Looking forward to new travels or reminiscing about old ones? When planning your trip, make sure to plan how you will document your trip and capture those magical moments.
You don’t have to keep your travel story locked up in your brain. With creative ways to document your trip, your travel memories can become easier to share with those who are interested or for you to smile at when you’re having a bad day.
Here are 7 cool things you can do to always remember those special details you never want to forget from your travel story.
1. Make Videos
Never want to forget what it looks like inside a place you loved? The sounds of the bustling markets, the vibrant lifestyle of the locals…all those things can be easily captured in a video version of your travel memories. When you get home, you can edit them if you’re so inclined and even put them to music.
2. Keep A Journal
Journaling is another excellent way to keep your travel memories alive. Some people draw illustrations in them to go along with their personal thoughts while others just keep it in more of a diary format. It’s great to do this alongside any other travel story documentation you’re doing because it will remind you how you felt, any detailed conversations you may have written down, and so much more to truly bring you back into the moment of your travels.
3. Create A Travel Scrapbook
Something even better…combine all of those photos and words and little tidbits you’ve collected (ticket stubs and whatnot) and make a travel scrapbook. There’s no right or wrong way to do this either which is the best part.
4. Start Your Travel Blog
An easy and non-intrusive way to share your travel stories with friends and family is via a travel blog. They can check it at their leisure and you can update as needed. Some people use this as their own online journal. It’s easy to do and there are plenty of free platforms that make the whole process of blogging a snap!
5. Create A Collection Of Travel Items
Some of the best mementos you’ll ever get from your travels are the ones that are free. Bus passes, subway cards, coins, even disposable coasters from your dining or bar-hopping experiences. You can put these colorful displays of travel memories in frames and hang them in your home to always have those travel memories in plain sight.
6. Document Your Trip With A Travel Map
A travel flight map will remind you of where you’ve been and help you keep your eyes on the next destination. There are scratch-off versions or you can simply make your own with an elegant map atop a corkboard that you mark with colorful pins.
7. Fill A Mason Jar With Memories
Have bare shelves? Fill mason jars with colorful trinkets from your travels. It’s a great way to see your travel story in a whole new light.
Ideally, you’ll use more than one of these methods for documenting your travels. This way, you’ll fill your home with beautiful mementos that you can add to over the years.