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What has been your favorite souvenir?

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21. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 4y

I had a rubber-headed tomahawk my parents either got from the Smokey Mountains or Monument Valley. I made the mistake of taking it to my 3rd grade class when we were studying Native American life and some kid stole it, along with the little tom tom.

22. Posted by ossifyhart (Budding Member 19 posts) 4y

I know this sounds cheesy but honestly the memories. I think my greatest trips and vacations weren't the destinations but the people I traveled with making the moments unforgettable. All of the things that I've boughten along the way are all gone now. I'm terrible at hanging on to "things".

23. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 4y

Quoting ossifyhart

I know this sounds cheesy but honestly the memories. I think my greatest trips and vacations weren't the destinations but the people I traveled with making the moments unforgettable. All of the things that I've boughten along the way are all gone now. I'm terrible at hanging on to "things".

I mostly agree with you. I buy far fewer souvenirs than I used to and I'm much more likely to spend money on unique experiences that create memories than an object. Now when I decide to buy something it has to have significant meaning or something unique I want to use in real life, like a piece of clothing or jewelry. And definitely something easy to carry that won't break. I've carried around a cuckoo clock, painted ostrich eggs, venetian glass figurines (a unicorn at that!) and expensive venetian and czech wine goblets so I'm done with the delicate cargo. I'll also never buy another cheesy shot glass or fridge magnet. I think that's the evolution of every traveller. You find out what things best remind you of your travels forever and what ends up in the garage sale.

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