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.


Melissa LaBarre

When I travel I tend to seek out local crafts from each place that I visit. I like that the item will always be connected to my memories of the trip, and that it’s usually something unique. My favorite crafty souvenir was a handmade leather bracelet that I purchased on one of my visits to Montreal. Even after many years, I still wear it all the time and it reminds me of a place that I love.