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Love it or hate it, the biggest week of shopping is upon us. Black Friday (Nov 29th) is the official day of sales for brick-and-mortar retailers, and Cyber Monday (Dec 1st) for online retailers. These days, the two seem to have morphed into one big week of sales with many traditional retailers now having their products sold online. The best part about this? All of these deals can be obtained from the comfort of your pajamas at home. No tackling required!
This week isn’t just a great time to pick up Christmas gifts for the holiday season – you can also score some great travel deals for the year ahead. Which is what this post is all about! Of course, any of these items or experiences would also make an amazing gift for travel lovers (hint hint, mom).
Many of these retailers have already started their Black Friday sales, and some even have extended dates past Cyber Monday. I’ve tried to include the dates of the sale where available in each description. And I will be updating this post with any more awesome deals I find throughout the week!
Deals on Travel Photography Gear
DJI is having a big black Friday sale from November 24th-Dec 4th on some of their most popular items which can help you take amazing travel videos and photography. If you’re interested in owning a drone, this is the brand you want. I’m super tempted to pick up the Osmo pocket this week!
Not an exclusive black Friday deal, but since GoPro released the new Hero 8, the GoPro 7 has been heavily discounted. It’s an amazing camera for action sports, with built-in video stabilization. It’s also the perfect companion for diving!
Amazon is also having a big black Friday sale on Sony camera and lenses! I’m currently using the Sony a7ii and absolutely love it, but if you’re looking for a more affordable camera for travel, the a6000 is an excellent camera to start with.
Deals on Travel Gear
25% off Kindles on Amazon! As much as I love a good book, it’s just not practical when you’re traveling around. Kindles are AWESOME for traveling if you love to read. I take mine everywhere I go. They are super lightweight, and the battery lasts forever! This has saved me on long bus rides so many times.
Nomatic – the makers of my travel bag that changed everything- are having a huge sale from Nov. 25th-Dec 1st. They currently have 50% off clearance items (including the 40L bag I use), 50% off wallets, notebooks, and planners, and 25% off everything else. If you’re in the market for a new travel bag or accessory, this is a great time to buy.
HydroFlask (my favorite reusable travel water bottles and mugs) are offering 25% off most Hydro Flask items + Free Shipping from Black Friday until Dec 8th. Use offer code UNDERTREE19 for Free Shipping!
Lonely Planet is offering 40% off ALL their guide books from Thursday, November 28th until Monday, December 2nd. No promo code needed! If you’re looking for a guide book for a new country, Lonely Planet is the best in the business.
If you fly frequently, Priority Pass is offering up to 40% off their memberships until Dec 8th! Having a priority pass membership has honestly changed how I feel about airports. Lounges are a quiet space away from the rest of the airport, with free alcohol, food, and super fast wi-fi. If you work online or frequently travel, having a lounge pass will change your life.
Deals on Accommodation
Booking.com, one of the best websites for booking accommodation, is offering 40% off select stays for the next week (ends Dec 2nd). Applies to travel booked for November 27th-March 31st.
Hotels.com always has amazing deals for hotels around the world, and is offering an additional 11% off at checout from 29th November to December 2nd using promo code INSPIRE
Trusted Housesitters, a website that allows you to find housesitting gigs around the world is offering 25% off their memberships using promo code RAF236058. Housesitting works by homeowners offering their place to stay for free in exchange for watching their pets/home. I joined last year and am loving my experience so far – it’s helped me save thousands of dollars in accommodation around the world. You can also get a membership as a house owner, to find housesitters to watch your place while you travel!
Deals on Group Tours, Experiences & Liveaboards
Get Your Guide, an amazing website for booking sightseeing tours, attractions, and excursions around the world, is offering up to 25% off all tours and activities on Nov 29th.
Intrepid is currently offering 20% off select 2020 trips from Nov 25th-Dec 2nd. I’ve traveled on group tours with Intrepid before and they are so well run. Intrepid is a leader when it comes to sustainable and responsible travel, offering authentic, immersive experiences on every continent in the world. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a group tour.
Tinggly is offering 20% off all their gift box experiences! This is a company I recently discovered that sells gift boxes of experiences, not stuff. I LOVE the concept of this company. If you know someone who doesn’t want any more stuff, but loves to try new experiences, a Tinggly gift box is perfect.
LiveAboard.com is offering some amazing deals on cruises and liveaboards from November 29th to December 2nd. Scuba diving from a liveaboard gives you access to some of the best dive sites in the world and allows you to explore destinations far beyond the reach of that offered day boats. You can save up to 50% on cruises and liveaboards in Galapagos, Indonesia, Maldives, Thailand, Costa Rica, Egypt, and more.
Travel Blogging Courses
If you are interested in starting your own travel blog or know someone who wants too, taking a travel blogging course is the best way to kick-start your career. My first blogging course was The Business of Blogging by Nomadic Matt, and it taught me all the fundamentals to start this blog like setting up a website, social media, SEO, affiliate marketing, and much more. Starting today (Nov 25th) until Dec. 2nd, all the Superstar Blogging courses are on sale for 50% off. Use code 50OFF at checkout to get the discount. Considering I paid almost 4x this price and still found the course valuable, this is an amazing deal.
I’ll keep updating this post as more crazy deals roll in throughout the week, but there’s definitely lots to take advantage of already. Happy shopping!