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Old 02-25-2019, 03:10 PM
 
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Like others I hate clutter so I try to pick up things that are interesting and usable, for example a Gaudi style butter dish to replace the one we broke right before we left on our trip to Spain. These types of things provide frequent reminders of our travel adventures.

I also like artisan or handmade items such as scarves and jewelry, which are easy to pack and usable things like soaps, lotions, etc.

We also travel light so if I can wear it...all the better!
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Magnets (like many people here) and shot glasses, but I don't always get the latter anymore... magnets are easy to store and display in large quantities, but shot glasses aren't so much! I hate clutter, and move too frequently to unpack & display all of my trinkets.

I buy other/nicer souvenirs, of course, but those are the only ones where I have an actual collection.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:01 PM
 
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I used to collect magnets from the places I traveled to for work. I'd put them on the metal cabinet by my desk (I don't like tchotchkes and clutter at home ... no collections there).

But then I was moved to a new space that didn't have room for the cabinet, so now I have no where to display magnets. It's been a few years since I've picked one up.
Do you have room on a wall for a white board that is magnetic? When we moved, I decided that if the fridge in our new place wasn't magnetic I was going to buy a white board.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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I put my travel magnet collection on the internet access door in my laundry room. Now when I travel I take a pencil and paper and make rubbings of ornate utility grate covers on city streets.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:47 PM
 
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Do you have room on a wall for a white board that is magnetic? When we moved, I decided that if the fridge in our new place wasn't magnetic I was going to buy a white board.
Low wall cube world. Sadly, no walls. But supposedly it will cause us to work more collaboratively. Still waiting for that to happen.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:39 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I had no idea the travel magnets were a even a thing let alone how popular they seem to be.

I remember when I was young my dad, & it seemed like everybody else, had decals of various tourist places on the windows of their cars. I hadn't thought about those in decades, I assume the art was similar to the magnets.
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:53 PM
 
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^^^^If I had to guess, the artwork on the magnets would be similar to the decals. Next time you travel, either check out the hotel's gift shop or a store that sells souvenirs. See what magnets are on offer.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:05 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I have no desire to travel so when a friend or family member does I always ask them to bring me a refrigerator magnet. I've got some from Italy, London, Ireland and quite a few from the USA.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:13 AM
 
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I have no desire to travel so when a friend or family member does I always ask them to bring me a refrigerator magnet. I've got some from Italy, London, Ireland and quite a few from the USA.
I know this is going to sound snarky, but I really don't mean it to ... if you have no desire to travel, what brings you to the Travel forum?
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Fridge magnets.
Go on our laundry room fridge.
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