When it comes to gift-giving, the traveler in your life might cause you to pause. After all, they’re clearly savvy, adventurous and well-outfitted—and a simple gift card probably won’t do. Never fear: Smithsonian.com’s travel staff has compiled a list of great gifts for people who’ve just got to get away.
Detour Location-Aware Audio App ($19.99/year)
Every traveler should take a detour now and again. That’s the philosophy behind Detour, an audio tour app featuring in-depth ways to explore San Francisco’s hidden gems. The tours, which are put together by professional sound designers and NPR alums, offer a different look at the city, from a scientific tour of Golden Gate Park to true stories behind the city’s iconic Painted Ladies. New SF tours launch each month for subscribers, and the app features maps and activates based on the listener’s location. Though the service is San Francisco-focused for now, the company recently released recordings for places like Marrakesh, London and New York City.