I'm a 37-year old Seattle girl who was bitten by the travel bug on my first tour of Europe in 2004. This personal blog follows my attempts to visit as many countries as I can, as often as my budget will allow. Since starting this blog in 2007, I've also worked as a freelance copywriter for an online travel publication. This only served to add even more must-see locations to my already extended list.
Follow me as I try to balance "real life" with exploring the world, all while trying to conquer a wickedly ironic case of homesickness.


International board games

I'm not really a chotchky sorta person. Hubby and I don't spend money on little bits and bobs we won't ever use, even if they are from somewhere really impressive. We prefer our holiday souvenirs to serve some sort of purpose. For example, a tea kettle from England or a piece of art from France. We also love to bring home slices of the everyday during our trip, like newspapers, ticket stubs or receipts.

But the other day, we realized we didn't own any board games. We left them all at our respective parent's houses when we moved out. Wouldn't that be a nifty souvenir idea from our travels? Our kids could grow up playing Monopoly on a British board, Stratego in Italian or Clue en Francais.

The phrase "pack and ship" immediately comes to mind, however!


wanderingbtrfly said...

I know exactly where all your childhood boardgames are...they somehow ended up in MY house! Considering they were technically both of ours, and I am just now realizing that you didn't get stuck with any, I will make sure to bring you some lovely American '80's era boardgames - smooshed boxes and all!

Abby said...

Did you know Cluedo is British and we Americans changed the name to Clue? And they call Chutes and Ladders, Snakes and Ladders, but that's from India or somewhere.

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