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71 Gifts Travelers Will Actually Want | Massive Travel Gift Guide

A true traveler values experiences over possessions – making them particularly difficult to shop for. However, there are many gifts that will greatly improve their adventures. Aside from an around-the-world plane ticket, these 71 gifts are ones that travelers will actually want. Below is a massive variety of gifts for all categories of traveler: the backpacker, the luxury-seeker, or the family globetrotters. Prices range from $5 to $500 – so no matter your budget, we got you covered.

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How Much Does it Cost to Go to Iceland?

If you haven't already heard it from everyone else, let me be the first to tell you: Iceland is expensive.  Super expensive.  Iceland is currently ranked as the 3rd most expensive country in the world.  During our visit, we tried to limit expenses where we could without limiting experiences.  We did everything we wanted (within reason... unfortunately, no helicopter rides over the gorgeous landscape), but for the lowest price we could swing.  In this guide, I break down everything we spent money on and how to reduce your expenses while in Iceland.

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A Perfect Two-Day Itinerary for Venice, Italy

Prior to going, we heard a lot of mixed opinions about Venice.  Either it was a completely overrated tourist trap or the most magical and romantic city in Europe.  Our opinion sided closer with the later.  This alluring floating city of marble palaces was the perfect first stop for our honeymoon.  We visited Venice in late May, right before the busy summer season.  While there was a fair amount of tourists crowding San Marco's square, it could have been worse.  Two days felt like the perfect amount of time to spend in Venice.  Here is an outline of what we did while in Venice.

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24 Practical Tips for Sustainable Travel

Travel allows us to experience new cultures, explore interesting places, meet new people, try amazing food, and see the world.  This would not be possible without the one thing we all share: the Earth.  Inadvertently tourists can destroy the very thing they want to see.  While traveling does result in negative by-products for our globe, like through carbon emissions from air travel, there are practical ways to lessen your impact and be more sustainable while you travel.

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Caldera and Cable Cars: The Perfect Day in Santorini, Greece

It is hard to put into words how beautiful the cliff-perched towns and stunning sea views are.  Santorini is a caldera or large crater formed by a volcano.  The crater is mostly submerged and what remains is the 5 islands that make up the Santorini group.  The main island of Thera is where you will likely spend all of your time.  To start off with, one day in Santorini is certainly not enough.  We arrived by cruise ship and were severely limited with what we could explore on the island in that time.  

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Top 5 Free Things to See in Taormina

Taormina is a small town perched on the cliffs of Sicily in Italy.  From the pedestrian-only city center, you can see Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea.  The village of Taormina is a popular destination for wealthy Europeans in the Summer and it's streets are lined with high-end shops.  Fortunately for the more budget-concious traveler, there are many ways to spend a day in Taormina without spending a penny. 

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Our Italy Honeymoon Itinerary

Before planning the wedding, before getting engaged even, we decided on our Honeymoon location.  We were going to eat gelato, get lost along the canals in Venice, journey through the rolling hills of Tuscany, and walk the cobblestone streets of Rome.  We began our honeymoon spending 8 days on mainland Italy, before boarding a cruise to the Greek Isles.

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