In addition to The Travel Store’s complete lines of travel-related products, the shopper can find in one place, at 12 W. Anapamu St. in downtown Santa Barbara, a variety of packaged gourmet products grown, prepared, or made here by local companies. These gourmet goodies include pistachios, biscotti, preserves, mints, olives, coffee, and chocolate bars.
These products can be purchased singly or grouped into gorgeous gift baskets and “travel trays.” The Travel Store’s gift baskets and “travel trays” are an elegant way to have truly local gifts for any local event or as a “thank you” to friends, family, and business associates. The Travel Store’s “travel trays” are tailored to travel easily inside a suitcase or carry-on bag when you want to take a piece of Santa Barbara with you when you travel out of town for personal or business purposes.
Mr. Jan Koch, president of The Travel Store of Santa Barbara, which was established in 1984, says, “After many requests by our customers, we have expanded our business to include local packaged gourmet products that you can take on a trip around the world or just several blocks away. I am happy to give visitors and Santa Barbarans an easy way to find these products and to support local businesses. I encourage everyone to shop locally and to buy local products.”