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.


Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner

Memories, like the corners of my mind. Misty water-colored memories. That’s what I collect on my travels. Seriously, I can hardly think of a souvenir that I’ve ever brought home, though I do treasure an album I bought in Florence on our honeymoon 20 years ago. When we got home, I loaded it up with—oh no, stop me Barbra!—scattered pictures, of the smiles we left behind, smiles we gaaaave to one anooooooohotherrrrr.