Documenting one’s travels can prove to be equally as exciting as the actual travel experience depending on how creative you are. It is a great way to remember your adventures and all the wonderful memories associated with your travels can be easily preserved for posterity. By keeping a portfolio of sorts of your various outings you can share your experience with friends and family, maybe even strangers who share your passion. Nowadays, maybe people write a travel blog documenting there every move. Before this travellers would keep a travel journal and write in it each day. But what other things can we do in order to keep the memories alive.
Home Made Highlight Reel
When travelling, nothing better captures a moment than a photograph. Taking lots of pictures to capturing the wonderful places you visited and people you meet is great. Even recording a video can be a fun. Once you have shot a few videos, why not convert them into an interesting home movie?
Put your images and videos together to create a movie which you can rewatch over and over again. While, this might be a scary project, it can be easily done on a laptop and in the end it will definitely be worth it.
Many Options Available
There are many more ways to document and remember your travels once you return home. If you are the person who likes to be more extravagant, then you can think of more exciting things than simply posing in front of a landmark and having a selfie. Fortunately, there are a few unconventional ways to document one’s travels. Here is a brief look at some of the more exciting ways to do it.
After enjoying an enervating adventure, and before heading back home, it pays to bring along a few well-chosen souvenirs that will remind you of your experience. A souvenir is a wonderful way to keep reminding yourself about the excellent travel memories you and your friends and family members have had.
Examples, might include a stuffed toy of your favourite animal from the city zoo, an Eiffel tower charm or perhaps a photo frame to keep your best photo in on your living room mantle piece.
Start by preserving some local foods. Bringing home a treat is a great way to remember a vacation, although it won’t last forever. If you are in Greece, then why not bring back a nice bottle of olive oil that was locally produced? From Belgium, you could think about bringing back some Belgian chocolates and from Japan, why not return home with some green tea and wasabi?
Whatever food caught your fancy take it home to keep the holiday feeling flowing into your own kitchen. Please check the custom and border control rules on returning items. We don’t want you getting stopped.
Sands of time
Besides bringing back food souvenirs, it also makes sense to bring home another free and easy souvenir. On a visit to a beach, why not grab some sand and bring it home? This is something that many travellers love doing. Putting the sand in a decorative glass bottle is a great way to bring out the best of the sand’s various colours. Every time it catches your eye your holiday memories will come flooding back.
When in Venice, don’t forget to bring back some nice locally made handicraft items. The Carnival Mask from Venice should remind you of your wonderful time in Venice. Similarly, you may want to buy some hand painted ceramic bowls made in Morocco and from Peru, there is nothing quite as nice as bringing back some alpaca shawls that are woven by hand. Not only will you be lending a hand to local artisans, but these craft items will prove to be more worthwhile than mass-produced craft items.
Finally, to remember your travels, make sure you bring home some postcards. They are a very affordable souvenir that are readily available in practically every destination around the world. Sending postcards to friends and family is a great way to let them know about your adventures. Keeping a few for yourself is also a good idea. Start a postcard scrapbook or try to cover an entire wall with them.
Which method of documenting your adventures did you like best?