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Monday, June 3, 2013

Vacation Photo Scavenger Hunt

Want to make sure you don't get bored on vacation? You will love this idea for adding extra memories to your trip! 

A couple of weeks before we left I asked around for some ideas to put together a scavenger hunt for our Portugal vacation.  It turned out to be a great activity to add to our time together because it added one other element to just walking around and looking at stuff.

Here you can see all our pictures and what they each crossed off our list.  If you provided some of our ideas, thank you!!

1.    Red door
2.    Picture with a local having a drink (out to dinner with a friend from when we were missionaries together!)
3.    Portuguese flag
4.    Local wildlife  (a lizard)
5.    Native plants  (kumquat)
6.    Food you wouldn’t find at home (bacalhau..salted cod)
7.    Lace
8.    Cakes/ pasteries
9.    Eating a Portuguese candy bar
10.   Old building
11.   Planking on the street
12.   5 landmarks    
13.   Free public restroom  (in a mall)
14.   A fountain
15.   An ally
16.   Arch

17.    Bridge
18.    Road sign
19.    Morning sky
20.    Your shadows
21.    Transportation (famous tram car)
22.    Tiles
23.    Handmade pottery
24.    Soccer team pride
25.    Roman ruins (inside an old church)
26.  I bought this  (my new favorite scarf)
27.   Mailbox  
28.  Thing that starts with F  (Francezinha...a national dish especially famous in Porto)
29.   Kiss
30.   Light
31.   Four things (4 candy bars)
32.  7 o'clock  (am--sunrise from our hotel room)

33.    The view
34.    Reflection
35.    Money
36.    Close-up
37.    Someone on a bike being chased by a dog (hard to see, I had to zoom in pretty far :)
38.    Street with missing cobblestone
39.    Statue missing finger or hand
40.   Flags
41.    Statues
42.  How the locals decorate  (bell bottoms turned into planters) 
43.   Graffiti
44.   Parked bikes
45.   Spring flowers
46.   Local menus
47.   Portuguese puppies
48.   A cross  (this particular one is in a cemetery  but of course we saw them everywhere)

From our list of 50 things to find we only missed two...a picture of an old man giving a woman a flower and a Justin Beiber poster.

But you should have seen how excited we both were when we walked into a pet store at one of the malls and both shouted, "Portuguese puppies!" :)

And just for you I've included a couple of printable lists for you to take on your vacation!  I've taken out a few of the things that were specific to Portugal (Portuguese flag is changed to just flag, for example)

When you download the list, it opens as a word document, so you can also go in and customize some of the items if you want.  I hope you'll try this out on your next vacation and let me know what you think too!

Download Photo Hunt List

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  1. So neat! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to try this! :) Michelle

  3. Hi Steph, I'm glad you had fun here :D I recognized most of the places on your nice photos.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. What a great idea Stephanie! I love Porto, one of my favourite cities in Portugal! So happy to see you had a great time :)

  5. This is such a brilliant post-what a brilliant idea for a vacation. Thanks for sharing the prompts!

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be so thrilled if you could share this post at my weekly Say G'day linky party. It's on right now and this post would be a perfect addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. I love all those pix. And it would be fun to make a big collage out of it and display it somewhere.

  7. I'd love to go to Portugal. What a memorable adventure! I'm with Natasha - I'll have to remember this for our next family outing/vacation!

  8. I love this! It looks like you had such an awesome trip. Thanks for sharing these with us and giving me one more reason why Spain and Portugal are on my list of must sees!

  9. I just popped back to say thanks so much for sharing at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. This week's link up has just started so I hope you can stop by and say g'day!

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz