16 Unique Souvenirs from Around the World

16 Unique Souvenirs from Around the World

Over the last couple of trips, I have found collecting souvenirs from my travels has gotten harder.  Walking into most tourist shops, it is hard to find souvenirs that aren’t mass produced in places like China.  I wouldn’t mind souvenirs made in China while I am in China but I don’t want to buy souvenirs in Colombia that are made in China.  I have collected some amazing locally made travel souvenirs from my travels around the world.  I asked several of my fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite unique souvenirs.

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Sick of carrying luggage up the stairs? Check out why the status quo changed!

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I have been hunting new carry-on luggage since I started my new job in November.  I want a piece of rolling luggage but at the same time, I don’t have to have to deal with things like dragging it up stairs.  I was recently approached by Naisha Joseph about her new piece of luggage called TraxPack. Naisha and her good friend Richard Braddock have developed a new piece of luggage to revolutionised the luggage industry.  TraxPack removes the struggle of dragging wheeled luggage up stairs.    TraxPack’s amazing new system treats your luggage like a tank and has a handle that is vertical and tilted.  The handle is vertical when on flat ground but it is tilted while going up the stairs.

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My No Plan Plan failed in Yosemite National Park

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I stare at the campsite full sign.  This is the last open campsite in Yosemite National Park, California. My travel without a plan plan just failed.  I am still in shock.  This has never happened before and I was sort of at a loss for what to do.  I could usually find a walk up campsite when I arrived in a National Park.  It was the middle of the week during  late October and I wasn’t expecting camping to be an issue.

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5 Epic Ways to Explore using Pokemon Go

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I am still not sure what to make of Pokemon Go but I do find the game fascinating.  I have spent more time reading news stories or watching people play the game.  I am excited that it has encouraged people to get out of the house and explore their neighborhoods and surrounding locations.  Here are 5 Epic Ways to Explore using Pokemon Go.

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A private viewing of the Brandenburg Gate

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There is a chill in the air as I exit the subway station.  First order of business is to find a coffee shop for breakfast. I found that I picked places I could just point at pastries since I couldn’t read the signs. I ordered a nice pastry filled with berry compote and hot tea.  I had a quarter mile walk through the streets of Berlin before I arrived at my destination, the historic Brandenburg Gate of Berlin, Germany.

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