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.


Anne Kuo Lukito

I don’t buy a lot when I travel, but I always try to bring home some sort of trinket. However, usually the best things I bring home are my memories. One of the best trips I’ve ever had was the 2 weeks I spent inside the Venezuelan Amazon. We slept in hammocks, hiked into some deeper jungle where I traded Polaroid photographs for a carved face and body stamp with a Piaroa tribesman and ate some local indigenous food. I also saw the most spectacular and brightest 3-day meteor shower—something that an overwhelming majority of those in the modern world will never see.