Posts in the category "Souvenir Sunday":

Souvenir Sunday at SFO airport

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It’s Souvenir Sunday – a day to take a look at some of the fun, inexpensive and locally-themed items you can pick up when you’re stuck at the airport.

This week’s treats come from the Marin-county-based McEvoy Ranch pop-up shop in the recently re-opened Boarding area E (T3E), which serves United Airlines flights in Terminal 3 at San Francisco International Airport.

The shop, which has a lease for just one year, is selling its locally sourced olive oils and body care products.

McEvoy Ranch pop-up at SFO.

Testing – and buying – their lotions was tempting; especially with the free tube-with-purchase offer. But I settled on one of the shop’s best-selling items: the $7 lip balm made with California certified extra virgin olive oil, vitamin E, peppermint essential oil, beeswax and other organic ingredients.

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Do you spend time in the shops when you’re stuck at the airport? If you find a locally-themed item that’s fun, inexpensive and perhaps a bit offbeat, please snap a photo and send it along to StuckatTheAirport.com.

If your souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, I’ll send you a special souvenir from my travels.

Souvenir Sunday at Hong Kong Int’l Airport

It’s Souvenir Sunday – a day to take a look at some of the fun, inexpensive and locally-themed items you can find when you’re stuck at the airport.

This week’s treats come from the Hong Kong International Airport.

Colorful bags of candy are everywhere -

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As are gift boxes of cakes and cookies of all kinds -

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All things Mickey – and Minnie – Mouse – seem quite popular -

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But I wanted to buy pretty much everything at the airport branch of the Designgallery shop, stocked with creative and innovative Hong Kong-made products.

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Souvenir Sunday at the Future of Flight Aviation Center

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It’s Women’s History Month and on Saturday, March 15, 2014, the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour hosted an event honoring some of the women who have worked at Boeing over the years as pilots, engineers, line workers and leaders.

The day was also a celebration of the publication of a new book: Trailblazers: The Women of The Boeing Company and included a gathering of many of the women featured in the book who represent company ‘firsts.’

I’ll circle back here in a few days with some more information about some of the women featured in the book, but because this is Souvenir Sunday I wanted to share a link to the book and a snap of one of the souvenirs being sold in the Boeing store to go along with the book.

Trailblazers book

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Souvenir Sunday at Orlando International Airport

Orlando International Airport is full of special treats for shoppers who, like me, are always on the lookout for inexpensive, somewhat offbeat, small treasures.

In addition to the treats from the airport’s Kennedy Space Center Gift Shop I featured yesterday on Snack Saturday, during my recent visit at MCO I found these two Hello Kitty items in the Sanrio store.

The orange Hello Kitty key chain fulfills the “something-related-to-a-trip-to-Florida” category and the tissues are just cute and useful.

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And, of course, any time spent at Orlando International Airport offers a chance to look around at the airport’s eclectic art collection, which includes work by Jacob Lawrence and this “double-take” sculpture called “The Traveler” by Duane Hanson.

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Souvenir Sunday: 2013 recap

Souvenirs: Tokens of Travel, January 2013?June 2013

Souvenir shopping is one way to spend the time when you’re stuck at the airport. Especially if you can find gifts that are inexpensive, a bit offbeat and “of” the city or state you’re in.

Here are some of the souvenirs we’ve featured on Stuck at The Airport this year in our Souvenir Sunday feature:

At Louisville International Airport, we found grass; Kentucky Certified Bluegrass

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At Salt Lake City International Airport, we spotted snowflakes made of salt from the Great Salt Lake:

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At Vermont’s Burlington International Airport we found a flat penny machine:

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And at Idaho’s Boise Airport, we learned that these Spud Buddies all but fly off the shelves.

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Don’t forget: if you’re stuck at the airport and find a fun, inexpensive and somewhat offbeat souvenir that has a link to the local town or region, please snap a photo and send it along to us here at StuckatTheAirport.com.

If your souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, you’ll get a fun travel-related souvenir.

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