We are still new to caching in some aspects - and our processes are still evolving. My kids love TBs but I have learned that we hang on to them way too long so I am trying to not take anymore. Usually I keep them safe in a bag to be brought out to events but since we rarely see any caches bigger than a micro I don't drag them around with us when caching. They are just too tempting for little fingers to play with (lose) so I keep them in my office. We usually pick them up on vacations and then dump them in an event cache to pass them along. The most important thing to me is to just not lose the little buggers!
I really heard the note about remembering that they are not our TBs just because we are carrying them. I had one I found in Rome I carried for probably 5 months because it was just so beautiful. I loved to show it to people at events. Finally I had to make myself give it up because it wasn't mine. (I feel like Bilbo with my Ring right now!) I am currently carrying a German Maus TB that we have had since September. I guess I need to find a place to pass it along. I did put a TB today in .jpeg's Hear It Is cache because it is the only one near me that is big enough and safe.
The good thing is that R1 travels quite a bit and we log a LOT of miles on TBs. Last month he took one from he found at IAH to Russia, back to TX then to the UK and left it there. Not too shabby! But of course, he didn't manage any photos which would have been neat. We really need to work on photos. We worked really hard on that in the beginning but after not hearing a peep from the owners we gave it up.