The Travelocity Roaming Gnome becomes a real retail celebrity

When I travel, I always expect to run into someone I never thought I’d see at my destination. But to travel, and run into not one, but three of the Travelocity Roaming Gnomes took me completely by surprise. Sadly, the little fellow wasn’t there to make sure my trip was going as planned (I had not booked through his company).

Apparently, the chubby little gnome has become quite a retail sensation, and is now on store shelves selling himself for just $34.99. Now, I’m not sure if this means you should bring your own gnome to take care of customer service issues, or whether he’s just a cute garden decoration, but I couldn’t resist and picked one up.

You want one of your own? Amazon is selling them for just $24.99. Want to take things to the next level? Order the $42 adult Travelocity Roaming Gnome outfit. I’m ordering one of these for our own Melanie Nayer for her next hotel review. I consider it the ultimate in hotel reviewer gear.