As if the clutter in our homes isn’t enough, insatiable travelers such as myself have to deal with one more problem that will make minimalists cringe: What do we do with all the souvenirs? I grew up seeing them all—the commemorative Hong Kong plate with a family photo (Hello, gen X and older millennials!), an “I love Vegas” magnet from a relative, a fading concert ticket pinned on a corkboard, and many other remnants of travel scattered around the house.
While I have been trying to cut down on souvenir shopping, I’ll be honest with you: I can’t help it! The happy endorphins of travel make me want to hoard all those cute trinkets. It’s especially hard for Filipino travelers because of the pasalubong culture we grew up with—where we have to buy “a little something” for every relative and friend after the trip. They also give us something in return, further adding to the clutter.
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