It’s Time for a Warmer Climate

Tired yet of the polar vortex, the bomb cyclone, the Alberta clipper? Yes, it’s time to hit the road and fly the skies to some place more temperate.

As it happens, this week includes National Shop for Travel Day, a great time to find the unique gifts that will enhance the journey to your much-needed warm-weather vacation.

Looking for luggage that blends style with a nod to history? This lambskin duffle bag is made by the same leathercrafters that supplied jackets and gloves to explorers during Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expedition. Scully, the 112-year-old leather manufacturer, also provided leather accessories to aviators during both World Wars, and their contribution to history is displayed at the Smithsonian Institute and the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The duffle is vegetable-tanned and aniline-dyed into a pebbled grain that imparts heirloom-like quality.

Supplement the duffle with this compact and lightweight carry-on to keep onboard essentials handy. This rain-resistant bag fits a tablet in its rear compartment, while the front space is subdivided into pouches and zippered pockets for organizing a passport, guidebook, sunscreen, and other tourist must-haves. Credit card and passport slots are designed to block RFID scanners to foil identity thieves, and zipper-locking clips on two internal compartments thwart old-fashioned pickpockets.

For that long flight or car ride, this cordless portable massager, a unique gift available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, gets you into relaxation mode with a back massage. The fabric-swaddled device delivers five types of vibration massage that vary in speed and intensity to reduce stiffness and maintain blood flow. The massager straps to a seat back and can be rolled into a lightweight, easy-to-carry bundle that also functions as a neck pillow. This unique gift is great even for those who won’t be traveling far from their easy chair this winter.

You can find all of the accessories to make your trip more enjoyable at our online travel shop – everything you need from travel clothing to enhancements for your smartphone.

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