For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What’s the best thing you’ve ever brought home from your travels?” Click on the pictures for their answers and links to their websites.


Cirilia Rose

I have scored plenty of awesome souvenirs, sure—a red squirrel resin necklace from Ohio, handspun alpaca from Vashon Island, WA—but I love it when I can spend a day doing the exact same things I love to do on a normal weekend at home. That means going for a walk and exploring grocery aisles, movie theaters, crafty boutiques and coffee shops. Living like a local in a totaly foreign place heightens all my senses and renews my appreciation for lovely quotidian routines. And bonus, I get to people watch!!