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Back to School — or Back to Reality — Gifts for Active Travelers

by Angelique Platas

Sep 8, 2020

Photo: Nomadix

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Whether the young adults or young professionals in your life are heading back to school, the office or some new version of normal, sending them off with something thoughtful is always in style. Check this list for something your loved one (or yourself) can use to ease out of the house with style.


Sneaker LAB Sneaker Wipes: $8

For the runners in your crew, whether living with you or on their own, dirty sneakers are residing somewhere. Designed for on-the-go cleaning, Sneaker LAB’s sneaker wipes can be taken anywhere and clean most materials, including leather, canvas, suede and nubuck. Created in South Africa, these wipes cleanse and protect footwear and, in a world of increasing concern for hygiene, are a great natural way to take care of the home your shoes are in, too.

 

Nomadix Beach Towel. Photo: Nomadix

Nomadix Ultra Light Towel: $29

For that traveler you know that’s always cold, especially on an airplane, the Ultralight Nomadix towel is a great sustainable gift. Use the towel as an in-flight blanket, picnic blanket, beach cover and all-purpose anything in between. The Nomadix towel can do the job of a few items, cutting down space in your carry-on bag. It packs down small to be taken anywhere, and is made with recycled plastic bottles, so you know it’s durable.

 

Coalatree Compass Backpack: $79

Whether your teen, college student or young professional is getting back to it on a limited schedule or full steam ahead, this backpack is designed to keep up. The Coalatree Compass backpack is ready for travel, the office or your commute, with padded sleeves to fit a laptop up to 17 inches and a 10-inch tablet. There are also secured compartments for tucking away important documents from strangers, while offering easy access for the wearer. The backpack even includes two hydration sleeves on the sides and is made from a blend of durable, slash-proof, water-resistant material, keeping contents safe and dry.

 

Paww Headphones: $40–100

Block out the noise while traveling, or enjoy your music, podcasts and movies in peace with a variety of noise-canceling options from Paww Headphones. Free yourself of outside sounds while studying or traveling, or grab an active, lighter pair for running and walking.

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Calling All Chocolate Lovers to Zürich

We’ve seen our fair share (and then some) of drama, trials and tribulations this year, so any reason to celebrate or plan a trip is an exciting opportunity. For the chocolate lovers and sweet aficionados in your crew, Zürich should be on your list this year or next — for many reasons, but specifically for the Lindt Home of Chocolate.

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By Whereverfamily.com, the trusted travel source for the modern family, announces the winners of the Wherever Awards.

Destinations / Asia
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Osaka Oishi: Navigating the City’s Food Landscape

You could say Osaka is a shapeshifter among cities. Japan’s third-largest city, running at a somewhat slower pace than Tokyo, is a patchwork of big business districts, pretty residential areas and beautiful parks. By night, several of its neighborhoods take on an alluring theme park ambiance. The most obvious is Dōtonbori, an upscale retail oasis that, after sunset, becomes a neon-lit maze of restaurants, bars, comedy clubs, arcades, department stores and massive souvenir emporiums.

Destinations / North America
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Keep an Eye Out for These New Roller Coasters Coming to Orlando

If you are a lover of thrill rides and rollercoasters, you better start thinking about a future trip to test out some new ones in Orlando, Florida’s, theme parks. Throughout the next year, some theme parks are expecting a number of thrilling additions and experiences for willing guests. From two long-anticipated coasters slated to open next year in Walt Disney World to a yet-to-be-announced Jurassic Park roller coaster set to open in Universal Orlando, thrill-seekers and coaster fanatics will be in awe.

Travel Tips
Sep 11, 2020

Binge-Worthy Treats to Not Feel (Too) Bad About

In times of stress, boredom and even enjoyment, some of us find ourselves reaching for a treat or two — or a dozen. When you need the crunch or sweetness of a snack, but not all the guilt and remorse to follow, registered dietician Lisa Moskovitz, founder and CEO, New York Nutrition Group, recommends these not-so-bad snacks — they’re also great in kids’ lunches or as after-school snacks!