it's a small globe after all
if somebody collects it, there's probably a web site for it
we went for a trip on the World Wide Web -- and all we got was a bunch of urls. Interested in collecting floaty pens? Ceramic bells? Golf pencils? Go souvenir-surfing.
See the world through a flurry of plastic flakes. From Disney World to great parks and Gotham City, this site boasts snow globes from far and white. A classic travel collectible.
Henk and Maryke's Dutch Snowdome Page
In addition to a load of traditional globes, check out some clever adaptations -- like snow globe kitchen timers, thermometers and cigarette lighters. Let it snow!
The Floaty Pen Page
"Life's more fun if you tilt things now and then." Learn all about these barrel-of-fun souvenirs from a collector who has amassed hundreds of 'em.
Morestuff: Addicted to collecting stuff
Collecting addicts fess up to hoarding everything from old airline tickets ("What worries me is that these items have little value.") and toilet paper ("a type of momento of the places we've been") to -- on the existential end -- dirt from famous people's grave sites, and nothing ("I simply continue to collect nothing at all. I've tried to stop this abnormal behavior, but the more I try, the more and more of nothing I collect.")
The Burger Museum
Burgers aren't just road-trip grub anymore -- now they can be the destination, too. A meat-lover in Florida has collected thousands of burger-shaped things, and has established what he says is the world's only hamburger museum ... in his Daytona Beach home.
Homearts: Meat Loaf's Spoon Collection
Speaking of burgers... Here's a little-known fact about rocker Meat Loaf: He collects those charming little souvenir spoons. No kidding. Homearts.com profiles his collection.
Golf Course Pencil Collectors
"Collecting (golf course) pencils is just like collecting golf courses, except that the pencils take up lots less room," points out Jan Knez, who has amassed stubby little mementos from more than 1,500 golf courses around the world.
It's like a road trip for your 'fridge.... This Pennsylvania company reproduces roadside historical markers in magnets -- "wafer-thin slices of history."
Bells, mugs, flower vases and napkin holders emblazoned with cheery decals of your favorite vacation destinations. Be sure to click on the thumbnail pictures to get the full effect.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: How wacky is tacky?
The intrepid Seattle P-I reports on finalists in a Toronto gift shop's tackiest souvenirs contest. The results were breathtaking, to put it kindly.