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Contact information (will not appear in the magazine)
Online information (may appear in the magazine)
Where do you beachcomb?
What do you collect?
What are the beaches like there, for example, rocky, sandy, cliffs, etc.? Do you walk or hike or boat or snorkel to find things?
Where did the items you find on the beach come from originally? How did they come to be on the beach? Are they found elsewhere, or in only this location?
How hard is it to find the items? Are there a lot of them or are they rare? How do you identify them?
Are there many other beachcombers? What are they collecting when they beachcomb there?
Why and when did you start beachcombing? Does anyone else in your family beachcomb?
How often do you go beachcombing? Who do you most often go beachcombing with? What's your favorite time of day and/or time of year to beachcomb?
Have you ever found something really interesting, something you can't identify, or something that you particularly treasure?
Do you have a fun/interesting/surprising beachcombing story?
How much (gallons, pounds, boxes, rooms, etc) would you say you’ve collected over the years? How do you store or display your collection? What do you like to do with what you find?
Describe your top 3 favorite finds. What is still on your "bucket list" to find?
For someone who has never visited, it would be nice to hear about what a seasoned visitor or local enjoys, or something you've learned during your time in the area.
What are a few fun things to do in your area besides beachcombing? Are there any beach-related organizations, museums, events, or shops that someone shouldn't miss? Are there any quintessential experiences a visitor should have?
Where are some of your favorite beachcombing locations (feel free to be as specific or vague as you like!)?
Any fun restaurant, bar, or hotel/b&b/vacation rental recommendations?
What do you do when you're not collecting, e.g., do you have a job, are you retired, are you a student, etc.?
What do you love about the items that you collect?
Have you gone beachcombing away from your home town/state/country?
Is there anywhere you'd like to travel to beachcomb?
What do you like most about being at the beach, beachcombing, or collecting?
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