Traveling is always more fun when you have someone to go along with you. But who says it has to be a person?

I'm not ashamed to admit that over the years I've amassed a bit of a collection of teddy bears. It started as a joke, it caught on among my friends, and the collection grew from there.

When I went to London in 2005, I brought one of the bears along because, well, I just thought it would be cute.

But I did learn one thing - a full size teddy bear is a little unwieldy to travel with. So I didn't bring a stuffed buddy along with me for a number of years.

And then, a few years ago, I got the perfect, carry-on sized teddy bear, and he's been my travel buddy ever since. Check out the travels of Reggie the teddy bear: