The Socially-Distanced 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

What can I say? How can I put together a compelling list of travel-related gifts in 2020? For Canadians, travel anywhere beyond the boundaries of our home province is a risky, if not entirely outlawed, activity. And it is possible that this will be the state of affairs until late 2021—at best.

For 2020, I have divided my gift ideas into two groups: the Tentative Traveller and the Covid Cocooner.

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The 2019 Gift List For Long-Distance Walkers

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Here are ten gift ideas, in no particular order, for that committed long-distance walker on your list. They range from the absurdly expensive—although serious walkers with a few thousand kilometres under their belts would love these gifts—to small, inexpensive stocking stuffers. All have been tested by Gail and me over the past year on the Andalusian Coast to Coast walk, the Chaucer Way and the first leg of the Via Francigena. That’s a thousand kilometres and 44 days of testing!

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