Travel Touchstone: Patches
Kris Hochart is a founding member of the Legacy Voyages community.
Travel Touchstones: Patches
For me, the patches on my backpack give a nod to the young man who went backpacking across Europe. At times I feel like it may be a bit juvenile for a 40+-year-old man to hang onto this tradition, but then the free-spirit doesn’t really care if it is or isn’t. What’s super fun is that it becomes a conversation piece. As I travel with my kids, we pull out a sack full of memories as we navigate the patches on the pack. I’ll meet new acquaintances abroad, and we can often find common ground with the various adventure we have had as they ask about the various countries. It is not uncommon for someone to tell me about “the one that’s missing” which is always the best trip experience they have ever had.