Best Holiday Gift Guide for Travel 2018 + GIVEAWAY

It's that time of year again. The time where we share the best holiday gift ideas for travel. All of these items can be ordered online and shipped directly to your doorstep. These travel goodies have been items we’ve been really digging this year, and we feel confident that the travel enthusiast in your life will love them as well.

But this isn't just a gift guide...

Last year, we shared our 2017 gift guide + did a HUGE giveaway. This year, we're sharing even more travel gift ideas and giving them all away to YOU GUYS AND GALS once again!

There are 12 giveaways in total! A list of the prizes and how many of each are listed below.

To enter, you must:

  •  Be subscribed to the Hopscotch the Globe newsletter where you'll get instant access to insider travel tips, monthly giveaways, never heard before stories, and so much more!
  • Follow me and Siya on Instagram.
  • Like and comment on the Instagram photo we've both posted sharing the gift guide and giveaway.
  • Leave a comment on this post telling us how you'll use any of the items for your travels in 2019.

You have from now until December 16th to enter. All winners will be announced on December 17th on Instagram and on this blog post. Winners will receive their prize within a few weeks from the announcement.

Now on to our list of the best holiday gift ideas for travel...

The Ultimate Vlogging Camera: Sony RX100 VA

The Sony RX100 VA has become my first choice recommendation for any traveller looking for a light weight, compact, high quality performing camera that takes excellent photos and video. Like the RX100 V, the RX100 VA can shoot HD video at 960 fps in High Frame Rate Mode and UHD 4K video at 30/24 fps. It has the same sleek design but comes with new features including dual video recording, where the camera simultaneously records two video files at once. Some of other product highlights include:

  • 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
  • HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
  • 0.39" 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0" 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
  • ISO 12800 and 24-fps Continuous Shooting
Sony RX100 VA best holiday gift ideas for travel

Bluehost Web Hosting

Have someone in your life that's been wanting to travel for their job? Building on online brand is a great way to do it! Whether you're a photographer, writer, videographer, social media expert, etc, creating a website is the first place to start when building a brand. If you're wanting to start a website, then one of the first things you need to do is get a domain and hosting provider. Bluehost is one of the largest and most trusted web hosting services that I can't recommend enough. If you aren't a techy and the idea of setting up a website is intimidating, have no fear! Bluehost makes it so easy to set up a website that even your grandmother can do it. They also provide 24/7 support in case you do have any questions.

Bluehost How to start a travel blog
Holiday Gift Guide for Travel 2018 Apus Relax Travel Pillow

 

 

Apus Relax Travel Pillow

There are plenty of travel pillows out there and finding the perfect one to get the maximum amount of sleep on your flight can be tricky. Siya and I have owned our fare share of travel pillows, but what we enjoy about Apus Relax Travel Pillow is it provides you with several ways to position your neck for a good rest. It's also easy to clean, unlike the bead filled neck pillows. The Apus Relax Travel Pillow uses washable hypoallergenic PVC and also comes with a super soft washable microfiber. Since it's inflatable, it's easy to pack and takes up little space in your carry on bag.

Global Portable WiFi Device + Data

The Skyroam Solis is a small, but powerful device, that makes the ultimate travel companion. It's a global WiFi hotspot that offers UNLIMITED fast, secure data for your mobile, tablet and computer in over 100 countries. You can connect up to 5 devices at once and only need to pay for the days you want to connect. Siya and I have tried several competitive devices which have failed to connect us to the online world where the Skyroam Solis has saved us in so many situations. If you're looking for a way to stay connected no matter in the world you may be, you need the Skyroam Solis.

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel 2018 Skyroam

 

 

Rocking Vibe Jewellery

Jewellery is a great way to change up your look when you travel without taking up too much space in your suitcase. That's one of the reasons why I've always collected items of jewellery throughout my travel to remind me of a place or experience. I love that no matter where in the world you go, jewellery carries a host of traditions, meanings and customs that indicate such things as wealth, status, societal role, and more. Rocking Vibe was born in my favourite city in the world...Toronto! The jewellery line offers natural, raw, one of a kind pieces that really make a statement. There has yet to be a time where I've worn my Rocking Vibe jewellery and didn't receive a compliment.

Get 10% all Rocking Vibe jewellery by clicking here and using discount code: hopscotch

Rocking Vibe jewellery best holiday gift ideas for travel

SleepPhones

One must-have item I take on every flight are headphones. The last thing I want during a long flight is to be stuck with the crappy airline headphones. For someone that gets flying anxiety (yes, this full-time traveller gets nervous to fly), I enjoy popping in my headphones, laying back and listening to music in order to relax. What I don't enjoy is how regular headphones and ear buds are not comfortable to wear. Enter SleepPhones...

SleepPhones are fully padded headphones with nothing sticking into the ears and are comfortable even for window sleepers. They are lightweight, washable, hypoallergenic, and RoHS/CE compliant with the highest standards for electronics and batteries. Most importantly, they block out snoring, so your inflight seat buddy won't drive you nuts...*cough* Siya *cough*

Siya and I own a pair of the SleepPhones Effortless. They are bluetooth enabled headphones inside a soft headband, complete with induction charging technology for a completely wireless experience. We love them!

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel 2018 Best Headphones for Travel
Holiday Gift Guide for Travel 2018 Gobi Heated Jacket

 

 

 

Gobi Heat Jacket and Mits

Siya and I have travelled to colder climates including Greenland, Finland and Northern Canada. We love winter travel but hate being cold, which is why when we discovered a heated clothing line called Gobi Heat we were intrigued. Gobi Heat, named after the vast Gobi Desert that straddles both Mongolia and China, creates heated jackets, hoodies and gloves that keep you heated throughout your travel days. If you've ever been standing outside on a cold day and thought "I wish I had a fire place in my jacket," well thats what Gobi Heat clothing feels like.

Treats from Around the World

What if you could experience a country without leaving your home? Treats is a subscription service for international snacks, where every month you can experience the flavours of a new country. If you have a foodie in your life that enjoys exploring new flavours and textures, this is such a great gift. Treats feature two types of boxes, the "Standard Pack" and the "Premium Pack". The "Standard Pack" contains 4 to 6 international snacks, and the "Premium Pack" contains 8 to 12 international snacks. The service offers month-to-month subscription plans, as well as 3-month, 6-month and 12-month gift subscription plans.

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel 2018 International Treats

 

 

Lonely Planet Books

With the new year just around the corner, it's time to start planning 2019 travels. Ever since Siya and I started traveling many years ago, we've used Lonely Planet books for inspiration and to help plan our trips all over the world. Whether you're looking for a country or city guide, recipes, phrasebooks or coffee table books, Lonely Planet has you covered. Here are our some of our favourites books:

  • Best in Travel 2019 (Siya and I have a section in this book we contributed to)
  • The World
  • Epic Hikes of the World
  • Epic Drives of the World
  • Ultimate Eatlist
Lonely Planet Guide Books best holiday gift ideas for travel

Fun Games for the Road

Whether it's a long road trip or flight, keeping entertained is how you can turn an okay travel day into a great one. Games are also great for cottage getaways, making friends in your hostel or for rainy travel days. Some of our favourite games to take with us on our travels are Pictionary and Uno by Mattel Games.

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel 2018 Pictionary2
Holiday Gift Guide for Travel 2018 Travel Backpack

 

 

Khmer Explorer Travel Set

Shopping for a travel backpack can be overwhelming with so many on the market. What makes Banana Backpacks stand out from the rest is by purchasing this product, you help to provide a child in Cambodia with 2 meals a day at school for a year. What makes the product unique is the name of the child your backpack supported is embroidered in Khmer (the script of Cambodia) on the left strap of your backpack. So, not only are you getting a top quality, well designed travel backpack but your'e making a difference. The Khmer Explorer Travel Set by Banana Backpacks has been designed to meet the demands of any adventure. Open-flat design, full weatherproofing, an integrated packing set, and 60L of capacity make this bag a great travel companion.

Get 10% all the Khmer Explorer Travel Set by clicking here and using discount code: hopscotchtheglobe

 

 

 

Unique Travel Maps

You may have seen those really cool scratch maps advertised on Facebook by several different countries. While they are cool (I used to have one myself), they aren't really unique. Bold Tuesday is a brand that makes beautifully designed maps I haven't seen anywhere else. We love our so much we framed it and have it up in our office. Every time I look at it, it inspires me to make new travels plans, which is why I'm confident the traveler in your life will appreciate one as much as I do.

Travel Map best holiday gift ideas for travel

WHAT WE'RE GIVING AWAY

  • 1x Sony RX100 VA
  • 2x Apus Travel Pillows
  • 3x $100 Gift Card to Rocking Vibe Jewellery
  • 3x Basic Bluehost Hosting Plan for 1 year
  • 1x Lonely Planet Book Bundle
  • 2x Banana Backpacks Khmer Explorer Travel Set
  • 2x Gobi Heat Gloves
  • 2x Gobi Heat Hoodies
  • 1x Gobi Heat Nomad Jacket
  • 1x Premium Treats Box 3-Month Subscription
  • 1x Skyroam Device with 5 Free days of Unlimited WiFi
  • 1x 4 Mattel Games
  • 12x Bold Tuesday Travel Maps (Choice Between "List of Countries" and "Find it World" Map)
  • 2x SleepPhones (One SleepPhones Wireless and One SleepPhones Effortless)

Which of these items will you be purchasing for that special someone?

Which of these items would you more likely use during your 2019 travels?

Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.

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274 Comments

  1. Hayley Smith
    December 10, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Merry Christmas!!! I’m studying in Russia this time next year and while it will be amazing to see snow I’m not going to lie slightly terrified of the cold as I’m from Australia and definitely not acclimatized. The Gobi products would be amazing and a real life saver (also I can’t buy them at home) much love to your little fam this christmas!! Xx

  2. Chanel
    December 10, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    I always feel so awkward writing these. In 2019 I will be embark on my first study abord program with my community college. If I won I’d love to document the experience for future students . I never thought I’d be given a chance to do such as thing, as I always thought you had to go to university to study abord. Not only that but as a fashion design student there aren’t many qroups that I’m aware of that tailor to our field. I want to help my school’s fashion department inspire others to the grand opportunities they offer. Either way I’m beyond excited about the aspect of living in another country and learning and growing in my chosen major.
    To win anything is a gift, to travel is a blessing.

  3. AnaCat
    December 10, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    Love your giveaway and videos! God I have learned so much and have gotten so much inspiration from watching you guys! I became inspired to start a youtube channel to also inspire people to travel no matter what their situation is (homeowners, full-time workers, familys) because traveling changes lives. Having a great vlog camera like the Sony RX100 VA would help me achieve this goal as my iphone cannot cut it.
    But honestly…all the gifts are amazing and I would love to send them to family and friends and to receive them!
    Thanks for being you!

  4. Alyssa Larsen
    December 10, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    My fiancee and I will be heading out on an adventure honeymoon in 2019! We are starting in Jamaica, so the Sony RX100 VA will be amazing to capture all of our adventures and memories. We also plan on starting a family soon, so it will be great to capture the adventure of parenthood as well 🙂 All the gifts look amazing and useful though!

  5. December 10, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Hello! Thank you guys for being such kind inspirational people . I’ve been following you guys for a long time and never fail to feel moved and inspired by your travels and words of wisdom . I myself am a traveler I’m 22 and have been traveling for 10 years . On each journey I take I try to give back to the place I visit . Whether it be volunteering in small villages with schools , or helping with clothing drives in Cambodia . And I would love to be able to share each experience with people the way and both do . I never can afford to get a good quality vlog camera so that would something of my interest . So along the way I can post and share with those in the same way you do . Allowing people to see how much is out there and that’s it’s ok to come out of their comfort zone . Thank you for being amazing ❤️

  6. December 10, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I think I’m most excited about the web hosting – I know 2019 will be the year that I make time to use my photography equipment to pursue photography as a hobby and possible side job.

    I have been holding myself back with excuses but I am ready to start with a fresh and positive mindset for 2019 (starting NOW)!

  7. Kim Henrichs
    December 10, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Oh that camera in the Bahamas would be to die for!!

  8. December 10, 2018 / 8:58 am

    The vlogging camera with be perfect!

    I just had my first ever dose of solo travel experience a week ago in Central America and it wasn’t even expected!
    I went for a volunteer work and I thought they’ll be with me throughout the week turns out they just gave me an orientation, told me where to go and that’s it! I found myself wandering the streets of Antigua not personally knowing anyone. When I had a free weekend I just booked tours to Honduras and Peten and had the most wonderful time because I met people along the way from all over the world. They shared stories about their travels and now I just can’t wait to book another ticket somewhere, learn another culture and meet more like-minded people.

    Happy Holidays! <3

    -Ellie

  9. Cathryn Haynes
    December 10, 2018 / 7:39 am

    What an awesome giveaway! I’ve also directed a few people to this post when they asked me for ideas for Christmas gifts. Thanks for putting together a great guide.

  10. Sandy
    December 10, 2018 / 4:52 am

    I want the sleep phones if their magic will help me sleep! Might just be life changing! Dis girl is tired- bad sleeper!!!

  11. Sabine
    December 10, 2018 / 2:32 am

    ‘Well where shall I start? There are many great gifts or giveaways mentioned in this post. Me for example would love to use some of this sleepphones for my next long distance flight that is coming up next year. I so love your videos and instastories and blogposts. And I cant wait to see how your journey will proceed with your little one. Please keep this work up.
    And no matter if I win or not I wish u a happy first Christmas together as a family of3 and may u have not just one amazing travelyear ahead of you, may it be many many more.

  12. Aada Oja
    December 10, 2018 / 1:50 am

    OMG this is a great idea. For examble if I win the camera I would take videos and photos everywhere, I get so cold very easily, so the Gobi jacket and gloves and hoodies would be just for me, skyroam is a great invention and with it i can contact my family and tell them how I’m doing.

  13. December 10, 2018 / 12:05 am

    As I’m taking a gap year next year since I still don’t know what to do with the rest of my life, I can see how any of these giveaways would benefit my year and my travels in multiple ways. Any of these products would be super duper helpful in my upcoming 12 months in Europe, which is why I find it so hard to pick between them all. 🙂

  14. Beverly
    December 9, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    What an amazing gift guide you have created! Being an on going traveller myself there are so many helpful gifts on this list that would be amazing to have in my travel bag. My boyfriend from Europe is heading over to Canada to visit this winter and it would be amazing to share one of these amazing gifts with him!
    Look forward to seeing more of you travel plans for 2019 and seeing your new way of travel with baby Kai by your side! Happy holidays!

  15. Olga
    December 9, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Hello, thank you for this amazing giveaway! I think the best staff you can use for travel it’s something to stay warm. Because for me it is a biggest problem in the world:) I feel cold all the time. I’m that kind of person who feel cold even during the summer:)) So I can use Gobi Heated Jacket and Glows every trip!

  16. Serena Gonzalez
    December 9, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Happy holidays to your little family! I have been following your travels for several years now and can’t thank you enough for creating such informative and insipiring content.
    Wow this is a massive giveaway! That travel pillow seems pretty legit and the snacks from around the world??!!? So cool!

  17. Deborah G.
    December 9, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    I am planning a trip with my family and would love the Skyroam wifi to keep family and friends updated. Plus I’d love the games to play when we travel to visit my siblings and their family. The gift guide photo is awesome!

  18. December 9, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Hey Kristen, Siya and Baby Kai, Merry Christmas!

    I am from Brazil, and for 2019 I already have 2 trips planned. In January I am going to the US for an awards ceremony, and in August I am going to Ethiopia, Israel and I am still not sure of where else hahah This year I have traveled in Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, USA and China, and have been making videos like you guys. I love the SleepPhone, the Banana Backpacks (omg they have the names on the backpacks? that’s just incredible, I love it!), the Sony RX1000 VA and everything else.

    It would make my travels so much easier by having the Banana Backpack, since I’ll be doing my first backpacking trip next year and have never bought a real traveling backpack before; the SleepPhone would be amazing, I sooo understand the struggle; and the Sony would definitely help me improve the content of my videos. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity of winning any of the things you are giving away.

    And I understand you probably don’t have enough time to do this, but I would love to maybe send you one of my travel videos so you can give your feedback. If I win the camera I will definitely be sending you guys some videos of my travels with the camera 🙂

    Thank you for always giving back, you guys are the best!

  19. Amy Heffernan
    December 9, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    I could really use a camera for travelling! I have a call but it so crappy 🙁 Thanks. Subscribed and following on instagram @kissifer19

  20. December 9, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    Wow, these are awesome! I’ve looked to you and Siya for tons of advice for traveling! When I was younger I was told I couldn’t travel because of my medical situation (which we later found out would be a life long diagnosis). But since then I’ve figured a few adaptations and simple solutions that could help get me traveling. I hope one day soon to start a Youtube channel that shares my story and how I’m finding my way around the world. The camera would be a big help to shoot high quality video/pictures as well as the Gobi jacket since the cold is definitely hard on my body. The Banana Backpacks Khmer Explorer Travel Set would be awesome too! I love how this company supports children have access to food. The posters would be great to get me dreaming more about the possibilities- since they are practically endless!

    Regardless if I win, I really appreciate you and Siya and even when I haven’t been able to physically travel somewhere, I feel like a get a glimpse in the all the places your visit through your channel which helps me keep dreaming.

    Happy holidays to you and the family!

  21. Brittany Martens
    December 9, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    I am going on a trip to the UK and Ireland next year. I would definitely find the camera, website, WiFi or the headphone wrap useful. I one day hope to travel for a living. I am more happy when traveling rather than staying in one spot. The camera, WiFi or website would be great because I can use either one of them to start a blog or YouTube when I am traveling on my adventures. The headphone wrap would be useful for the long travel day when you need to sleep and can block out noise.

  22. Da
    December 9, 2018 / 11:05 am

    Wow, you guys are amazing!!
    I really want the Sony RX100 VA, and to up my travel vlogging and photography around the world!! I love traveling and you guys give the best tips and ideas!!

  23. AMANDA CALDWELL
    December 9, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Not only are these great gift ideas for friends and family that travel but I will be starting out on my first international volunteer trip as a physical therapist providing sustainable and quality healthcare to underpopulated and rural areas around the world. Any these gifts would definitely be assets to have to start my journey in May 2019. Great ideas ..this is awesome!!!

  24. Sabrina Lili
    December 9, 2018 / 7:29 am

    In 2019 I’m planning a year long trip around the world with my boyfriend. It will be the greatest adventure of our lives and I can’t wait to quit my job and become a digital nomad. To be honnest I never had a lot of money so every cent count and the Sony RX100 VA or any items we can bring on our trip will help us SO SO much.

    Thank you for this giveaway and for everything you do to inspire us everyday. Love from France <3

    -Sabrina

  25. Kimberly Rampersad
    December 9, 2018 / 6:08 am

    I really need a new camera and this is perfect if I win. Right now my go to camera is my phone camera. It would be cool to have one when I’m traveling and visiting sites.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway and happy holidays!

  26. Dia
    December 9, 2018 / 5:52 am

    I forgot to day this is my previous comment but I think you guys are amazing for this giveaway and all the amazing tips you give the world on yor chanel and this blog

  27. Caitlyn Barnett-Flesher
    December 9, 2018 / 5:04 am

    What an exciting giveaway thank you!!! My husband and I are downsizing our life for a new adventure. In two months we are buying a sport 22 airstreamin to live in full time! Our passion is traveling the United States by road. When we do find a good deal on air travel we jump on it. Since we don’t have the space for our luggage the Banana Backpack would be ideal. When I heard you telling how this company gives back I knew this bag would fit in my life.

  28. lynn clayton
    December 9, 2018 / 12:56 am

    we have 3 road trips in jan and my son is going to disney in june

  29. Kelly Carmichael
    December 9, 2018 / 12:09 am

    Wow, thank you guys for having such an amazing giveaway! This is going to make so many people so happy! My husband and I recently moved to New Mexico and are planning tons of travel in the Southwest of the US now. Having something like that camera would make documenting our travels super easy and fun! A couple of other ideas for these items would be to hang that gorgeous map up in our apartment and both reminisce and plan out future trips. Getting to share a treat box with the hubby to explore other cultures would be a dream too!

  30. Kyana Gayden
    December 8, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    Wow!! So many amazing items in this giveaway I don’t even know what to choose.
    In 2019 I will be studying abroad in Taiwan for a semester. I am hoping that while I am there I hope to visit as much of Asia as I can ( and I can afford lol). Since I have this amazing opportunity, I’ve been trying to figure out what way I can document it whether it be blogging or vlogging. Having to purchase my own domain is something that’s been holding me back because I’ve never been sure if I would follow through after purchasing. Starting a blog is something I have been considering for a couple of months now and any of the items on your list would definitely give me that final push. Whether it is the vlogging camera so I can capture the beautiful islands of Southeast Asia or the portable wifi device so I can always stay connected (very important), you guys would definitely know what I would need! Now let me start thinking of my blog name. . .
    Happy Holidays!
    IG: keekeegayden

  31. Phoebe
    December 8, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    I am going to Europe for 8 months next year for my gap year after finishing school. Any of these items would be amazing especially the wifi portal or the camera as I don’t currently have a camera to travel with next year. The vlogging camera would be amazing because I am currently trying to begin my own travel vlog on youtube and instagram, but finding it difficult as I do not have a camera apart from my phone. I love your videos and have been following you both on social media for a long time now.

    Thanks
    Phoebe

  32. Kelly D
    December 8, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    The The Ultimate Vlogging Camera: Sony RX100 VA would be great for capturing our memories when we travel. Thank you for this great giveaway! I completed all of the steps (Instagram: Kellywcu)

  33. Barbara Blustein
    December 8, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Eeeeeh! Love you guys so much! Finding your channel has inspired me so much more to travel! In 2019 I have two trips planned: Hawaii and France! When I travel I actually really like to go hiking and explore nature, so I’d definitely put the Banana backpack or Gobi gloves and jacket to good use! You know, prevent any frostbite! Hehehehe. I’d use the camera to take amazing pictures I could share with my family! Thank you for this chance! Merey Christmas!

  34. Manda Shank
    December 8, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    I would use the jacket on hikes in the mountains.

  35. Alison Schmidbauer
    December 8, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    You two are so much fun to watch. I love that you were able to share your birth story Kristen, I wish I had that short of thing when I was having my babies.
    Anyway, as for this giveaway, it looks amazing!!!! Where to even start!!!????
    I have been really wanting to do more travel & finding internet can be a challenge & expensive. the Skyroam would be perfect!!!! I am actually off to Australia in a couple of weeks for Christmas, I will have to look into getting one either way. On that note, the sleep phones & pillow would be perfect for getting some sleep on that extra long flight. And I’m sure the camera would beat using my phone for pictures!!!!
    The Gobi heat jacket and gloves may not work for this holiday but I’m sure I could make good use of it when I got back to Canada in January!!!!! I always run a little cold & they would be perfect to get some winter hiking or snowshoeing in!!!!
    The travel books would be put to good use for future travel inspiration!! I am almost an empty-nester & really looking forward to making the most of my new found freedom by doing the travel I never got to do in my 20s.
    As for the other items, jewelry, back pack & treats are always appreciated. And I love that the purchase of the back pack goes to such a good cause.
    Merry Christmas to you Kristen, Siya & Kai

  36. December 8, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Hello and Siya! First things first: You two are #relationshipgoals. It is SO fun to watch your Youtube videos because your energy and how well you two play off each other. Please keep the content coming and know you never fail to make me smile.

    I have seen many travel gifts and your’s truly stands out from the crowd. I had not heard of most of these items and am now feverishly updating my Xmas list!

    I graduated university and starting working a full-time corporate remote position. As a fellow travel addict, I also started traveling full-time (solo) and working from the company from around the world. Every. Single. Item on this list would be incredible to win, however two stand out as being total game changers.

    First, That camera <3 I recently started a Youtube channel to help inspire and empower others to travel and overcome limiting beliefs/fears (solo, female, too expensive, dangerous…) I put a lot of time into the content, however my delivery suffers as I do not have quality filming equipment to capture moments and film the videos.

    Secondly… heated clothing?! How did I not know this was a thing!? Incredible. I LOVE being outdoors, but have a VERY low cold tolerance. It stops me from enjoying any winter weather activities, or special moments with family like Christmas Tree hunting. The jacket and fit set is genius. Oh, and sleepphones! They can double as ear muffs on those long flights! … I don't know why the airlines still insist on keeping the cabin at subzero temperatures 😉

    I could express my desire to use every single product on this list, but I have a feeling you wouldn’t be too interested in reading such a lengthy comment! I do want to mention how much I love the backpack and personal touch of having the child’s name embroidered. This is such a unique twist on the “give the gift of charity” by not only providing an epic pack, but having a sentimental reminder on the road with you. I will be gifting this one to my big sis; she has the biggest heart and is in need of a new backpack!

    Thanks again for all you do. Please keep the content coming; you inspire, uplift and educate me everyday <3

  37. December 8, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Hello and Siya! First things first: You two are #relationshipgoals. It is SO fun to watch your Youtube videos because your energy and how well you two play off each other. Please keep the content coming and know you never fail to make me smile.

    I have seen many travel gifts and your’s truly stands out from the crowd. I had not heard of most of these items and am now feverishly updating my Xmas list!

    I graduated university and starting working a full-time corporate remote position. As a fellow travel addict, I also started traveling full-time (solo) and working from the company from around the world. Every. Single. Item on this list would be incredible to win, however two stand out as being total game changers.

    First, That camera <3 I recently started a Youtube channel to help inspire and empower others to travel and overcome limiting beliefs/fears (solo, female, too expensive, dangerous…) I put a lot of time into the content, however my delivery suffers as I do not have quality filming equipment to capture moments and film the videos.

    Secondly… heated clothing?! How did I not know this was a thing!? Incredible. I LOVE being outdoors, but have a VERY low cold tolerance. It stops me from enjoying any winter weather activities, or special moments with the family like Christmas Tree hunting. The jacket and fit set is genius. Oh and SleepPhones, to double as ear muffs for long flights! I don't know why airlines still insist on keeping the cabin at subzero temperatures ;).

    I could express my desire to use every single product on this list, but I have a feeling you wouldn’t be too interested in reading such a lengthy comment! I do want to mention how much I love the backpack and personal touch of having the child’s name embroidered. This is such a unique twist on the “give the gift of charity” by not only providing an epic pack, but having a sentimental reminder on the road with you. I will be gifting this one to my big sis; she has the biggest heart and is in need of a new backpack!

    Thanks again for all you do. Please keep the content coming; you inspire, uplift and educate me everyday <3

  38. Linda
    December 8, 2018 / 5:00 am

    I could really use the Gobi Heat Jacket and Mitts because I like to hike in colder climates.

  39. December 8, 2018 / 3:46 am

    Hello and Happy Holidays!
    First of all I have never seen such a huge giveaway list before. This amazing! And I’m really excited.
    I’m looking through the list and I feel like i need and want everything😂 But the Sony RX 100 vlogging camera would do it for me. I recently started my travel blog(literally 4 months ago) and let me say traveling from an African country is not easy. I’d like to venture more into vlogging but as a student getting the funds to buy a camera isn’t possible at the moment. My hope(plea, rather) is to win the camera. I have a trip to Norway soon and it will be during my birthday and I would love to have something to document my memories with. I’m glad I found passion in travel and blogging, and I would love to take it further.

    Have a Merry Christmas🎄and be blessed❤

  40. Taylor Billard
    December 8, 2018 / 12:10 am

    Happy Holidays to you and the beautiful Kai!

    Thank you both so much for everything you both do for your viewers!

    I plan on taking a few small trips in 2019 around North America and hopefully a big trip to South East Asia next fall and I would love to use any one of these items to either enhance my excitement or to capture my amazing journey. I am a particularly cold girl from eastern Canada so I’m not going to lie those Gobi items are looking pretty sweet right now.

    Enjoy your holidays!

  41. December 8, 2018 / 12:02 am

    My partner and I love Hopscoth the Globe! We’ve been watching for about a year… we found you because we also want to live in an airstream and travel the world. We’ve been working nonstop to try to get closer to that goal and 2019 will be our year! We are going to get an airstream, start renovating and redesigning it, so we can live in it full-time and change our views whenever we want! We want to travel outside the US because we want to see and experience the world and learn more. We want to share every bit of it so we can motivate others and show our friends and family it’s not a crazy dream, like you’ve done for us. Thank you, Kristen & Siya for inspiring us and making us laugh! And congratulations- Kai is such a beautiful baby that is going to have such an beautiful life being raised by two awesome parents (and by the world)!

  42. Amrita
    December 7, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    I’ve been travelling with my family since I was 6 months old and all of us absolutely love for it, we get antsy if we haven’t been anywhere for more than a month so we always like to take short trips! I would honestly just be glad if you even read this comment, I get so much joy from reading your blogs and watching your videos, just so much positive energy! Love, from India♥️

  43. Ophélie D
    December 7, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    I am such a contradiction, I’m totally an island girl but I also love my true north, so the heating jacket or the gloves would save my life, allow me to continue my adventures here at home even when summer has left us!!!
    I’m planing that big trip to the motherland & unfortunately internet is still a luxury over there so the skyroam solis is absolutely a necessity there (Gabon)

    Or even the camera, I want to capture the beauty of that country that is often unknown or underrated, watch me hopping from the island to the jungle, living the city life & especially snapping memories of the village of my ancestors, that’d be everything..!

    African countries a traveled better with a backpack & my current one needs to retire haha Let me give it it’s peace.
    I try to only consume meaningful products so this one I’m getting for sure either way!

    thank you guys, stay lovely & happy holidays xo

  44. Maxime Dopp
    December 7, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    Im planning to do a semester in australia followed by 1.5 moths of travel there! There items would be awesome

  45. December 7, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    I’m already signed up with newsletter and like you both on IG, so here’s this comment.!! Geez, whether I’m flying, using wifi, getting the camera that’s on my wish list – the good news is that I’ll be ecstatic. As a minimalist (getting ready to move into an RV), I know the items you use, recommend and are in the giveaway are the ones that I’ll love, use and appreciate. I’m so thankful for how you share your world so I can relate it to mine.

    Thank you!!

  46. Tia
    December 7, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I finally graduate university in June, and in the fall I’m planning on doing a trip across Europe in the fall and making travel videos along the way. Any of these items would be great for that trip!

  47. Lyndsey
    December 7, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    I would use these on our trip to somewhere next year. We’re always looking for new places.

  48. Barbara Hayes
    December 7, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    Such a great selection for traveler gifts (no more travel mugs, please!). I will be heading to the desert in my camper van for a 2-month stay this winter and will be off the grid for some significant lengths of time. These items would mean a huge quality of life improvement both on the trail and at base camp. Happy holiday travels to you both!

  49. Melanie
    December 7, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Hey guys! 🙂

    This giveaway came at the most perfect time! Next year will be full of travelling for me. I will be visiting 6 different countries (maybe 7 if I manage to squeeze in England). That is very rare for me because I usually don’t leave my country at all. I’m excited because my dream is to one day do what you guys do and I think next year I’ll be able to start! I really want my own travel blog and I would love to start a youtube channel as well. So the camera would be so helpful! But even if I don’t win the camera, I would truly be grateful for any of the prizes. They’re all super useful for travelling and would help me a lot next year.

    Thank you for being so generous and hosting the giveaway.
    Keep on doing what you do <3

  50. Kimberley Indovina
    December 7, 2018 / 2:59 pm

    Christmas is a time to believe and dreams really do come true!! After taking your class thru Nomadic Matt, I’m FINALLY realizing a 7 year dream come true of having my very own website built which I hope will be presentable by the Spring! I’m so excited! Thank you for all of your help! Any of these favorites you have mentioned would be awesome to add to my collection, specifically the Sony RX100 VA camera and wi-fi Skyroam Solis!! The smaller camera would help so much! The flip screen and the smooth zoom while doing video is key! Being lightweight is important for me now because I have a recent shoulder injury and my Sony AS7ii is a bit heavy for me while focusing.
    Oh, and the Gobi Heat jacket and mitts would be incredible when I’m outside doing tours with students in DC during cold weather! I didn’t even know this existed until you introduced it! The Banana Backpack looks great! The Sleep Phones seem fantastic! I would happily use these on the many flights I take. I’m loving your favorites list! Even if I don’t win any, I bet you I buy at least a few on my own, so thanks loads and Merry Christmas and congratulations on your new beautiful little girl!! 💕🎄🎁 P.S. If this is a second entry, it’s only because the first didn’t seem to go.

  51. Janine
    December 7, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Definitely the camera (my husband and I are getting ready to start our own Canadian-focused travel vlog!) and the games for roadtripping. 😉

  52. December 7, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I’ve been eyeing the Bold Tuesday maps for a while, I love the unique design! It would definitely make a great gift for someone special 🙂
    Usually all my photographic memories of my travels are taken on my phone, so it would be incredible to win the Sony RX100 VA and be able to take good quality photos!

  53. Mainhia
    December 7, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    I am graduating this upcoming Summer 2019! And im looking forward to do a volunteer session in Thailand for a few weeks. I could use all of these goodies to help me throughout my traveling and adventure. So many wonderful uses! And I can’t wait to get away from this freezing cold in Minnesota! That jacket would be so useful right now!! And that camera and backpack ia definitely on my wish list right now!

  54. Ville Lapinmäki
    December 7, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Great stuff you are giving away, if I win, i probably wouldn’t keep all by myself, gonna share some of those to good friends, sharing is caring <3

  55. Lisa Fernandez
    December 7, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    For starters I would use the sleep phone everyday to drown out hubby’s snoring! I would use the camera to record my son in karate tournaments hopefully one day somewhere special.
    I would use the wifi when we take cruises to post pix probably. Would love reading Lonely Planet book, We homeschool so backpack would still be useful as we always have books and stuff!
    Love you guys! xoxo to Kia & Atlas too ; )

  56. December 7, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    What a great list! We can see the Vlogging camera and wi-fi device being game changes for our 2019 travels, which will range from Louisiana and Houston to Greenville and India!

  57. Lyka
    December 7, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    This is exciting. Of course the gear will go to good use during travels with my family. I’d share the prizes with my brother (since he loves hiking and camping) and my sister (who loves traveling and taking photos). Better gear + better travels. 🙂

  58. December 7, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Hey you two!

    With all the places on my bucket list I could make great use of any of those gifts. Need wifi everywhere, it’s cold in Canada, I need a new small camera, I always like to look pretty… So many uses 😀

    All the best for your future adventures with your beautiful family!

  59. December 7, 2018 / 11:02 am

    The gift ideas are amazing and so thoughtful! They would all be perfect for my future travel. I plan to do a interrail trip with some friends this summer. The camera would be really nice to capture our time on the road. Of course it would also be great to have some gear, games, jewellery, wifi, guides or treats on the road. All these gifts would make travelling more fun and easier!
    I wish you the best for your new family with Kai and Atlas. You two inspire many people. Keep up the great chanel and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  60. December 7, 2018 / 8:25 am

    Your gift guide was inspiring! You had some great products there. Thanks for sharing how you use each one. I saw several I’d enjoy using and sharing with my family. I’ve rented a Sony RX100 3 times, but have not been able to purchase it. What an awesome surprise that wold be, to win that or any of your other really cool giveaway items. Congrats on your new addition, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays! ~Heather

  61. December 7, 2018 / 6:36 am

    Hey you two,
    first of all, I love your content! You’re one of the influences why I’m quitting my job and will start with at least half a year full-time travel next summer 🙂 Now back to topic. I couldn’t decide which is my favorite so I ranked them and explained whom I would give them to or how I would use them:
    -Sony RX100 VA – I’m looking for a nice travel cam anyway, I would love to make fotos with this cute.
    -Basic Hosting Plan for 1 year – Need a website to keep people up to date with my travels and plan to promote my photography on it as well.
    -Skyroam Device with 5 Free days of Unlimited WiFi – Would use it for my world trip to stay tuned and work online!
    -Lonely Planet Book Bundle – Already have some Lonely Planet’s, but this one’s are missing. I would read and then give them on to others for inspiration!
    -Banana Backpacks Khmer Explorer Travel Set – Looks super nice, I would use it for city trips and lend it to friends as I mostly do with luggage when I don’t use it in the moment.
    -Premium Treats Box 3-Month Subscription – share with friends and family!
    -Bold Tuesday Travel Maps (Choice Between “List of Countries” and “Find it World” Map) – Keeps you dreaming even when you’re home, either for my new apartment after the sabbatical or as a gift for a friend.
    -$100 Gift Card to Rocking Vibe Jewellery – I would look for one or maybe even more items as a gift for my mom and my sisters!
    -SleepPhones (One SleepPhones Wireless and One SleepPhones Effortless) – Airplane plus relaxing, awesome, I’ll take it!
    -Apus Travel Pillows – Confortable sleep in airplanes, I’m in it!
    -Gobi Heat Gloves, Hoodies and Nomad Jacket – Gift it to one of my best friends, she is always super cold and would love them!
    -Mattel Games – Share with family and friends.
    At the end, would be happy with all of them and looking forward to the announcement.
    Love,
    Mareike aka MissusWanderlust

  62. robyn girvan
    December 7, 2018 / 3:49 am

    I would use these fab travel product for future adventures, im off to morocco in few weeks .

  63. Cristina
    December 7, 2018 / 2:56 am

    I just moved out of my home town in Texas out to California, and I’m excited to document my new adventure! It’s a big move after a relationship and career change, and it’s a move that’s 100% my own. I’m looking forward to living for a year on my own and exploring the west coast! It’d be amazing to have some tools to document my adventures for myself, and share some with my friends and family. Or just be more comfortable on my travels 🙂 thank you both so much for all you do! Happy holidays to you and your family <3

  64. December 7, 2018 / 1:40 am

    Thank you sweet sounds for giving us the opportunity to own these fantastic items! I’d be over the moon and filled with gratitude to have the camera. Ive been dreaming of and working towards having a camera that quality to catch the beauty of the world around me. Im captivated by nature around me and hope to be able to share that beauty with others through digital media! Much love to you both and happy holidays ❤️⛄️

  65. December 7, 2018 / 1:13 am

    Aeyyyyyyyy Hey guys!
    Thanks for doing this for all of us you guys are da best
    I believe the desire to travel comes from a deep deep place, it’s in us and it’s a part of who we are. Can’t quite explain it in words but it’s something that’s you want so much you would give all your money to do and just to see the world! That’s me! That’s who I am! I’m Luda the broke college girl who dreams of traveling full time. So props to you guys for all the content you share and all the inspiration you give.
    Thank you <3

  66. Madison Reeves
    December 7, 2018 / 12:59 am

    I would love those board games for when I’m travelling with friends and family. Also, that backpack is amazing and the sky roam portable wifi is so cool. Anyone would be lucky to receive any of these gifts!

  67. Leticia
    December 7, 2018 / 12:19 am

    Love your YouTube channel. You guys post such great content. ❤️ It really makes me want to take advantage of my time and explore the world!

    I’d love to try the SleepPhones. They definitely seem more comfortable than earbuds. And I just want to say thanks for being so generous and doing this giveaway. Happy holidays!

  68. Taylor
    December 6, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    I would love to purchase the sleep phones because I have a hard time relaxing or sleeping on planes. I would also like the Sony camera because I’ve been wanting to get more into photography but don’t have a camera. The Gobi heat jacket and mitts would also be amazing because I live In Ottawa where it’s super cold in winter. The travel pillow would also help me to sleep! Merry Christmas!

  69. Catherine T. Kennedy
    December 6, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    We enjoyed all of your suggestions! Thank you! My family and I would love the Gobi Heat Gear!
    We plan to visit Germany for their glorious Christmas markets, and could definitely use the gear to keep warm!

  70. Intrepidmi (Mina)
    December 6, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Hi love birds,

    I know your suppose to choose an item and tell you what I’d do with it but honestly that’s a bit hard. I would love the Skyroam in order to stay connect with friends and family, especially traveling as a solo women. But really anything you give will be appreciated. You’ve already given me so much inspiration and I thank you for that. Happy Holidays!

  71. kathy a kaehler
    December 6, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    love your vlogs and just the positive vibes you both share with us all…I would love to win the camera…going on a great 60th bday trip with my daughter and this would capture it so well….

  72. Breanne
    December 6, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    The Sony RX100 would be a wonderful addition to my travel gear as I’m still using a canon rebel t2i (ancient and bulky). Happy holidays!!

  73. James Goodman
    December 6, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    I LOVE watching you guys. This was a great list. Thanks for sharing.

    I’m planning to take my son (13) to Paris in March of 2019. This will be our first trip out of the USA and I’m so excited. He started a Vlog with his cousin about their travels and experiences together and has always wanted to upgrade to a vlog style camera. That we would use!

  74. Lorna Ree
    December 6, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    Hey guys!

    I’ve watched you guys for a long time and always been inspired by your travels and tips, I was so happy when I found out you were pregnant! Anyway, I really have my heart set on either the camera or backpack for my boyfriend for Christmas. This’ll be our 5th Christmas together, and I’ve never been able to get him anything really nice (we’re both 20 year old college kids hehe) so either one, or any of the choices really, would be a great gift. We both love going on day trips and hiking and exploring so I know he’d absolutely love it.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    XXX
    Lorna Ree 😊😁😊

  75. Monica
    December 6, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    You guys are just the best! Very thoughtful and generous giveaway, so much love to you both!

    I would love to win so I can stop using my phone for pics/vids and travel more comfortably as I really want to become nomadic. Althoigh I’m grateful I have something to keep all the wonderful memories along the way. I know your equiptment recommendations are genuine and accurate and I love those videos.

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful growing family and thank you for the consideration. I wish you the best and most exciting year yet!

  76. Xanades Ivic-Williams
    December 6, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I would love to get the vlogging camera as I am planning on moving from Ontario to the UK in August. I really would like to start filming more of my experience, especially when I am there. I have been looking for a good quality camera, as it is hard to film on my phone with my limited phone storage. Unfortunately, all the cameras I have been finding so far are too expensive right now, as I am saving up for my move.
    I also think the travel bag would be great as my luggage recently broke, and I’m planning on traveling more once I am in Europe. I find the fact that the company is also giving back and helping people is so amazing and I would love to be apart of that.

  77. Aly
    December 6, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    I’m currently taking a gap year to explore Europe and I have started a vlog channel to share my experiences with the world! The camera would be awesome for vlogging the rest of my trip. The skyroam wifi would be super helpful for all those times I need to upload a video but I only have access to patchy hostel wifi. The sleep phones would be amazing for all those long train, bus and plane journeys. Not to mention I can listen to music to fall asleep without disturbing my hostel mates! All of these gifts would be great for any traveller!

    You guys are so amazing and are one of the Vlog channels that inspired me to create my own! Thanks so much for inspiring everyone to see the world.

  78. James Aita
    December 6, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    This is awesome I love you guys and am looking to start my own thing this gift guide rocks and I could totally use that camera! Much love – James

  79. Joelle
    December 6, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Any of these gifts sound amazing!! Especially the sleepphones and the gobi heat hoodie. I could definitely use a heated hoodie when i go to Iceland next year!
    Plus the sleephones i could have definitely used on my last travels, i fall to sleep best with music but headphones are so uncomfortable and i don’t want to bother anyone else with music, haha.
    Happy holidays to both of you!

  80. Diana
    December 6, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Loving this!
    I would make good use of the camera, to capture all the moments of my travels. I now have a lovely partner and we are looking forward to discover the world together. One of our dreams is to travel to Canada and thus, the Gobi Heat Jacket and Mits would be put to use!I’d also use them for my first ever ski trip. Also, the books sound great, they would enhance my dream of traveling and maybe I would learn about places I’ve never thought of visiting before. This is so inspirational and it fills me with Christmas vibes so thank you<3

  81. Daniela Navarro
    December 6, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    You guys are so awesome! Everything you listed look very useful!
    The only rocking vibe jewelry is SO cute! I like to keep my wardrobe small so I can mix and match. Like You mentioned in the video, jewelry can really change up an outfit. It’s also so easy to travel with!
    The banana backpack also looks so cool! I have a mild obsession with backpacks…they immediately catch my attention. I have one backpack that I use for everything from travel to school to work that I love but it’s reaching the end of its life:( so a new one would be great!
    I, also, totally love the treats from around the world! This is the first I’m hearing of it, and I’m definitely going to look into it more. I have tons of friends and family who have been all over the world and giving them little treats they miss will be an amazing gift.
    Once again, love your blogs and videos! And Happy Holidays!

  82. December 6, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Hello Happy holidays to you and your family!!!This is such an amazing giveaway!!!!!! I would freak out if I got that awesome camera I really want to start making videos about my life and I’m trying to arrange to travel soon and I would definitely document that I have kids and we would definitely have fun playing those board games and snacking on some delicious treats. I would purchase the camera for somebody however I can’t really afford it right now. Have a fantastic time on your honeymoon and congratulations. Thank you for this awesome opportunity to win great stuff. 💚♥️💚♥️💚♥️💚♥️🎅🤶🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁⛄🦌

  83. Tiffany truong
    December 6, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Thank you for hosting this contest! My husband and I are traveling to Southeast Asia for a month for our honeymoon all of these items would be but to good use! Especially the camera to document all the events! Best of luck to everyone

  84. December 6, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I mean any of these prizes would be amazing and come in super handy. I’m about to head off on my first big solo trip for 6 months! I’ve sold my house & quit my job with the goal of going after my dream and making it as a digital nomad. I have been blogging on and off for 10 years and I plan on starting a YouTube channel to document my journey and inspire others to do the same so a bunch of these prizes would come in handy to help with that – the camera, the hosting, skyroam especially. Thank you so much for putting all of this together and for being so freaking inspiring!

  85. Paige Hatzenbihler
    December 6, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Hello! I have a trip booked to travel across Europe for 5 weeks this spring. I believe this is a trip of a lifetime and quality camera is a necessity, as I will be seeing what I think will be some of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen. I’ve been dream of this trip for years and I am still working on making a true reality by having it fully funded. Receiving this camera would truly be the icing on top and huge financial burden taken away from me! I also really think the sleepphone would be ideal because I love to sleep on planes but always need to cancel noise out. Either way, thanks for bringing all of these awesome products to my attention to buy for other travel bugs or for me to treat myself in the near future. Great content.

  86. Adelaide
    December 6, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    I loove the SleepPhones and the travel pillow. I never manage to sleep on long flights and because of this I get really bad panic attack. These objects would help me so much, as I will never stop travelling but it would be awesome if it was a little more comfortable.

  87. December 6, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Such a great giveaway! I would love to win the camera since I don’t have one yet. Next January I am leaving my hometown The Netherlands to explore South/East Asia. I will be traveling for 6 months and it would be amazing if I can document it with this amazing camera, by picture and video. I currently use my phone fot taking pictures but I really want to upgrade. I am going to be SO happy if I win this!

  88. Erin Jellow
    December 6, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Love you guys and all of your videos! Was so excited to see you doing a giveaway, I’m from small city Saskatchewan, and this year was the first time I really got out into the world. Went to SE asia for 6 weeks and learned so much! I actually found your videos while I was over there, tired and exhausted in Pai, and I wish I had seen them sooner! You guys have so many helpful tips, knowing about some of these items would’ve been a game changer for me. I was a new traveller in every sense of the word, over packed, underprepared and ready to learn everything the hard way. Any of these items you have offered all seem like such a great investment for anyone. I’ve been really inspired to start travel blogging like you guys, and sharing the wonder of exploring culture and experiences. I LOVED your video about the two of you discovering your ancestry and then travelling based on common heritage, that’s such a neat idea. Also congrats on little Kai! Hope she’s doing great 🙂 I found Sarah’s birth story to be very moving, and more honest then any I’ve ever seen. Really appreciate you guys and all that you do!

  89. Kristine Carlos
    December 6, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I am so excited about this giveaway! I could definitely use any of these amazing prizes but I think I am most hopeful for the camera, backpack, and the portable WiFi! I am travelling to Thailand for the first time in the spring and I’m so pumped. This gear could make the trip a lot smoother for me – and the camera would help me share my travels with my family and the world. <3 Thanks for sharing with us!

  90. December 6, 2018 / 11:50 am

    This Michigander would be OBSESSED with the Gobi gear! Heated coats? Yes please! With all the ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling I do, this would be perfect.
    Also that camera would be so much more convenient than the DSLR I drag around. Maybe bring it on my snowventures. Great gift guide!

  91. Veronika
    December 6, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Honestly, I’d love to have a small camera like this, I have the Cannon 600D and it’great, but so big and heavy for me haha. Plus I bought it ages ago and saved up for it for two years, because I loved taking photos (still do 😂), but I was so young and didn’t really know what I was buying and what would be great for me
    So now I just would just like a small and compact camera so I could really enjoy my travels and not worry about my big and bulky camera
    Btw, I might have spelled sometning wrong, I’m Croatian 🙂
    Keep up the good work and blessing to your family 🙂

  92. Felecia Barrett
    December 6, 2018 / 11:08 am

    I am so excited about the sleep phones. I can’t stand sitting next to someone who mouth breathes, coughs, or snorts, but I also think headphones of all varieties are torture devices. Great ideas! So excited for 2019 adventure!

  93. Sophia Georginis
    December 6, 2018 / 10:58 am

    I’m hoping to travel so much more once I graduate college and hopefully be able to document as much of it as I can! The Sony RX100 VA would help my broke college student self be able to start making cool and inspiring content and travel the world! 🙂

  94. December 6, 2018 / 10:45 am

    I love watching y’all’s vlogs! All of the items would be so useful. The camera would be amazing! The camera I have takes up half of my backpack! My husband and I and 2 kids are headed to Guatemala this summer and having a smaller camera would be amazing! Also the wifi would be so hepful so my husband and I could keep up with work while we are away. And the jewelry would be cool because its so pretty! Keep up the amazing vlogs. I love taking a break from life to watch you guys!

  95. Oksana Bulgaru
    December 6, 2018 / 9:36 am

    The gifts are all too awesome to choose one. I think just receiving a gift, especially in winter holidays, is already a nice thing. Being freelancers and almost full-time travellers, WiFi device is a must-have nowadays.
    Happy Holidays!!!

  96. Tiffany Truong
    December 6, 2018 / 9:13 am

    I would use the item on my upcoming trip to Asia in Jan 20
    19- feb 2019

  97. December 6, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Hi Kristen and Siya, I left a previous comment but I’m not certain it went through. Ultimately, this giveaway is beyond relevant to me. I am a University student that’s going to be graduating this year. My partner and I are going to be travelling on a road trip across Canada to celebrate! We live in a small town in Northern Ontario, and were going to be travelling through to BC. I think the compact high quality Sony camera will be a great asset to capture our memories along the way. The back pack will be useful and a perfect size for our hikes we will be taking. The wifi will be great as well. Everything in this giveaway will be utilized along our trip, and many more future trips were going to take now that I’m not a broke student.
    Thank you and happy holidays,

    Maria

  98. Jolene Castro
    December 6, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Hello you guys, happy holidays!
    I would love to win this amazing prices to explore, be adventurous and take great pictures from where I’m from as sometimes we take our own country granted.
    Also, I’m planning a trip to Mexico with my best friends on April and I want to capture those moments with a great camera and the proper gear. That portable WIfi would be very helpful also! I’m hopeful to visit Peru next yer also as is one of my dream countries to visit so I know I would use the camera for some solo pictures : 3

    I’m working on getting my secondary Instagram account to where I want it with my nature photography so this would be just great.

    Much love to all 3 of you and wish lots of great memories together.

    Pura Vida!
    Jolene C.

  99. Julia Hanko
    December 6, 2018 / 8:18 am

    what a huge giveaway, thanks guys!

    my boyfriend and I are going on our world trip next year. we want to start a travel blog about love, by interviewing couples like you who are together for a very long time and still in love we want to discover and share the “secret” of a lifetime fulfilling relationship, of course no matter what gender, race or age. we are going to call our trip ‘soulmate safari’ ♥️

    I would love to bring the camera with me, but also the backpack is amazing, since the idea of feeding a kid in cambodia is so good I think i will purchase one for me anyway 😉 also the sleeping earphones sound great, they could be a nice addition to our flying gear. anything from your giveaway is great to fill our backpacks, thanks for the love!

    love from austria

  100. Maria Forget
    December 6, 2018 / 8:16 am

    This giveaway couldn’t be more relevant !!! I would definitely use these items on my trip this summer. I’m graduating from a four year university program, and to celebrate my partner and I decided to take a road trip across Canada ( were from a small town in Northern Ontario) to BC! It will be amazing. We’re going to camp out along the way and just enjoy nature and our surroundings. Since I’m a broke University student I will definitely utilize all of these prizes on our trip! I would love the camera to capture amazing pictures and memorizes. Everything in this giveaway is amazing. Thank you,

  101. Kezia Denne
    December 6, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Hi guys! Loveeee the gift guide and got me super super excited for my travels next year (more than I already was – didn’t think that was possible). I’m currently on my gap year and been working really hard to save money for my travels with 3 of my friends in March. We’re going for 3 months to Hong Kong, Fiji, Australia, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. I haven’t done much traveling so far in my life as I’ve only taken family holidays within Europe so this is huge for me and cannot wait to explore more of our world. Any of the gifts would be incredible but the WiFi would be such a plus as I could share it with all my friends so we can keep in contact with our families whilst travelling as well as book hostels en route. Additionally a back pack is an obvious essential that I haven’t quite got around buying as of yet so that would be a massive help! 😂 love your work and you’re so inspiring – cannot wait to set off now X

  102. Kam D
    December 6, 2018 / 7:28 am

    Oh man!

    I don’t think i can choose just one item! I’m taking my first international trip with my boyfriend at the beginning of March next year for 20 days and we’ll be visiting 4 different countries! So, to be honest any of these amazing gifts would be so cool to have when we go.

    You guys are so awesome for doing this giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  103. December 6, 2018 / 7:26 am

    Oh man!

    I don’t think i can choose just one item! I’m taking my first international trip with my boyfriend at the beginning of March next year for 20 days and we’ll be visiting 4 different countries! So, to be honest any of these amazing gifts would be so cool to have when we go.

    You guys are so awesome for doing this giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  104. Breanne McCulloch
    December 6, 2018 / 6:59 am

    You guys are such an inspiration! You’ve inspired my husband and I to take so many trips and will likely inspire us to take so many more! My husband is big into craft beer. We have travelled all over just to get his perfect brew. This prize would help us launch the travel beer blog we have always wanted to do.

    Best of luck to everyone! And thank you both for all you do! Happy Holidays!

  105. Hanna
    December 6, 2018 / 6:57 am

    Your channel was actually one of the ones I started watching when I was contemplating travelling solo. And here I am, about 4 years later, out on my big solo adventure. I have some big plans for 2019, so I would love a camera to capture the amazingness of new places with something other than my phone. I would also love a portable WiFi device, so that I dont have to worry about getting sim cards wherever I go.

  106. Pooja shah
    December 6, 2018 / 6:18 am

    Wow!! That’s such an amazing giveaway!

    The best gift in the list is definitely the backpack, two meals a day for a year is a big deal and anybody who receives such a gift will be grateful not just for the bag but also for taking care of a child.
    I’d get it for my brother who loves to travel. Honestly, he looks the brightest and happiest when I see him come back from a trip and then he slowing starts to become less energetic as he starts going to work. I think it’ll make a great present for him.

    Lastly, you guys are doing so great and good luck to anyone who enters. You guys are going to make someone so happy and here’s wishing that it would be me.

  107. Elsa Adams
    December 6, 2018 / 6:16 am

    Great video! I have used lonely planet books as a holy grail since I first went to India with my mum when I was a few years old. My entire traveller family use them! The sleephones are definitely going on my wishlist for those long flights, hopefully going to Borneo next year as part of my first solo adventure! <3

  108. December 6, 2018 / 6:03 am

    Hey guys,

    I would love the camera. I love taking pictures and currently use my phone. In 2019 my grandmother and I are traveling to Spain from Australia to hike the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago trail together for her 70th birthday. I would love this camera to document these wonderful memories with this incredible woman.

    I would also be wrapped with the treats box because I live through my taste buds, games because I don’t have any of those and play games allll the time, and the books because I LOVE Lonely Planet, love reading and would love to have that collection to help me plan my grandmother’s birthday!

    I would LOVE any of these things, but even if I don’t win thank you so much for this giveaway.

    Merry Christmas to you both and your precious Kai ❤️
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  109. December 6, 2018 / 5:57 am

    So many things – I love them all!

    I’m going hiking in Portugal and Spain in 2019. Just my grandmother and I will be hiking for a week (from Australia) in celebration of her 70th birthday. This camera would help my document and store the memories I’ll share with her on that once in a lifetime trip ❤️

    The Lonely Planet bundle would also be instrumental in planning that trip and so many more. I love books, and Lonely Planet books would be amazing to add to my collection.

    And the treats box… I’m such a foodie and live to eat my way through destinations… Enough said 😂

    Even if I don’t win, thank you for this give away and Merry Christmas to you and your precious Kai! ❤️

  110. Sidsel Amanda Sandvik
    December 6, 2018 / 5:48 am

    Im going for my first solotravel in 2019, and my mom is really worried so portable Wi-Fi is a must, som that i can talk to her everyday! Also, my fiancé is going to take a semester in Australia while i am travelling, so it would be really great to talk to him everyday telling him about my adventures, and hearing about his! I just bought my self a camera, but since my fiancé is in Australia next autumn i would really like to give him a camera so he can show me his semester abroad in beautiful pictures! Also, i live in norway, so it can be very cold in the winter, but i really like hiking in the mountains, i am also thinking about hiking to mount Everest base camp, so heat jacket and mittens would really come in handy!
    Happy hollidays! Thank you so much for all the inspiration you have given me!

  111. December 6, 2018 / 5:07 am

    Amazing prizes in this giveaway, i’m so exited to win them and use them in 2019!!! YAAAY

  112. December 6, 2018 / 5:07 am

    Awesome gift guide. I might have to budget in to get some of these gifts for myself. I want to start travel vlogging and up my camera game so that Sony would be a dream. The Gobi gear seems like it would save my behind in Iceland in a couple months when I go for my trip. The WiFi would be useful because I am a #Millienial so WiFi is kind of a big deal lol. Those maps would look awesome in my office and remind me to create a life that has all the things I like in it. So excited for this giveaway.

  113. Alex D\'Evelynes
    December 6, 2018 / 4:13 am

    What a great giveaway. There are so many items that i would love especially as we only have 3 months to go before we leave for our bucket list holiday. I would definitely use the Banana Backpacks Khmer Explorer Travel Set to pack for our upcoming trip to Argentina and Antarctica.

  114. Sarah
    December 6, 2018 / 2:18 am

    Thank you guys for sharing this with us! In the past you have inspired me to travel a lot even did the trip of my lifetime (so far) and went alone to Iceland. If I didn’t watch your videos I would never had the confidence to do so and I’m beyond thankful for that. Also looking into going to Portugal this year with the help of your videos.
    I wish you all the best, all 4 of you. And Happy holiday season!

  115. Melanie Tremblay
    December 6, 2018 / 2:17 am

    So many interesting things!!
    I need a new vlogging camera! I never used sony but your videos looks good so I guess they are good!

    Lonely planet books are the best to me!!

    The skyroam is interesting because having internet is useful when you travel especially for solo Travelers

    The Bluehost web hosting could push me to start my own blog!

    Sleep phones are interesting too since i’m use to sleep with music and I can’t use the headphones that you stick in your ears…

    Thank you for all the great suggestions

  116. Becca Bamer
    December 6, 2018 / 2:11 am

    Thank y’all for doing this giveaway! I leave January 1st to study away in Namibia and I’ve been trying to start a blogging channel (not much success, yet!) The Sony RX100 VA was actually the camera I was looking into getting, I’ve heard it’s the best but it’s almost very expensive and I just can’t afford that as a college student. I would love to win that though and film my adventures so I could have little movies at the end of my travels, as well as send videos to my mom back home about everything I’m doing! The skyroam would also be wonderful because the wifi isn’t reliable and it’d be great for video editing and homework. The Banana Backpack would also be the perfect carry-on size for my long trip! Thank you again for doing this video, y’all giving back to us viewers and being so kind and appreciative is one big reason why I love y’all so much, you’re hearts are so full and they help keep mine full to <3

  117. December 6, 2018 / 2:03 am

    You guys are so awesome! And this bunch of goodies is seriously awesome. I love photography, but have been contemplating expanding into videography and would really appreciate a camera with some actual stabilization. And heated jacket!!! What a brilliant invention. I just need that because I’m always cold. Happy Holidays!

  118. Edchelyn
    December 6, 2018 / 1:49 am

    All of these gifts would be amazing but I would love a new camera to take pictures of my adventure here in Dubai. Im here to work so going out on my free time is really important thats why I want to collect amazing photos . I hope I can win this camera ❤

  119. Fede
    December 6, 2018 / 1:48 am

    Sooooo cool!! Would love to try out some of these for my upcoming trip to Thailand!! The sleephones are just genius! I hate having those earplugs in while trying to sleep so I’m sure I could do great use of them!!
    Thanks for the chance and for all the tips and tricks you give in your video!!

  120. Edchelyn
    December 6, 2018 / 1:29 am

    All of these gifts is amazing but would love a new camera to take pictures of my adventure here in UAE.. I’m here to work so Going out on my free day is really important and I would love to capture them all with amazing pictures. Hope I can get it. God bless you

  121. December 6, 2018 / 12:55 am

    All of these gifts are incredddddible!!! I used your link and videos last year to create a Bluehost account and website, has been super helpful, so good to see it in a giveaway!
    Im off to the Philippines, Europe and UK next year for a few months, I would love to have the equipment to film and document my travels as it will be my largest trip yet (but not my last!). The Philippines apparently don’t have the best wifi so the Skyroam would be perfect! An inflatable travel pillow is already on my Christmas list along with some earplugs, obviously sleep phones would beat those though! Snacks are always good too on long flights 😉

    Love you guys!!!
    From Bayleigh in New Zealand x

  122. Lorna Ree
    December 6, 2018 / 12:48 am

    Hello hello! I am 20 year old broke college student and I’ve never really been able to afford anything super nice for my boyfriend for his birthday or Christmas (this’ll be our 5th Christmas as a couple hehe.) ALL of these gifts are incredible! Anyone would be awesome to win! Although I mainly have my eyes on the camera and backpack. My boyfriend and I love traveling and adventuring together, so the backpack would be excellent for him for excursions, or the camera would be great for when we travel because I loooove taking pictures of him, of us, of the things we see. So the camera would be amazing! I know eeeeveryone else here has their eye on the camera because a lot of them are bloggers and vloggers and that’s great! Still figured I’d give it a shot though, I know that Noah would love it beyond all this you guys inspire me so much! I was so happy when I found out you were pregnant! You guys are the cutest, and I hope you have a great holiday season!

  123. Nicole
    December 6, 2018 / 12:38 am

    Any of these items would be Awesome! Love to Travel! This year I got to see some of Spain and Peru! My dad’s dream has been to visit Alaska and I just booked the trip and am surprising him with it for Christmas!!! Even better than the trip is that I some how convinced my mother who is scared of flying to come as well as my three brothers and niece! Can’t wait for the adventure!!!!

  124. Jessica Melendez
    December 6, 2018 / 12:26 am

    Those sleep phones will come in handy to survive some long haul flights I have planned for Singapore and Sri Lanka this summer !

  125. Julia
    December 6, 2018 / 12:19 am

    I just love your ideas on travel. Any of these items are great for a multitude of reasons. I have hosted two exchange students and would love to travel to their country to visit. Ecuador and Brazil are their homes and they have asked me to travel to see them. I can see me using the backpack or the camera in my trip to see them. Your list of gifts this year are super thoughtful and your way of sharing them was very entertaining. Keep up the great work and enjoy the new bundle of joy that will join you in future adventures.

  126. Margarita Gil
    December 5, 2018 / 11:49 pm

    Your video was great and very informative. My husband and I have been dreaming about staring to create content in Spanish to share our travel adventure. We have been doing a lot of research and we have been thinking in investing in a camera. One of our top options is the camera you are giving away. It would be awesome that we can start our content creation journey with a great travel camera! My husband was recently laid off and we are trying to reinvent ourselves. You guys have been a great inspiration! Thank you for all you do!

  127. December 5, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    It would honestly be an honor to win any of these items. If I won the Sony RX100 VA I would bite the bullet and finally start my own YouTube channel.

  128. Jessica Biresch
    December 5, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    The Skyroam hotspot looks like the perfect little travel device! My boyfriend and I go on all of our travels together and I have been wanting to get something like this to make our lives a little easier. He is also making a big trip to Vietnam soon and I would love to surprise him with the portable hotspot! The Skyroam would be perfect for all of our plans in the future.

  129. Sarah Ennis
    December 5, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Hey guys! First off thanks for being such an inspiration for me and creating such great content . I’m moving to northern Minnesota next year and that Gobi jacket is going to be a life changer for sure ! I cannot wait to get my hands on one of those things . I also plan on gifting my best friend a sky roam . Don’t even get me started on how hard I’m kicking myself for not knowing about those 3 months ago! She paid $270 for Wi-Fi in Ireland , she’s going to love it!
    Have a great holiday season everyone & best of luck to all !

  130. Jennifer
    December 5, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Hey guys! I’m going to Paris and Rome this summer, and could really see myself using several of the items you are giving away. The travel pillow, the sleep phones, the banana backpack are a few I could really see myself purchasing. I really love the idea behind the banana backpack! The sleep phones really sound like the perfect thing on a flight, and the travel pillow is very unique. I also really dig the travel poster with all of the countries. Hope to win!

  131. Jessica Biresch
    December 5, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    The Skyroam hotspot is the neatest little device. I have been searching around for a portable hotspot and this one may have to be it! My boyfriend and I go on all of our travels together, and very soon he is making a big trip to Vietnam! I would love to surprise him with the Skyroam hotspot, I feel like it would be perfect for his trip and all of our trips to come together. Not having to worry so much about international plans and data is perfect!

  132. Sarah Ennis
    December 5, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    You guys are amazing people and so inspiring !
    I am so grateful for this blog post / video for introducing me to the gobi jackets . I’m moving to northern Minnesota this year and have been looking for something just like this .
    And you guys ! Sky roam is about to change my friends whole world . We paid outrageous fees on our last vacation to have Wi-Fi , she is definitely getting this for Christmas ! Have a great holiday season and good luck everyone !

  133. Heike Wilson
    December 5, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    The backpack sounds perfect for our upcoming trips and love that it supports such a cool cause!

  134. December 5, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    AHH these items are just what I need as a solo traveler struggling to stay on the road with a broken camera. Thes are such great gift ideas and are great quality things that will last a long time so I can focus on seeing and learning from the world whilst helping community. So many of these items would be so helpful, especially the camera portable wifi as so countries it is impossible to try and upload a blog on the go to get me to the next location. Good luck to everyone and Merry Christmas xx

  135. Caitlin Veteto
    December 5, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    A new camera would be amazing for my Europe trip next year. Thank you for the Treat boxes idea. I love learning about new cultures and their food!

  136. December 5, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Hey Kristen and Siya!!!

    First off, congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter! My husband and I have been following your channel and adventures for the longest time now. It always gets us prepared for the best experiences! My husband and I are both teachers (preschool and third grade) so we only get the Summers to travel. Next year he and I will be taking all summer to travel to a few places in Europe and if we can [afford] we will be going to my homeland (Brazil) to visit my parents as well. So far in our travels, I rely on my cell phone to take all of the pictures of our trips and they don’t always come out right 🙁 . So we could really use the amazing Sony camera to collect memories that we can cherish for a lifetime. Also, when going abroad Wi-fi is always a struggle. The Skyroam device would really help us communicate while being far away from family and friends.
    Our 2019 trip means a lot to us. It’s going to be my first time in Europe and (maybe) Africa (Morrocco) and it will be the last big trip before we start trying to grow our family. We are so excited about it!
    We would be really lucky and forever grateful if we get any of the items!
    Thank you for throwing this wonderful giveaway

    Obrigada & happy holidays!
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  137. Amir Hussein Hakimi
    December 5, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    You guys are so inspirational. Would love to meet both of you. The confidence that you guys give to us to travel is far greater than anything else.

  138. Luda
    December 5, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    Heyyyy guys!!!
    Love that you guys do this for us!

    Traveling isn’t a choice I mean it is, but it’s also a desire. You feel it so so deep inside of you. I can’t explain it but it’s a huge want to be able to see this world and everything in it! I watch you guys because I want to be just like you, I wanna go and travel full time and someday I will!
    So thank you for inspiring and just being you <3

  139. rebecca shapiro
    December 5, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    Hi! My name is Becca and I am an avid traveler! I have been watching your videos for years constantly gaining inspiration from your tips and tricks to travel for cheap! I am twenty years old and have a passion for photography and travel. I started traveling internationally at sixteen and since then have been addicted to hopscotching the globe! This year has been really difficult for me and I have been struggling to keep positive. Your videos make me feel hopeful that I can conquer the world and do anything I want in my life regardless of my burdens. I want to explore the horizons and find the best thing in the world … myself. I would love to win this beautiful camera. I want to remind people how beautiful this world is because it can be easy to forget when the stresses of life take over. I want to remind people how lucky we are to have the freedom to travel and explore different cultures and meet the most incredible people along the way. From riding elephants in Thailand , to exploring the ancient temples in Cambodia and to having afternoon tea in London there are so many amazing things to do in this world. I want to use my skills as a photographer and create a travel vlog for people who cant travel. My brother has autism and is fortunately doing amazing. When he is old enough I want to take him with me around the world to explore this beautiful planet. There are millions of people on this planet who aren’t able to travel due to illness or special needs. I want to those people to know that they are more than their disability. I want them to learn their capable of amazing things. I would really appreciate winning this camera as I cannot afford one of my own yet. Although , I would be happy knowing it went to someone who needed it more than I did. I just want to say you are both such inspirations to me and I can’t wait to see all the traveling you do in the upcoming years with your beautiful bundle of joy! Thank you for all that you do for the travel community.

    Love,

    Becca xx

  140. Megan Beland
    December 5, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    I love the guide guys! You’re so in the loop for the newest travel gear and that helps me as a traveller a lot 👍 I’ve been torn between Peru, a Europe multicountry trip, or southeast Asia & New Zealand. Nevertheless, I have moved my life 3 times in 2 suitecases across Canada, internationally to live in Northern Ireland and back to my hometown in Ontario. I would use the gear to continue on my solo travelling and stay connected with family, friends and my boyfriend, look stylish with some new swag and jewelry, cancel out the world and listen to some tunes & do some lonely planet reading to plan 1-3 days of what I’d like to do on my travel. Thanks for everything that you guys do and congratulations on becoming new parents! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 😁

  141. Megan
    December 5, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    I love the guide guys! You’re so in the loop for the newest travel gear and that helps me as a traveller a lot 👍 I’ve been torn between Peru, a Europe multicountry trip, or southeast Asia & New Zealand. Nevertheless, I have moved my life 3 times in 2 suitecases across Canada, internationally to live in Northern Ireland and back to my hometown in Ontario. I would use the gear to continue on my solo travelling and stay connected with family, friends and my boyfriend, look stylish with some new swag and jewelry, cancel out the world and listen to some tunes & do some lonely planet reading to plan 1-3 days of what I’d like to do on my travel. Thanks for everything that you guys do and congratulations on becoming new parents! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 😁

  142. Rylee Prescesku
    December 5, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Happy holidays! This is a fantastic give away that you guys are doing. My name is Rylee, and I am a 4th year nursing student. I am currently planning a trip to Italy for the month of May 2019 as a way to celebrate my graduation with my fiancé. We both came across your YouTube channel when researching travel and gaining inspiration to what we would like to get out of our trip. This is our first trip together outside of week as well as our first European experience on a budget! If we were to win we would absolutely love the Sony camera! We already have a DSLR Sony camera however its size poses an issue with our minimalist packing plan. Likewise, this is our first long-haul flight, and the plan is to fly from Canada to London and take the train to see the countryside, the travel pillow could enhance our comfort. I must admit that I am a bit addicted to technology and its many uses, I am unsure how being unplugged (outside of the hostels) for a month will be. I love searching and preplanning which I am currently doing over the next couple of months but having the skyroam would allow for the connection back home and more spontaneous decisions to be made. Those sleep phones would be amazing! I hate using earbuds as they feel sooooo uncomfortable, the sleepphones would enhance the comfort and decrease the airplane hum to ease rest. Currently my fiancé and I have the same favourite backpack at home so a new backpack may help our dilemma! The treat box would be a great way to taste the world. Being Canadian we experience a good chunk of the year under snow. Every year we go on a skiing trip, and I could only imagine the constant heat that Globiheat could provide verse those dollar store heat packs that last a couple of runs down the hill. I absolutely love that you have Apple to Apples apart of your giveaway! I played this going across Canada in a hostel in Quebec, great to play with the family, but more importantly, this opened me up to so many more people in the hostel with a similar sense of humor! Regardless to if we are so fortunate to receive a holiday gift from your giveaway, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with your travels, inspiring our travel journey, and the amazing travel tips that we have already put into practice with our travel planning! Looking forward to what you post next on all your platforms. Utmost respect and best wishes. <3 – Rylee

  143. Larissa
    December 5, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I remembered stumbling upon your videos when I was stuck in an airport going to Brazil with my hubby! It was an awful 19 hour layover that flew by so stinking fast because I was binge watching all your videos! I became so inspired by what you do and all the travel experiences you have done! If I won this giveaway, I would first off, not force my husband to take a million pictures/videos of me lol! I would love the idea of being able to vlog my favorite experiences around the world! I’ve also got a trip planned to Tahiti in March so these little travel knick knacks and the camera would be ideal!!! Annnnd I’m crossing my fingers that we will go to Iceland for our anniversary in which I can def put the jacket to use!! Keep inspiring others with what you do!! We love you!!

  144. December 5, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    As a minimalist I love to travel light and would love to make the switch from a DSLR to the Sony RX100 VA , but I also know I could use a Gobi Heat Jacket for the extreme cold which I love traveling too but find myself wishing I had a fire inside my clothes to keep me warm! Would love to test Gobi for the extreme cold!

  145. Giselle
    December 5, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Hey, Kristen and Siya! I’m your big fan from Malaysia! I’ve been dreaming to have my own camera, but can’t afford it because I’m still a student. And I will graduate on next year, we’ll have a lot of activities and my classmates are planning for a road trip! It would be great to have a camera to capture memories! I hope that I can get the camera and I’m sure it will be useful for me~ Thank you to you guys, you guys always have the best gift guide and even if I can’t get the prize, it will help others too! Always love and support u guys!

  146. Miranda Dopson
    December 5, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Happy Holidays! These are all great gift options and gave me some great ideas for loved ones. My husband and I love finding new resources for trip ideas so the books are right up our alley. 😁 They would be great to give us some new thoughts on what our next adventure should be.

  147. Candice
    December 5, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    So excited for this giveaway!! Love to see my local rocking vibe in the mix! Amazing!! Thank you!

  148. Dee
    December 5, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I made a promise to myself that I should be able to travel at least once a year. Tho I’m still looking looking for my loved items when I travel, the skyroam will help a lot. I already have travels planned (and being planned) for next year. As one of them will be with my family, for a long time and in different countries, it will help a lot for us to stay connected backhome. As well as with our hosts, without having the need to change sims per country, an issue I had to find a solution for days before my first trip abroad because it didn’t even come to my mind as first.

    But if I want to be selfish, I’d want the sleepphones as I do sleep with music or a video on either with earphones on or on speakers at the lowest volume possible (unless I’m really tired, then I just knock-out)

  149. Lori
    December 5, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    WHAT !!! SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY!!! 🌍
    I always wanted to travel growing up and strated my journey about 4 years ago and now I am HOOKED, as well as our children. We just recently got back from Germany and may I add it was such a Godsend that I lucked apon finding y’all, y’all’s advise has made our trips easier and much more enjoyable. 🙌🙌 From watching your travels I have also added many more adventures to my bucket list 😁♥️. People ask me for travel advise and the first thing I do is send them over to yalls page . Thank you so much for shareing your lives with the world !!! Much Love and Blessings! 🌿

  150. Sam
    December 5, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Hi Kristen, Siya, Kai, and Atlas! You guys are amazing! And this guide is on point!

    The Gobi heated coat is so cool! I’d give that to my sister so she would come out on adventures with me when it’s cold out. She’s perpetually freezing when the temperature drops below 60. I’m also trying to convince her to come with me to Vienna and Prague for Christmas next year!

    I’m probably going to buy some Rocking Vibe jewelry for my best friend and I or maybe some travel books… or both!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  151. Sandrine Ayotte
    December 5, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    Hello my favorite new parents! ( seriously, can’t wait to see familly travel vlog! )

    This giveaway is awesome. My favorite items is the camera, to take picture during my next trip ( Scotland with my 2 kids, 1 and 3 years old ) and the backpack. I would probably give the pillow to my daughter so she could sleeping the plane.
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    Happy hollidays from Quebec ( joyeuses fêtes ! )

  152. Drina Therrien
    December 5, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Hey Hopscotch!

    Love your videos as always !
    I love the Treat box subscription! It’s perfect for my loved ones who can’t travel this year due to paperwork or financial situations etc.
    As for my own Christmas list, the Sleephones or the Gobi Heat jacket are probably tied for #1 they’d be great additions to my future travels.

    You guys are doing amazing work! Happy Holidays !

  153. Patricia
    December 5, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I would use that camera to start recording my own adventures!

    Can’t wait until the 17! Love you, beautiful family

    Patricia

  154. Olivia harris
    December 5, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Great guide and giveaway! Dreaming of taking our first plane ride with all 4 of our kids to somewhere not too far with family to visit- San Diego? Minnesota? Need to get these kids in the air!

  155. Susan
    December 5, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I need allllll these things! My husband, son and I will be traveling around the world 🌎 in 2020 so we need all these things! Plus I’m always cold. AND I don’t own a camera which I desperately need. And I LOVE exotic snacks! And jewellery. And hose booksnsure would come in handy in planning the trip (I’m also open to your suggestions!! So far we may go to South Africa, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, Easter Island, Peru). Pick me!!! Me! Por Favor 🙋🏽‍♀️

  156. Whitney
    December 5, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    I just recently discovered you guys on Instagram and wow you have so much good advice! With a new job I will for the first time get to plan a vacation/12 year overdue honeymoon with the hubs! I’ve always wanted to travel and just not sure where to start. If you chose me as a winner for your giveaway, anything would be a great improvement over the no hear i currently have. Lol. Thanks for the content. And congrats on that beautiful baby!

  157. December 5, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    You guys are amazing! I started following you before I went on my first backpacking trip earlier this year, and you’re still hands down my favorite travel bloggers. Thank you for being so REAL and INSPIRING! (I’ve also been eyeing the Sony RX100 to use as my underwater camera with the right housing. Just got my OW certification this year and I’m LOVING it!)

  158. December 5, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Merry Christmas to you both!!
    Loveeee this travel gift roundup! I’ve had my eye on the Sony RX100 for a while because of the slow-mo and that Zeiss lens! Working on building up my Youtube channel right now and adding in that slow-mo to shots in my upcoming trip to Australia would be a game changer! Thanks so much for doing this <3 They're all so great!!

  159. Drina
    December 5, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    Hello Hopscotch!
    I was thrilled to see your newest video including these gift ideas as I knew that there was going to be at least one on my Christmas list as well as searching for ideas for my friends and family.

    I LOVE the treats gift box subscription for a loved one. Right now my fiance is going through the process of trying to get his PR which has restricted his travelling until the application is approved. Seeing as we met while abroad and travel makes up one of the foundations of our relationship this would make the perfect gift to fill that void of travel while he waits for the application to you through.

    As for my Christmas list, both the sleepphones as well as the backpack and travel pillow will be make the perfect addition for my 2019 adventures including some longer flights and trips to europe !

    Thanks as always for all your lovely content.
    Xoxo

  160. December 5, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    So much cool stuff on this giveaway. I love Sony I just got back A6000 this past year. I’m super excited for y’alls adventures in 2019!!!

  161. Annamarie V
    December 5, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    We are planning a trip to Croatia next fall with our friends and are in need of a new camera. We had a great one when we went to Italy with them and have had so much fun looking at the pictures over the years.

  162. Lindsey
    December 5, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I just dropped my smaller travel camera into the Amazon River :(, and am definitely looking at replacing it with the Sony RX100 VA! I’ve seen it recommended so many places.

    Everything on this list looks so useful!

  163. December 5, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    Hey guys! I would use the country poster and Lonely Planet books for inspiration and pick my next destination! Then I would use the SkyRoam while on a trip to share WiFi and make new friends!

  164. December 5, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Hi Kristen and Siya!

    Just saw your giveaway video! It is so kind of you guys to do this, thank you!! All of the items are amazing and and I would be happy with any. I started a travel inspired instagram this year and I’ve mostly been using my phone for picture and video. I would love to win the camera! I love how it is compact but produces good photo and video as well. I have recently been looking at some Sony cameras online. There’s no way I can lug a heavier camera around with camera equipment since I almost always travel with just a carry on and personal item so this camera is perfect.

    Hope you enjoy the holiday season and thanks again for doing this for your subscribers!

  165. December 5, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Hi Kristen and Siya!

    Just saw your giveaway video! It is so kind of you guys to do this, thank you!! All of the items are amazing and and I would be happy with any. I started a travel inspired instagram this year (@curlsonclouds) and I’ve mostly been using my phone for picture and video. I would love to win the camera! I love how it is compact but produces good photo and video as well. I have recently been looking at some Sony cameras online. There’s no way I can lug a heavier camera around with camera equipment since I almost always travel with just a carry on and personal item so this camera is perfect.

    Hope you enjoy the holiday season and thanks again for doing this for your subscribers!

    • Nicole P
      December 5, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      oops posted twice! please delete 🙂

  166. Lucy Tebb
    December 5, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    Hey guys,

    Awesome gift guide this year 🤙🏼

    The banana backpack is the ultimate travel companion. And what an insanely cool company to promote and endorse. Trying to live my life ethically and the best I can so brands like this really fuel my passion of giving a helping hand.

    Plus – I can’t wait to tell all the travellers I meet about the backpack, it’s ethos, so they can get one too and help spread the love.

    Peace. Lucy

  167. Bonnie Sibley
    December 5, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    What great prizes. I’d love to meet my new backpack friend and help feed a child at the same time.

  168. December 5, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    Hey! First, thank you for all the inspiration and amazing things you share with the world. I admire you and a person i admire more is my mom (sorry, she beats everyone, she is AMAZING ). She is an entrepreneur and is constantly learning new things. This year she has been trying to expand her online business. Plus,i’m currently in search for something awesome for this holidays since this year has been very especial for us. So, i’m thinking of giving her something for her business and the wifi device would be an incredible tool (or the camera, but well, who doesn’t want one?) Or, i’m thinking of giving her something less work-related and she would love the winter clothes. For this holidays we are going on a road trip, the same route where my parents met, but she hates cold and it would absolutely change the experience if she could be warm. Anyway, i’m trying to persuade you with a very poor rethorical speech. I just thought of giving it a try. Have a wonderful time!! Enjoy this beautiful holiday with Kai! And, again, even though you must have heard it a lot by now, thank you for everything <3
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  169. Alondra Reyes
    December 5, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    As a college student, I’m always looking for ways to save money. One of those ways is purchasing basic economy flights. Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect “personal item” (since a full size carry on is not allowed in basic economy). As Kristen and Siya mentioned, it’s overwhelming to find the perfect travel backpack. I really enjoy traveling and packing light anywhere I go. If I were to win the Banana Backpacks Khmer Explorer Travel Set I would definitely use it to travel to and from home, as well as using it on my other adventures. On top of it all, I think it’s wonderful that Banana Backpacks ensures children are fed. Community service is another of my passions, so what better Christmas present that this!

  170. December 5, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    You guys are so awesome! The point and shoot camera would be so perfect for me because I’m actually starting a vlog! (Thanks to your course on Superstar Blogging. I’m learning so much from you and Nadine!) I also love the portable WiFi and think it would be perfect on trips where Internet is very limited.

  171. December 5, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    Hope to travel some next year, right now though taking care of my mom is my priority, but hopefully in the future.

  172. December 5, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    Guys that is an amazing way to end 2018.
    Thanks to all your inspiring content I just came home from a 9 months trip around Asia. It all started because I followed you on youtube and after bingwatching all your videos I couldn’t wait to go out and see the world by myself. So here I am know, back in France and I already want to leave for a new adventure in 2019. I would love to use the travel map to remember myself what my travel goals are and to be always inspired for a new adventure. I would pin it in my office and look at it every minute of my working day dreaming of my next adventure.

    Thank you so much for what you are doing everyday for this community.

  173. December 5, 2018 / 6:17 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about that Sony camera! I can always use better (and smaller!) ways to document my travels. That backpack is pretty cool too! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

  174. Natalie Cooper
    December 5, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    What an amazing give away. I would love to use the travel pillow so my neck doesn’t go into spasms on the plane…lol. The sleep phones look great too. I would use them all day long, in the colder months, they would keep my ears warm too!

  175. sara
    December 5, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    hmmm well all the goodies in this video where amazing! I have to say thou the concept of that backpack was just amazing, feeding a child 2 meals a day for a year, thats just unbelievable! I love things like this, you guys are incredible! happy holidays Siya, Kristen, and baby kai ❤️

  176. Tammy Goerke
    December 5, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    OMG!! This is ABSOLUTELY fantastic!! My hubby and I are ‘retiring’ from one of our businesses and going to be roaming the world for at least the next year! We plan on meeting all kinds of fun people, going to tons of festivals, donating our time helping others whereever we go!
    We would, hence, be using EVERYTHING in this giveaway!! I am SO excited to read more of your blog and and gladly following you on Instagram!!
    Traveling the world by 2019!

    Tammy and Roy
    Live life adventurously!
    A Couple Adventurers

  177. December 5, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    The travel pillow looks amazing. I have always been disappointed in travel pillows in the past, but would love to try a new one. Flying economy for over 6 hours is a literal “pain-in-the-neck”!! Congrats on your amazing 2018, I love watching your growth as a channel. ~Natalie

  178. Luan Vianna
    December 5, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Your giveaways are always so nice !
    I would love, either the camera, or the Skyroam Device. My girlfriend and I are going in January to an amazing 3 weeks trip in Mozambique to do volunteering , and the camera would be amazing to record all the memories we are going to make there, our last one was stolen on our last trip … and the Skyroam Device would be really helpful as we are going to be quite isolated from civilization haha Having internet access would make so much easier to keep contact with family ! Keep traveling guys ! You guys rock!

  179. Allyson Senegal
    December 5, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    I am going on my first solo trip over New Years and really want to start a travel blog. I think that having a year of BlueHost services will be amazing, it will help me get it kicked started as I start my blogging journey. I also love the travel pillow set, it would be a great edition to my packing list!

  180. Katie
    December 5, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Hi! This is such a thoughtful giveaway, all of these prizes look amazing! You guys are really inspiring, and if it weren’t for your channel I don’t think I would’ve had as successful a year travelling this year!
    I would love to have a good camera, as I am trying to work on my photography but when I went abroad over the summer my camera broke so a large amount of photos have spots on them 🙁
    The travel pillow would also be handy, I went on a 12 hour flight this year and didn’t have a pillow, and I’m such a fidget so couldn’t sleep at all!
    The poster is really cool, I love the style of it. Also the heated gloves and coat. Woah, those are amazing! I never knew you could buy clothes with heating in. It is my dream to go to Greenland and if I had those, it’d give me a bit more of a push to book the holiday.
    Honestly, all of the gifts are so cool and even if I do not win in this giveaway, I will definitely have a large amount of these items on my wishlist for the future! Thank you for being inspiring and for great videos like this 🙂

  181. Destinie Baker
    December 5, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    I would use the backpack, as I been looking for a comfortable, proper travel backpack. Something that is relatively small. I think their values as a company is great!

    Thanks for doing what you do!

  182. December 5, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Those Rock necklaces I was completely drawn to and thought how perfect they would be to wear when I go to Vegas in March to meet up with my sister . She lives in Calgary and since unfortunately it’s so expensive to travel within Canada we thought this year we meet somewhere and make a trip out of it. So these jewelry pieces will be a perfect match for Vegas outings with my sister and fam jam. Plus that head piece for listening to music to avoid anyone snoring on the flight there and back , or even at home from my husband at night . heheheh . love you guys 😘😘

  183. Melesa
    December 5, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    This is such a cool giveaway!

    I would love to win the camera, backpack, or sleepphones they all seem so amazing!

  184. December 5, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    This list is awesome! Love that backpack so much. I love companies that give back. Amazing!

  185. Catherine
    December 5, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Great gift guide and generous giveaway. Happy holidays to the 3 of you!
    I’d love the solis to unlock flexible working and open up a whole world of possibilities for 2019!

  186. Jasmine Rivera
    December 5, 2018 / 4:47 pm

    Hello! I would love to win this giveaway because I am headed to Ireland in March with my cousin and boyfriend. Since we are college student we are really trying to travel budget friendly and this will help us so much!! It will make our first trip out of the country memorable and plus we can keep in touch with our family back the the US to let them know we are safe and sound! 😀

  187. Paige Wellstead
    December 5, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Hi guys! If there is a double post I’m sorry in advance my first one said there was an error so I remade my comment :p
    You inspire me with your videos all the time!! I’m hoping that by September I’ll be going back to uni to focus on my Travel writing and hopefully finish my Travel Journal called ‘Not a Travelller’ because I’m just a tourist with advantages (having family across europe) meaning I’ve been able to experience things not many people will ever see 🙂 I have been very lucky to travel as much as I have but I wish to continue, so of course I will need everything 😉 but seriously though, these recommendations are amazing! I also use Lonley Planet Books and even subscribe to the Lonley Planet monthly magazine :p Have a fantastic Holiday Season 😀 xxx

  188. Jennifer Hayes
    December 5, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    Thanks for putting together such a comprehensive list of gift ideas for the traveler. You guys always have the best tips on travel and deliver your content in a fun and fresh way.

    I would love to win any of the prizes, but the headphones really stood out to me. I would take them anytime I fly somewhere, because I enjoy listening to podcasts during the flight. The ear buds I have don’t help block out noise and aren’t the most comfortable. The SleepPhones would be an awesome upgrade!

  189. Andrea Barcia
    December 5, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Wow! Lots of comments! It took me a while to arrive to the place to write something!! 🙂

    Well, some years ago i gave myself and my boyfriend the mission of discovering all the japanese regions. We are planing our next trip to the south of japan and we have a 12 hours flight to take… so you can imagine that it would be great to have a good travel pillow and even a good pair of sleephones. With a new camera i would make so great photos to fill the walls of our tiny appartment but we can always make some place for a great travel map 😉 😉

    I’m a freelancer and i would create a great website with thee basic hosting plan to show to my clients. I can imagine it: wit a lot of my new images and i could even work while traveling by using the skyroam device!

    Oh my good! I couls do lots of things with the things that you are giving away! I could even watch a movia at home while eating some good treats!! Who doesn’t like that?

    Thanks for your advices and this great opportunity!

  190. serenity he
    December 5, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Oh, the sony camera. I want to start a blog so I wana take better photos. I’m also taking my kids traveling so I would like some good photos and videos of them. 😁🙏

  191. December 5, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    With the The Ultimate Vlogging Camera I will travel the whole world
    I will go to Brasil, I will film how I walk through Amazons,
    With this camera I’ll make tons of shots,
    I will film my vlogs while doing sports.
    I will film a guide on how to learn 5 langs,
    I will send a hi-video to my fam,
    I’ll learn to edit like professional man,
    I’ll share with the world my knowledge and then…
    I’ll make one more video and one more…
    I am here to share, to love and to do give to the world.
    It’s a great opportunity for hopscotch subscribers, for us,
    To learn how to travel fun, cheap and thus
    I thank you my friends for this holiday’s presents
    You are both Santas, and this year you became happy parents!

    Congrats from me! It was a great year for you. Thank you for sharing videos with us even when you were busy with your lil one.=))))
    happy holidays!!!!!!=))))))

  192. Caro
    December 5, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    You guys are truly angels for doing such an extensive giveaway!

    I can’t explain to you how grateful I’d be for a backpack like that. I’ve been lending the too big or too small ones from my family members, but for the weekend trips I want to go on during my semester abroad they won’t be available, unfortunately. Plus, a backpack utilizing all that good permitted handluggage space is a dream come true for a cheap student (and aspiring frequent-traveller) such as yours truly.
    And those packing cubes? They have no business being so dang useful and still not being in my life, honestly.

    You guys are amazing. The way you care for your community as well as the travel community at large is truly inspiring. Thank you for caring, helping and supporting all your fellow travellers and providing so many people with all the helpful tips and inspiring insights into your experiences.

    Keep doing all the cool things and keep doing you!

  193. December 5, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    Amazing giveaway per usual, guys!

    The backpack, the camera, and the skyroam are all incredible and would make the top of my travel wishlist! My partner and I are currently working on our plan to take a (calculated) risk and venture into Honduras this winter. As one of those countries that the media really drags due to risk and danger it wasn’t initially on our list, but more recently we’ve been trying to analyze the actual risk and determine what’s legitimate and what’s just American media being alarmist. Siya didn’t happen to swing through there while doing the Guatemala series, eh?? haha.

    All the best this holiday season, enjoy your first with sweet Kai!

  194. Ashley Speer
    December 5, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Hi guys, love your channel. Excited to get a chance to win some of the awesome items from your video. Of course, the camera would be the best gift ever to win as someone who is currently disabled due to a spine and neck injury I want so badly to hit the road and enjoy life again, vlogging the journey along the way but have not had the extra income to afford camera equipment to get started just yet. Some day I hope to share my journey and inspire others as your channel continues to inspire me. Out of the other gifts I love the banana backpack and the idea that a child in need will get 2 meals a day for an entire year. The fact they embroider the name on the pack makes it extra special and sentimental. I also have a niece who is a traveler and a few of the items on here would definitely make a great gift for her to take with her on all her travels. Lots of love to you and yours! Happy Holidays! -Ash

  195. Dia
    December 5, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    I am entering the competition because I would like to win the camera to document my time in Peace Corps. This is hopefully the beginning of a long life of traveling.

    • Maria Rachel Gonzalez
      December 6, 2018 / 8:21 am

      How exciting! Where will you be serving? I’m an English Education volunteer in Georgia.

  196. Josh White
    December 5, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    This prize pack is awesome! My girlfriend and I have been wanting to capture all the little adventures we have with our kiddos, and this pack has everything we could ever need and more. The camera is amazing, and would allow us to catch every moment to share with the world. The pillows might be my favorite, I’m known for being able to catch a nap almost a where and those pillows would make it that much harder to wake me up. I love international foods and letting my kids experience treats from around the world would be so much fun, and Momma loves some bling. Again this prize pack couldn’t have been curated any better, great job, and thank you so much for giving us the chance to win this.

  197. Isabella C
    December 5, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    This is fantastic! I love all of the thought you put into each item and the explanations. I am a soon to be college grad eager to discover the world around me. I hope to book some cheap travel after graduation to take some time to reflect and experience the unknown. Each of these items would be used to document my trips, seek comfort away from home, spend time with the family before and after trips laughing and playing games, and learn more about what this beautiful earth has to offer. I’d probably be most likely to use the backpack, I have had the same backpack since the beginning of school and I would hope to upgrade in order to better suit my future travels. I am eager and just need that little push to get me going!

  198. Jenna
    December 5, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Hello!

    I am a new follower and have really appreciated your knowledge and advice for traveling! I am getting ready to leave in January to go on an 11 month 11 country missions trip! I would love to have the Skyroam! To be able to keep in contact with my family while I am gone! Although all of the gifts really look great! Thank you for putting in the work to get these from the brands!

  199. December 5, 2018 / 3:25 pm

    It would be amazing to win any of these items. You and your family have been so inspirational showing that you can travel and still have fulfilling relationships.

  200. June
    December 5, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    First, you guys post the best videos. I would use the Sony camera to make great videos and take great photos. I would use the Gobi Heat gloves and jacket to stay warm during snowy weather hiking, snowboarding, skiing and workouts. I would use the Skyriam Solis so I can post those vids and Instagram pics from wherever I am.

  201. December 5, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    You two are so amazing and inspiring. I’m going to take my life in a different direction this year; work less and travel more and you guys are okay of the reason I’ve had that mental shift. Any of the items would be fun to win, but of course the camera would be absolutely fantastic!

  202. June
    December 5, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    I would use the Sony camera to make great videos and take great photos. I would use the Gobi Heat gloves and jacket to stay warm during snowy weather hiking, snowboarding, skiing and workouts. I would use the Skyriam Solis so I can post those vids and Instagram pics from wherever I am.

  203. December 5, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    Hello!
    This is such an awesome idea! I’m a baker and a food truck owner so I’m trying to start a blog about what I do as well as travel around sampling different tasty treats so really any of the items on this list would help out, but especially the camera. I’ve got that map in mind for my sister, though. She collects and draws maps and this would make a special addition to her collection.
    I’m intrigued by the backpack as well. I love the concept of giving back and my heart is in Cambodia. I visited a few orphanages there a few years back and I’m praying for those children!
    I’m so glad I found your YouTube channel. I love traveling and now that I have 2 kids, I’m excited to see how you manage trips with a baby!
    Thank you and happy holidays!
    Libby

  204. December 5, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I would love the camera so that my boyfriend can do his vlogging too. Or the backpack to update my small/broken one lol. To be honest, any of these gifts would be great. I trust u guy’s opinion on how great they are.

    Miss ya! Can wait to meet the little one!

    Faby

  205. Libby Glover
    December 5, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Hello! This is pretty awesome! I’m a baker and a food truck owner so I’m looking to start a blog about what I do in the food truck as well as travel all over sampling tasty treats! A camera would be great for that. As far as the maps, my sister collects maps and she draws her own sometimes and the unique map would be a special addition to her collection.
    I’m so glad to have found your YouTube channel! I love traveling and I have a toddler and an 8 month old so I’m excited to see how you do it because I feel like a circus every time we roll into the airport!
    Thank you and happy holidays!!
    Libby

  206. Rachel Gonzalez
    December 5, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    I find that recently I’ve been taking smaller/shorter trips so I’m in the market for a good travel bag. The banana backpack looks great and I love that it supports a worthy cause, I will also be teaching abroad in 2019 so I would gladly welcome any travel gifts 😍

  207. December 5, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    this is a story. the story of a girl who is about to wrap up yet another experience in the corporate environment, and among all the incredible lessons she’s learned and inspiring people she’s met, she just does not know which way to choose anymore.
    she needs fresh air, and only when she thinks of her next trip is she able to breathe. and she wants to take this next trip as an opportunity to give herself a brand-new start. it will happen in dublin, january 2019.
    dublin is a symbolic place to her: it is where, at 15, she took her first trip abroad all alone; it is where she understood how much she loves studying languages, meeting people from all over the world and being inspired by the wonders all around her. such experience made her took off and travel in more than 20 countries, for holidays, for study and for work.
    now, she wants to celebrate this “homecoming” by documenting every place, every face, every color and every sound she will encounter – with her sony rx100 va camera. she is going to lose herself in the city, but she is also going to want to share some of those magic moments with the loved ones who are not there – with her skyroam solys device. she is going to take a moment to herself, bump into a coffee shop and flip through the pages of her lonely planet guidebook for inspiration. at the end of her day, she will go back to her room and write down some notes for her next blog post – which she was able to set up with bluehost.
    the time to leave will eventually come, and she will feel regenerated and ready to take on her next adventure: she had departed with an empty bag, but she will return with her banana backpack full of memories, dreams and future plans.
    this is the story of a girl who wants to share her vision: the world is a spoonful of wonders, and they may be just outside your doorstep. and the story of a girl who wants to share her mission: to spontaneously share the wonders of our world through words and pictures with other people, wishing to spark their inner traveler’s spirit and make them fall in love with our beautiful planet.
    this is my story, and if i took the courage to share this is only thanks to you guys. you are a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to pursue my ultimate goal of being a full-time traveler. thank you! and happy holidays to your beautiful family <3
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  208. Alysa Kenn
    December 5, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    I would love to win the camera in the giveaway. Experiences are much more important to me then collecting things. So I want to document all my future travel with an amazing camera. I enter your give aways each year, and you are so generous to do this. Thank you! Have a great first Christmas with Kai, and all the best for 2019! You are still by far my favourite travel bloggers on YouTube

  209. Camille
    December 5, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Wow! These gifts are awesome!!
    I would love to win the camera for my first solo trip to Swizterland in 2019! And I would also like to get the Lonely Planet book to help me plan my future trips around the world, it is soooo inspiring. The Banana backpack is a wonderful idea <3 would love to have one. All of those items are great and very useful, thank you guys for doing this giveaway!!
    Happy holidays

  210. December 5, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Hi Kristen and Siya!! Happy holidays ☃️ Thank you so much for having a give away!! I’m so excited about the Sony RX100 VA and the winter gear. I met my partner on a pilgrimage in Wales (he lives there) and now we’re in a long distance relationship (I live in Seattle). We visit each other every 4-5 months, and would love this camera to vlog our journey.

  211. December 5, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    this is a story.

    the story of a girl who is about to wrap up yet another experience in the corporate environment,
    and among all the incredible lessons she’s learned and inspiring people she’s met, she just does not know which way to choose anymore.

    she needs fresh air, and only when she thinks of her next trip is she able to breathe.
    and she wants to take this next trip as an opportunity to give herself a brand-new start.
    it will happen in dublin, january 2019.

    dublin is a symbolic place to her: it is where, at 15, she took her first trip abroad all alone; it is where she understood how much she loves studying languages, meeting people from all over the world and being inspired by the wonders all around her. such experience made her took off and travel in more than 20 countries, for holidays, for study and for work.

    now, she wants to celebrate this “homecoming” by documenting every place, every face, every color and every sound she will encounter – with her sony rx100 va camera.
    she is going to lose herself in the city, but she is also going to want to share some of those magic moments with the loved ones who are not there – with her skyroam solys device.
    she is going to take a moment to herself, bump into a coffee shop and flip through the pages of her lonely planet guidebook for inspiration.
    at the end of her day, she will go back to her room and write down some notes for her next blog post – which she was able to set up with bluehost.

    the time to leave will eventually come, and she will feel regenerated and ready to take on her next adventure: she had departed with an empty bag, but she will return with her banana backpack full of memories, dreams and future plans.

    this is the story of a girl who wants to share her vision: the world is a spoonful of wonders, and they may be just outside your doorstep.
    and the story of a girl who wants to share her mission: to spontaneously share the wonders of our world through words and pictures with other people, wishing to spark their inner traveler’s spirit and make them fall in love with our beautiful planet.

    this is my story, and if i took the courage to share this is only thanks to you guys. you are a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to pursue my ultimate goal of being a full-time traveler.
    thank you! and happy holidays to your beautiful family <3

  212. Lucet
    December 5, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    I love you guys’s videos! You inspire me so much ❤️ I’d be so grateful to win any of these items! It’s like a dream list!

  213. December 5, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    You guys are awesome. It doesn’t matter what I get, I will put it on use on my trip as soon as my wife and I finish our Airstream.
    Cheers,

  214. Lucet Schuit
    December 5, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    I absolutely love alllll of these things! It’s like a dream to have all of these things. I’d be so grateful to win something ❤️ I love you guys’s videos

  215. December 5, 2018 / 2:24 pm

    This is so exciting! Love how you guys always want to include more people in the travel community. I’ve always loved traveling, and have been a lot of places in my short life. I got a DSLR at thirteen and have the same one to this day. However, in later years I’ve wanted to try out vlogging, and the DSLR is a little too big and bulky for a vlogger. so the Sony camera is what I’d use the most for my travels. Second, I’d lovelovelove to have the travel books available as I have HUGE traveling plans for 2019 and 2020 – they’re my gap years! Oh, and the heated clothing wouldn’t be too bad – I live in Northern Norway :’)

    Anyway, I love you guys, your videos, your love for traveling and exploring, and especially how you have decided to share it all with everyone who watches and reads your stuff. Keep up the great work, hopefully we could meet one day somewhere on the planet!

    Merry Christmas, and a happy new year ♥︎
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  216. Ashley Guillory
    December 5, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    How cool is this! My family and I love to adventure and travel! I’m the type of mom who loves to photo and video every moment. So having an awesome setup to do just that would be amazing! Our kiddos are all about games in the car too, gotta stay entertained, am I right?! And come ON who doesn’t love beautiful jewelry! This momma needs some dazzle! Love you guys so much! Happy holidays!

  217. Kaitlyn Torgerson
    December 5, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    What an awesome giveway! These are all amazing products and prizes. Also, I really love the content you guys put out, it’s super inspiring. So, beginning of February I’m headed to Belgium to study abroad for 5 months and I’ll be doing some traveling to other destinations in Europe. So any of these prizes would help me out greatly! Thank you!

    P.S. keep posting amazing content 🙂

  218. December 5, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    Ah, as someone who has recently started a blog about sustainable lifestyle choices, the Sony camera and Bluehost hosting prizes would be kind of life changing. This is seriously the greatest giveaway. Love you guys and your content. The wanderlust is always real. Keep up the great work!

    -Lindsey
    caffeinatedhaze.weebly.com (haha proof that I just started the blog)

  219. Jason & Brittany
    December 5, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    Hey Guys! Oh man! We could use so many of these items. Well, you already showed us how amazing Skyroam is during our trip to Grimsby/Toronto… that would be incredibly useful during our travels. We plan to winter travel – possibly even early 2019! – so, of course, the Gobi apparel sounds awesome! Plus, we’re from Michigan, soooo…… enough said. The Sleepphones sound great! Our ears start to hurt after wearing our Sony headphones for so long… and with you guys being featured in the Lonely Planet, of course, we’d LOVE to have a copy! 😊 Love to you all! We’re excited for you to enjoy your first holiday season as a family of 4!

  220. Marisa
    December 5, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    In 2019 I am going on my very first trip out of the country ALONE!! I went on a school trip to Europe in the summer of 2018 and I fell in love with it so much I was dying to go back. In May I’ll be heading off on a guided tour to London, Paris, and Rome. My favorite city I’ve visited so far is Paris, so I am excited to see it again on a whole new playing field. I would definitely use the camera as a way of taking amazing pictures. I usually only take pictures on my phone but lately I have been into using different types of cameras. I am also really into interior design, and the unique map would be a great addition to my room. It would also inspire me to keep traveling to new places. I am only 18 but I have been given so many incredible opportunities to travel to new places and I hope I can travel even more as I get older

  221. Rach
    December 5, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Wow what cool items you have chosen to feature! Love the fun travel games as these always go down well with making friends and passing time whist travelling. Love the sound of the treats subscription box too! Love you guys and all your posts/videos.

  222. Rachel
    December 5, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    All these items are so fab! I would really like the song RX100 to takenkn my travels so I can take better pictures and really get going on this vlogging malarkey!

  223. Elena
    December 5, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    Hi guys! Thanks for sharing all that content, it’s been so useful!
    I love all the gifts you have here, that jewelry… nice!
    From all this i think i’d like to get the backpack. I go on and off to my parents town or for any other trip I really need one to bring with me, plus that social cause is amazing! To be able to feed a kid just for purchasing something I need, love that kind of brands.
    Also the travel maps would make anywhere a more inspiring area! Like to remember why I work for (I work to make money to travel of course).

    Thank you again for the opportunity and your great advices.
    Happy holidays!

  224. Mildred Gloria Pepe
    December 5, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I just recently started watching you guys and can\’t wait to go back and catch your vlogs from the beginning. I think it\’s fantastic that you have giveaways for your followers, as if watching your travels isn’t gift enough. [Oh dear, that might have been a bit overboard.] Any of the gifts would be great. I\’m not planning an overseas trip, but my family is hoping to rent a van and travel the country in 2019 to visit relatives. Getting together with family living far away is rare and not always easy. Being able to be with loved ones, take pictures and just enjoy precious moments together is the best present we can give to each other. Take care and happy vlogging.

  225. December 5, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Hi Kristen, Siya and Kai =)!!! I’m posting on behalf of my daughter Nicole Booth from “Lost in Africa” . First of all I have to tell you that you guys rock! and I’m so excited for you to start discovering the world with your baby and seeing it through her eyes =) You’ll see it makes it even better! hard right but sooo true!
    Anyway, would love to enter the giveaway. As a travel loving family living in Africa, it’s not very easy to get the lastest travel gadgets and Nicole could definitely use a new camera for her vlogs as our 10 year old videocam (which we actually got for when she was born lol ) just died on our last trip to Ethiopia, I guess it wasn;t able to take the hottest place on earth and climbing an active volcano all at once, to give it credit she was an oldie and she lived a good life! but we were heartbroken (yes lots of amazing footage died with her , can you relate ? ) A jacket with a heating system ? are you kidding, I would have given anything for that when I was on top of Kili, Nicole (and her little sister) were among the youngest to ever summit Lenana Peak in Mount Kenya, so warm gear would always be super appreciated as many adventures await for this coming year. Already grateful (even if we dont get a gift =P) for inspiring the next generation of travelers.

  226. Mallory
    December 5, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    While I would really love to have any of these things, I think the SleepPhones and jewelry are my favorites. I’ve been traveling by plane a lot more in the past couple of years and headphones can be such a pain, especially if you’re trying to sleep while listening to music. I’ve never heard of SleepPhones before, but I think they would be so handy! And I just love jewelry of any kind. The rocks and crystals are so pretty.

    You guys are awesome! I love your channel! I’m planning a trip to Toronto in the near future, so I’ll be scoping out all of your recommendations. 🙂

  227. Geneviève Gauthier
    December 5, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    My husband and I will leave Quebec next July for a 2-years world tour. Our project: discover and report on the different pedagogies around the world. Many of these awards would be really helpful for us like the skyroom device, the sleepphones and the Gobi heat nomad jacket. Thank you for this giveaway and for your channel! It’s a real inspiration for us!

  228. Lexi
    December 5, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    I would definitely gift the pillow to my husband who currently lives in Australia because he’s always flying to the US to see me, and we would use the camera to document our epic adventures together !

  229. Elena Gutierrez
    December 5, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Guys you are always so inspiring! This Mexican girl has been planning the next summer trip for a couple of years now, and we are getting closer! My man is going to be 40 next year, and he has never been to Europe, specially he loves Italia, so we’re planning the ultimate road trip through Emilia-Romagna, and also a little stop in Paris, which is my favorite city. We would be so lucky to get a gift from you for this birthday trip, it would be super cool! He is a tech guys, so really anything that is wireless or that has the world “tech” on it I know he would love. A gift from you would mean a lot, and it would make our trip even more joyful. Thank you for giving away and sharing these goodies with us!

    Congrats on baby Kai! I know this is pretty much the best gift in life! Thank you for sharing this amazing adventure with us too. XO!!!

  230. Andrea
    December 5, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    This is amazing. My family is travelling to NYC in April. First time travelling with our son. After watching your video introducing baby Kai and talking about how you guys will continue to travel, wr thought if they can do it with a baby. We can do it with a 2 year old.

    Thanks for sharing all these great travel iteams!
    Lots of love from Windsor, Ontario.

  231. Deanna
    December 5, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Hi Kristen , Siya, Kai (Hopscotch the Globe family),

    Thank you so much for doing this amazing giveaway! These products/companies are all amazing and I am personally so grateful for this giveaway and your channel! Every one of your videos inspires me more and more to get out there and travel! I\’m working on my university degree right now which will hopefully help me live my dream to travel the world and help people in developing countries, but in the meantime, your videos have been so helpful because you\’ve shown me that it is possible for me to achieve my goals (one of which is to renovate an old trailer home/bus/volkswagen into my new home like you have) are possible, even on a limited budget. Thank you so much for continuing to share your adventures and tips with your fans! <3

    For the giveaway, I must say I have my eye on the Khmer Explorer Travel Set backpack *fingers crossed*! I\'ve been looking for a great travel backpack like this one since my trip to Ecuador a couple years ago but they\'re all so expensive so if I was lucky enough to win this one it would be amazing! My best friend and I are planning a trip together for next summer and this backpack would simplify my packing so much and I could focus more on planning the rest of the trip. I also love the idea of helping out a child in need, plus having their name embroidered on the bag makes this an extra special gift! It would also make an amazing Christmas gift for my mother who has the heart and excitement for adventure as well… I haven\'t decided who I would give the backpack to yet if I won haha.

    Thank you again so much for all the light, love and adventure your channel brings to the world and I wish you all a very happy holiday season!!!

  232. December 5, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    Merry Christmas Everyone!! I first just want to say that I love you all, and you truly inspire me to live out my traveling dreams even when I wonder how I can make a living while traveling. You guys have showed me that it is possible to follow my dreams!
    The place that I have been wanting to travel to is Greenland, and I feel as though I could use the Gobi Heat Jacket and Mits. I also ski and would like to start hiking while traveling. (Where I live gets pretty cold and snowy in the winter)
    I could also use the Lonely Planet Books because they would give me inspiration, and advice for traveling and being able to plan trips. Thank you for considering me!
    ~Gracee 🙂

  233. Sarah Schodroski
    December 5, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Thank you for always keeping your fans involved and inspiring us everyday! Also, thank you for giving us the chance to win something amazing from you guys!! So special.
    I honestly would love any item in this giveaway. They would all benefit me one way or the other. Im just excited to see people win! Im such an outdoorsy person. I LOVE the woods and exploring and traveling is MY THANG. I live in Missouri so when its fall and winter it is SO cold and I feel like my exploring gets held off until it begins to warm up a bit because… cold. The Gobi Heat gloves or jacket would benefit me by motivating me to get out and explore and staying warm while doing so.
    Happy Holidays to Kristen, Siya, Kai and Atlas! <3 sending LOVE from Missouri!!

  234. December 5, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    What up you two, hope you all are having a wonderful holiday with the new baby and family. This is such an awesome give-a-way. It is so cool you two can do this for your followers. Goalz. I am about to start my expat journey teaching English abroad so any of these gifts would be fantastic. I have also started a travel blog to share my stories and photographs at http://www.bayexpat.com. I already have my travel backpack so you can save that gift for another lucky follower.

  235. Serene Aburamadan
    December 5, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Hi Kristen, Siya, Kai, and Atlas!! I first discovered you when I was watching vlogs on Youtube in Guatemala. My brother was taking a month long trip there and I wanted to see the country. Although I haven’t been there yet, I felt like you took me there. All your posts, videos, content makes me feel like im on that trip with you and I thank you for that. I’m 23, work full time, and im ready to start traveling! I’m thinking about backpacking in Central America in the next few months and these prizes (especially the skyroam, been wanting since the first time you posted about it) will ensure im all packed for my trip! You have inspired me to do more than sit at a desk 40 hours a week. I thank you for simply being yourselves and letting us into your world 🙂

  236. ANDRIA CABLE
    December 5, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Love following you guys and getting so much inspiration and great travel tips and ideas! Holidays for me this year are going to be in Maui for some much needed girl time with my best friend who lives in Ontario (I’m in BC)
    So hard to choose how to use just one of the items they are all money! The games are great to gather people around and have a great time. I also love the idea of the maps and books to plot and plan my next adventures. Whichever happens in 2019 here’s to safe travels for all
    Xo

  237. Dee Tucker
    December 5, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    I love all the gifts you guys are generously giving away to us. I think each gift is useful in many ways. The Apus travel pillow seems so versatile. My family travels a lot, we could totally use them on our next trip. The jewelry is beautiful! I also like the idea of one of a kind pieces. Good luck to everyone and again thank you for this giveaway 🙂

  238. December 5, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    This is such an amazing thing to do for the holidays!

    I’m doing so much travel in 2019, any of these gifts would be amazing to have. I just started focusing on my blog and travels, and I’m so excited to share more. My biggest trip next year will be to China with my sister! We are so excited to travel together and explore the world. She recently had to undergo major surgery, so we are making 2019 a year for new beginnings!

  239. Grace
    December 5, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Merry Christmas! I just first want to say that your life inspires me to live my dream of traveling even when I have doubts about how to make a living off of that dream. When I feel that way, I just remind myself of the life you guys have built and remind myself that it is possible.

    The place that I want to travel to next is Greenland, so I feel as though I could use the Gobi Heat Jacket and Mits. I would also be able to use it all the time because I ski, and I would like to hike more. (Where I live has some cold snowy winters) Another gift I could use would be the Lonely Planet Books because it would help me by giving me inspiration, and advice for planning trips in the future. Thank you for considering me!!
    ~Gracee 🙂

  240. Ângela Vieira
    December 5, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Love your videos! I’m travelling to Switzerland and Swedeen this winter and as a portuguese girl (Azores) those Gobi Heat Hoodies would be perfect 😀
    Also, Skyroam would come handy to continue to see your videos and blog posts!

    All the best for you two, Kai and Atlas!

  241. Julia Frigault
    December 5, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    All of these gifts are incredible and would make my travels THAT much better; however, the Skyroam would be an absolute dream “companion” while travelling. Whether to upload photos, to ensure that I have a reliable connection to contact family (yes, my mother still wants updates as to where exactly I am – I’m 25), to be able to work on my pre-existing projects (non-profit organization life for ya!), or a variety of other reasons – the Skyroam would just make it that much easier to do THINGS while I’m doing something that I love: travel.

    Anyways, rambling aside, I just wanted to thank you both for your incredible generosity during this holiday season. Even if I were not to win, those who do are going to be so grateful. So, again, thank you. And happy holidays!

  242. December 5, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Happy holidays to you two with your new baby girl!!! 🙂
    For me it would either be the backpack or the travel map!
    2019 will be the year for my mom’s first travel plans, she’s never left the province of Quebec and we’re going to Austria-Hungary for 3 weeks in September!
    She doesn’t have any travel gear so my Christmas gift to her this year is basically just a LOT of different useful things to carry with you!

    Or for the travel map well that’s for me because I love traveling and tracking everywhere that I have been 🙂

    Thank you so much for everything that you do !

    Love you guys!

  243. December 5, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Amazing giveaways guys!!! First of all congratulations on having Kai, she is so adorable! The Sony would be a nice transition from my Canon DSLR which I use for travels videos and Instagram but giving that I already have a DSLR I’m aiming for the Bluehost or the Skyroam. The Bluehost will help me expand my growth to a blog besides only using Facebook and IG and my main form of engaging with people around the world. The Skyroam would be a great tool as we travel abroad quite a few times a year and it would great to be able to be connected no matter where we are around the World. It would definitely be something I would use right away as we are going to London and Paris next month. Cant wait to visit a few of the places you guys have suggested, definitely want to visit that rad store in London haha.

  244. Cara Crowley
    December 5, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    Hi Kristen, Siya, Kai & Atlas! Merry Christmas season to the cutest little family!! I’m excited to see you travel with Kai. She’s a lucky little duck. These giveaways are awesome, and your fans appreciate them!! Personally, the skyroam is something I’ve always wanted to try. I think it would just change travels at times! I love to travel & all of these prizes are incredible. Fingers crossed. 🙂 cheers!

  245. December 5, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Hi Kristen, Siya, Kai & Atlas!!! (Cutest little fam)! Merry Christmas season. These giveaways are wicked and I think your followers are forever grateful!!! Any of these gifts would be a blessing. I’m happy they’re travel related, as that’s my life! I’m excited to see you guys travel with Kai. She’s a lucky little duck to have two traveller parents. I think for me, the Skyroam device is always something I’ve been interested in trying! I feel it would be super helpful while travelling. All of these items are great though!

  246. December 5, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Caleb just accepted a position in DC with about twice as much PTO, so we’re super excited to start finally taking some fun trips for ourselves next year! My dream is Assateague, to see the wild ponies. We’ve already found a KOA! And his dream is to recreate the trip he took with his dad to Glacier National Park, with his whole family. He made a really sweet recap video of that first trip, but he’s a videographer without a camera right now, and he’d be so excited to be able get some really beautiful shots to remember the trip and add to his reel. He has a website already that he posts his work on, so that hosting subscription would be put to good use. Obviously Glacier would be the perfect place for that cold weather gear and the backpacks, and with his mom and sister along it would be so fun to have some board games to play! Looking over the list honestly makes that trip look so much more possible for us. Thanks for sharing some of your tools of the trade!

  247. Sanna Riissanen
    December 5, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    It’s so amazing to see creators giving back instead of just showing everything they get during christmas time!

    All these items are amazing, and as I’m leaving for my travels next summer for an unknown amount of years, I could definately use the Skyroam solis or the khmer explorer travel set! Such a cool idea behind the backpack. The skyroam solis would be very useful as I’m planning in starting a blog about my travels, and for that reason, the bluehost gift would be useful too. Also for a bit of luxury during travels, Rocking vibe jewellery would be amazing too!

  248. Noémi Sárkány
    December 5, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Hey Guys!

    I entered the competition because I would love to win the camera for my friend, who is traveling and also living abroad for 2 years. He is from Chile and he makes videos for his parents who he really misses and like this, he can share his experienced whit them, but his camera just died and the phone he is not the best, so I would love to surprise him whit it 🙂
    I thought it is worth a try!
    Amazing that you guys do this!

    Hugs from Budapest!

  249. Libby Amber Pryor
    December 5, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    This is truly amazing! You guys are so generous!
    All the items clearly have so much thought put into them, but what stands out for me are the sony camera and blue host. I have just gotten out of college so I now have the time to fully commit to pursuing my passion outside of work. Im trying to build my brand as an artist and entrepreneur; either of those gifts would really help me with that! For years I’ve been dreaming of being a full time artist , nature is my greatest inspiration so of course you can guess where travel comes in. I’ve been wanting to create an online platform to share my travels and art, while also sharing the behind the scenes of my work and inspiring more people to get outside and see the beauty of the world around them; a camera or bluehost would help me so much with that! Loved the energy in todays video; I can always count on you guys to brighten my day! Thanks for creating a wonderful giveaway; good luck to everyone!

  250. December 5, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    I would love the Skyroam device! I have been traveling internationally more frequently and recently started a travel YouTube channel. I’ll be going to Greece in May and this device would be extremely useful

  251. December 5, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    Wow! All these items are amazing and I would have definitely never heard of them if it wasn’t for you guys! I am currently planning a volunteer trip in India for the month of May 2019 and a month of backpacking / trekking India and Nepal for the following month, and not only has this video been super helpful, but also all the videos on your channel in terms of everything from packing, destinations, safety, etc. It is super intimidating and difficult planning a trip as a university student and having resources like your videos and blogs have helped me a lot! In terms of the giveaway, all the items are so cool and I would be so appreciative to receive any one of them. If I had to narrow it down though, the camera would be beyond amazing considering I really want to document my entire trip, but I will be trekking/backpacking for 2 months and don’t want the hassle of carrying around the extra weight of a ginormous camera. The global wifi device would also be so useful since for the first month I am going to be in pretty much the middle of nowhere volunteering in a small village, and won’t have any access to wifi. Finally, my entire room is travel inspired and I’ve been holding out on getting a travel map until I found the perfect one, and I’ve never seen one as unique as the one in the giveaway. I absolutely fell in love the second I saw it!!! Anyways, I would be extremely appreciative and honored to receive any item in the giveaway and wish you both happy holidays.

    Shae-Lin 🙂
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  252. Severn
    December 5, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I am traveling to Florence, Italy this summer for school and it will be my first time in Europe and traveling alone! I hope to visit more countries afterward as well, and as a filmmaker and artist, the Sony RX100VA or the Skyroam would be absolutely perfect for helping me stay connected with my friends and family and document all the beautiful things I see on my travels! This is a fantastic giveaway, you guys are the best!

  253. Macie
    December 5, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    This is a great gift guide. So many ideas now! Planning a lot of small trips this next year (my husband is a teacher so schedule is a little tight). Those Bold Tuesday artwork look so cool. The travel back pack and heated jackets look so useful. The treats box looks so nice!

  254. Diana
    December 5, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    These gifts all seem quite wonderful! However, if I had to pick one, it would definitely be the camera. I always feel so inspired to start making travel videos & winning the camera would simply be a dream. Love your thoughtfulness!! Thank you ✨💗

  255. Severn
    December 5, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    This stuff is amazing, you guys are great!!! I am traveling to Florence, Italy for a month this summer for school and then planning to visit some other countries afterward as well! It will be my first time in Europe and I am so incredibly excited! I am a filmmaker and artist so the Sony RX100VA or the Skyroam would be absolutely perfect for me to be able to stay connected, document all the beautiful things I see and keep in touch with family for my first time traveling alone!

  256. Susie
    December 5, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    Hello,

    I have been following you on YouTube for years now and you have inspired me so much during that time. These are such great gifts. I would use the the sky roam and the camera to make our travels next year inspired by you as memorable as possible 😍📸💻 🚌🌎.

  257. Susannah Carrod
    December 5, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Wow such great gifts!! I have followed you on YouTube for years now and you have inspired me so much during that time. I would use the the sky roam and the camera to make my travels next year inspired by you as memorable as possible 😍📸💻 🚌🌎

  258. December 5, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Omg so Caleb just got a new job with some extra PTO, and we have a million ideas of places we want to go (starting with Assateague to see the wild ponies, anyone?). He’s a writer/director who doesn’t currently have a camera, so obviously that would see some hard use, as would the website to host his portfolio and reel full of pretty new travel shots. We really like to camp, but don’t have a ton of gear, and we somehow always miss the ONE WEEKEND A YEAR with decent enough weather for our capabilities. I’d love to surprise him with this bundle. Glacier National Park is his dream. I’m rambling. Thanks for sharing some of your favorite tools of the trade.

  259. Kailey Hart
    December 5, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I’ve been watching your Youtube channel and reading your blog for a while now and you guys are so inspiring!

    Currently, I am a college student and I live on travel books to get me through the semester. They are one of the only things that keep me going during finals haha. When I graduate, I want to eventually work for Lonely Planet as well.

    It would be awesome to get the Lonely Planet book set so that I can keep planning my dream trips for over breaks (when I can afford it) and when I graduate.

    Thanks so much for all of the awesome content and great advice that you guys provide!
    Kailey

  260. Severn
    December 5, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I’m traveling to Florence, Italy for a month this coming summer! It will be my first time in Europe and traveling alone and I couldn’t be more excited! Having unlimited wifi would be fantastic as well as a camera to capture everything!!

    All this stuff looks amazing, love you guys! ♡

  261. Amy Berry
    December 5, 2018 / 11:48 am

    Hiya! Firstly I want to say happy holidays, and thank you for the amazing content you create. It has helped expand my horizons! I would be incredibly grateful to receive any one of the amazing prizes you have offered. For me though there are four that truly stand out. They are Sony RX100 VA, the Lonely Planet Book Bundle, the Banana Backpacks Khmer Explorer Travel Set and either of the SleepPhones. I am currently studying abroad in South Korea, and have continued to branch out in travel ideas thanks to you guys, so I would love to be able to document my adventures on something other than my iPhone! I am also currently planning my upcoming adventures for 2019, since I have spent a semester abroad, the 2019 journey will be a little bit slower and closer to home, but I cant wait to explore more of the US and possibly Canada in 2019 and the branch out of North America in 2020. These books would give me a head start in planning and sorting out my adventures. I would love the backpack set because in all honesty I am such an over packer, and I think its because I have no proper world traveler luggage (I hope that makes sense). The SleepPhones would be a fantastic addition to my travel kit, because while I LOVE to stay in hostels I have always had a hard time falling asleep to others noise, but earbuds hurt my ears after a while or I get tangled in the cord.

    But I would honestly be so happy with any of the prizes, the board games would be a great addition to family road trips which we try and take every summer, or the gift card which I could spoil myself and my momma with! I just think its amazing that you are even doing this for your supporters, and I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019 and future! You both have such big hearts and have encouraged me in my travels and in my day to day life, so I thank you for that!

  262. December 5, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Holy crap I’m looking through the giveaway gifts and I can’t even pick one to talk about!!!! I’m flippin’ here hahaha. Well, this year I’m traveling around the Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt, Morocco, Spain) and since I have a travel channel and an online business, having the portable wifi would be SOOOOO helpful!!! I could work from anywhere and wouldn’t stress about wifi anymore since my job depends on it. The camera: WOW. That would be awesome to film with it and take awesome pictures! The lonely planet books would be so inspiring and beautiful to have in our future house, to look at on the regular 😀 And the webhosting would be so great because we don’t have a really nice website right now, so that would be a fresh start for us online!!!! There are SO MANY great things I can’t even… AHH!!! Thank you SO much for doing this, so grateful for people like you inspiring me to chase after my dreams! As a little girl I’d always say that my dream was to travel across the world and discover other countries, cultures, languages, foods, music, art… And I am currently living my dream, which is partly thanks to you and what you’re doing. Sending so much love to the Zarrabi family!! 🙂

  263. December 5, 2018 / 11:42 am

    First off you guys are Awesome and Kai is adorbs!

    We are planning our very first family vacation in 2019! So any of the items would be used for this trip! From photos of the kids seeing the ocean for the first time to family pics at the tops of mountains after a fun hike… to having games to play on the plane/ pillows to use to sleep or heated items for the chilly evening weather. We could use it all!!!

    Thanks again guys! You rock!
    Happy travels everyone

  264. Rosa Lopez
    December 5, 2018 / 11:41 am

    I like the Skyroam Wifi device to always be connected with love ones while traveling the world

  265. Katie Bellefeuille
    December 5, 2018 / 11:41 am

    Hello!
    I’m finishing my undergraduate degree and leaving my home in Ottawa to study in New Zealand in 2019 to become a teacher! Any of these gifts would be amazing to win, however the backpack would be exceptional! I love the idea of helping a child while using travel gear. I also think the world maps are super cool and could really help make my new home in New Zealand feel more like me. Lastly, Toronto is also one of my favourite cities in the world and jewelry that is made in my home country (province, at that) would be an amazing thing to carry with me on my travels as a nice reminder of home.
    Let’s be real, I would make use of anything you’re giving away. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Katie

  266. Cdm
    December 5, 2018 / 11:34 am

    I will be headed to study abroad in Amman, Jordan for 6 months next year! The backpack or camera would be perfect additions to my trip! I have enjoyed all the tips given by the channel and look forward to learning more!

  267. Laure
    December 5, 2018 / 11:29 am

    Obviously, I would love a New camera, as mine does the job but is getting old, and the quality isn’t great…
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway !

  268. Ashley fowler
    December 5, 2018 / 11:28 am

    Merry Christmas guys ! all these presents would be awesome for anybody to win I’d love a new camera to take pictures of the kiddos and family the travel pillow would be great for our 20 hour drives to Pei and the headphones would be awesome for the kids in the car so when they fall asleep they don’t get little headphone marks on them! even if I don’t win I think that might be a purchase I’m making

  269. Ashley fowler
    December 5, 2018 / 11:25 am

    All of these gifts would be amazing I would love a new camera to take pictures of my kiddos and family and headphones would be amazing on our 20-hour drives to visit family and also they be great for the kids for when they fall asleep in the car the headphones wouldn’t leave Little marks on their faces. All these gifts are great and anybody would be lucky to get one of them. Even if I don’t win I think I may purchase some of those headphones Merry Christmas

  270. Pina
    December 5, 2018 / 11:24 am

    I love that you guys always give back and even to your followers! You guys are my favourite youtubers and even inspired my eco club to buy a air stream and redecorate it.

    I would use the camera probably because I’m going on vacation with my boyfriend for the first time and he’s never left Canada before. He just got a passport the other day! I think it would be crazy to see his reaction to seeing the ocean for the first time, or to see him look out the window of a airplane!!!
    Can’t wait to see you guys again at buffer festival in 2019!

    • ari
      December 5, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      With the The Ultimate Vlogging Camera I will travel the whole world
      I will go to Brasil, I will film how I walk through Amazons,
      With this camera I’ll make tons of shots,
      I will film my vlogs while doing sports.
      I will film a guide on how to learn 5 langs,
      I will send a hi-video to my fam,
      I’ll learn to edit like professional man,
      I’ll share with the world my knowledge and then…
      I’ll make one more video and one more…
      I am here to share, to love and to do give to the world.
      It’s a great opportunity for hopscotch subscribers, for us,
      To learn how to travel fun, cheap and thus
      I thank you my friends for this holiday’s presents
      You are both Santas, and this year you became happy parents!

      Congrats from me! It was a great year for you. Thank you for sharing videos with us even when you were busy with your lil one.=))))
      happy holidays!!!!!!=))))))

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