Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveler in Your Life

We know how stressful it can be to come up with the perfect gift idea for all the special people on your shopping list. You want to give something thoughtful, something useful, and something that will treat the recipient, evoking surprise and excitement when they unwrap the gift.

If there’s a frequent traveler on your list this year, you’re in luck. We’ve come up with our top gift ideas for the travelers and road warriors in your life. They’re sure to love the thoughtfulness (and practicality) behind these gift ideas.

This Christmas, why not give the gift of…

A Battery Boost.

Battery power is a constant concern for road warriors, and having a compact, simple way to get a boost is important to most travelers. Don’t miss out on a FaceTime chat or Skype call again. Give an on-the-go charge to phones and tablets simultaneously with the Mophie Power Station.

The Gift of Literature.

For those travelers on your list that love to read, give the gift of literature this Christmas with the Kindle Paperwhite. The perfect travel companion, the Kindle Paperwhite holds thousands of books and can last for weeks between charges, giving that special someone a little entertainment on the road.

Safety & Assurance.

Sure, emergency car kits may not seem like the most exciting gift, but trust us, they’re a travel necessity sure to be appreciated! Add your own personal touches by creating a custom kit, instead of purchasing a pre-made one. Check out our 15 Essential Things to Keep in Your Car post for ideas on what to include in the emergency kit.

A Little Peace & Quiet.

A true necessity for all frequent travelers, noise-cancelling headphones can’t be beat. Switch out the background noise for long commutes, and let your dear traveler enjoy a little peace and quiet.

Better Photography.

Space is always an issue when traveling, and must be reserved for the true necessities. Unless the traveler on your list is really into photography, they probably won’t have space to cart around a professional camera and all the associated gear. Instead, they probably rely on their phone for all their image needs. Why not give them the gift of improved photography, with a simple cell phone lens? Choose from fisheye, wide angle, and much more.

Fun & Memorable Maps.

There’s something fun and novel about the idea of visually marking all of the places one has traveled on a map. Check out these scratch-off maps, letting the traveler in your life relive their latest adventure when they scratch off each trip they’ve taken.

Hassle-free Accommodations.

Is the traveler in your life planning an upcoming adventure across the US? Why not treat them to a hassle-free stay at one of our extended stay properties, located in 22 states across America? Our affordable rates and fully furnished rooms are perfect for those in need of stays of a week, a month or longer.

What are your favorite travel gifts to give and receive?

Top Budget Eats in Jacksonville

The largest city in Florida, Jacksonville’s culinary scene is on the rise. Much like Jacksonville itself, it could be said that the culinary culture in this city has been underrated and largely undiscovered for some time.

But as travelers look to vacation options other than Miami and Palm Beach, cities like Jacksonville are welcoming more visitors, more events, and of course, a sophisticated culinary culture. Discover a wealth of exciting places to eat and things to try that – luckily – don’t have to break the bank.

During your next visit, try out some of the city’s delicious and sought-after budget eats – you’ll be happy you did!

Si Senor Fresh Mex.

Arguably the best Mexican restaurant in all of Jacksonville, Si Senor Fresh Mex offers quality, diverse, and completely authentic Mexican food for your enjoyment. Sample signature tacos, their beloved pico de gallo, chimichangas, fajitas, and so much more.

Whiteway Delicatessen.

Jacksonville’s oldest deli, it’s no surprise that Whiteway Delicatessen has long been a local favorite. Perfect for breakfast or lunch, customers often leave Whiteway feeling like family. Enjoy classic (or even custom) sandwiches, tabouli salad, vegetarian options, and much more.

A Little Bit of Saigon.

Every city has its go-to Vietnamese joint, and in Jacksonville, that place is A Little Bit of Saigon. Best known for their pho, locals agree that this hole-in-the-wall restaurant is the best in the city for cheap, authentic Vietnamese cuisine.


Serving up fresh and quality Mediterranean cuisine, Karams is best known for menu staples like chicken shawarma, spinach and meat pies, hummus, fattoush, and other Mediterranean goodies.

Carmines Pie House.

As always, we firmly believe that a top eats list is never complete without at least one pizza restaurant. And in Jacksonville, you’ll love the traditional Italian-style offerings at a great price available at Carmines Pie House. Enjoy gorgonzola salads, New York-style thin crust pizza, fried calzones, and much more.

After you’ve filled up on all the culinary goodness the city has to offer, enjoy a budget-friendly stay at one of our extended stay properties in Jacksonville.

For more ideas on what to do and where to eat in Jacksonville, check out the Area Guide tabs on the pages linked above.