Last-Minute Travel Gifts for that Special Someone

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St. Martin Beach Welcome last-minute gift guide
A true beach welcome to St. Martin. Tab Hauser photo.

Give the Actual Gift of Travel: Airline Miles on Sale!

What is one of the best last-minute Christmas gifts from one nomad or frequent flyer to another? Airline miles.

This is something that you already have and you don’t need to go shopping for it. It can be delivered instantly online. And if the recipient is a frequent flyer, these miles will certainly be appreciated and eventually used.Buy United Miles
Some airlines are running promotions during the season with heavily discounted fees. For example, United Airlines is waiving the $30 processing fee and also offering a 20% discount on the miles transfer.

You can gift 1,000 miles for $12 until December 31. One caveat: You and the recipient must belong to the same airline frequent flyer program. Thanks for the Gourmet Flyer for this tip.

Buy or Transfer MileagePlus Miles

Roadsurfer vanlife

Here’s our travel gift idea for the whole family:  Rent a cool van for an epic road trip adventure of the Western USA or Europe in 2023

Always wanted to try #vanlife? Make 2023 the year to make memories of a lifetime and take your besties or loved ones on a California or European road trip. Lifestyle and experience-focused outdoor expert roadsurfer, a German RV camper van rental start-up with stations in Los Angeles and in twelve European countries, currently offers a $100 early booking discount on all 2023 rentals. Dynamic rates are based on demand, so the earlier you book, the lower the price.

The small and compact roadsurfer camper vans come in different models that sleep two or four and include everything needed for a road trip, plus unlimited miles and flexible booking. The vehicle’s fun exterior features roadsurfer’s signature colorful wave design, alluding to a surfer lifestyle vibe and comes with a retractable awning for shade. Each renter will receive two camping chairs and a camping table, a fully-stocked kitchen box, as well as a goodie bag – all free of charge.

This discount offer ends 1/1/23. Bookings completed between 1/2/23 and 2/15/23 receive a discount of $75.


Grey's tail rod

Screen Shot 2022 12 12 at 3.32.11 PMTake Up Fly Fishing for the Ultimate Escape with Grey’s

Greys Wing Series launched a new rod series this year that is reshaping the brand. Carried within the Streamflex Plus portion of the series is an additional blank stored in the butt section. Simply unscrew the bottom of the rod, insert the portion between the butt and the lower midsection and transition your rod from dry fly fishing to a whole different type of fishing rod, a euro nymphing one, in a matter of seconds.

Additionally, the series features a stripping guide that is closer to the butt section to assist with slack, helping with line control when nymphing and is one fewer rod anglers have to take on their next adventure.

Greys from $369

Grey's Tail reel

The Greys Tail reel is constructed from durable diecast aluminum that undergoes two separate machining processes to remove excess metal and create a stunning, highly finished design. Fitted with a sealed, carbon disc drag, the Tail has an enclosed frame to prevent line escape and a rapid retrieve large arbor spool that allows you to fight fish more effectively.

The Tail freshwater reel is available in sizes 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8 and the all-water version which has a drag system generating over 10 lbs of smooth drag is available in sizes 7/8 and 9/10. The Greys Tail fits the needs of all freshwater anglers no matter the species they stalk from small native trout to giant musky.

 Greys Tail Reel $129.95

DOACE heated vest

A Heated Vest for the Coldest Winter Hikes

The DOACE heated vest works as a personal radiator to keep your body warm anytime. As one of heat therapy, the vest can promote healthy blood flow that increases the oxygen and nutrient flow to muscles, relieving pain, decreasing recovering time and improving overall performance. It is specially designed for most of the people like cold weather workers and others performing outdoor activities (like cycling, hiking and other winter sports).

The professional heating vest Increases more heat areas, compared to other old heating clothes, they have only 5 heating areas. Our new vest covers 8 heating areas, built in with quality carbon nanofibers heat elements due to its quick heat-up technology, lightweight, flexible & safe to use. Generate consistent heat for many acupuncture points and meridians, including your back, abdomen, shoulder and waist, helping to maintain body warmth.

DOACE heated vest $58

Rhinestone Pump Steve Madden

Steve Madden Blue Rhinestone Pump…Classy Shoes for a Festive Night Out

You’ll be the bell of the ball in VIABLE, the dress heel you’ll wear for years to come. Set atop a slender stiletto heel, this pointed-toe pair features a slim embellished ankle strap and bow design.

  • Textile with stones or lucite with ornaments upper material
  • Vegan leather or synthetic lining
  • Synthetic sole
  • 4.25-inch heel height

Rhinestone Pump $129

horizon towel
Colorful Quick Dry Towel With Many Uses from Horizon

Horizon is a lifestyle brand that has recently launched its signature range of 100% recycled travel towels. Made from 100% post-consumer plastic, each towel equates to 22 recycled plastic bottles that would have otherwise been destined for the ocean or landfill. Lightweight and compact, each towel packs down into a matching travel bag, making them ideal for your day trips and travels.

They are perfect for camping, trekking, gym, swimming, yoga, travel, and of course the beach. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do at Horizon, and our mission is to provide great quality, practical products made from responsible materials for people that live active, adventurous lifestyles.

Horizon Travel Towels

Pirani multi use red solo type cups

Pirani Saves You From Using Another Red Solo Cup

The Pirani Party Tumbler was designed to make convenience less wasteful and help put a stop to the 500 billion disposable cups wasted around the world each year. It’s as if your red solo cup and favorite insulated cup had a baby! It’s nice that a solution has come along that solves this wasteful red-cup throw-away culture.

Pirani Insulated Stackable tumblers come in 2 convenient sizes – 16 oz. and 26 oz. Our lightweight and easy-to-carry Skinny-Wall Triple Insulation™ keeps your drinks hot for up to 6 hours and cold for 12+ hours. Bring Pirani on all your epic journeys!
Pirani 4-pack reuseable cups $94<

GoAskaLocal: Plan a better Trip with Help from local experts

Here’s a great last-minute gift….good advice for a trip.

Go Ask A Local connects independent travelers with in-destination local experts in 38 countries around the world for one-on-one trip-planning consultations. During a consultation, travelers work with their experts to plan and perfect their itinerary, get answers to all their travel questions, access in-depth local insight, and get advice on hidden gems, authentic experiences, and lesser-known places and attractions.

For your favorite traveler who wants to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds, this is trip planning reimagined.

Go Ask a Local

Screen Shot 2022 12 13 at 9.37.18 AMUSB Wall Charger Turbo 6 by Naztech – Performance Supercharged!

Mobile Edge & Core Gaming introduces cutting-edge power options for today’s professional travelers and gamers with options like the USB Wall Charger Turbo 6 by Naztech. This device transforms one wall outlet into a 6-port USB power station. With 50 watts of power, it can charge up to six devices simultaneously at blazing-fast speeds. It’s the ultimate solution for any home or office with multiple devices.

The two orange ports feature cutting-edge Adaptive Fast Charge Technology that can power up compatible devices from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes! Both ports are universal and can deliver a powerful tablet-friendly 2.4A output to non-Fast Charge devices. Every port is engineered with IntelliQ Smart Chip Technology to automatically deliver the exact current each device needs for fast and efficient charging. Enjoy the latest evolution in high-speed charging technology.

Mobile Edge & Core Gaming Wall Charger $34.99

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Yoshino’s Huge New Batteries Can Stand In for a Generator in a Power Outage

Yoshino’s new line of large batteries provides power when you need it, in a portable package. The B2000 SST SST Power Station is the evolution of portable power. Weighing up to 50% less than the competition, the B2000 SST makes high-output battery power more accessible than ever before.

The first-in-class solid-state battery is not only the lightest and most portable available but also the safest. In the event of a blackout, it can power almost any household appliance—and yet it can still recharge from 0-80% in under an hour.

Yoshino Power

pIt commander

Pit Commander: The The True Fire Boss of the Family

At 30 inches the Commander is the longest three-in-one fire pit tool and is designed specifically with large fire pits and bonfires in mind. With an axe-like chopper for splitting burning wood, a serrated hook for rolling big logs, and a poker for getting everything into the right position, your fire pit experience will never be the same.

  • Built specifically for larger-sized fire pits and bonfires
  • Carbon steel construction for lightweight strength.
  • Custom molded grips for easy handling.
  • Hook with large serrations for pulling, grabbing, and rolling big logs.
  • Axe-like chopper for splitting burning firewood into the perfect size.
  • Available in four colors: Black, Orange, Green, and NEW! Oxblood Red.

Pit Commander Fire pit tool $140

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