By The Flying Pinto

Paella, Muga and Allende 2004 on the terrace in Chueca (100_9594) by ricard67.

This is one of my favorite things to do! In lieu of bringing gifts home for family and friends from your travels why not bring home the experience? When I flew internationally, I was in Europe every week so I would bring home spicy mustard’s from Germany, Limoncello and pasta from Italy, waffles from Belgium…you get the idea. I still bring local food and ideas home from our trips, even in the U.S. We bring back amazing Clam Chowder from Boston, or fresh Salmon from Seattle.

This is a great way to share your trip with friends and family, throw a dinner party themed around the local flavor of your recent trip. It’s a great time to break out the pictures and actually share your experience, and the memories last longer than a t-shirt!



  1. ~♥~ Monica S @ 2009-03-23 13:13


    I came over from Ashleys! 🙂

    This is such a great idea.. if you get to travel as much as you do!!

    What would you bring home from Norway?? That’s where I am… 😉

    Have a safe trip wherever you go!

  2. Free Flying Mom... @ 2009-03-24 03:52

    YUMMY! I remember those waffles!!! So when are ya going back to International love??!

    Your Ever Grateful Mum

  3. The Flying Pinto @ 2009-03-24 04:29

    Hey Monica,

    Thanks for checking out my blog…hmmm, maybe smoked salmon, or cheeses? lefse (Potato Pancakes)? You gave me hard one: )

    Mom…as soon as you come and watch LuLu’s 😉