Each journey changes us. We come back from even the shortest vacation as slightly different, more mature people. Naturally, we want to find a way to commemorate this life-altering journey. Luckily, there are tons of ways you can preserve your travel memories. In this article, we’ll have a look at 5 quite easy tricks that will help you with that. Let’s dive in!
- Display Your Collection of Curiosities
As you travel, you definitely sneak various keepsakes. Those could be a seashell, a leaf of an exotic plant, or a turquoise necklace you bought from that sweet old lady by the road. So why not take all those little scraps of memories and put them in a shadowbox? Alternatively, you can start a collection of natural keepsakes that you would proudly display to your guests. For instance, take a handful of sand from each beach you visit, then pour it into a vial and label it. Alternatively, make a habit of buying a specific thing – even a fridge magnet would do – each time you travel anywhere. Another idea for people who love unusual decor items – put leftover currency in frames and hang them around the house for a constant reminder of the farthest corners of the Earth that you had the chance to visit.
- Create a Beautiful Scrapbook
If you think that scrapbooking is boring, think again. Take some time to put one together and you’ll see that it is a rewarding process. First of all, you’ll need a scrapbooking kit that you can buy at any DIY store. Then, you’ll need your travel photos that you must have an abundance of. Besides, you can incorporate all those little keepsakes from the previous tip into your design, as well as airline tickets or various notes. Finally, cut, glue, and stitch it all together into a lovely scrapbook that you will fondly thumb through, while waiting for your next journey.
- Get Yourself Scratch Off Map
If you not only want a reminder of your trips, but also a way to subtly show off your extensive travelling style, a scratch off world map poster is the thing to get. This is how they work – you get a world map with all the countries outlined and labeled. Then each time you visit a new state, you scratch off the coating on this place to reveal a lovely artwork beneath. Such a poster will become a lovely home decor that would rekindle your wanderlust each time you glance at it.
- Put Together a Travel Slideshow
Unless you are travelling to some remote island where cameras are prohibited, you will definitely go back from your journey with tons of images. Don’t let them loiter on your hard drive or in your phone memory. Create a travel slideshow instead! Take your most beautiful – or the goofiest, depending on your intentions – photos and turn them into an engaging and breathtaking picture video. Set it to music to add to the fun. The process of your travel video creation will help you relive those sweet travel memories, and the end result will tell the amazing tale of your journey to your friends and family.
- Keep a Travel Journal
While on a journey, your head is spinning with myriads from impressions and thoughts. Don’t let them fade from your memories – write them down. Keep a real travel journal, just like pioneers of the days long gone. Each evening or morning – whichever time you prefer – write down all the memorable moments of the day. What did you learn? What did you try for the first time? What local dish was the tastiest? Later on. You can use these notes as a basis for your travel blog. But for the time being, such a journal will keep the memories of our travels as fresh as possible.
So you see – there are easy and effective ways to preserve your travel memories. Use these little tricks to make sure that those memories will stick with you forever and inspire you to travel even more.