2/26/13

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Unique Souvenirs to Collect When You Travel

How do you remember your favorite vacation moments? While many prefer to capture travel memories by snapping photos, others collect souvenirs—items that remind them of the balmy weather and salty ocean air they once inhaled, the gorgeous mountain scenery they enjoyed, or the precious time spent with friends and family. Below are a few ideas for unique souvenirs to collect when you travel, gathered from our very own staff here at The Lodge at Garden of the Gods Club.

A GGC mug, silhouetted by the views seen from the Lodge's guest rooms. Perhaps this could be your next Colorado souvenir?

A GGC mug, silhouetted by the views seen from The Lodge. Could this be your next souvenir?

“I used to enjoy collecting matches from all of the places to which I traveled. At one point, I had thousands of matches from all over the world. Whenever I would light a candle, I’d reach into my collection of matches and remember being at that specific place.” —Billy Peterson, Garden of the Gods Club general manager

“I enjoy collecting t-shirts. My favorite vacation was to St. John, and my favorite t-shirt is from there. I just love that place.” Samantha Iskra, Garden of the Gods Club human resources manager

“My husband Aaron and I collect logo golf balls from each of the golf resorts we visit, and we keep them in a display at home.  The balls remind us of the fun golf memories we have shared, and the empty spaces remaining in the case motivate us to explore new golf destinations together.  I also have friends who collect Christmas tree ornaments from places they visit, which I think is another great idea.” Christina White, Garden of the Gods Club communications director

“I collect shot glasses. My favorite is from Vienna. My second favorite is from Montreal, and my third favorite is from Arches National Park. My aunt bought that one for me when I was only eight years old.” Alan Fox, Garden of the Gods Club sales and catering coordinator

Will you be passing through Colorado Springs anytime soon? If so, consider staying at The Lodge at Garden of the Gods Club, an intimate boutique getaway nestled against the stunning red rocks of Garden of the Gods Park. You won’t want to leave without finding a souvenir to remind you of the striking beauty of this area!  In addition to nearby Garden of the Gods Park, you will discover that there are a variety of fun locations to explore in the Colorado Springs area. To learn more, please contact The Lodge at 800.923.8838, or visit us online.

What are your own favorite ways to remember special vacation moments?  Please share them in the comments box below.

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