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Magnets From our Travels
Magnets are Great Travel Souvenirs
I enjoy collecting magnets from the places that we visit. Magnets are great little reminders of our travels. They are fairly inexpensive and they are easy to pack in my purse or luggage.
Over the years I have collected many magnets and when I look over them they tell a story of the places that we have visited. As you can see from these magnets, I love to visit lighthouses. These are just a few of the ones we have visited over the years.
In this lens I will use the magnets to share the story of our travels.
photos by mbgphoto
Magnets from my work related travel
From 1996-2006 I had a regional directors position at work and traveled around the country to several meetings each year. When I had time to do a little sightseeing on the side I would buy a magnet for a memento.
As you can see from these magnets we had meetings in Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Seattle, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, and on Disney World property.
In 1999 my husband and I took our first big cruise, a 14 day cruise to the Mediterranean. It was fabulous!! We visited Barcelona, Spain, Aix, France, Monte Carlo, Sicily and many places in Italy. We were able to see Rome, Venice and Pisa and took a wonderful trip down the Amalfi coast. It was my favorite trip ever!! Lots of wonderful memories...but when I looked through my magnets I only found this one from Pisa.
Panama Canal Cruise
In November of 2001 we took a cruise through the Panama Canal. It was soon after the 9/11 attacks and I remember that security was tight with security boats proceeding the cruise ships into all of the ports.
We had a great time. I remembering sitting on our balcony and watching the canals being raised and lowered. Very interesting.
We also had stops in Cozumel, Mexico, Cartenga, Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Cayman Islands.
Northern Europe Cruise
In 2002 we took a cruise to northern Europe and took my parents with us. We had a wonderful time visiting several countries: Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Alaska Cruise and Land Tour
In August of 2003 we took a cruise and land tour to Alaska. The first part of the trip was a cruise that left out of Vancouver, Canada. It was a great time and we then proceeded to Anchorage for the land tour. A wonderful experience.
Rhine River Cruise
We had enjoyed our ocean cruises so much that in 2004 we decided to try a river cruise. The one we chose went up the Rhine river starting in Basel, Switzerland and traveled through France,Germany,Netherlands, and Belgium. It was delightful! A smaller venue than we had on past cruises but we liked the atmosphere and we got to meet so many nice people.
Some magnets come in the shape of the country or state. This one is from Germany.
In July of 2006 we took a trip to Hawaii where we boarded a cruise ship to take us around the various islands. At each stop we spent the day exploring that island.
Other Trips Abroad
We took several trips to Mexico. One we went to Puerto Vallarta and another time we went to Cancun.
In 2000 we went to England for a friends sons wedding and then flew to Cyprus with our friends for a week "holiday". A fantastic trip!
In the fall of 2010 we took a cruise from New York City to Quebec City in Canada. Along the way we had several stops in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. I love the quaintness of old Quebec City.
During our visit to Cypress we took a two night cruise over to the Holy Land. We had a one day tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. It was an inspiring experience to walk on the same ground where Jesus walked.
This magnet would be a good reminder of that trip.
Travel in the USA
Over the years my husband and I have traveled all over the USA. We have been to almost all of the 50 states and hope to someday visit the 4 we have left.
These are some magnets from our various trips over the years.
Parke County, Indiana
We had a delightful road trip to Parke County, Indiana, where we discovered many covered bridges as we traveled the country roads. Parke County, Indiana is considered the Covered Bridge Capital of the World They have 32 covered bridges still in existence today, and we were able to photograph 23 of them.