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Elsa Costumes and Frozen Frenzy: Our Insider’s Guide

Elsa Costumes and More: Where to Buy the Most-Wanted Frozen Disney Souvenirs If you’re a parent of a child of a certain age, you may be a witness to the serious affliction sweeping over innocent children everywhere– Frozen Frenzy. The symptoms of Frozen Frenzy are easy to spot–a feverish obsession with anything and everything having […]

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Souvenir Shops, Universal Studios

I sent Christa Thompson, aka the Fairtytale Traveler, on a mission to photograph her favorite Harry Potter souvenirs at Hogsmeade Village in Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (soon to be joined by Diagon Alley shops). Check out Christa’s fabulous photo finds below! Note: If you can’t make it to the live […]

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A Backpacker’s Amazing Collection of Teeny Tiny Souvenirs from 14 Countries

Are you one of those people who travel light, with just a backpack or small carry on? Your clothes tightly rolled, every available crevice and pocket taken? You skip right past all markets and shops, convinced there is no way you have room for any souvenirs. Light packers, you no longer have any excuses! I […]

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Collecting Souvenir Patches and Badges around the World

Souvenir Patches: A Colorful Collection When I saw first saw Daniel Daugherty’s souvenir collection of patches and badges from around the world, I was immediately intrigued by them and asked if I could feature them here. Then it hit me why I was so drawn to Daniel’s patch-covered bag– it reminded me of my beloved […]

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Starbucks City Mug Souvenirs: Traveling the World over Morning Coffee (a Reader’s Collection)

When reader and fellow blogger Sue mentioned she collected souvenir Starbucks mugs as she traveled, I’d never heard of the mugs and had no idea how popular they are.  While Sue collects mugs strictly for the memories, I learned that others collect Starbucks mugs like beanie babies, trading them on the secondary market and bidding […]

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Harry Potter gift shop at Platform 9 3/4, London: A Photo Tour

Like most muggles, I almost missed Platform 9 3/4 entirely. Tucked deep into an alcove to the right of the entrance for platform 9, the 9 3/4 platform sign and luggage cart jutting from the wall, sitting adjacent to the year-old Harry Potter Shop, are only obvious to those who know to look for it.  […]

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