I like the travel quote “Leave only footprints, take only memories” because it reminds me of the important things while traveling. Making memories is the most important aspect of travel for us. We love making memories by experiencing new places, activities, cultures and just spending time together.
Each new place we visit gets their own space in our memories and photo albums. But when traveling to knew places we might see items that are tempting to take back home. You could come across black pearls from French Polynesia or Conidae sea shells from the Seychelles. We try to avoid picking up items while traveling, except for maybe one little momento which we’ll share in a moment.
Getting a little sand stuck between your toes doesn’t count as taking more than a memory in our book.
And nothing lasts longer than catching a sunset at a mountain lake.
Or taking in a sunrise with someone you love on a remote island.
We leave the fancy black pearls and lava rocks behind. After all, we wouldn’t want to test the Pele myth.
My Favorite Travel Momento Comes In Handy On July Fourth Every Year
But there is one item we can’t resist picking up during a trip. This fourth of July is the best time to bring out our favorite travel momento, the koozie. I know it isn’t a fancy luxury item or a piece of local art treasure, but for us, it’s the perfect travel souvenir.
The koozie keeps your beer cold, your hands warm, and the discussion down travel memory lane flowing 🙂
What is your favorite memory, piece of local art, momento, souvenir, tchotchke, trinket, or even knickknack that you treasure from a vacation?