Thanks, AFAR Magazine for the clever title and blog inspiration.
Washington D.C., Copenhagen, Arizona, Hawaii, Hollywood, and California, Berlin and Munich, Bordeaux, Peru, Portland, Alaska, Upstate New York and New England, Texas (hidden)…
A few years ago I decided to collect magnets on trips and told my friends and family if they were planning to get souvenirs, all I wanted was a magnet (or fabulous local jewelry). Since then I’ve acquired and been gifted some neat magnets from around the world.
Why magnets? Because I consider the kitchen and dining table a gathering space, where people come to make activity and talk. And what better conversation starter than a funky bicycle magnet from Copenhagen (generous friends, world travel) or the buxom blonde from Oktoberfest (you’ll never believe how we met these funny Italians) or a wine bottle from Bordeaux (Adam and I are saving this little bottle, look, until July 2017)?
Also: as we try to keep a light load for ease of travel and movement, I can only think that packing magnets is way easier than packing a million t-shirts or other heavy, space-taking things.