Leo the Lion and the Colosseum.
When I started planning my trip to Rome, Italy, the Colosseum was at the top of my sightseeing list. I did research on the history and planned out which day I would be visiting it. Another idea popped into my head to bring along a stuffed lion to take a few photos with. On the day I visited the Colosseum I brought my little friend Leo along and we had a photo shoot. I was stopped by many tourists asking where I had purchased the lion. Who knew he would be so famous on his first outing!
Leo is now my travel mascot and has since been on all my vacations. Read more about Leo.