It’s Souvenir Sunday; the day we look at some of the fun, inexpensive and locally-themed items you can buy when you’re stuck at the airport.
This week’s treats come to us from Burlington International Airport in Vermont, where they have a flat penny machine so passengers can make their own souvenirs.
(Thanks to Ryan Bethcher for sending along the photos.)
If you see a great souvenir next time you’re stuck at the airport, please snap a few photos and send them along. If your souvenir is featured on a future Souvenir Sunday you’ll get a travel souvenir in the mail.
Vermont’s Burlington International Airport (BTV) has joined San Francisco International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in offering passengers a space to meditate and practice yoga.
Evolution Yoga opened a yoga space on the second floor of Burlington International Airport, offering travelers a place to stretch out and relax before or between flights and enjoy a calm, quiet space.
That’s lovely to hear, but poking around the BTV website today I noticed some other welcome and calming amenities that were already available at the airport for passengers.
The airport’s mezzanine area is outfitted with couches, coffee tables and easy chairs and there are white rocking chairs set up in an area the airport calls the Skyway, so travelers can get a good view of the runway and aircraft. There’s also a green roof on the airport parking garage with plenty of alpine plants as well as benches and a picnic table. And – an added bonus: the airport has an Observation Tower and, located across from it, a family bathroom with a shower.
In addition to free Wi-Fi and power charging stations, BTV has a photography exhibit tracing the history of the airport and, on its website, offers relaxing activities such as a crossword puzzle, links to websites kids might enjoy and a link to a series of videos offering a few moments of guided relaxation at calm.com.