The holiday season is right around the corner. Save stress and time and check out a few must-have items for the active travelers on your gift list.
For on-the-go teens, adult children and everyone in between, staying hydrated and healthy is key. The Hidrate Spark water bottle carries your water to work, school and on hikes with a few key features keeping you hydrated, including the bottle’s flashing light, reminding users when it’s time to drink. The bottle also contains a sensor inside, recording how much you drink and syncs to the hydration app available on iOS and Android.
The Spark allows users to easily sync water intake with fitness trackers, so based on your level of activity, you always know how much water you should be drinking. Bottles begin at $49.95, and come in a variety of colors.
Find travel-related gear including hats, shirts and backpacks from Serengetee. Started by co-ed friends in a travel abroad program, founders Jeff and Ryan began purchasing fabric on their travels all over the world to be turned into mainstream products and accessories for other avid travelers. The idea grew into Serengetee, a fashion site dedicated to U.S.-made products derived from international materials. Each piece represents another part of the world and each sale donates 10 percent of proceeds back to projects and causes around the world.
Help the photographers in your family stock up for their next outdoor adventure with new travel tech like the durable DBPower 4K Action Camera. Similar to a GoPro, but without the high price tag, the DBPower camera snaps 4K HQ-resolution photos and video and can be worn on your body while running; on your helmet while bungee jumping; mounted on a bike; or while off-roading vehicles.
The camera’s built-in WiFi and free app allows users to share photos instantly on their iOS or Android devices. Take the waterproof camera white water rafting, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and everything in between.
Backpacks are no longer just for school. Used for travel, everyday transit and fashion accessories, a new backpack like the National Geographic Africa backpack can be a great gift for both men and women.
The medium-sized comfortably fits a professional camera, tripod, a couple changes of clothes and various accessories for a quick weekend trip. The industrial coloring and leather and canvas materials are great for all seasons.
For something a bit more fashionable and functional, try the Baggu leather drawstring backpack or the P.MAI Valletta laptop backpack for commuters. Ranging $140–450, the styles lend well to everyday function and versatility.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Northwest Florida is a haven for beachgoers seeking the waters of Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Destin. But this region of Florida also has some extensive history, offering family travelers a great way to introduce young ones to Florida’s Spanish and indigenous past.
More than 1,000 miles from Spain’s capital city of Madrid, the seven Canary Islands are also part of Spain. They are the tallest peaks of ancient volcanoes rising out of the Atlantic, not far from the coast of North Africa. Two of these volcanoes, both still active, offer exciting adventures for families traveling to the islands.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
If you think you have to head into the wilderness just to get some hiking time in on your next vacation, rest assured. Cities across the country pride themselves on being great all-around family destinations, and that often includes fun urban hiking opportunities. These cities prove you don’t have to hike to a mountaintop to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. They are home to great parks and walking trails designed for easy walks that let you enjoy the fresh air, and get to know the personality, culture and history of the city you are visiting.