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Our Travel Christmas Wish List

Here’s our 2017 Christmas Wish List:

  • Suitcase (checked) – Eagle Creek’s Tarmac AWD Spinner 26 or Eagle Creek’s Adventure 4-Wheeled Upright 25 are my favorite suitcases for travel. Tested on domestic and international trips. Stay within the 25-inch to 26-inch range to avoid going over the airline weight limits. Perfect size for 5-10 day vacations. Spinner wheels always. Eagle Creek also offers a “no matter what” warranty. eBags is my go-to luggage site. They are always running 20-30% off deals. Sign up for emails and accumulate reward points for future purchases.


  • Suitcase (carry-on) – Eagle Creek is also my favorite brand here. I purchased this carry-on, the Expanse AWD Carry-on, as a gift. I love the styling and it’s very lightweight. I’m also planning to try this new one, the TLS Hybrid Spinner Carry-on, just released by eBags. Due to customer requests, they’ve added spinner wheels to their popular carry-on. The 2-wheeled version holds an amazing amount of stuff so really interested in trying this one. It is currently the “steal of the day” at $139.99 on the website.


  • Packing cubes – These are great for packing and keeping you very organized while traveling. Pick a color for each child and teach them early how to pack efficiently. I’ve tried various brands and prefer the Eagle Creek and eBag brands. eBags offers the most colors.


  • Toiletry case – The eBags Pack-It Flat Toiletry Kit is a favorite. Toiletry bags are usually the last item added to a suitcase so it lays flat or slides into the suitcase front pocket with ease. eBags now offers a large version, but I’ve found this one to have enough space. Currently priced on sale at $22.49 in several fun colors.


  • Foldable duffle bag – This foldable duffle bag is perfect to add to your suitcase for souvenir purchases. Wish I had this on my last trip!


  • Photo luggage tags – These personalized photo luggage tags would be a fun gift, maybe using a photo from your last trip to the beach. Currently on sale at Shutterfly.


  • Artifact Uprising Photo Block – Artifact Uprising is my new favorite app. I can upload my vacation photos straight from my phone. They offer books, prints, and my favorite gift – the wood block & prints. You receive 12 prints that are 5 X 5.75. I love the quality of paper (stylish matte finish) used in printing. A truly special gift at $25. Also take a look at the brass easel with calendar. A little more pricey but a stunning gift.


  • Artifact Uprising Photo Book – I’ve also had the 8×8 Instagram-friendly photo books printed with vacation photos and I’m so impressed with the quality. All photos uploaded directly from my phone!


  • Travel Games – We loved playing games when we are huddled in our condo in Destin, Fl. Two current favorites my whole crew can recommend are Code Names (for 4 players) and One NIght Ultimate Werewolf (for bigger crowds.)


  • National Park Passport – This park passport would make a great stocking stuffer. The passport can be stamped at visits to each of the national parks and stamps sets are also available.


  • Destin map pendant necklace – For a pretty reminder of our favorite beach, this handcrafted pendant uses vintage maps to show your favorite location. Found on Etsy at Paper Towns Vintage.


  • Week at the Beach! – Saving the best for last. How about surprising your loved ones with a beach vacation?! We can help with this link. Order one of our iLoveDestin t-shirts here, create a gift certificate for your dream beach vacation, wrap it all together, and hide under the Christmas tree!

Happy Shopping & Merry Christmas!

Kendra Veach

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