Editor’s note: PaperCity’s counting down the holidays with ultra-curated and distinctive gift guides. Today, assistant digital editor Jailyn Marcel shares her top gift picks for the jet-setter in your life. Tis’ the season for an over-the-top vacation.
Through the power of modern technology, the world is more globalized than ever before — propelling travel culture to the forefront in 2016. Sure, the act of traveling isn’t anything new. The endeavor precedes the current generation by hundreds of years.
But for many, traveling was once a pursuit clouded by careful planning and budgeting — an activity only reserved for special occasions. The rise of bloggers, travel periodicals, booking apps (think Airbnb and Fareness), and an increased curiosity for all things global (blame it on social media) are helping take the world of travel more mainstream. Suddenly anyone can vacation in Belize for under $1000, or grab a one-way ticket to Iceland for less than a pair of designer jeans.
Whether your niece has opted for a gap year to intern in Barcelona, or your sister’s taking a sabbatical to backpack through Europe, there’s sure to be at least one person in your family that’s been bitten by the travel bug.
So cheers to the explorer in your life. These 15 gifts are sure to enhance their adventures for years to come.
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