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.


Laura Chau

At the beginning of 2009 I took a long (for me) trip to Asia—I visited Japan, China, Malaysia and India for a total of six weeks! What I brought back was a sense of pride in myself for making it through, and not running home when the going got tough or scary or messy. The yards of silk fabric, Habu yarn from the source, copper pots, and thousands of photos were just the icing on the cake.