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.


Cheryl Burke

After grad school I traveled around Europe with my friend. We spent some time in Seville and I found a pile of beautiful old decorative tiles in a dusty, off the beaten path shop. I lugged these fragile, heavy treasures around on the rest of the trip, but it was worth it! Seeing the designs and colors always reminds me of what a wonderful trip I had.