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Udaipur, India: Souvenir Shopping Miniature Silk Elephant Paintings

A Reader Shares her Favorite Souvenirs Shopping from Udaipur, India I love when readers share their favorite souvenirs from their travels, especially when it’s a place I haven’t had a chance to visit yet. While I still haven’t made it to India, a reader shared some gorgeous souvenirs, mini silk paintings of elephants, while visiting Udaipur, […]

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How to Shop Burmese Longyi Skirts (and wear them back home)

Photographer, world traveler and university professor Karen Stafford recently made a return trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma). While there, she picked up more of her favorite longyi skirts, the traditional sarong-like skirts worn by the local Burmese. Shopping for longyi can be a rewarding, but confusing experience. Fortunately, Karen breaks down the longyi shopping process […]

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The Best Eco-Friendly Colombian Souvenirs

Instead of more typical honeymoon destinations like Hawaii or the Caribbean, Diana and her new husband chose a destination that’s a little more off the radar– Colombia. After touring the capital city of Bogota, the newlyweds took off for the remote Colombian countryside, where despite a lack of hot water, they enjoyed the best part […]

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