Travel Tip Tuesday: Bring a Mascot!

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Kelley's GnomeThere are some items that we can’t travel without and, without even realizing it, we make them into our mascots for the trip. When Amy Paffrath and Drew Seeley traveled to Paris with Contiki this past year, Amy mentioned she couldn’t travel without her Pillow Pet.  Contiki guest blogger Kelley Last doesn’t go anywhere without her gnome in tow (see it on the left?).

That had us wondering – what item do you carry with you when you travel that is an extension of yourself?

Sometimes, telling your travel story through an inanimate object that represents YOU can enhance your experience and you find yourselves more motivated to capture a photo of your Flat Stanley, garden gnome, or key chain knight far more than just snapping a photo of a landmark by itself.

Our YouTuber friends, The Fu Music, went to New Zealand on Contiki’s Sweet As South tour and brought along their friend Bill the Duck, who traverses all over New Zealand in this brand new video, featuring their Furiginal song, “No Regrets” – inspired by us!  Check it out!


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