Dads do it all. Now it’s time to show them a little love with a Father’s Day gift, perfect for travel. There is travel gear and also the gift of travel to a destination filled with dad activities; everything from history to sportsman activities. The gift of travel inspires our list of gifts will have the dads in your life saying…. “thank you, I’m packed and ready to go!”
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Dad will love a backpack that has style and function combined and if you add anti-theft features, you’ve hit a home run. This backpack by Travelon has a roomy main compartment with padded, fleece-lined pocket for iPad® or tablet. And, there is a front organizer compartment with RFID blocking card and passport slots, a zippered wall pocket, 2 pen loops and tethered key clip with LED light. Each of these features spells function and organization.
Everyone loves outside pockets and for the dad on the go, this bag has a front zippered pocket and two mesh expansion pockets for essentials like a water bottle, umbrella or sunglasses.
The reversible sling strap goes from left-shoulder to right-shoulder along with a grab handle – with neoprene – dad can choose his style. It comes in black or gray
All traveling dads need compassion socks. On the road by car or plane.
When you’re sitting for long hours you need to take care of the health of your legs
No swelling, no feelings of pins & needles or achy legs. Your dad will arrive with legs which feel well rested and ready to go.
The socks come in several styles – long (calf length), short (ankle length) to ensure you have the coverage and protection needed. And, the various patterns and colors helps dad capture his very own style. You can purchase them starting for $13. For more information about them visit their website: www.sockwell.us.com and order them on the link below.
When is a fanny pack not a fanny pack? When it is the Matador Hip Pack
With the functions of safety and anti-theft and ease of use, the Matador Hip Pack keeps you on the go and your personal belongings safely with you. It is the perfect hands-free place to keep your essentials. It is an essential travel gear items for festivals, hikes, travel, or exploring. You can keep your wallet, phone, passport, or anything else you need conveniently tucked away. It is waterproof with sealing water-resistant zippers. And there is an internal zippered compartment with a key clip. The adjustable waist belt means it is for dads of all shapes and sizes. Everyone is welcome to bring it along.
What’s really cool for those on-the-go dads is this Hip Pack folds down to the size of a small lemon so that you can have it on hand when you need it. And, take up no space in your suitcase or backpack.
Available in grey or color dipped Indigo blue
eGee Touch Lock
Call all the techie dads! Here’s the perfect gift for the guy who loves tech and loves gadgets! It’s a luggage lock which operates by Bluetooth for Apple and Android smartphones for unlocking and locking. With a gentle press and tap on eGeeTouch® lock it operates with ease. You can also track your bag using the app and trace where, when and who has your bag. No worries about TSA – they can still open your bag – TSA approved
No need to remember combinations or keep up with keys – here’s something for dad that may be small in size but big in function.
United By Blue
30L Base Backpack
Is there a dad in your life who loves the outdoors? Hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring the great outdoors in any and all ways is a favorite of so many guys…. ladies too….but, we’re talking about Father’s Day gifts here. You’ll want to make the dad aware this bag may be borrowed.
It’s durable with a water repellent finish which sheds moisture and it’s stain resistant too! How cool is that! Dads will have no problem taking along all their gadgets in this bag with a padded laptop sleeve which accommodates up to 15″ laptop. The exterior zipper pouch pockets and open side pockets will give him easy access to things he needs quickly.
The drawstring closure and top pocket lid allows you to pack a lot into the bag with no problem. The leather haul strap and adjustable, padded shoulder straps give the bag style and function.
Fathers Day Trip Ideas
The gift of travel is a wonderful way to say “you’re special.” Here are a few suggestions of great destinations.
- Located in central Texas aka Hill Country; well known for its wineries and display of German heritage and traditions, almost feels like a European countryside
- In addition to 24+ wineries, breweries and distilleries on the rise in the area
- Visit President Lyndon B. Johnson’s ranch (which became known as Texas White House), birthplace, collection of cars and other vehicles; as well as the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm to see demonstrations of sausage making, sheep shearing, canning; all within the LBJ National Historical Park
- In the heart of Fredericksburg is the Historic District with over 80 points of interest such as old homes and long-standing shops and self-guided walking tour maps are available
- The most iconic structure in Fredericksburg is the Vereins Kirche Museum, also called the “Society’s Church,” a collection of artifacts and photos detailing Fredericksburg’s history
- The National Museum of the Pacific War is a complex dedicated to all who served in the Pacific War; located in Fredericksburg in tribute to Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz who led the Allied war effort in the Pacific from the Attack on Pearl Harbor to the end of the war; Fredericksburg was his hometown and the museum is located in what was formally the Nimitz Steamboat Hotel (an inn owned by the admiral’s grandfather)
- The Mile High City has more annual hours of sunshine than San Diego and Miami, and brews more beer than any city (one example: Coors Brewery); and the Rocky Mountains are nearby
- Denver is in on the food hall trend where you can enjoy different cuisines in one shared space; one popular spot is Central Market, serving wood-fired pizza, fresh-baked breads and gourmet chocolates
- Uptown and Five Points: home to cafes, pubs and bistros with outdoor patios that open out onto a large greenspace; you’ll also find the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science as well as several jazz clubs, coffeehouses, breweries and BBQs
- Follow the Denver Beer Trail to enjoy more than 30 of Denver’s top beers from over 100 breweries and taprooms in the city
Door County, Wisconsin
- Located on a peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan; known for its long shoreline, cherry orchards and is considered the “Cape Cod of the Midwest”
- There are 5 state parks, 11 historic lighthouses and 19 unique communities within one peninsula and each community is home to family-owned restaurants, art galleries and proud locals with great stories to tell
- It’s especially fun to visit in the summertime and catch a traditional fish boil ceremony; using white fish caught in Door County, locals and visitors alike gather around the fire to watch the boil master cook the fish and then it is served often with homemade coleslaw, bread and cherry pie for dessert
- One of my favorite things to do in Door County is visit the Cana Island Lighthouse; the island is located within walking distance of the mainland and the water is typically ankle to knee deep; but when the water is cold or conditions are bad, you can instead ride in a trailer attached to a tractor! The actual lighthouse leads you to a gallery deck where you can enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan
- A great option for viewing the beautiful riverfronts of European countries, the United States, and more all in one trip; the ships are often smaller than ocean cruises and provide a more personal experience
- Most river cruises come at a great value because they include amenities and features like shore excursions, alcohol, Wi-Fi, etc. in the listed price so you don’t have to prepare for unexpected fees
- River cruises often make more stops than ocean cruises, sometimes you’ll be able to visit multiple ports within one day and you’ll rarely spend a day solely on the water
- The largest river ships carry up to 200 passengers; this small size is a better opportunity to meet people and to get to know the staff
- River cruise trip suggestions:
- France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Russia
- Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar
- National Geographic-designed cruises through Mandalay, Budapest, Amsterdam, Bordeaux and Nuremberg – on these special trips, National Geographic experts will be on board to give informative talks with guests, photography tips and guided land excursions
For more info: www.scenicusa.com