I'm not going to say we brag about our travels, but obviously since we have a blog we like sharing our adventures with friends and family. And sometimes Facebook photos just don't cut it. Especially since we suspect some of you may block our photo dumps from your feeds (we don't blame you, but don't be too jealous, ya haters). So for the traveler who loves documenting and sharing their travels, some gifts for this holiday season!
1. Printstagram Photobook, Pinstagram $10-$25
The Printstagram app makes it super easy to select photos straight from your phone to have them printed. Ordering a book is a perfect way to remember a trip and show off photography skills like Jen recently did!
2. Quik Pod Handheld Selfie Extendable Pole, Amazon $26.91
How else are you going to get your face AND the background in the shot? Ask a stranger to take the picture? Welp there's always the chance someone could run off with your new iPhone 6. Especially in, say, Barcelona. But look...admittedly these are dorky, but we saw them all over the place when we traveled to the U.K. earlier this year.
3. Shoulderpod, Shoulderpod $34.90
This new product is perfect for smartphone photographers! Since you can’t just connect a tripod directly to a smartphone, you need a third party adapter, and this one is awesome. If you don't want to use it on a tripod, you can attach the small aluminium extension piece (included) which comes with an attached wrist strap. This makes the phone easy to hold one-handed while filming, and you can feel confident that you won't drop it, say... when you're biking one handed through Versailles! It even fits the new iPhone 6+ WITH a case!
3. GoPro HERO3+, GoPro $398.99
For the adventurer, this is a must. It's lightweight and waterproof with excellent video quality and abundant frame rate options. It can be mounted on anything from snowboard helmets to snorkel gear. And GoPro videos are all the rage on the YouTube. Kids these days...
5. World Scratch Map, Uncommon Goods $20
This is an awesome way to show off all the places you've been, and it'll take you back to your childhood days of color-by-number.
6. Travel Journal, Moleskine $19.95
This slim notebook is easy to carry around and write down all the information you want to keep track of and record travel memories. Like where you ate. And what you ate there. Because some of us like to travel for the food and don't want to forget that little hole in the wall with the best fucking ramen this side of the Pacific.
7. Micron Pens, Dick Blick $12.89 set of 6
These are Jen and Staci's favorite pens to sketch with. They have archival ink so they'll never fade, and they won't bleed through the pages of a sketchbook or journal. They also don't clog or dry out, so you'll have them for a while.
8. Travel Box, DIY
This shadow box is an awesome way to display keepsakes like tickets, coins, and maps from past trips. Assuming you don't obliterate your maps the way Staci and Jen do. Since you can put whatever you like in them, they'll double as unique art in your home that you'll be able to look at fondly. And they give you something to do with that extra change that will get you nowhere thanks to exchange rates.
-Staci + Jen