Journal the Journey
Documenting your worldly travels is a must. Doing so in this stylish journal is optional, but we highly recommend it. With more than 200 pages for journaling, it won’t fill up quickly either—unless you’re traveling year-round. In which case, can we come with you please? With tough fabric and a sewn binding, it’s a perfectly durable accessory you can feel free to stuff in your suitcase at the check-in line—but only if you have to. Order online at artsymodern.com, $15.
If writing isn’t your style, how about trying a more three-dimensional approach? This cork globe from Uncommon Goods allows jet-setters to capture their travels in a totally different way. Use color-coded pushpins to decipher between where you’ve been and where you want to go. Buy it now at uncommongoods.com, $129.
Take a Hike
Get lost in America’s expansive National Parks system—or don’t, if you have this handy guide. With maps, travel recommendations, room for notes and an extensive index, this leather-bound book is the ideal gift for the adventurer in your life. Bonus: If you and your adventure buddy are looking for nearby places to explore, check out one of these 11 must-see National Park systems in New Jersey. Buy it now on markandgraham.com, $70.
Have Cocktail, Will Travel
This carry-on cocktail kit is arguably one of the most useful things a traveler could find in a 3×4 tin container. The set includes ginger or elderflower flavored syrup, 0.5 oz jigger, bar spoon, linen coaster and recipe card with a possible cocktail concoction (Moscow Mule or Champagne Elderflower). Alcohol not included—you’ll have to ask the flight attendant for that. Buy it now on anthropologie.com, $24.
This portable charger is a busy bee’s best friend—it’ll go everywhere. The 2600 mAh battery is rechargeable and holds enough power to charge your phone fully before it needs to be recharged. The universal wire charges Apple products, Samsungs, Androids, Blackberrys and eReaders. Order it now at nastygal.com, on sale for $28.
Zip It Up
Your toiletries and small trinkets can travel safely in this stylish zip pouch by Jonathan Adler. Top zipper and genuine leather will likely protect your tiny belongings from a bumpy ride on the luggage carousel—but no guarantees. Additional pattern available. Buy either (or both) now on 6pm.com, $29.99.
All Wrapped Up
This roll made of handcrafted leather is the perfect travel companion, keeping your necessities neatly organized. Zipper pocket is great for storing the all-important Passport. A total of eight interior pockets store small stuff like pens and pencils. Get it now at CB2, $89.95.
Pack It Up, Pack It In
This practical yet stylish travel bag is a jet-setter’s dream. The weekend duffel bag unrolls with ease and transforms into a garment bag for those pesky dress shirts and clothing made from fabrics that tend to wrinkle easily. The garment section can hold up to 3 hangers or one large coat. The bag, made of cotton melange fabric, is durable and lightweight—so you’ll have pounds to spare at the check-in counter. Going somewhere in a hurry? The bag has a padded shoulder strap for easy transport. Buy it now on hookandalbert.com, $395.
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