Who does not like traveling? Exploring new places, getting to know different cultures, increasing your taste buds, and whatnot. What is the use of traveling so much when you do not know how to preserve your travel memories?
It is those memories which you can look up to and still feel yourself in that place, enjoying at the moment. These memories are like the topping for your journey. If you are passionate about traveling then here is a list of ways to preserve your traveling memoirs:
1. Make a Photo Album
Preserving your memories is always a fun task to do because of activities like making a travel photo album. Photos capture the moment and make you go back to that place whenever you take a look at it. It can capture your expressions, excitement, and pleasure.
Just grab on an album and start pasting your favorite pictures in it!
2. Create a Scrapbook
“Oops, I forgot my camera at home!” Relax and enjoy your trip along with creating a scrapbook. Even if you aren’t able to capture your memories, you can store your memories in a scrapbook. Keep a collection of your tickets, receipts, bills, and everything that you can think of in a creative album.
Let your creativity flow in and create a beautiful scrapbook that you can always lookup.
3. Buy Postcard
Postcards have been famous among people for a long time. People have always felt pride in collecting postcards that preserve your memories, just like your photos. Whenever you look at a postcard, you will be reminded of that place and, along with it, the memories that it holds.
Technology has grown tremendously, which is why not you can even create postcards out of your photos. Thus, you can enjoy a combination of postcards along with your photos.
4. Collect Keychains and Fridge Magnets
Keychains and fridge magnets serve as travel souvenirs for you. Ever heard of the famous quote, “Collect memories not things”? Keychains and fridge magnets are those things that cater to the purpose of collecting memories.
Every day when you will have a glimpse of these tiny things hanging around your place, you will be reminded of the joy and excitement that the site (where you got it from) offered.
5. Create Memory Boxes
A straightforward method of preserving your travel memories can be a box. Just grab on a box and add in it the small things that remind you of the place that you visited. Decorate the box and keep it on any shelf of the house.
I have a similar box at my home that holds my tickets, bills, some small unique stones that I gathered from the river, and much more. It’s always a joy to look into this stuff and recall my fantastic trip.
6. Create a Travel Pin Map
Another method of preserving your travel memories can be through travel pin maps. Just buy a map of the world and paste it on a wall. Every time you visit a place, pin that place on your plan. You can also keep side information like dates of visit and specific areas that you visited.
Whenever your eyes catch sight of your travel pin map, you will be reminded of all the areas that you visited, and their memories will also start flowing along in your mind.
7. Get Free Maps
An advantage to tourists is that at many places, they are provided with an open map. Don’t hesitate; ask for a map of the location from your hotel. Keep this map safe with you and mark out all the areas that you have visited in that country or city.
Once your return and study your map, you will know which places you have visited and which are still left to explore.
8. Make Travel Videos
While photos can only capture you still, videos are a better way to preserve your memories as it captures your true feelings at the moment. Your laughter, excitement, joyful remarks, all is kept safely in a travel video.
Record your favorite moments to enjoy later when you come back home.
9. Blog your Travel Moments
If you can play around with words, then blogging your travel moments is just the right method for you to preserve your travel memories. You will not only be taken back in time and reminded of your good trip, but others who read your blog will also get hold of valuable information.
If you are a constant traveler, then your blog page might take the lead on the internet as people always read reviews and experiences of others before visiting a place themselves.
10. Keep a Personal Travel Journal
If you are not very open about yourself or your memories, then you can keep a personal travel journal. You can record your daily routine and experiences when you visit a place. These records will provide you a detailed memory of your trip if you scribble down everything. Write down the dates of your visit and how you enjoyed your day.
I had a diary in my childhood, and every time my parents took me to a new place, I wrote down everything that I did and enjoyed. After so many years, it’s still a pleasure to read it.
Let’s be creative and never let those beautiful memories die. Preserve those memories and live in the moment every time you take a look at it. Traveling is not only about to live but experience a place in a moment and then relish it forever.