2018 Holiday Gift Guide For The Traveler In Your Life

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Still unsure what to get your favorite traveler in your life — or maybe you’re looking to treat yourself this season too? Look no further than this 2018 Holiday Travel Gift Guide.

Disclaimer: These products are not sponsored in anyway, and are based on my own needs and wants and uses. DolceDoesTravel is part of a couple affiliate programs, however, so I might get a small amount of money if you buy through our links, which just go to help offset the cost of running this website and The RoundTrip newsletter! We appreciate the support <3.

Up In The Air

Neck Pillow: Turtle turtle turtle. Chris used this Trtl Neck Pillow on the long haul to Germany in Oct and it’s leaps and bounds above other neck pillows. Usually $30, on lightning deal right now for $19.99.

Foot Hammock: Chris did not spring for a foot hammock and had major FOMO and all the ragrets when her seat mate could sleep a little bit easier by resting her feet with this Foot Hammock. Drapes over seat tray for easy use.

Scarf: Doubles to keep you warm on the go, and up in the air. We never travel without some sort of scarf. For around $10 and free Prime shipping, get this big blanket scarf in various colors for colder months, or this lighter weight scarf for summer travel.

Headphones: Noise cancelling are key to a restful long haul - or short haul - flight. Or also useful in long road trips through Europe when you don’t like the music choices of your driver.

Lights, Camera, Action

SmartPhone Attachments: Turn your smartphone into a fancy camera with this fisheye, super wide angle, and super macro lens kit. Smaller and easier to travel than a big DSLR, and much cheaper at just $30.99.

Camera: Prefer to have the full thing? Start with this Canon EOS Rebel T6 package deal that includes a wide angle-normal lens, a telephoto zoom lens, flash, SD card, case, built in wifi, and so much more, all for just $449!!! Fantastic deal on a starter DSLR. If you’re looking for something a little more lightweight and easier to travel with, also consider the Sony Alpha mirrorless series, like the a6000 for $498.


Stay Connected

Portable Charger: These are a must, whether on vacation, spending a day as a tourist in your hometown, or on work travel. For $19, snag this PISEN 2-in-1 to plug and go. It’s a steal and a deal.

Health Nut

Portable Blender: Will your fave traveler resolve to stick to a budget or lose weight in 2019? At $13.50 (up to $18), this single-serve personal blender will help achieve either goal while on the road.

Airlines

Delta/AirBnb: Spend at least $250 on a Delta Gift card, get a bonus $25 eGift card to Airbnb. While supplies last.




UPDATED: The Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 Travel Deals

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July 17, 2018 - UPDATE

Prime Day is in full swing with another 24 hours left to go. Tons of people experienced the site and app crashing, but don't be discouraged - many sales are left to be had.

Here are some updated items we've added to our cart - all on sale through Midnight, Tuesday July 17.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

At only $125 for both apple and android/samsung products, this price is a steal. The normal price is $279. These headphones are clutch on long haul - or even short and noisy - flights. 

 

 

Up to 70% off Samsonite Luggage Spinner Sets

Several sets of Samsonite spinners (hard and soft body) at up to 70% off. We immediately added this pair to our carts - you can snag a 20 in and a 28 in suitcase for just $129 (total for TWO)!

 

Coleman Evanston Screened Tent - 8 Person - $86.89 (65% off)

This 8-person tent is a steal. The same tent is also selling for $155, and the smaller, 6-person tent is currently listed at $120. Jump on this one fast for your next camping trip. 

 

GoPro Hero Session - $99.99

Save $50 on the compact GoPro Hero Session. Be there or be square. 

 

 


July 16, 2018

It takes a lot to prep for travel. Whether it’s a weekend camping trip, baby’s first vacay to meet the fam, a week long break on a white sandy beach, or a month backpacking through EurAsiAfrica, Amazon’s annual Prime Day is one of my favorite times of the year to snag some awesome travel gear at majorly discounted prices to help my next trip go smoothly.

To help you out, I’ve curated a list of the best Amazon Prime Day deals - travel edition. I'll be pushing out links to new deals that pop up via The RoundTrip's Twitter and Facebook pages, so make sure you’re following there too.

So -- what do you need to know to take on Prime Day like a pro?
 

Amazon Prime Day Tips

 
  • Set that calendar reminder - Prime Day starts today, Monday, July 16 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET and runs all the way through tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17. 36 hours of deals.
     
  • Like what you see below? Download the Amazon App. Save items you’re interested in to a list and get notifications when they’re on sale (Amazon’s showing you how here).
     
  • Follow The RoundTrip on Twitter and Facebook where we’ll be sharing updated sale items that are too good to miss.
     
  • Memorize that credit card number (or set up your 1-click purchase) and get ready by scrolling through our list of the best deals you’ll find!

Now that's out of the way, let's get on to the deals.


THE DEALS


AMAZON PRODUCTS

READ TO ME. Got an epic road trip planned? Catch up on the hottest summer reads from the road audio style with Audible. Through Prime Day, save 66% off a 3 month subscription (that’s $4.95 per month).

BOOK WORM. Logging in lots of time pool and beach side? Try Kindle Unlimited for 3 months for .99. (And then check out our summer reading list for books to download)

PLAY IT AGAIN. Create the perfect playlist for your summer trip w/ Amazon Music. When you sign up now through Prime Day, get 4 months for .99.

PUT IT ON MY TAB(LET). Amazon Fire Tablets - starting at $29.99. If you’re team Amazon with electronics, pick a tablet to entertain the kids on a road trip, or you on a plane. These are the best prices you’ll find all year.

 

LUGGAGE

BASIC B. AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage 20 inch - $49.99. B is for baggage, and we guarantee this is the cheapest baggage will ever cost you.

WHAT A THRILL. Beverly Hills Country Club 3-Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage Set - $105.99. You’ll be more ready for vacay than Troop Beverly Hills was for wilderness with this set.

CONCEALED CARRY ON. biaggi ZipSak 22” MicroFold Carry On Duffle - $55.99. This is one luggage weapon you’ll want in your arsenal. The carry on duffle with wheels folds up neatly. Useful if you purchase too many souvenirs on vacay, or have to transport something one way, without having to lug a full bag around the whole time.

SUIT AND TIESuit/Dress Black Garment Bag by BAGS FOR LESS - $7.69. Be like JT (before he went all Man of the Woods) and pack up that suit and tie in this super cheap garment bag.  Or, grab a premium version from AmazonBasics for $34.99.

 

ELECTRONICS

STATUS: INSTAFAMOUS. DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter Drone - $790. Longing for a drone to create influencer style videos for social media? DJI rarely discounts their current top line drone, and this knocks just over $200 off regular pricing. You can also snag a DJI Spark for $399 (reg. $599).

HANDS FREE. Anker SoundBuds Slim+ Wireless Headphones - $29.99. Water-resistant, wireless, bluetooth headphones with a built-in mic will be perfect for listening to Rick Steves’ audio tours throughout Rome. Or your favorite podcast in transit. Or getting your run on through Sydney.

TURNT UP. LG Electronics Portable Bluetooth Speaker - $19.99. This speaker (and maybe you) will surely be turnt up on your next bachelor/bachelorette trip to Cabo, or float down a river. Small enough to pack for vacay, with plenty of power for the group to rock out, all for $30 off.

WHERE MY PICS AT. Seagate Portable 1TB External Hard Drive - $64.99. If you do it all for the 'gram, you likely need some storage space for all those pics you take on your travels. Solid price for 1 TB portable hard drive. 

 

GEAR

SECURITY! RFID Blocking Neck Stash Anti-Theft Wallet - $10.29; RFID Blocking Travel Belt Wallet - $4.83; RFID Blocking Travel Belt - $8.63. Don’t get your wallet snatched from your back pocket, or purse, with any of these products.

PAIN IN THE NECK. Trtl Pillow - $30. Don’t arrive to your destination with a sore neck because you slept funny in your economy seat. This neck pillow helps you catch some zzz’s while providing support without being too big and bulky to lug around.

**NEW** SUCK IT: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter - $9.99 (60% savings). The LifeStraw is an easy to pack and carry water filtration system perfect for hiking, camping, traveling to countries without reliable water supply, and even emergency preparedness home or abroad. Plus for every straw purchased, a school child receives safe drinking water for a year. 

 

SPECIALTY TRAVEL

BABY ON BOARD. Britax B-Free and B-Safe Ultra Travel System - $455.98. This car seat fits right into the stroller, making travel with the baby a whole lot smoother.

BUT FIRST, COFFEE. Coffee Boy All-in-One Portable Coffee Maker - $39.99. What makes this so great? It’s both a portable and rechargeable grinder and pour over drip coffee maker. Never go coffee-less again whether in Mexico or Mozambique.

GRILL, BABY, GRILL. Coleman RoadTrip 225 Portable Tabletop Propane Grill - $159.99. Get your grill on, on your next camping or road trip.

 

 

 

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Amazon Prime Day's Best Deals on Travel Products

AMAZON PRIME DAY

If you're as obsessed with Prime Day as I am, then you've already scoured the site today to get the best deals on items you've had your eye on...or..maybe you're also like me in that you made a few impulse buys.  No shame.

If you instead read that first sentence and thought -- wait, what is she talking about now?  What's this Prime Day she speaks of? No, it's not a national day to celebrate math and numbers ... it's a random day Amazon selected to throw a bunch of awesome goods on sale for super cheap.  Leave it to Amazon and Target to just take all our money.

If the latter is you, then first you need to sign up here for a free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime to access the sale and free 2-day (and sometimes 1- or same-day) shipping and all the other perks like TV show, movie, and music streaming.  Do it - I promise, you'll never look back.

 

Now that you're all set up with your Prime account, you're ready to shop ALL OF THE DEALS.  Below is a list I pulled together of all the best travel-related deals available through July 11.  

Disclaimer - this is not a sponsored post, but I do get commission if you order through one of the links below, which helps offset the costs of running this site.

 

Men's Slim RFID Wallet 
Slim enough to fit in a travel pouch or your front pocket so you don't get pickpocketed, and RFID so no one can scan your cards to steal your information. 

eBags Medium Packing Cubes - 3pc Set
Ever since I discovered these suckers a few years ago, I never take a trip without them. Cubes help maximize packing space and I separate (rolled) clothes by tops vs pants or by theme (i.e. beach or pool day) for ease while on the go. Also check out the Weekender 5 Pc Cube Set.

Kisreal 26800mAh Power Bank Portable Charger External Battery Pack 3 Port Input & 3 Usb Output
I never ever travel without a portable charger. My phone just dies way too fast after pulling up google maps, taking photos, editing photos, and referencing my itinerary.  This charger has tons of power and can charge up to 3 devices at the same time.  You can also get 8.5 charges on your iPhone or 6.5 on your Samsung Galaxy. And, what's unique to this charger, it's compatible with micro usb, lightning jack (iPhone) and USB type C -- aka your new MacBook. 

"anature" Stainless Steel Water Bottle
I never travel without a water bottle, especially when flying. Most airports now have filtered fountains to fill up your bottle just past security. Or, I take advantage and refill during drink service on the plane.  This bottle is 9 oz, so perfectly compact to fit in your bag or to keep a child hydrated. And, it's well insulated to keep that beverage cold - or even hot. 

 

Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible, 11.6-Inch HD Touch, Intel Celeron 
Perfect size and lightweight to take for entertainment on the plane to backing up and editing your vacation pictures on the go.

Youngnis Foldable Waterproof Carry Storage Bag with Zipper   
I try to travel via carry on luggage only (time saver and beats lugging huge suitcases all over the place) but often find myself tight on space after shopping or picking up souvenirs. So, a few years ago I started packing a foldable duffle bag that could fit my purse and all the extra loot if I ended up with too much stuff.  This bag is PERFECT because it's cheap, lightweight, folds up nice when not in use, AND the real perk --- it slides right over your carry on handle so you're not looking like a crazy bag lady in the airport or on the train. Winner winner. 

CamelBak Women's 2016 L.U.X.E. Hydration Pack  
If your travel plans include something a little more adventurous, this Women's Camelbak is included in the Prime Day sale.  Designed for mountain biking, but useful for staying hydrated for day hikes or even during festival season. 

Women's 100% Silk Scarf Luxury Satin Graphic Painted Shawl Wraps
Another staple I never travel without is a scarf or wrap of some sort - no matter the destination, no matter the weather. This lightweight silk scarf will come in handy if you're cold on the plane, need to jazz up an outfit due to packing light, enter any churches or mosques that require covering up, or just to add to an outfit. 

 

This is a small sampling of some of my favorite deals featured in today's sale.  Different items become available at different times throughout the day, so check back, or click on "watch deal" so you don't miss out.  With these items, and more - including cameras (and accessories), tripods, tablets or e-readers, headphones, or even clothes

Happy Prime Day Shopping!

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