Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

Habit is the word for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and I’m reminded of a habit my husband and I both have:  We have cups of coffee (Yep, more than one!) and read the paper every morning, at least when we’re home!  But even if we’re away, we ALWAYS have coffee.  It’s a habit I’ve come to enjoy more for the warmth even than for the taste!

Our habit has also spawned another habit, but we’re not as consistent with this one as the morning must-have hot liquid.  The other habit is buying coffee mugs in some of our travel locations.  We do this more sparingly, of course, since we’d have to build on another kitchen to hold all the mugs; nevertheless, the ones we have remind us favorite spots.   


Bottom row: 

Top row:

  • A random gift shop in Russia
  • Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

During our travels outside the U. S., we’ve made it a habit to look for Starbucks selling signature mugs of the city or country we’re visiting like these from AmsterdamChinaParis, and Russia!


Sometimes a habit becomes a lot more than just something you do each morning, I guess.

This post is #12 for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) 2013.


About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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7 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

  1. Very nice collection Rusha. We have the coffee tradition as well. The newspaper, not so much, but caffeine for sure. We have a backpacking French Press we take with us on the road (while in the US and camping), and in our overseas travel we hope for a drip or moka pot in our apartment. If this doesn’t work, we resort to Nescafe, and hopefully we can find some milk product that approaches half n’ half. Any port in a storm. ~James

    • Rusha Sams says:

      I’m impressed that you take a French Press with you! You may be more hooked than I am! Have also resorted to Nescafe, but not often! I’ve also found that the definition of a “cup of coffee” varies with the country we’re visiting. One time in Paris, I got about an inch of coffee. Certainly not comparable to the big cups of java we get in the states, but still welcome!

  2. suzjones says:

    I buy old cups and saucers 🙂
    Love your mug from Russia.

    • Rusha Sams says:

      What a fun thing to buy! We used to have a booth in an antiques mall, and I bought white ironstone . . . a lot. Still have some pieces. The Russia mug is a fave — memory from great trip!

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  4. FreeRangeCow says:

    Rusha! I was just at the Wort last weekend! How cool is THAT??? I saw that logo and almost fell off my chair. Nice habit, by the way…

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