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Top Travel Gifts for the Wanderlust College Grad

Eight presents for adventure-craving grads.

Published on May 16th, 2019

Santa Barbara, CA – In just a few short months, auditoriums and gymnasiums will be flooded with graduates walking across a stage to collect their diplomas. Many grads celebrate their achievement by traveling the country, or even the world. Once their tassel is turned, a new adventure awaits.

If you’re looking for a gift idea for the wanderlust grad, we’ve got you covered. From quality gear to protective memberships, we have gathered eight gifts to give your grad the freedom to make the most of their travels.

Durable Backpack

A backpack is essential to any and all travel. They’re practical, fit under your seat and keep your stuff organized with numerous pockets and pouches. Consider the Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Cinch Pack or Pacsafe Vibe 20 Anti-Theft 20L Backpack.

Emergency Assistance Plus® (EA+®)

Emergency Assistance Plus (EA+) travels with your grad 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on domestic and international getaways. Get your grad a one-year membership of EA+ to keep them safe wherever they wander. With one call, they can activate an essential package of support services from medical evacuation to lost luggage assistance, all vital in an emergency.

Portable Charger

There’s nothing that kills the mood like a dead battery as soon as you roll into the Grand Canyon. Treat your grad to an Anker PowerCore 10000 portable charger, which easily fits in a pocket or bag, so their picture perfect moments are not compromised by a lack of battery life.

Travel Journal

A journal records the feelings a picture and caption simply can’t describe. Encourage your grad to jot down their experiences in their very own travel journal. The Moleskine Voyageur Traveller’s Notebook includes color-coded tabs, removable lists, and plenty of writing space for the modern traveler.

Reusable Water Bottle

Hydration is often neglected with the excitement of adventure. Give your grad a water bottle they won’t want to leave at home such as a Hydro Flask Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steal Leak Proof Sports Water Bottle to keep water cool or the Brita Water Bottle with Filter to keep it fresh.

Stylish Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a must—especially for those tropical destinations. Look for lenses that are polarized to reduce bright sunbeams and glare. Protect your grad’s eyes and keep them looking stylish with a new pair of Ray-Bans or Oakleys.

TSA PreCheck

Busy and crowded security lines can add a lot of time and anxiety to the start of a trip. If your grad is a frequent flyer, consider purchasing a TSA PreCheck membership to help them speed through lengthy airport security lines.

Polaroid Camera

Polaroid pictures breathe new life into your travel boards. Give your grad a Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera and keep the past alive. This will allow them to capture moments and develop hard copies in real time.

There’s only so much you can do once your grad turns the tassel, but what you can do is set them up for success in all their adventures ahead.

EA+ is offered by AGIA, Inc., a leading provider of emergency travel protection and rescue and security products. Each year, EA+ protects hundreds of thousands of members in the event of medical emergencies or security situations.

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