boroughs, including everything from cemeteries to pizza delivery routes and more, in this clever, creative love letter to one of the world's most vibrant cities. ($24.95)
WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS: Love Paris or know someone who does? This quirky tome lets you explore another side of the City of Lights. The Little Pleasures of Paris offers insider looks, by season, at secret gardens and myriad other pleasures. ($19.95)
 
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