4 Easy Ways to Preserve Your Best Travel Memories
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Travel is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons. You see and experience so much more than you would if you had just stayed at home. But, it is surprising how quickly your memory fades. Even those things that made a big impression, at the time, start to become harder to recall.
When you are travelling it is important to be aware of this and take steps to cement things in your mind. That way, decades on it will be easy for you to look back and enjoy the essence of your special experiences again and again.
Turn some of your photos into prints
Online print firms like hellocanvas.co.uk provide a service which makes it really easy to turn any photo or image into prints for your walls. You can order them in a range of sizes and finishes. It is up to you whether you have them framed as well. So, finding a format that fits in with the way you want to decorate your home is not difficult. There are several layout options available, including the ability to arrange a set of your favourite photos into a collage.
Create a digital travel log
Keeping a travel journal or scrapbook used to be something that a lot of people did. Unfortunately, they kind of dropped out of fashion. But, they are making a bit of a comeback.
You can create a modern travel diary in either a physical or digital medium. If you want to do it digitally, you could simply set up a “my travels” style website. Or, if you prefer, sign up for a digital scrapbooking service, which enables you to use click and drag technology to create your online journal.
If you do choose to go down the digital route, be sure to pick an option that enables you to back everything up. That way, if the service or site goes down you should be able to recreate your digital travel journal, elsewhere.
Keep a physical record of your travels
The other alternative is to create a paper travel journal. Again, there are several ways to do this. The simplest approach is to buy a scrapbook or photo album and stick your travel photos in them. By adding a few notes and mementos, for example, entrance tickets, you can create a treasure-trove of memories.
Alternatively, you could upload your photos and notes and have them turned into a printed book. This option is probably the best, because your memories will be far safer. You have them saved in two different, easily accessible formats.
Share your travels with friends and family
It is always nice to travel with your friends and family. Experiencing special things together will help you to create an even stronger bond. Various studies have proved this to be the case.
Plus, of course, you will both have memories of that experience. In years to come, you will be able to remind each other of your joint adventures. The chances are what one has nearly forgotten, the other will remember more clearly.
Mary Joy is a Filipino travel blogger based in Manchester. She shares her travel experiences as a solo traveler on different travel sites to inspire her readers’ inner wanderlust. She enjoys capturing every special moment with her camera and immortalizes it with it. Her main interests when exploring the world are the artistic heritage of the place and cuisine
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