How to Take The Perfect Travel Selfie

by Lindsay Shapka in , ,


First of all, it’s important to clarify that in this post a selfie is only considered a selfie if you take the photo yourself.

I know that this may seem obvious to most of you, but you’d be surprised how many photos I’ve come across on social media that are labeled #selfie but are clearly taken by someone else.

Even the English Oxford Dictionary agrees:

SELFIE noun A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

Now that we’ve got the definition of a selfie settled, here’s what you need to do to make sure you look amazing every single time you take one.

How to take the perfect travel selfie
How to take the perfect travel selfie

Find your best light

Nothing ages you more than dark shadows under your eyes because of harsh lighting. But how do you know what light makes you look your best?

JLo to the rescue!

Jennifer Lopez recently shared her secret to taking flawless selfies, “Turn in a circle with your phone held high in front-facing camera mode until you find the best light before taking the photo.”

Is there anything she can’t do?!  

Take off your hat

Do you know what a hat does? It shades your face. And like we mentioned above, nothing ages you more than unsightly shadows cast on your face. Plus, the point of a selfie is so that people can see you, not your hat!

If you must keep it on to complete your look or hide unsightly hair try tilting it back slightly to let the light hit your face, or tilt your chin to reduce shadows.

It’s all in how you hold it

Hold your phone or camera slightly above eye level and angle your face, so you are not facing the camera straight on, for the most flattering look.

Whatever you do, don’t tilt your face up to the camera. This will make you look strained. Keep your chin down and never take your shot from below.

Don’t just stand there

Show your personality in your photo!

Stick out your tongue, vogue, give your best intense look, blow a kiss, wave, give a sassy smile… this isn’t a professional portrait!

Show some context

The point of a travel selfie is to show that you are in a different place!

Make sure what is behind you or around you showcases the place that you are in, whether it is an ancient ruin, a beautiful beach, or a quirky shop.

Consider the crop

Wait! Before you post that selfie, take a minute to consider if cropping the photo would make for a better composition.

Is there something cluttering up the background? Would zooming in a bit highlight your surroundings better?

The original photo taken while kayaking in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.

The original photo taken while kayaking in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.

For the edited photo ( using FaceTune) I changed the lighting and smoothed the skin under my eyes.

For the edited photo ( using FaceTune) I changed the lighting and smoothed the skin under my eyes.

Edit if you must, but don’t overdo it

There are so many photo editing apps out there and it can be tempting to get rid of every line, blemish, and wrinkle in every photo you take. But before you turn your selfie into an airbrushed picture of perfection, remember that no one’s skin is that smooth, your teeth are not that white in real life, and that halo of light does not really exist.

You’re not fooling anyone — we can all tell when your photo has been edited too much.

So, edit if you must, but just remember that the best part about you is that you are unique and that there is no one else out there who looks just like you! Embrace your own unique look, (perceived) flaws and all!

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Your guide to taking the perfect travel selfie
Your guide to taking the perfect travel selfie



Planning a Romantic Getaway? Here's What You Need To Know

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Even if you are a seasoned traveler or used to traveling with other people, taking a trip with a significant other is an entirely different scenario. Both you, and your person, are sure to have expectations on each other, and on the experiences that you are hoping to have, and that can create a lot of pressure.

Here’s what you need to know to make sure your trip together is memorable for the right reasons (and not because you had a huge fight in the middle of the Roman Forum).

Live in the moment

It can be hard to disengage from work, to-do lists, and everyday demands, but this is your opportunity to really escape from all the chaos of your everyday life and focus on where you are in the moment.

Remember that nothing kills the mood more than ignoring the person you are with by answering emails or scrolling through social feeds.

Sure, take a few selfies and post them on Instagram (#BestTripEver) if you must, but make sure to tuck your phones away (or even turn them off if you can bear it) so you can really be in the moment and focus on each other.

Don’t try and see everything

If you are heading to a destination that neither of you has been to before, it might be tempting to try and cram in as many popular tourist sights as you can. But, unless standing in line and fighting through crowds is how you want to spend your time together, consider cutting your must-see list down a bit.

Prioritize down time, and don’t just rush from one place to another. Sleep in. Have breakfast in bed. Take an extra long shower together. Trust me, you’ll remember those slower, leisurely moments more than seeing a famous Monet painting with 100 other people in the Musee d’Orsay.

Take turns planning your days

Does this sound familiar?

“Where do you want to eat?”

“I don’t know, you pick.”

“Well, how about that Italian place down the street?”

“Hmm, I don’t really feel like Italian…”

“Well, where do you want to go?”

“It doesn’t matter. You pick… ”

Before your trip, agree to take turns being in charge of planning an afternoon, a day, or a special date night during your getaway. The other person will be treated to a lovely surprise and with one person in charge of the plans, there will be no frustrating decision making moments!  

Keep an open mind and be flexible

Opening hours change, restaurants close unexpectedly, and cars break down. Things will inevitably go wrong, or plans will need to change, and that’s okay!

The key is to not let it ruin your trip.

Try and put yourself in go-with-the-flow mode and focus on being happy no matter what you are doing. You are with the person you love after all!

Remember that romance doesn’t have to be expensive

Worried about your budget? No problem!

You don’t have to buy the most expensive champagne, have a reservation at a Michelin star restaurant, or go to an opening night at the symphony in order to have a romantic evening.

Shop for food at a local grocery store and have a moonlit picnic dinner in front of a historic monument, take a sunset stroll through the city, or cozy up in the corner of a dive bar with live music.

Check in with each other

No matter how experienced you are, traveling can be disconcerting — especially if you are somewhere completely foreign.

Make sure to check in with each other to make sure you are both comfortable and having fun. If not, adjust! There will be no romance if one of you is feeling scared, jet lagged, or displaced.

Throw these three items in your bag

  1. Candles — A few candles in your hotel room (no matter how small) are sure to set the mood.

  2. Bubble Bath — Perfect for when your apartment rental has a bathtub built for two.

  3. Wine Opener — A must have while enjoying a romantic picnic in the park!

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Tips for planning a romantic getaway
Tips for planning a romantic getaway



25 Questions To Ask Your Travel Buddy On Long Travel Days

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There is A LOT of down time when you are traveling long distances — waiting for your flight, driving to your next destination, or relaxing on a train.

You could sit with your nose in a book or scroll through Instagram to pass the hours, but why not take the opportunity to ask your travel buddy (or the random person sitting across from you if they look interesting) some fun questions and get to know each other better instead?

You never know where the conversation might go…

1. Describe what you looked like in your most awkward childhood phase.

2. What is the weirdest thing that you’ve ever eaten?

3. Describe your perfect meal.

4. Have you ever done something illegal and never gotten caught?

5. You can have one superpower — what would it be and why?

6. Is there a country or city in the world that you never want to visit?

7. What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?

8. If you could stay this age forever, would you?

9. What is your favorite smell?

10. If you needed a new identity what would your name be, where would you go, and what would you do?  

11. If you had to compete in a food eating contest, what type of food would you pick?

12. Have you ever gone skinny dipping? Where and when?

13. Would you rather give up coffee forever or alcohol forever?

14. If you could be a fictional character who would you be?

15. If you could join a mission to colonize Mars, would you?

16. Tell me something that nobody knows about you.

17. What would your personal theme song be if you were a character in a sitcom?

18. If you could change one thing about the way you look, what would you change?

19. If you could time travel, what year or event would you go back to?

20. What’s your go-to karaoke song?

21. Tell me about the last thing you read.

22. Do you believe in ghosts?

23. What is your favorite Olympic sport?

24. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Why?

25. Describe yourself in five words.

Click here to download a pdf of the questions to take with you on your next trip!

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Hit The Beach! Your Guide to the Best Beaches in the USA

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Winters are long and cold, and I find myself dreaming of the beach for most of the year (who am I kidding, ALL of the year).

There are so many incredible tropical locations to explore in the world, but when the warm weather hits, the beaches in the US are well worth a visit.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the total length of the US shoreline (which includes outer coast, offshore islands, sounds, bays, rivers, and creeks), is a staggering 95,471 miles (153,646 km)!

That’s a lot of beach to explore!

What’s interesting about the beaches in the States is that they are so varied. Some do feel like a topical paradise, others are stormy and rocky, while others are deserted and isolated. Because of the sheer size of the country, there is no way you could visit all of the beaches in a single visit, but there are some more famous and popular ones that are definitely worth planning your trip around.

Surf Spots

Is catching a wave your idea of the perfect day at the beach? There are some amazing surf spots in the States. Here are two of the most famous:

Huntington Beach

Orange County, California
Also known as “Surf City,” this beach attracts serious crowds. There are actually four different surf spots in the area that cater to all levels — from the novice to the expert.

According to Gear Patrol, “longboarders should head to the northwest beaches, while shortboards are best in the south, by Huntington Beach Pier.”

Pipeline

North Shore, Oahu
I couldn't talk about surf spots and not mention a beach in Hawaii!

Considered to have the some of the world’s biggest and best waves, this spot is for serious surfers only. The currents are strong and the reef is sharp and cavernous, but that’s the reason for the incredible 30-foot waves and the large, hollow tubes of water that surfers are often photographed on. If you aren’t experienced enough to ride the waves yourself, it’s the perfect spot to take some amazing photos of world-class surfers!

Suntanning + People Watching

Located on opposite sides of the country, these two spots are the best beaches to see and be seen in America.

Miami Beach

Miami, Florida
This famous beach has more than 13 million visitors each year (!) making it the ideal spot to people watch.

The southern portion, or South Beach, is known for being the spot where models, celebrities, and other millionaires hang out (get ready for some celebrity spotting!), and this is where you will find the famous Ocean Drive with its stunning Art Deco architecture.

Venice Beach

Los Angeles, California
More than 16 million people visit the quirky and charter-filled Venice Beach every year to experience the sights and sounds of this one-of-a-kind spot.

Stroll down the boardwalk, purchase some unique souvenirs from a street vendor, get your fortune told, play some basketball, go dancing, relax in the sand, or get a little surfing in — there is so much to do here!  

Sunsets + Romance

Walk barefoot in the sand and catch the sunset at one of these locations that seem made for romance.

Your guide to the best beaches in America

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
This gorgeous spot in the Brunswick Islands has a mile-long beach that is south facing, which means that you can watch the sun both rise and set over the water.  

Located at one end of the beach is the Kindred Spirits Mailbox, where lovers can pen notes to each other, or leave behind wishes for the future.

Montauk Point State Park

Montauk, New York
A favorite escape for New Yorkers, couples love this destination for its peace and serenity.

Go for a romantic horseback ride, take in the stunning views from the majestic rocky shore, or explore the beautiful 200-year-old lighthouse that sits on the cliffs in the park.

Get Your Party On

It’s 5 o’clock all day at these destinations that are always ready to party!

Your guide to the best beaches in America

Wildwood Beach

Wildwood, New Jersey
The famous Jersey Shore is known for its boardwalk and amusement park with more than 100 rides!

There are a variety of clubs and bars that turn up the heat when the sun goes down, and are where you can enjoy great food, indulge in some cocktails, or spend the night tearing up the dance floor.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia
The beach’s boardwalk is home to a strip of bars that is perfect for those that are looking to bar hop the night away. There are also some pretty incredible happy hour prices along the strip — some starting as early as 11 am!

LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations

Sun, sand, and all-inclusive fun await you at these LGBTQ-friendly destinations!

Race Point Beach

Provincetown, Massachusetts
Dubbed “P-town,” this free-spirited beach town has been a must-visit destination for LGBTQ travelers for years.

You’ll find a thriving art scene, whale-watching, incredible seafood, and lots of romantic and secluded spots to stroll.

Will Rogers State Beach (aka Ginger Rogers Beach)

Santa Monica, California
Located right off the Pacific Coast Highway, this is the closest (unofficial) gay beach to Los Angeles, so you may have a chance to do some movie star spotting here!

This is also the beach where the movie Creature From The Black Lagoon was filmed, as well as the TV series Baywatch!

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12 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Nova Scotia in Canada

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Though Canada’s east coast has been occupied and built up longer than most of Canada by outsiders who brought farming, building, and industry to the “New World”, there is still something raw, wild, and just beautiful about this part of the country.

Yes, a lot of that beauty is a result of human occupation, but there seems to be a symbiosis between the land and the people who live in it, and a respect for the roaring ocean that is always close by.

These 12 photos show some of my favourite parts of this stunning province, and showcase why it is worth the visit.

The boardwalks that take you from a gravel parking lot on the side of the road, through the sand dunes, and out onto the beach that is stunning if it is shrouded on fog or glowing under the blue sky!

The happy, multi-coloured buildings found everywhere you look — in cities, villages, and on farms!

Sleepy fishing villages with moss covered roofs in quiet coves.

Fishing nets, boats, traps, colourfully painted floats, and the fishermen themselves are full of character.

The lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove — it doesn’t matter how touristy it is, this will always be one of my favourite spots!

Short ferry rides that give you views of small villages along the water and shorten your drive time.

Stunning parks are found throughout the province, like this one in Halifax.

Weathered, historic buildings that have held their own through winter storms and bright sunshiny days.

It’s just so ridiculously beautiful — I mean, look at those colors!!

Everywhere you turn, you seem to be at the beach, which is almost more beautiful in the fog than it is in the sunshine.

I could stare at the rough and wild Atlantic Ocean that crashes against the shoreline for days.

The colourful buildings in the North End of Halifax that have so much character!

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Visit Nova Scotia in Canada


Your Guide to The Top Cities and Countries to Visit In 2019

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Lush green rainforests, storybook castles, rugged mountain peaks — where are you dreaming of visiting in 2019?

There are a lot of articles out there already about the top places to visit in 2019 so, to make things easier, I've rounded up the best to give you a one-stop spot to plan your 2019 adventures.

Here are the top five destinations for the year according to National GeographicLonely PlanetTravel + Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveller — four of my favourite travel publications!

National Geographic’s “Where to Travel in 2019”

1. Mexico City, Mexico (see image above)
The local food scene is the biggest draw according to the article, with a focus on handmade corn tortillas.

2. The Peruvian Amazon
Did you know that the Amazon rainforest covers more than half of Peru?!

3. Fanjinshan, China
This sacred Buddhist site is China’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. Dakar, Senegal
The center of the fashion world in Senegal, this city is known for its incredible nightlife.

5. Dordogne, France
An annual celebration in this region called the Félibrée turns 100 in 2019 and the castles and landscape make this destination look like it’s out of a fairytale!

Click here to see all of the destinations on this list.

Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel 2019”

*Note: This article contains multiple lists, but I’ve focused on the cities for this post.

1. Copenhagen, Denmark
Dubbed the “capital of cool”, this city is a hub of fashion, food, and culture!

2. Shenzhen, China
Considered to be the ‘Silicon Valley’ of China, this city is bursting with tech innovation.

3. Novi Sad, Siberia
The 2019 European Youth Capital, this city is quickly developing its cultural assets as it is set to be the 2021 European Capital of Culture.

4. Miami, USA (see image above)
Always a popular destination for beaches and nightlife, Miami has transformed into a “burgeoning center for the arts, a foodie destination and an innovator in urban design”.

5. Katmandu, Nepal
Still rebuilding after the 2015 earthquake, this city is in a phase of rejuvenation — tourism dollars can only help!

Click here to see all of the destinations on this list. 

Travel + Leisure’s “The 50 Best Places To Travel in 2019”

1. The Adirondacks, New York
”Clear lakes, pure air, and 46 high peaks to climb” — what more could you want?!

2. Alberta, Canada
The majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, incredible museums and art galleries, and a robust foodie scene — this province in Canada has a lot to offer!

Read The Anthrotorian’s Guide to Trekking The Sulphur Skyline Train in Jasper, Alberta

3. Alsace, France
This region produces some of the best wine in the world and has incredible dining to go with it.

4. The Andaman Islands
This chain of more than 300 islands is between India and Thailand and is the definition of paradise.

5. Armenia (see image above)
A new liberal government has made this stunning country more welcoming and accessible to tourists.

Click here to see all of the destinations on this list.

Conde Nast Traveller’s “Top Holiday Destinations 2019”

1. The Peloponnese, Greece
Escape the crowds of Santorini and check out this even more stunning under-the-radar Greek destination.

2. Egypt
If museums are your thing (they are definitely mine!), the Grand Egyptian Museum is opening in January of 2019.

3. Matera, Italy
This romantic and historic city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. Perth, Western Australia
A foodie and wine destination, this city is also a great jumping off point for adventures in Australia’s “wild west”.

5. The Scottish Highlands
Step into the wild wilderness that looks like a movie set or cuddle up near a fire in the local pub.

Click here to see all of the destinations on this list. 

Left photo below by Oliver Sjöström, Instagram: @ollivves, Website: https://ollivves.com/ 

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The Best Gifts For Female Travelers

by Lindsay Shapka in , ,


Do you know someone who compares the cost of everything to how many nights they could spend at a hostel in Rome? Or someone who spends more money on flights than they do on groceries?

It can be hard to shop for people who enjoy traveling more than staying in one place. They tend to collect memories instead of things, and so finding that perfect gift that they will actually use can be tough.

Well, this list is a good place to start! These are the gifts that I wish someone would buy for me, or that I’ve bought for fellow travelers!

Indulgent gifts for travelers

When you are traveling (especially on a budget), you tend not to splurge on things that are a little pricey or indulgent. But, sometimes you want what you want, not what you need! Here are some fun gifts to buy the explorer in your life.

Best gifts for female travelers
Best gifts for female travelers
Best gifts for female travelers
Best gifts for female travelers
  1. Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit

    While a lot of people still use actual cameras while they travel, everyone takes photos on their phones! This kit comes with four lenses: 12x Zoom Telephoto Lens, 0.63 Degrees Macro Lens, 138 Degrees Wide Angle Lens, and a 198 Degrees Fisheye Lens. And, the lenses are compatible with any smartphone.

  2. The Combo Yoga Mat

    This eco-friendly yoga mat is gorgeous. It is designed in Bali and is a 2-in-1 mat and towel, which means that if you get sweaty during yoga (like I do) you won’t end up slipping. I always travel with a yoga mat so that I can stretch out after a long flight or find a class at a nearby studio. The mat comes with a carrying strap and is machine washable which is AMAZING! Available in multiple colors and prints (but this is my fave!)

  3. Watercolor Paint Set

    Art supplies can take up a lot of valuable space if you don’t have a travel set of paints and brushes. This set is made specifically for travel and contains 42 colors, three brushes, and is foldable for easy transportation.

  4. The Travel Atlas

    This is the first atlas that Lonely Planet has ever created and is the perfect all-in-one resource to plan your next adventure! According to the book description, “Each large page of mapping is accompanied with the area’s top sights and activities, while our themed itineraries, ranging from two days to two weeks, will ensure you don’t miss the best sights. You’ll also find trip planning tools like climate information and transport hubs to help you get there and away.” It’s definitely on my list!

Gifts for avid flyers

These are the perfect, practical gifts for people who are taking lots of flights, especially longer flights, throughout the year.

Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
  1. Cashmere Travel Set

    Okay, so maybe this one is a little more on the indulgent side than the “practical” side, but who doesn’t want a cashmere travel set?! This set comes with a blanket, eye mask, socks, and carry/pillow case that will make even the most cramped coach section of a plane feel luxurious! (It’s also available in black and a sandy tone.)

  2. Carry on Cocktail Kit

    A champagne cocktail on my long-haul flight? Ummmm, yes please! This TSA approved travel kit allows you to make in-flight cocktails from the safety of your seat! The champagne cocktail version contains elderflower syrup, 1/2 oz jigger, bar spoon, recipe card, and a linen coaster (fancy!). It also comes in versions for a bloody mary, gin and tonic, hot toddy, margarita, moscow mule, and an old fashioned.

  3. Marble Passport Cover

    I LOVE having a passport cover. It keeps my passport dry, safe, and tucked away. These cases come in multiple colors and patterns (I like the marble version best) and they have an interior pocket perfect for tucking away other travel documents or cash that you might need to access quickly.

  4. Classic Passport Cover

  5. Palm Fronds Passport Cover

  6. Reusable Memory Foam Earplugs

    Anyone who has taken a red-eye flight, stayed in a hostel, or slept in a hotel room with thin walls knows the importance of good earplugs. But, standard ear plugs can hurt or not actually block sound well. These actually have a noise certification rating with an average of 37dB and the memory foam in them means that they fit to the exact shape of your ear!

  7. Luggage Locks

    These TSA approved luggage locks are incredibly strong and are ideal for use on flights or if you are worried about your bags in the hostel or hotel where you are staying. The locks also come with a lifetime guarantee — if you can break them the company will replace them or give you a full refund.

Gifts for practical packers

These are practical items that I add to my packing list on every trip I take. They may not be fun and flashy, but I guarantee they will be welcomed by any traveler you’re buying for.

Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
  1. Mini Travel Steam Iron

    Having a mini steamer that you can use to make yourself look presentable after a long flight or when your clothes are all wrinkled after being packed for hours is every traveler’s dream. And, this one is only $17 and heats up in 15 seconds!

  2. Travel Storage Bags

    These sorting pouches are an awesome way to keep track of clothing that you will need for different parts of your trip or different times of day. I always like to make sure I have at least a few pouches to use for dirty shoes or clothing as well.

  3. Waterproof Phone Case

    Not just for the beach, these waterproof cases are perfect to use if you are traveling in London during the rainy season or wandering around canals in Amsterdam. It never hurts to protect your phone from water!

  4. Mini Umbrella

    I never seem to have an umbrella when I need it. This one is not only perfect for protection from the rain but also blocks UV rays to protect you from the sun. It weighs only 8 oz and is 6.7 inches long!

Must-pack toiletries for any traveler

Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
Best gifts for the female traveler
  1. TSA Approved Clear Travel Toiletry Bag

    I love that these are TSA compliant. I HATE having to put all my gels and liquids in separate clear bags when flying, and this makes traveling through security SO MUCH EASIER. Plus, it keeps your carry-on bag organized and you can quickly find what you need when you need it.

  2. Microfiber Towel Set

    I truly believe that everyone should travel with a microfiber towel. They are antibacterial, quick drying and perfect when you need to wash and dry your hands or face, if you stay somewhere that doesn’t provide towels, or need to dry off quickly after skinny dipping!

  3. Aveda Travel Set

    Aveda products smell SO good, and this travel set is ideal to have at-the-ready for a spontaneous trip. It contains two bottles each of Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner, Rosemary Mint Hand & Body Wash, All Sensitive Creme Moisturizer Lotion, and two bars of Refreshing Bath Soap.

  4. Burt's Bees Mini's Travel Set

    Another awesome travel set to have at-the-ready, this contains six travel size products — cream cleanser, day lotion, deep cleansing cream, body lotion, foot cream, and hand repair cream

  5. Leakproof Silicone Refillable Travel Containers

    These squeezable travel tubes are always in my toiletry bag. They don’t leak ever, are easy to fill, and come in plane-friendly sizes.

  6. Mini First Aid Kit

    This first aid kit may be mini, but it is definitely mighty! I usually create my own first aid kit out of whatever I have in my medicine cabinet when I travel, but would love to have this one handy — it contains 92 useful and valuable hospital grade medical supplies.

  7. Purell Hand and Face Sanitizing Wipes

    I always carry hand sanitizer when I travel — it’s perfect for when you want to wash your hands before grabbing a snack from a street vendor or end up using a public washroom that has no soap in sight. The only problem is that, without fail, the bottle seems to leak all over by bag at some point. These wipes eliminate the chance of a spill and, though they may seem like a small gift, they will be appreciated by any avid traveler.

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The best gifts for female travelers
Best gifts for female travelers