Oh, I collected Beanie Babies when I was a kid, too! I probably still have all of them, but they're worth significantly less than I was hoping they would be by now.
Battery111 wrote:What do you use as a benchmark for when you first visit a city? In other words, if you only see the airport during a layover, does that count, or do you only grab shot glasses from cities you've actually gone out and visited? I've always struggled with this myself, which is why I never started a similar collection despite the amount of travel I do.
I don't count layover cities. It started when I was a child before I even knew what a shot glass was
. It was just about the cheapest souvenir you could get. When I was a high school junior a group of us drove to Atlanta. Someone on the trip wanted to make a pit stop in every state along the way to buy a souvenir. I didn't consider that a place I was visiting. I've never made formal rules for the collection, but at the very least I would have to have stayed in the city overnight.
kdm31091 wrote:Shot glasses are a good idea - takes up less room than coffee mugs for sure lol
I have gotten some coffee mugs as souvenirs, but never made it a point to collect them. I still have one from the Atlanta Zoo (different trip) that I absolutely love and use all the time.