Gift Guide: Travel Bug

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Soul of New York: A Guide to 30 Exceptional Experiences

$14

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Written by journalist and native New Yorker Tarajia Morrell, with original illustrations by Abbie Zuidema, Soul of New York: A Guide to 30 Exceptional Experiences brings the spirit of the city within reach through cultural and culinary entries. Across 144 pages, Morrell translates the illustrious history and present-day heartbeat of NYC into adventures anyone can undertake.

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As its title suggests, National Geographic Society’s 1,000 Perfect Weekends: Great Getaways Around the Globe offers profound inspiration for short escapes that will appeal to all types of travelers. This stunning 704-page hardcover tome covers more than 40 countries, with itinerary suggestions ranging from 36 to 72 hours. Perhaps most exciting are the pages of National Geographic photographs that accompany all of the recommendations.

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The new Sanne Balaclava from NYC-based The Arrivals is crafted from a super-cozy, responsibly sourced 70% mohair and 30% nylon blend, knitted into a thick ribbed pattern. Made in one size for all genders, its face opening measures 22.5 inches and the neck opening is 12 inches—but since the fabric blend makes it supple and soft, there’s some wiggle room. Available in black, matcha or …

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UDD 180 DX Sleeping Bag

$355

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Brooklyn-based label Adsum collaborated with Japanese outdoor brand Nanga (founded by Akira Yokota in 1941) on a four-product collection made for adventures. The standout product, the UDD 180 DX Sleeping Bag, is a custom-sewn item made in bright yellow and orange; colors inspired by ’90s mountaineering. It folds down into a lightweight, pocket-sized carry bag, but is filled with warm, high-performance 770 fillpower down that’s …

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Made in Canada from plant-based plastic, Another Room’s Mini Jointlocker is a neat carrying case for a small BIC lighter and a mini joint. A removable chain allows users to attach the kit to a set of keys, bag or belt. Available in various colors and sizes, it’s a playful but practical accessory. Price is in CAD.

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Comprising crystals, a wearable evil eye and smokeless smudge, this travel kit from Sage & Salt contains items designed to transform every final destination into a welcome one. Each component—from the smoke-free spritz to the black salt—aims to support the clearing of bad energy and anxiety while helping to maintain alertness, ultimately keeping travelers feeling grounded and secure.

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Travel North America: (And Avoid Being a Tourist)

$28

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With guidance, tips and reviews from online travel resource Fathom’s founders, Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati, and their talented contributors, Travel North America: (And Avoid Being a Tourist) provides plenty of information for those able to visit the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean; and those who want to research their future trip once borders open up more. With a focus on natural wonders, …

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Topo Designs is renowned for their utilitarian but colorful approach to gear, and the playful, practical Subalpine Hip Pack fits within their range perfectly. With adjustable straps, it can be worn around the waist or crossbody style, and its RidgeBack rear panel provides airflow between the bag and your body. Several interior pockets help separate and protect your belongings and various zips and bungee cords keep …

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Studio Unto’s unique set of crayons allows artists of all ages to reproduce the vivid color-scapes of our natural world. As though “you picked up a piece of mineral and started coloring,” each crayon resembles a rock, with swirling, layered and speckled colors. Drawing with them produces multi-colored lines with texture and inconsistencies that add to the allure. Because each piece is made by hand, …

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Out-of-Office Carry-All

$175

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Though it draws inspiration from weekender-style suitcases popular in the 1960s, Roverlund’s soft and spacious Out-of-Office Carry-All is composed of future-forward, Marine-grade and water-resistant 1200D polyurethane (with a mountain-climbing rope handle). We first fell in love with the brand for their design-forward pet carriers; their foray into people-focused products is a welcome one. This highly functional accessory measures 18.75 by 14 by 6 inches and …

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Hyperice’s sized-down version of their popular Hypervolt percussion therapy tool, the Hypervolt GO, proves helpful for pre-workout use as well as recovery. It seeks to improve range of motion and flexibility, reduce soreness and tension, and enhance muscle performance. The brand’s GO iteration weighs just 1.5 pounds (roughly 30% of the aforementioned original model) and features a 40-watt motor. Three speeds can tackle varying issues, …

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Behind the Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World’s Most Iconic Hotels

$20

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Frequent flyers (and many city-dwellers) know the joy of settling into a signature cocktail at an acclaimed hotel bar. With travel presently paused, Behind the Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World’s Most Iconic Hotels allows the adventurous to tour the world with their tastebuds. Budapest-based writer/editor Alia Akkam penned the celebratory collection, drawing inspiration from her years on the road, reporting about developments in hospitality. She’s …

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