2020 was a year that made us realize just how much we love traveling and exploring the world. So it should come as no surprise that our gift lists this year are full of things that are sure to come in handy on our journeys (and maybe spark some serious wanderlust along the way). If you’re shopping for an explorer at heart, or are picking up a little something for yourself (it’s been that type of year, no judgment here!), then we have you covered. Our Azamara elves have put together the perfect gift guide for the travelers in your life.
Here is the Azamara 2020 Holiday Gift Guide For Travel Lovers.
Apple AirPods Pro
Every experienced traveler knows a good pair of headphones is essential for any trip. Whether you want to quiet the noise around you or lose yourself in your favorite songs and stories, noise-canceling headphones can help. And we love the Apple AirPods Pro. Why? Simple: they sound great, their noise-canceling capabilities are impressive, and they’re so compact that they hardly take up any room in our luggage. Big, dynamic sound in an easy to stow package? The AirPods Pro will be music to your ears.
A DSLR Camera
Phone Cameras have come a long way over the years, and there’s no doubt you can get some amazing shots with them. But, for our money, nothing beats a classic DSLR camera. They simply allow you to capture more variety in your photos as you travel the globe. If you’re new to DSLR cameras, there’s no better place to start than with the Nikon D3500. What sets this beginner camera apart from the competition is its intuitive guide feature. It offers insight as you dive into the world of photography, essentially acting as an interactive tutorial, all conveniently contained on its read LCD screen. With the Nikon D3500, you’ll be taking amazing photos for the scrapbook in no time — and you’re sure to feel like a pro when the time is right to explore the world again.
There’s something immensely satisfying about a perfectly packed piece of luggage. Everything is in the right place and easy to access while you’re away. And, if you ask us, the best way to achieve this level of luggage zen is with packing cubes. The Osprey Ultralight Packing Cube Set is our top pick. Durable, adaptable, and affordable, these packing cubes will make finding your essentials a breeze. When you’re well organized on vacation, you can spend more time enjoying your adventure and less time wondering where, exactly, you stored your toothbrush.
One of our favorite things about travel is hearing the sounds of every new port we visit. The rhythms wafting out of cafe windows and pumping out of passing cars bring every city to life, and The CityRadio aims to bring that feeling of immersion to your home. This portable radio connects you to live radio stations from the great cities of the world — all with the push of a button. One second you can be in Berlin, the next, Buenos Aires. Rome, London, Paris, Tokyo, they’re all at your fingertips. You can even enjoy the sounds of Athens (and if you follow along on our blog, you know we love Greek music). Tune in and transport yourself to your next dream destination over the holidays!
An RFID Blocking Travel Wallet
Keeping travel documents safe is essential when you’re off exploring the world. And the more protection, the better! That’s why we recommend RFID blocking travel wallets like this one from Bellroy. RFID blocking prevents unauthorized scanning of your cards and personal documents while you’re out and about, and this travel wallet allows you to store all those important travel essentials with security and peace of mind. There’s plenty of space for everything you need, and they come in a variety of colors so you can find one that matches your personality.
A Portable Charger
When you’re touring ancient palaces and natural wonders, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your devices have enough battery life left. That’s why a convenient portable charger like the Anker PowerCore 20100 is a must for your travel bag. This portable charger will ensure your phone and other devices have the extra juice they need for those busy days and late-night stays our journies are famous for.
Try the World Subscription Box
Do you miss sampling snacks from around the world? You’re not alone! Luckily, there’s a way to bring the food from around the world to your kitchen — the Try the World Subscription Box! This subscription box lets you discover the world through the joys of cooking and food. Every month, they’ll send a curated selection of ingredients, snacks, and drinks from different countries straight to you. With a new selection and country every month, you might just discover your new favorite food, as well as your next must-visit foodie destination!
The Tory Sport Packable Performance Down Scarf
Look and feel your best on those chilly nights out by wrapping yourself in the comfort of the Tory Sport Packable Performance Down Scarf. This fabulous oversized scarf is filled with high-quality duck down for the perfect mix of warmth and comfort. It’s water repellent, and when you’re not wearing it, you can fold it up into a convenient front zip pocket — where it doubles as the perfect travel pillow. Style, meet sleep — you’re sure to be an ideal match!
Just because you can’t visit them right now doesn’t mean you can’t get lost in the world’s sights and stories with great travel-inspired books. Some of our recent favorites include TO:KY:OO by Liam Wong, which brings this stunning city’s bright and buzzing landscapes to life. And if you like classics, pick up Venice by Jan Morris, which explores beyond the iconic canals of this Italian city through beautiful prose. We also love the new photo book, Accidentally Wes Anderson. This book has captured locations from all around the world that evoke scenes from the director’s famous films — whether they know it or not!
The Gift Of Travel
It won’t be long before we’re back on the water exploring the wonder of the world, and we’d love to have you along for the adventure! 2021 will be full of incredible destinations, including first-time visits to more than a dozen maiden ports.
Come see the best the world has to offer with us. Get started by checking out these cruise deals for plenty of gift-giving (and wanderlust) inspiration.
From all of us at Azamara to all of you, happy holidays! Stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you aboard our ships again soon. Until then, you can stay up to date on all the latest news from us when you subscribe to our newsletter.