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If you are anything like me, over the years you will have collected a vast array of various souvenirs from your travels. My collection includes ornaments, patches, postcards, pins and most recently Christmas tree decorations, and to be honest it is starting to take up quite a bit of space. So recently I have been trying to scale this down and find a less space consuming way of collecting my travel memories. El Camino bracelets may just be the solution I have found for this.
The idea was created by two travellers, Candace and Tom, when backpacking across Europe, a bracelet that would not only mark their adventures but also spark conversation with people they met along the way. On their return to the UK El Camino bracelets were born.
What is an El Camino Bracelet?
You start by choosing a bracelet, constructed from 4 woven cords, each with a breaking strain of over 34kgs and available in 7 different colours. Then you purchase individual ‘steps’, the steps are like charms each recording a different country, major city, region and even custom steps. The end results in a bracelet full of memories that are individual and unique to each person. I personally love this idea!
My review of the El Camino bracelet
The guys at El Camino sent me a bracelet (sizes are available from 17cm -23cm, prices start from £21.99) and two steps to start me off, as I am currently at 25 countries it took me a while to decide ( Hard life, I know!), but I went for Indonesia and South Africa, two places that hold a big piece of my heart. Initially, I was a bit surprised at how small the steps were, but I think this actually works to the bracelets advantage now, as it makes it a lot more practical for daily wear. The clasp is strong and sturdy, meaning I have no concerns that it will come off, and it is made of stainless steel as are the steps.
With steps costing from £8.99 (£19.99 for a custom step) if you are already a seasoned traveller the cost can quickly add up, but I think this would be the perfect personalised gift for the someone who is off travelling for the first time. If you are a frequent traveller, you could use the custom steps to create a bracelet completely unique to you, I am considering collecting the steps of places I have volunteered or potentially places I have dived.
I really love the concept behind this bracelet and feel there are so many was to make it completely unique to each person. Imagine how much of a great conversation starter it would be for a solo traveller on their travels?
El Camino bracelet discount code
If you are looking to start your perfect travel souvenir. I have an El Camino discount code to share with you:
You can save 5% when you spend £30 with discount code Travel5.
Save 10% when you spend £75 with discount code Travel10.
Save 15% when you spend £150 with discount code Travel15.
Do you have anything in particular that you collect from your travels? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @yokomeshiuk
This post is in collaboration with El Camino bracelets, but I reached out to them first, as I genuinely, as always, love the product.