What does Alpana Singh bring home from her travels?

An ornament. Whenever we visit, we always bring back an ornament for our holiday tree.  My husband’s Jewish, so we have a compromise. We have a blue-and-white tree — I call it our Hanukkah bush. So it’s a blue, white and silver theme. But we collect ornaments; everywhere we go, we try to find something that we can hang on our holiday tree. Each year — we’ve been doing it for about seven years — we’re like, “Oh, remember that trip to Uruguay?” or “I remember that trip to Germany, that was fun.” Traveling is such a huge passion of ours that it’s just a fun thing to do.  Sometimes you forget things and it helps you reminisce about the stories and the crazy things that happened while you were away.

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