Abundant Travel Tips: Amazon Prime Day & Die with Zero

Abundant Travel Tips: Amazon Prime Day & Die with Zero

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Trip Planning & Travel Hacking

I can’t help myself….As soon as I return from a trip, I have to jump on the computer and start planning my next adventure.  It’s the dangling carrot, the something to look forward to, my reason for being.  Also, this time of year, my real estate business settles down so I’m able to travel more and for longer periods of time….And, I in the past week, I’ve gone crazy and booked a trip to Boulder, Co, a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, and a trip to Southern Spain.  Each location has it’s cache; get out of the Austin heat in Boulder, visit a healer in Guadalajara and return to my happy place on the Med in Espana.  The best part of all these bookings is that they were all FREE!  Yes, FREE!  I am a travel hacker, specifically with “credit card churning”, and I book as much as I can on credit card points.  Below are my recent savings…and I still have more points to use 🙂

Flight to Boulder: $257
Hotel Boulder 5 nights: $1066
Hotel Guadalajara 5 nights: $981
Flight to Spain Business & Coach:  $3233
Hotel Malaga 5 nights: $710
TOTAL:  $6247 SAVINGS!

Stay tuned!  I’m working on a video and program to help you travel hack.

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Amazon Prime Day!

June 21 & 22 are Amazon Prime Days.  There are over 2,00,000 deals available on this cyber sale!!!  Check out all the travel goodies on The Abundant Traveler Page.  Happy shopping 🙂

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Die with Zero?!

A fellow traveler and FI (financial independence) friend recommended that I read a book titled Die with Zero by Bill Perkins.  I thought, what a bizarre name for a book; what a morbid and scary thought to think about dying, and dying with nothing to your name, but I ordered the book anyway.  And I have to say, I’m blow away with this book!  The premise behind the book is to ‘bank’ experiences, not just money, and make sure to take the appropriate experiences at the appropriate age.  You don’t want to be 75 backpacking through Europe staying in hostels; you need to do that in your 20s.  I’m loving this book because it meets your retirement money fears head on with discussions about inheritance money for your kids and for charity, when you should stop working, and what if you get critically ill when you get older.  I am shocked how much this book has made me think about what I’m doing today with my life, and I think everyone would benefit from reading this book.

Travel Hair Dryers

This week’s video is all about travel hair dryers.  I’ve been looking for a great compact travel hair dryer for a while, so I decided to try all of them from Amazon.  Watch the video and let me know what you think?  Remember, you can purchase the hair dryers in the description below the video, or click this link to the blog post on my website.

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Abundant Travel Tips: Father’s Day Gifts & Hawaii

Abundant Travel Tips: Father’s Day Gifts & Hawaii

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Wowza! Hawaii was amazing!

I’m back from Hawaii, and WOW!, what an amazing place.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been to more than 60 countries yet never visited Hawaii.  I had an absolute blast visiting all the hot spots in Maui and Oahu.  In Maui, I hit Mama’s Fish Housesunset at Haleakala, Upcountry and took the 600 plus turns to Hana.  There was so much to do in Maui, and I didn’t spend any time lounging at the beach…then again, I’ve never been a lounge lizard 🙂   On Oahu, I visited Pearl Harbor, visited the most incredible beach called Makapu’u, and crossed off one of my major bucket list items.  I surfed Waikiki Beach…and I stood up!!!!  photo below.  Stay tuned for great videos from Maui and Oahu including know before you go, packing lists and my adventures with Air Maui.

I loved Hawaii because you could still feel the Hawaiian culture.  You can hear the Hawaiian  language spoken everywhere, and the islands have such an interesting history.  It was such a treat to finally see what was always in my own back yard.

Below are a couple tips for your next trip to Hawaii
1.  It’s in the middle of the Pacific, and the time zone is 5hr difference from CST.  You will have jet lag, so be prepared.
2.  I found most things start early in the morning, and the towns shut down early in the evening.  It’s definitely a place to be active during the day.
3.  Hawaii is very expensive, but some of the best food I had was at food trucks.  $15 for a fresh Mahi or Ono or shrimp served with rice and salad.
4.  Stay on the west side or Leeward sides of the islands.  The weather is calmer and dryer.  Of course, visit the east or windward side to see the professional surfers and tropical rain forests.
5.  Plan on at least a week per island you visit.  I felt that 7 days was enough for Maui, but 4 days wasn’t enough for Oahu.

Below is a photo from my surf lesson on Waikiki Beach.  This was a MAJOR bucket list item for me, and I had SO SO SO much fun!  Check out my bucket list here.

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Father's Day Gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I always struggle to find something fun and interesting for Dad.  This year, I solved my dilemma by searching for men’s travel gifts on Amazon.  After all of my searching, I decided to  create the below 2 videos for men’s travel gifts.  One video is for gifts under $20 and one for gifts over $20.  If you need a gift for Father’s Day, watch the videos and click the links in the descriptions on YouTube or click the links to my website  Over $20Under $20.

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Travel at Any Age – Why Travel Insurance is Important

Travel at Any Age – Why Travel Insurance is Important

Travel at any age can be rewarding! There are certainly risks that travel comes with but with the right planning and peace of mind, the rewards outweigh them enormously.  You may even make  travel memories that last a lifetime! This post will walk you through the importance of travel insurance and how to find the right fit for you! 

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Travel Preparation & Planning

A great trip starts with the right preparation and planning. Finding a destination that will suit your travel style is important. Are you looking to escape to the beach, hit a desert trail, or explore exotic cuisine? Think about what destinations you are ready to explore and comfortable with – a shorter, direct flight may be important to you and narrow down your destinations initially. A domestic trip may also be an option. Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, travel insurance is beneficial for any trip that takes you 100 miles or more from home, including a road trip! One of the benefits of traveling as you get older is freedom. You may have more PTO to use up or the ability to create your own schedule leaving more time for travel than ever before. Shoulder season travel is a great option if you’re able to take advantage of the months leading up to and after the busy season. This time of year, generally affords discounts, less crowds, and oftentimes a more relaxing and enjoyable trip.

Once you have picked a destination, it’s important to consider accommodations, transportation, and your itinerary too. I love looking into resorts that have adults-only areas like pools or even a suite tower for a relaxing trip. If you are looking into activities like scuba diving or golf, check on availability and make reservations in advance if necessary. If you are willing to leave your travel schedule more open – don’t be afraid to call the day of to book a tee time or activity, there may be a cancellation that you can take advantage of, just don’t count on this!

Travel Insurance

With any type of travel especially where you may be taking part in riskier activities than normal, finding the right travel insurance plan is important. Travel insurance should never be one size fits all. By visiting TravelInsuranceMaster.com, you can easily plug in your trip and traveler details, and let the trusted algorithm recommend the best travel insurance plan for you. You can also view side-by-side comparisons of different plans from multiple providers all in one place. The easy-to-use filters on the left-hand side will help you narrow down plans by the exact benefits you are looking for. There are a variety of benefits for any kind of trip. For example, if you are looking for coverage for activities, select one of the sports benefits.  If you are looking for Hurricane and Weather coverage, filter by benefits to protect your trip in the event your home or destination are affected by hurricane season.

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The best time to purchase travel insurance is usually within 10-21 days of making your initial trip deposit. Trip Cancellation plans continue to be the most popular option for travelers covering their non-refundable prepaid trip costs if certain requirements are met. Cancel for Any Reason plans allow you to cancel for any reason whatsoever up to 2 days before your trip for up to 75% reimbursement of your non-refundable prepaid trip costs. If you’re looking for the CFAR benefits, you will normally need to buy insurance within 1-21 days of your initial deposit. There are also time-sensitive benefits that make purchasing insurance early worthwhile. One of these benefits is the Pre-existing Medical Conditions waiver that many travelers look for. If you buy insurance within the stated timeframe from the initial deposit, usually the same day or within 2 weeks, you will get broader coverage and benefits like the Pre-existing Medical Conditions waiver depending on the specific plan.

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If you or someone you are buying insurance for has a pre-existing health condition, you should seriously consider the likelihood of it reoccurring or flaring up during your trip. Ask yourself could it cancel or interrupt your travels? For plans without the Pre-existing Medical Conditions Waiver, normally a medical condition present prior to your travel insurance policy’s effective date would not be covered. Most plans have a look-back period which means the plan investigates your medical history, anywhere from 2 to 18 months, to check if your condition was treated or appeared during that time. Comprehensive plans with a Pre-existing Medical Conditions waiver will give you coverage if you buy your travel insurance plan the same day or within a set number of days after your first trip deposit. This doesn’t usually add to the cost of the plan and is a great incentive to buy early!

International Travel Insurance

When traveling to another country, it’s important to fill the gap where your regular health insurance may not offer coverage. Emergency Medical Coverage may not have been your first priority when you first started traveling but with 2021 travel, we all realize its importance. It can save you from a costly bill if your US health insurance plan is not accepted in another country. It’s important to note COVID-19 is treated the same as any other illness, so Emergency Medical and Evacuation benefits will cover your otherwise non-refundable prepaid trip cost if you were to become ill with COVID-19 during your travels. Trip Cancellation plans give you protection if you the traveler, your companion, a family member, or your business partner become ill before your trip and you cannot travel. Trip Interruption also provides reimbursement of non-refundable prepaid trip costs and expenses for your return home if you or your companion are diagnosed with COVID-19 while on your trip. Trip Delay will cover hotel expenses and meals if you are delayed through quarantine required by a physician.

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Final Travel Insurance Thoughts

Finding the right travel insurance does not have to be complicated or time-consuming. By visiting TravelInsuranceMaster.com you can easily find the recommended plan for you from the world’s leading providers. Always be sure to read your plan details for benefits and all the information you need like proof of cancellation. Plans do allow you to buy coverage up until the day before you leave so wherever your travels take you, be sure to protect them with peace of mind from Travel Insurance Master.

Travel Insurance FAQs

What is travel insurance?

Travel insurance is a protective policy or plan that helps you cover or recoup costs associated with changes or emergencies incurred during travel. They can cover small things like transportation costs, lost baggage, all the way up to medical issues incurred during travel.

How does travel insurance work?

Travel insurance works by securing a traveler’s financial risk should you suffer a financial loss during travel. Should something happen, your travel insurer will reimburse you for the costs you incurred.

How much does travel insurance cost?

The cost of travel insurance depends on what type of coverage you need and how long you expect to be traveling. Factors that impact your travel insurance costs include age of the travelers, number of travelers, length of your travel plans, and the type of coverage you need. For most trips, travel insurance will cost anywhere between $250 – $500.

What does travel insurance cover?

Travel insurance covers a wide range of items including personal costs, medical emergencies, lost belongings, rental cars, hotel stays, trip cancellations, and travel supplier bankruptcy.

Do you need travel insurance?

You do not need travel insurance to travel, however, if you are planning a long or expensive trip, it is highly recommended that you purchase adequate travel insurance should something go wrong.

How much travel insurance do you need?

For shorter trips, adequate travel insurance will cover trip cancellation, lost luggage, and more. For longer, more cost prohibitive trips, consider purchasing more comprehensive coverage that will cover medical issues or emergencies incurred during your trip.

How do I get travel insurance?

There are a lot of ways to acquire travel insurance. For a lot of domestic and international trips, you can purchase insurance and coverage through your travel supplier, often times your travel agent, travel broker, or airline. There are also 3rd party, independent travel insurance provides that will insure your trip.

Have you used travel insurance before when traveling? Let me know in the comments!

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Guide to Travel Gifts for Men

Guide to Travel Gifts for Men

Men are always so challenging to buy for, but this men’s gift guide will help you find the perfect stocking stuffer or special little gift.  Doesn’t matter if you are buying for your husband, boyfriend, dad, or son, this gift guide will make your shopping a snap.  All items on this list are under $20 so you won’t break the bank either. 

PS.  I’ve also included the Amazon links for every single item so read on!

Check out my full video review of all of these men's gifts by clicking below!

The ultimate men’s grooming gift, this kit is great for a luxurious trip. A bit on the heavier side, it will add a little weight to his suitcase. 

With a quality look and feel, this passport cover is a nice men’s gift. I like the stylish color and the extra slots for credit cards on the inside of the cover. 

Let the man in your life document his travels with this quality leather journal. This journal is 5×7 and has lined pages for easy writing. 

A super compact first aid kit is always helpful for travel or camping. There are 66 pieces inside this kit including bandaids, tweezers, antiseptic wipes, safety pins, medical tape and more. 

This toiletry pack contains 20 travel sized items that every man needs when he travels. Including soap, deodorant, a razor, and more this will make it easy for him to pack on your next trip! 

The best gift to go with an eye mask? A comfy memory foam travel neck pillow! This particular brand is nice because it squishes down into a travel bag, and also includes a clip so it doesn’t slide off your neck, or can hang from your backpack. While you’re at it buy one for yourself too! 

Disposable and flushable, I love this convenience item to keep your guy fresh and clean. At just around $2 US dollars these are a great add on gift item that may even get a laugh, or a big thank you – who knows! 

Graduated compression socks are a must have for any kind of long haul flight to help with circulation. The dark color and nice quality of this brand made it my top compression sock choice for under $20. 

A hanging dopp kit (or toiletry bag) I like this one for the organization and quality. It is a bit bulky if only traveling with a carry-on, but is great for longer trips. This will organize all his toiletries and then some. 

Perfect for holding all of his electronic accessories, this gear organizer is a top men’s gift idea. The interior features multiple pockets and elastics to keep everything well organized. No more digging to the bottom of his bag for chargers! 

What man doesn’t love a great flask? The army green color of this one is beautiful, and it also includes a small funnel for easy use. A fun men’s gift idea to add to your list! It’s available in multiple colors so make sure to click below to check them out. 

Leak proof, BPA free, and slim this is a great water bottle for your man’s backpack. The motivational markers on the front will inspire anyone to make sure their water consumption is on par for the day. Staying hydrated while traveling is especially important! 

Every traveler needs a sleep mask! Help your man get the best rest possible whether he’s on an airplane, train, or trying to sleep during the daytime. The modeled shape of this mask makes it ultra comfortable. 

An RFID protected wallet offers the man in your life style and extra protection from theft. Made to fit perfectly in your back pocket, you’ll find this wallet to have great stye and function. Multiple color choices are available as well.

Perfect for camping, this headlamp is a great men’s gift option. This particular brand has a bright light and is durable. I have even used a headlamp outside at night to see things when I’m not camping! 

If the man in your life is really into electronics, this is a great gift. This is primarily for traveling in the US, Mexico and Canada. There are 4 USB ports, 3 plugs, and it’s really lightweight. 

Any guy who loves to film or take photos will enjoy this portable tripod. It weighs about 3 lbs, and extends to 5 feet tall. It has a lever to get the right angles as well. I use this for all of my filming and love it!  

A remote control clicker for your camera shutter is amazing, and I personally use it on every trip I take. Get your man from behind the camera to in front of it with this men’s gift! 

Another great tripod option, this one works well for spots where you may not have a flat surface, or want to hang your camera from somewhere above. The versatility of this item makes it a great men’s gift. 

I’m Kim, the abundant traveler and welcome back to the channel.

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you 20 items under $20 for the man in your life. Whether it is traveling with camping, backpacking or a luxury five-star trip, these items are perfect for the man in your life. Whether it’s your dad, your brother, your boyfriend or just your travel buddy, there’s no need to get out pen and paper, you can look at all of these items by going to the description below and clicking the amazon links.

These are affiliate links but there’s no extra charge for you and they do support the brand the abundant traveler. I’d be so appreciative if you would use the links in the description below.

Our first item is an all-in-one travel kit, that makes it easy for your man to pack. This convenience kit for men features 20 items that every man needs when he travels from razors to shaving cream, Advil, toothpaste and even some toenail clippers. This is the best part about it, on the inside there are 40 travel size items so you do not have to go out and buy each individual little item for your man, it’s all in here and ready for you. There is a comb, there is toothpaste and a toothbrush, a little razor, basically, everything you need, the guys can just put this in their backpack or in their suitcase and off they go.

The second item I have is a RFID Protected Passport Cover. You can see right here, it’s a nice chocolate color and on the inside, you put your passport here and you can put a couple of credit cards here as well. I really like this, it’s a nice feel, it feels very luxurious and for under $20, it’s a great deal.

The next item I have for you is a leather gorgeous Journal, you can see here, it is very nice packaging and has a piece of leather to wrap it up and they have beautiful pages lined pages on the inside, nice detail, you can see right here, really nice detail, I really think that this is great for a guy that likes to take notes or a guy that’s quite the planner on the trip. I like traveling with guys that are planners because I am not a planner, I’m a fly by the seat of my pants, kind of girl. This BEDSURE leather journal notebook is 5×7 inches and it has 240 pages, it’s easy to care for and actually looks better the more worn, it is.

So, the next item we have is a 66-piece FIRST AID KIT. First Aid Kits are extremely important and again, make your guy’s life a lot easier, all he has to do is take this, pop it in a suitcase and he is good to go. There are band-aids, there’s tape, there’s a little bit of Neosporin, actually there’s a pair of scissors as well in here, check out these little scissors which are great, not just for first aid but for other things. So, this is a great gift and it’ll keep your guys safe while he’s traveling, this small FIRST AID KIT made by thrive, has 66 pieces, it is light and small and easy to pack. There are medical supplies for emergencies, survival, hiking, camping and just general travel and cycling.

And next is a great headlamp, the next item I think is great to have whether you are camping or not camping, I always take a head torch or a headlight with me. This is a great one, I really like this there are several but I found that this one had all of the bells and whistles had the brightest light and everything I needed for under $20.

So, the next item I have on the list for your favorite guy are some graduated Compression Socks. I really like this set, super high quality, very masculine with the gray, nice graduated, it’s good for circulation and it’s great on an airplane. These physics Compression Socks are 70% Nylon and 30% Spandex. They come in different colors but I found these to be the most attractive for the man in your life.

This ALPINE SWISS men’s wallet is very luxurious for being under $20 and fits perfectly in his back pocket. This is a RFID Protected Wallet as well and RFID Protection means that somebody can’t come by with that, whatever in their bag and swipe your credit card numbers. So, I thought this army green was a very handsome color as well.

Next, this is a great gift for a guy, of course, that’s also a great gift for a girl if you’re buying or you can buy couples, this is a very nice mask to wear when you’re on the airplane or it’s really light outside, and you want to take a nap. This eye mask is made by MZOO and it is a perfect mask for men its 3D contoured cup, makes it very easy on your eyes.

Next, you’re going to love this DUDE WIPES. Yep, just give your guys some dude wipes, they’re disposable, you can flush them, need I say anymore? these were only like $2. So, if you need an extra gift but don’t want to spend any money, this is your item.

This is a professional stainless steel nail clipper kit including 15 pieces of nail, clippers, trimmers and even scissors. Perhaps your guy won’t take every item but this has everything you could need and if he takes it, you can actually borrow some of it, it’s quite heavy though so be prepared that this is going to take up a lot of your weight. It’s probably like a pound and a half, so, just take note if you’re backpacking, this is probably not it, if you’re going on a luxurious trip, it might be a great fit

If you have some great ideas for guys for the holiday season, for the birthday, for anniversaries, please let me know especially if it’s under $20 because I will definitely add them to the next video. Also, if you’re interested in items over $20, make sure to watch the video of luxury items for that man in your life.

So, the next item on the list is this very nice army green flask and what I really like about it is the top here is connected, so you can’t lose it, and additionally it has a little funnel, so you can fill up with your favorite alcohol. Also, it’s quite large, so I think that this is a great fit because then you can share what’s in the flask with your man. This Hip Flask is made of stainless steel and holds 12 ounces, it comes in multiple colors so make sure to click the link below and see all of your options available to you.

So, the next item I have on the list is a very nice very lightweight, sort of a canvas style with a little clip here, you can see the clip right there. This will hold all of your guy’s electronics, so, you can put all your cords here, you can put batteries here, anything you want, little clips here, you know, maybe his Bose speakers or his Earpods or anything like that. I really like this, this is good for any traveler, not just a man but I got it in black, just so, it would be more attractive to the dudes. The 32-ounce motivational water bottle and time marker has a straw, it’s BPA free and is leak-proof. It comes in multiple colors but I thought the black was the most masculine. It actually has a straw in it, it’s got a little hook that you can hook. One thing I like about this bottle, it’s quite skinny, so it will fit in most backpacks. I also like here that this is a lock and then you can pop it open and have a drink and then lock it, so, it doesn’t leak. So, this is a great fit I really thought this was a fantastic water bottle and you can see exactly how much you’ve had to drink.

Travel PILLOW special is the fact that it is a hundred percent pure memory foam, it’s comfortable and breathable and machine washable. So, this is a neck pillow, I think this is memory foam and it feels so good, girls I’d buy one for myself as well. This is very, very nice, you can hook it onto your backpack or anything, and even though this looks extremely bulky, look what happens? it folds up and squishes up into a little tiny of course, my hands aren’t very strong but it squishes up and fits inside, this little tiny memory foam bag. So, I think this is one of the best necks pillows I have found, especially for under $20.

Next, we have a dopp kit again not like the first one that’s full, this one is empty but what I like about this one is it is a hanging dock kit; you can see here the hanger and then there’s plenty of space, and it said there are 17 pockets in here where you can put things. So, this is a bit bulky, I don’t recommend this if you’re trying to be super-efficient in your traveling, but this is actually a very nice gift, a little bit of detail right here, high quality canvas, looks really nice and would be a great gift.

So, the next five items and actually the last five items in the 20 under $20 for the man in your life are all electronics or have to do with filming, this cam kicks remote control CAMERA SHUTTER with Bluetooth wireless technology is perfect for every day and every vacation. You can actually buy this and get two of them at once, it usually comes with a little chain here, so you can wrap it around your arm but I love this, it has saved me for all of my selfies and everything like that I’m using. This universal travel adapter has an all-in-one international AC plug, it has fast charging and it has four USB ports. It covers the US, UK, EU, Australia and more than 150 countries. Look how nice this is, and nice carrying case and this is a universal charger and there are the outlets here, you can plug in here depending on what where you are from and what outlets you use. I just really like this one because it had the nice carrying case, it doesn’t take up a lot of room, it’s actually very lightweight and very efficient and I thought it was very masculine as well.

And next, this wall mount has a multi-function design, four USB charger ports and three AC outlet plugs and it has a built-in surge protector. For the gentleman who is into his electronics and this is primarily for traveling domestically in the U.S, Mexico or Canada, this is the only plug on here. This is three plugs and four USB ports, I think this was a great find, it’s very lightweight, it’s very easy to use, it’s also very easy to see in a backpack, so you can pull it out and if you’re at the airport you can plug this in and then plug everything else in at once. I thought this was great, I’ve looked at several items but I thought this one was one of the best.

The next item I have is a PORTABLE TRIPOD, the reason I’m not showing you the PORTABLE TRIPOD is because I’m filming on the PORTABLE TRIPOD. It weighs about three pounds and it extends to five feet, it’s fantastic, it has a lever that goes like this, and it has been a lifesaver for all of my filming and all of my selfies. So, if your guy likes to take photographs or take photographs of the two of all, the try PORTABLE TRIPOD is fantastic, and also, it shrinks down to about this size.

The next item, and the final item in the 20 under $20, is a GORILLAPOD, and a GORILLAPOD has a little ball where you can wrap around a tripod they’re only about this big and you can spend 50 or $60 on one but you can also spend under 20. They’re about this big, you put your camera on top and then you wrap, it around a tree or around a pole and it’s a great addition to any of your photography and travel videoing. This GORILLAPOD is made by JOBY, it is lightweight and flexible and can hold seven times its weight, the flexible legs maneuver 360 degrees, so, you can wrap this around any obstacle for the perfect shot.

I hope that you have enjoyed these 20 items under $20 for the man in your life. Please leave a comment below and let me know if you have any additional suggestions. Also, if you’re looking to buy any of these items, remember go to the description below and click on the amazon link.

I’m Kim, the abundant traveler and I will see you and your man on the next adventure. Bye y’all, mwah.

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Best Sandals to Pack & Wear While Traveling (I Tried Out 16 Different Pairs)

Best Sandals to Pack & Wear While Traveling (I Tried Out 16 Different Pairs)

Sandals for Travel, The Abundant Traveler

After years and years of travel I know just how important a comfortable sandal for travel can be! I decided to try out 16 different shoes to help find the best ones for you. Whether you’re looking for stylish, athletic, comfort, or color I’ve covered them all. 

Read through my reviews below and you’ll be sure to not have any buyer’s remorse! 

All KEEN shoes are known for being high quality. This sandal for travel is great because of the higher traction sole and durability. This shoes tends to be a little wide, so keep that in mind if you have a narrow foot. 

These shoes are on the higher end price-wise, but are absolutely worth it! I love the style and high-quality these offer. Personally for travel I prefer a sandal with higher coverage to protect your foot and stay in place with miles of walking, but a little bulky for your suitcase. 

If you are looking for a lightweight travel sandal to use for city walking, these are great! With a variety of 12 colors you are sure to find one that matches any outfit. 

A name synonymous with quality, you can’t really go wrong with Birkenstock. I travel with these sandals all the time, and they are my favorite! Do remember that these shoes come in European sizes, so you might need to figure out the conversion. For example, I am a size 9 1/2 U.S., and wear a 40 or 41 in these shoes. 

The microfiber soft footbed in these sandals for travel makes them ultra comfortable! You’ll find the sole is very flexible, and the style is more on the athletic side. There are several colors to choose from. 

I use Chaco’s all the time for my travel hiking and water shoes. You can adjust each strap as needed to make them comfortable and secure. Check out the color options available! 

This sandal looks beautiful on your feet with some nice braiding! If you like a little height in your sandal, this one offers a 1 1/2 inch heel. 

This is a classic travel shoe that you can wear walking the streets of a city or hiking in the hills. I personally love Teva’s and find them a little bit softer than Chaco’s which are similar to me. 

Take this shoe from day to evening easily with its versatile style. The 1/2 inch platform and soft leather really make this travel sandal great as well. 

Definitely an affordable option, these crocs combine value and comfort. Extra lightweight they are perfect for a beach or pool vacation. They do not come in half sizes, I recommend sizing up. 

I love the combined style and price point of this shoe. The 1 1/2 inch heel gives this sandal for travel a bit of pizazz, and the foam footbed makes you feel like you’re walking on a cloud. I’m planning on keeping a pair of these shoes! 

Several colors and a memory foam footbed make these sandals a great choice. The price point is great too! I ended up ordering these in a tan color to keep. 

These travel sandals feature an all-day comfort footbed and genuine leather upper. The details on the top give it a little visual interest. Great for a wider foot. 

I love the cork wrapped detail on the sides of these sandals, and the style is on point too! You’ll find a variety of colors to choose from. 

A rubber sole gives these cute sandals traction when walking all day. Each strap is adjustable for optimal support. 

A great find in 5 different unique  colors, I like the true sandal look with this option. Do note the larger sizes don’t seem to come in half sizes. 

Let me know your favorite sandals for travel in the comments below!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I earn a small commission if you make a purchase. I only recommend products that I personally know and use, and the income helps to keep this site updated and free for everyone.