Despite the problems it creates on the return trip I can't travel abroad without visiting a local record store and buying an LP or ten, and these records become both new additions to my collection and mementos of my trip.
But it can be hard to find record stores in every town I visit, even with a little help from the internet, which is why I'm super jazzed about Discogs new global record store mapping project called VinylHub.
VinylHub features an interactive map that lets you find a record store near you no matter where you are in the world, and their goal is simple:
Our mission is to document every physical record shop and record event on the planet. With your help, we can create an accurate listing of all record shops & record events, useful to diggers and travelers everywhere.
Sounds like a globetrotting crate digger's dream!
-Via Dangerous Minds