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Travel 101: Getting Souvenirs Through Customs

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

We always recommend checking with the U.S. Customs & Border Control directly for the most up-to-date regulations, but these tips will help make your pass through customs a breeze:

8 Souvenirs That Could Land You In Jail

Thrillist | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

It's one thing to bring back souvenirs so terrible that they land you on your friend's @#$% list, and quite another to tote home tchotchkes from overseas that send you straight to jail.

An Easy Way to Save Your Life

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

You'll forget what you accomplished, what made you double over with laughter, and what mistakes threatened to derail everything -- only to teach you so much you'll eventually attribute much of your happiness to them.

Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

11 Souvenirs That Are Better Than A Shot Glass

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.21.2014 | Travel

T-shirts? Nawh. Keychains? Oh please. If you're looking to bring something authentic home from your next trip, it helps to first brush up on what ...

Our Favorite Duty-Free Shopping Finds in Europe

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These are the fun, tax-free items our writers and editors seek out in European airports before returning home. O.P. Anderson Aquavit, Stockholm A...

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

Our Daughter's Childhood, 140 Characters at a Time

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

My husband's been after me for years to share some of the notes I took as our daughter grew up. On my first pass through them, we savored those highlights together a few evenings a week. Now that Katie's in college, I'm sharing some of them on Twitter.

Stop Buying Shot Glasses, Start A Souvenir Collection

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel

Picture this: You're traveling in a foreign city, enchanted by unfamiliar streets, iconic landmarks and beautiful scenery. You're struck with the desi...

The Best (Worst?) (Inappropriate?) Pope Swag in Italy

The GypsyNesters | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Our most recent trip to Italy included a stop in Rome where we had a day planned to take in the Eternal City's most treasured sites. And we spent way too much time distracted by the somewhat odd souvenir tributes to the new Pope.

3 Free Ways To Get Your Pop Culture Fix In London

Budget Travel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of traveling around Ireland and London with my mother and sister during a 12-day vacation we'd been planning since I was in high school.

Five Things You Must Buy in the Caribbean - And One Thing You Never Should

Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel
Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

Step away from the two-for-$20 T-shirts, the made-in-China thotckes, and the hackneyed shot glasses. When it comes to Caribbean souvenirs, you can do much better. Here are five of my favorite Caribbean must-buys, plus one thing you absolutely, positively never should buy.

Tourist Cliches You Should Leave Home

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel

Being a tourist is an innately clichéd experience -- you roam around a foreign city, toting a giant camera, posing for awkward photos and wearing one...

Why You Should Add Flea Marketing To Your Vacation Itinerary

Bob Richter | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

For those on the fence about flea-ing while on vacation, I always say if you want to understand a place and the people who live there, go to the local flea market. It's really a sociological and historical representation of just about anywhere you can point to on a map.

Tribute to Tourist Tack

Lacy Morris | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Lacy Morris

If you've traveled in Asia, chances are you've been blindsided by an overzealous man selling a figurine of a fat man sitting/standing/laying while reading/praying/laughing. That's Buddha.

5 Shops to Hit Up in Buenos Aires

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The shops of bougie Buenos Aires are often hard to navigate when you're looking to part with your pennies wisely. Hit up these five shops to make some smart purchases. They'll hook you up with things you'll be proud to wear or gift without robbing you blind.

Exploring the True Value of a Souvenir

Peggy Goldman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

We all love to bring back reminders of the places we've been. To help you avoid disappointment, here are a few shopping rules that you can keep in mind as you travel to avoid unsavory purchases.

The Most Popular Airport Souvenirs

USA TODAY | Harriet Baskas | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

Although it's been 20 years since the debut of the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, gray and pink nightshirts sporting the movie's title are stil...

Why Modern Airports Have to Change

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.

How To Get A Great Deal In The World's Greatest Bazaars

Christine Drinan | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Christine Drinan

've scored rugs from China, Morocco, and Turkey, art from Ramatuelle in France, and landscape paintings from Montenegro. My best acquisition was an authentic Chin Dynasty bowl.

Five Secrets For Making Friends On The Road

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

It isn't always possible or practical, but kids need time with other kids. And that can be something of a challenge when you're on the road as much as we are. Our family travel adventure can keep us away from home more than 30 days at a stretch.

Native American Art Classes In Wisconsin

Peter Greenberg | Posted 01.27.2013 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

When it comes to Wisconsin, there's more to the experience than cheese and those Cheesehead hats.

Are GIFs The New Postcards?

Paul Brady | Posted 08.23.2012 | Travel
Paul Brady

If you're anything like me, you still love and cherish postcards, doing your best to send them to friends to brag from the road and stockpiling those you still, occasionally, receive from friends who trot off to distant lands. But the fact is, we just aren't sending them like we used to.

Save Me From My Souvenirs

Karin Kasdin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Once I thought all those trinkets would remind me of shared, carefree days. Now they just remind me that I need to dust.

An Honest Customs Declaration Form

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Everyone arriving back from abroad must complete this Customs Declaration Form. Whether you're traveling with immediate family members or not, you'd...