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7 Christmas Gift Ideas for Travelers

December 1, 2015 in Everything Else

It’s really hard to believe that Christmas is around the corner already!  It seems like just yesterday we we’re celebrating the arrival of 2015 in Gettysburg, PA.  Nonetheless, I love checking out all of the unique gifts online.  Here are some awesome holiday gift ideas for the traveler in your life!

Passport Case for Travelers – by MindMap

Passport Case


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Compass Wood iPhone 6 case – by LovinaCases

wooden iphone case
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Compass Necklace – by lisaloren

compass necklace
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Travel Journal – by AshleyCaitlinCrafts

Travel Journal

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Travel Watch – by AyoBijou

travel watch
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A Tinggly Experience







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Wanderlust Pillow by hopealittle

etsy wanderlust pillow













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May 26, 2015 in Everything Else

It has been a while since i’ve updated you all, and since there are some new things happening, i’d like to take a second to do just that!  Where to begin…..
Tinggly Ambassador badge


I have begun an exciting new chapter as a  Tinggly ambassador!  What the heck does that mean, you ask?  Let me start by telling you what exactly Tinggly is.

Tinggly is a company that allows people to give the gift of adventure!  Instead of giving a thing as a gift for a birthday, Christmas, whatever the occasion may be, you are instead giving the gift of something to remember.  For $125, the recipient will receive a voucher that allows them to choose from 350+ experiences  that suits their tastes – and the experiences are located all over the world, so there are plenty of choices.  They have 2 years to utilize their voucher.  Pretty cool right?

As an ambassador, I will have the chance to find cool new things to do in various places, with the intent on sharing them with all of you, and maybe you’ll have your eyes opened to experiences you didn’t even know existed.

I think this is such a great concept because there are only so many items you can buy a person before you run out of ideas!  And besides, a great experience is WAY more memorable than a “thing.”

If you would like more information on this company, head on over to and check them out.  I can’t wait to see what this partnership brings!


The awesome folks at AdoramaPix recently asked me to write a blog post for them, so keep an eye out for that.  It will be a topic specific to travel of course.  I’ll be sure to share when that happens!  We’re looking at a June posting time.


I used to paint, draw, etc. on a regular basis, but it seems that over the years I’ve struggled to get back in touch with my artsy side.  Lately I’ve been fortunate enough to regain some creative inspiration back, and when I am unable to travel, I have been creating new art.  I am planning to offer some of my art for purchase here through my blog.  Keep your eyes peeled for this update!  Hopefully i’ll get some of the artwork up within the next month or so.
Be sure to check out some of the art i’ve been working on as well as other updates on my personal instagram!  Find me @JensTrvlBug

There is so much to look forward to here at the travel bug blog!  Thanks for keeping up with me on this amazing journey!


Istriadesign etsy


February 3, 2015 in Everything Else

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and if you still haven’t bought your traveling significant other something fantastic, you still have some time!  I have compiled some awesome Valentine’s Day gift ideas I found on Etsy.  Take a look at these great gift ideas any nomad would be happy to have.

 This heart made of maps would be an adorable decoration!

Price: $25.45+
Shop: MyWhimsicalLily
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etsy map heart

Photo source: MyWhimsicalLily (Etsy shop)


This awesome print is 100% customizable and perfect for a wandering couple.

Price: $32.99+
Shop:  LovelyLilyDesign
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etsy print

Photo source: LovelyLilyDesign (Etsy shop)


Similar to the gift above, this is another customizable map, just a slightly different looking rendition.  Another great gift idea!

Price: $28.24+
Shop:  Printsinspired
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Printsinspired etsy

Photo source: Printsinspired (Etsy shop)


Of course, you have to have a travel themed Valentine’s Day card….

Price: $5.00
Shop:  Istriadesign
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Istriadesign etsy

Photo source: Istriadesign (etsy shop)


…and how great are these pillows?!

Price: $23.80+
Shop:  Paintspiration
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Paintspiration etsy

Photo Source: Paintspiration (Etsy shop)


Last but not least, this compass locket would be a perfect Valentine’s Day present for your loved one!

Price: $29.00
Shop:  BackstreetCreations
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BackstreetCreations locket

Photo source: BackstreetCreations (Etsy shop)


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