The holiday season is rapidly approaching and before you know it, it will be Chanukah , Christmas, and Kwanzaa!

If you have a friend or family member that has an incurable desire for wanderlust and you are not quite sure what to buy for them, I am here to help!

Here are some things that your traveler will love:

GOPro Hero4 Black

GoPro Hero4 Black

Credit: GoPro

The latest GoPro to hit the adventure camera market is the GoPro Hero4 Black. In case you have never heard of the GoPro camera before, it is only THE most amazing portable camera invented for people who want to take amazing action shots! This is a gift that every traveler would appreciate.

Curious to see what the GoPro is about? Check out this video of a Mexico Bungee Jump by GoPro. If you are looking for a comparison of the different GoPro models and price-points? Check out this comparison video by Rhino Camera Gear.

Cost: $499.00

You can buy it on Amazon here.

Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

Credit: Luggage Pros

Ever since I heard how amazing traveling with packing cubes has been for many of my traveling friends, I decided to make an investment in them. I have to tell you that they have made both my backpack and suitcases much easier to comb through and locate items. The Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Cube Set is a high-quality durable packing cube set that would be a welcome addition to anyone’s luggage.

Curious to know how packing cubes work? Check out this video by Eagle Creek!

Cost: $22.00 for a set of 3

You can buy it on Amazon here

Pacsafe Luggage Compact Organizer

Credit: PacSafe

Having a travel wallet that can hold my passport, cards, and money while traveling is a must for me. Although it is not very fancy, the Pacsafe Luggage Rfid-tec 150 Compact Organizer is a great choice for both male and female travelers because it is a neutral tone, inconspicuous, has a change pocket, and has an extra added bonus: it has RFID Blocking technology! (What is RFID? Read this article by Consumer Reports)

Cost: $37.00

You can buy it on Amazon here

Urban Outfitters Around the World Leather Watch

Credit: Urban Outfitters

By far one of my favorite travel accessories ever is the ‘Around the World Leather Watch’ by Urban Outfitters. Every time I take a trip I make sure that I never leave home without it. This would make a wonderful stocking stuffer for your favorite female traveler.

Cost: $34

You can purchase it at Urban Outfitters here 

 CamKix Selfie Stick

Selfie Stick

Credit: Amazon

Did you ever go to take a selfie with friends and you cannot get everyone in the photograph? Luckily a product has been invented that makes taking selfies easier: the selfie stick – one of the greatest inventions ever.

Cost: $27

You can purchase it on Amazon here

Fujifilm X-E1 Camera

Fujifilm XE1

Credit: Luminous Landscape

This year I was in the market for a new camera, so I headed to my favorite camera shop here in NYC looking to find a camera that produced clear high-quality shots, was light, and was durable. After a long discussion with a sales representative, I was informed that the X-E1 was a great choice because it is mirror-less and it is right between a consumer DSLR and a professional DSLR, with an excellent price point. Ever since purchasing the camera in the spring, I am in love with it, and I feel that it is one of the best investments I have ever made.

Cost: $700 + (including lens)

You can purchase it on Amazon here

 Airportag Throw Pillow 

Credit: Airportag


Lin Yutang once said, “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” 

A beautiful pillow that you might love resting your head upon this season is a lovely travel-themed pillow by the company Airportag. Not only do they have pillows with throw pillows with quotes on them, but they also specialize in making pillows with airport codes.

Cost: $25

You can see the full collection of their travel pillows and purchase them here



The good folks over at Airportag were generous enough to donate a Travel Throw Pillow (pictured above) to a reader of Cultural Xplorer.

Entering is simple: watch the video below for full details and then click here to enter!

The giveaway has now ended. Congratulations to Jason V! 


The contest runs from Monday, December 8 to Monday, December 15, 2014 and the winner will receive the prize by the holiday!

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