What (if anything) do you collect when you are on vacation?

@14missy (3185)
Australia
April 11, 2007 9:07pm CST
We have just had a few days away travelling around our home state and have collected not only lots of touring brochures, but small rocks and pebbles from the places we visited. There are some really pretty, glittery and marble streaked stones that my kids wanted to keep as a memoire of our time away. Do you ever collect things like this when travelling?
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@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
12 Apr 07
I like to collect fridge magnets. I have a lot of them from different countries stuck on my refrigerator door now. It's just a reminder of the places that we've visited and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and theme.. I like them so much.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
12 Apr 07
wherever we visit I like to buy a tshirt and postcards. once I collected seashells and put them in my garden. they looked nice.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
Postcards are always good. Especially if you don't have a good quality camera with you.
@nzinky (822)
• United States
12 Apr 07
When I go on vactions I seem to by tee shirts and coffee mugs for the people I want to bring something back..Usually they have the name of the state or a map of the state on them.... I don't know if they like it or not but that's what they get.....also ash trays for my friends who smoke.... and always a music box for myself... But I love music boxes have right close to 75 of them right now....
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
I used to get Tshirts and mugs etc but they get so expensive when you have 3 kids to buy for. I love music boxes too. I bet your collection is wonderful.
@BELMCstar (1341)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
I don't go away, so can't collect stuff. Where did you travel to? I have not been much out of Hobart, as I don't have a lot of time for stuff. I have been to St. Helens & Bicheno. I was going to go to Port Arthur on an april day, 11 years ago, but had to pull out at the last minute. I would love to travel around Tassie, but have not had the opportunity to do so. When I do get a chance to travel, I usually get a tourist brochure or something like that, or a T-Shirt, frisbee, etc. The problem with rocks & such is that it can be difficult to remember from where they came.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
You would love Port Arthur. It has such wonderful history. Tassie is such a beautiful place to live. We are truly spoiled...
@louiselai (181)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
We do exactly the same thing..when I go to beach...which I usually go during vacation...I collect different colors of pebbles and put them in my aquarium...,,I believe that my little blue shark enjoy them..=)
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
What a great idea. I'm sure your shark does love them...
• Ireland
12 Apr 07
Like you, I used to collect rocks, pebbles and seashells. I decorated the wall of my coal bunker with all the shells I collected and it looks really nice. Now, anything I collect cost money because it is mostly ornaments and souvenirs etc.
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