We’re going through boxes this week as we prepare to move to Las Vegas. I’ve come across all kinds of items I’d forgotten about, and many of them have to do with travel.
I found the ring that I bought in Rome when I was 21 years old. I’m now wearing it on a daily basis after neglecting it for several years.
I found the complimentary luggage tag that we were given at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo when we travelled there in 2004.
I found the black bear toy that I bought for my daughter when we went to the Smokies this summer, and I found my favorite pair of jeans that have travelled with me countless times and are tattered to the point that they aren’t acceptable to wear in public.
And then there’s the scorpion lollypop that I bought in Marfa, Texas. Yes, that’s a real scorpion in there. No, I don’t plan on eating it.
We’ve never spent much money on souvenirs because it’s the little things–the complimentary luggage tags, the receipts written in German, the $10 t-shirts–that have always brought back the fondest memories.
What kinds of souvenirs do you collect when you travel?