Saturday, June 25, 2011


Other than priceless photographs, what is a cool memento you can take home with you when traveling?  FRIDGE MAGNET.  You can easily find this souvenir item, and it usually costs less than $10, depending on the make and style, and where you buy it from.  Airports and hotels sell it at a little bit higher price as compared to local souvenir shops, but if you're really on a budget, you can always find cute ones at a Dollar Store for - you guessed it right - a dollar.  One thing I also like about this souvenir item is that it is travel friendly in that it doesn't take up a lot of space in your luggage and you wouldn't have to worry about declaring it at a custom's border.  Like I've said, it is relatively cheap, so you can buy enough to take home with you and give as souvenirs for your family, friends, boss, coworkers, and neighbors. (Hey, it's the thought that counts!) :D

My husband and I recently started collecting fridge magnets.  So far, we have eight fridge magnets from our travel escapades, but we are trying to accumulate more (meaning more travels, yay !!!).  Every time we go on trips now, we always keep in mind to get one, especially if it's our first time to visit a place.  Below are pictures of our collection and some fun facts which I hope you'll enjoy viewing and reading:

The Empire State of Mind

We went to New York several times, and we bought this when we did a New York/New Jersey - Liberty Island/Ellis Island Trip.

You probably know this already but thought I'd share anyway:

Do you know that the Statue of Liberty is coated with a thin layer of copper, hence, its original appearance is of red orange metallic luster?  The blue-green color is due to a long-term chemical reaction between metal and water called patination, which occurs with most copper when placed outside.

The Capital of the United States
This is my favorite fridge magnet among our collection so far !

You probably know this already but thought I'd share anyway:

The White House was being built while George Washington was in office, so he never actually lived there.

The Sunshine State
The first time we went to Florida was to meet and greet the famous mouse, Mickey, and the rest of the Disney crew.

You probably know this already but thought I'd share anyway:

It's not a small world after all.  Covering 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.  Of the more than 25,000 acres, less than 35% has been developed with the quarter designated as a wilderness preserve.  I would say you need a good week to explore Walt Disney World Resort. 

The Sunshine State Part 2
The second time we were in Florida was when my husband attended a conference in Jacksonville.  We also were able to do a quick side trip to St. Augustine.

You probably know this already but thought I'd share anyway:

St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United States.  Among the many attractions to see are the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Castillo de San Marcos, The Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and Oldest House Museum Complex.

First in Flight
The only times we were in North Carolina were during layovers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (but that didn't keep us from getting a fridge magnet!)

You probably know this already but thought I'd share anyway:

The original Wright brothers aeroplane - the world's first power-driven heavier-than-air machine in which man made free, controlled, and sustained flight; invented and built by Wilbur and Orville Wright; flown by them at Kitty Hawk, Carolina on December 17, 1903.  By original scientific research, the Wright brothers discovered the principles of human flight.  As inventors, builders and flyers, they further developed the aeroplane, taught man to fly, and opened the era of aviation.


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You probably know this already but thought I'd share anyway:

"I was slowing down long before the finish and wasn't tired at all.  I could have gone back to the start and done it all over." ~ Usaine Bolt's thoughts on his 100-meter sprint at the 2008 Olympics

Oh Canada !

And of course, my home away from home.  Oh how I miss thee, Toronto !

You probably know this already but thought I'd share anyway:

Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese than any other nation on earth.  Fun, eh?

So there you've seen our fridge magnet collection.  We still have to get magnets from other places we've visited including Hershey (the sweetest place on earth) and Philadelphia, and will update you as I add more magnets to our collection.  If you have any thoughts to share regarding travel souvenirs, feel free to leave a comment.  Adios taquitos! :)

PS:  We have about four other fridge magnets, however, they are not travel-related, so I decided not to post pictures of them any more.  If you're interested to see them, let me know, then I'd be happy to show you :D


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  1. Ang cute nila, pero huwag lang mailagay sa loob ng fridge yan, at baka ma-tsibog namin ni botchok sa gabi..

  2. Papaleng, i-share mo naman ulit 'tong blog ko para may readers. Hehe !

    PS, sige, sa sunod na update ko about fridge magnets, i-po-post ko din yung pictures nung iba. Hehe !

  3. Cheng T. Libed, MDJune 26, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    We used to collect those too and now they are sooo many of them at pangit na tingnan sa fridge so we stopped. Ngayon naman, we collect coffee mugs that are sort of decorative and put them in our glass cabinets in the kitchen. Maganda ding collection pero you need to take care of them during transit. So far, buo naman lahat pagdating sa TX.

  4. Oh my! That's all beautiful! I am such a hoarder of fridge magnets too, Lan. Kaya lang 2 countries pa lang ang napupuntahan ko, hehe. My fiance sent me two before from Sydney, Australia. I'd love to have more hehe.

  5. @ Lainy, I acquired more from recent travels. I just haven't made a new post yet. Ipunin ko muna ulit, then i'll post pag marami na ^^


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