I am not quite sure this is a real term,
but it clearly defines a real problem.
in the form of boxes filled to the top
of things dating back to trips I have taken
since the term of the century.
in discussion with my husband this week.
He was very quick to chime in about the ‘Australia’ box.
This infamous box in our family’s storage area
that has made about seven different moves with us
but has yet to be made into a scrapbook.
The boxes of my travel hoarding tendacies
include a variety of things you would pick up
when traveling and wanting to remember every detail.
There are the obvious tickets from museums and attractions,
travel brochures and postcards.
Then there are recipts from places I ate,
the tickets from the airlines,
and maybe even a coaster from the bar I frequented.
Until this last move I even had a few different
sandwich bags of coloured sand from ‘rainbow beach’.
I also have many patches I collected from all destinations
in Australia that were to be added to a bag once I returned.
All of that and more now hardly see the light of day.
I will peek in once in a while and reminicse.
So what happens now?
I am starting to go back through these boxes
of my travel hoarding problem
and organize and sort through the memories.
I may keep minor things that can be used in
shadow boxes to be displayed.
Anything not saved for that purpose
I plan to throw out.
Before I throw anything out, I have decided to:
- Take photos of what I would ideally keep
- Catagorize those photographs on my hard drive
- Use the photographs for upcoming travel posts.
Q: Are you a Travel Hoarder? What do you keep from your travels?
This week I really wanted to highlight Phoebe with her post about Sightseeing with Children. As a mother of two myself, I love seeing how other do it with children. Especially since I heare more and more about expats who ‘return home’ when they decide to start having a family. Phoebe has been traveling since ‘day one’ with her children and does not let their ages stop her from letting them see and experience the world. Her post last week was filled with great photographic examples of how they sightsee with children and a great edition for our Travel Tuesday link up!
NEXT WEEK: MONTHLY THEMED PROMPT!
It is time for our monthly prompt for Travel Tuesday. We do them every month for the last Tuesday. This time my co-host Tina has chosen for the month of March and here is the monthly themed prompt:
Food! More specifically the food you have encountered while traveling. It can be the best, the worst, the strangest.
Now on to the link up! To link up with us, make sure to comment below and with my cohosts Melanie and Tina. Then hop around and share the love and experience more wanderlust from the other participants. The full details are below! Have fun!
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