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Collecting Road Trip Travel Mementos

Rick from keeptherubbersidedown.net posted a blog about having stickers on his motorcycle start a conversation at a stoplight. His blog inspired me to talk about my own sticker collection. That sounds so third grade, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, I won’t ask you to trade me your puffy unicorn for my ‘bears sliding down a rainbow’ sticker. :D

Other than a single pink Deals Gap dragon sticker on the seat cowl of my Speed Triple, I don’t have stickers on my motorcycle. Instead I have started to put them on the interior door of my garage.  There is plenty of space to use and it offers a little more permanence. Every time I walk in and out of the garage, I get a nice visual reminder of some of the places that we’ve been. Of course, I only wish that I’d stuck so many past mementos here.

When traveling, I also make it a point buy postcards. They offer the most “perfect” photos of places. Keep a few stamps in your wallet while on the road and send yourself a postcard with notes from the trip. Looking through your card stack on a dreary winter day will bring a smile to your face.

Happy Traveling!

Deals Gap Dragon sticker on my very dirty Triumph Speed Triple
Deals Gap Dragon sticker on my very dirty Triumph Speed Triple
Do you collect anything from your travels? Spoons, tshirts, shot glasses? Tell us about it!