Despite the Huffington Post dissing the "****y magnets"...I LOVE my magnet collection from my travels. I DO keep a few coins and a couple small bills from countries I visit and put in my travel/photo album. Some world currency is so colorful and unique.
What the women posting didn't mention was if they buy any jewelry to commemorate their travels. I'm not talking diamonds and pearls here but the fun, relatively inexpensive jewelry that the country is known for. Examples in my collection: Gold plated pre-Columbian frog earrings from Costa Rica, Venetian glass earrings from Milano, Italy, colored, carved wooden bead necklace from Guatemala, harp pin from Ireland, etc..
Every time I put on my earrings,necklace, bracelet or pin... I am wrapped in warm, delightful memories of that particular journey. I can also "bore" my friends and co-workers when they ask about the story behind the body ornament.
What do the guys like to collect? (Besides magnets and cap pins..)