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The Best Travel Gear of 2015

Have an avid traveler on your list? We’ve rounded up the best products for travelers on the go.

Take it from us (because, well, we travel a lot): Any traveler on your list will love these products that we’ve tested in 2015. Whether they’re an avid business traveler, a weekend warrior, or are on a trip around the world, there’s something for everyone. From charging hubs (Yes, we promise it’s a good gift!) to tiny video cameras, we’ve got something for every budget and need.


By Ashley Rossi

Ashley Rossi is always ready for her next trip. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for travel tips, destination ideas, and off the beaten path spots.

After interning at SmarterTravel, Ashley joined the team full time in 2015. She's lived on three continents, but still never knows where her next adventure will take her. She's always searching for upcoming destination hotspots, secluded retreats, and hidden gems to share with the world.

Ashley's stories have been featured online on USA Today, Business Insider, TripAdvisor, Huffington Post, Jetsetter, and Yahoo! Travel, as well as other publications.

The Handy Item I Always Pack: "A reusable filtered water bottle—it saves you money, keeps you hydrated, and eliminates waste—win-win."

Ultimate Bucket List Experience: "A week in a bamboo beach hut on India's Andaman Islands."

Travel Motto: "Travel light, often, and in good company."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Window—best view in the house."