I collect scarves from football clubs in the cities I visit. As a football and travel fan, it’s a fun momento from all the places I visit, plus the stadium fanshops where I have to go to buy these scarves are typically in non-touristy areas, so it’s a reason to go off the beaten path.
That’s such a cool idea! I love that it gets you off the beaten path.
Menus! I love to collect menus from memorable meals across the globe - from a lunch at Noma in Copenhagen to an epic dinner at Andres Carne de Res outside Bogota.
The building in the back (which is a coin bank) was originally built as First National Plaza in Chicago and now called Chase Tower. It was one of the first in my collection!
Aha yes I looked it up now, I can see the difference between the two. What a random model!
This is amazing! Thanks for sharing the pics!
Great topic! Before I can reply here though, I have a confession - I travel with an honest to god old school clipboard. My wife and I make lists of what we want to see and taste and explore when we to travel to certain places, and I keep our lists on a clipboard, along with notes and ideas, maps, random observations, sketches, etc… Somewhere along the way, I decided to make my clipboard itself a sort of sticker mosaic of our travels. My first clipboard is just about full (I think it represents roughly 20 different cities and towns), but I have a new one ready to go.
Those other photos look like they were perhaps from the shell factory?
@killthecod1 What an awesome, awesome collection of snow globes! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ll have to go back to look again, so far I love the Jetsons globe, Graceland and many from European countries… they’re all charming. I have always wanted to collect vintage snow globes from places I have visited. Your collection inspires!!!
@J_Ginsberg Great guess! I have been to The Shell Factory (love that place!) but this grouping of photos were actually taken at the Florida Citrus Center which you pass by on the way out of the state.
Ahhh - I have passed it many times but not yet stopped there. I do plan to check out one of the O.J. tours…
@J_Ginsberg I’ll bet those citrus tours are fun and delicious! As for the Florida Citrus Center, it gets mixed reviews online so I’m assuming the experience varies quite a bit depending upon expectations. I found it to be plenty kitschy and they do offer a variety of gifts, novelties and food items. I can’t personally vouch for quality of the citrus they sell — although I keep my expectations of such places fairly low. It’s an easy little pit stop off the highway, if you have extra time and the need to pick up some last minute Florida swag.
I love this. I actually think people vastly underestimate the usefulness of clipboards.
I love it! My sticker collection has some souvineer stickers thrown in too, but it’s on an ikea book case so I’ve still got lots of room on it. It’s not as portable though.
My friend has two gallon-size Ziploc bags of restaurant matchbooks from places she’s been.
I have 35 years worth of travel magnets on IKEA magnet boards in the laundry room. Inexpensive, easy to tuck in a packed suitcase, and fun to look at while folding.
Ooh, I love this idea!
Very nice and personal. Seems like a very specific collection, I don’t think I’d find many people who do this.
I also do this. I’m mostly curious about the stamps and the postmarks. Often I write about how I felt at that particular time I decided to pick up a postcard, which serves as an alternative for me to writing on my journal because I can’t always be bothered to take a big notebook out. Also, there is something romantic about sending mail today when not everyone wants to do it anymore.