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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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Shopping Liberty London Shirts, Art Fabrics and Haberdashery

Liberty London is my favorite department store in London– in a past post we took a virtual photo tour of this unique store and souvenir shopped the iconic print accessories and British gifts, click here to read Part I. Today we check out the goods Liberty London is most famous for– the Liberty Art fabric […]

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Experiencing Thailand’s Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

A Souvenir Market like no other– Thailand’s Saduak Floating Market About an hour outside of Bangkok, Thailand, lies a market so unusual that it’s worth visiting for the spectacle alone– the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak. At the floating market, hundred of vendors tucked into small wooden boats crowd a narrow canal, hawking their wares […]

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Sailing and Crab Cakes on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay

When I’m planning  a weekend getaway from New York City, I always seem to forget about Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay area. I’m not exactly sure why– I think it’s because the Chesapeake seems like it’s so much farther from New York than it actually is. Maybe it’s because as you enter the Chesapeake bay area, the […]

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How to Shop any Foreign Supermarket for Souvenirs

Shopping for souvenirs when you travel abroad doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive.  Whether you need to buy a few gifts for those back home or just want to pick up something unique for yourself, you can buy everything you need at the local supermarket. Supermarket goods are priced for locals, not tourists– so […]

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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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