Traveling is an experience that will fulfill your soul. It will go above and beyond the pleasure that material things provide you. It is always better to fill your head with many experiences than to fill your home with materialistic things.
With travel, the best thing is the feeling you have when you explore something new or the satisfaction you feel going to familiar places. And the memory of these feelings, they stay with you. Travel enthusiasts would agree with us.
People choose tough hikes with tougher roads and uncertain weather conditions just to see the view from the top. In the language of hikers, “It was worth it because of the view.” These hikes and travels give you a sense of fulfillment and thrill like no other experience.
When you travel with your friends, you build a core memory with them. The fun you have with your family, or even the trips you go on alone, will be an experience with a goal of personal fulfillment.
In this article, we discuss some very unique and creative ways to keep your travel experiences raw.
8 Creative Ways to Preserve Your Travel Memories
How often have you wanted to make a full aesthetic travel book with all your memories intact between the hardbound?
We say, do it more creatively.
One thing you can do is take pictures of the times during your trip when you genuinely felt fulfilled or happy or just calm. Take photos with living emotions and snap them up.
Once you have such memorable pictures, get yourself a scrapbook and start posting them, keeping the theme of your book intact.
Choose memories and emotions over the theme of the book but try to manage each page in its gist. If you have a page with your mountain pictures, try not to add the beach ones in the same imagery. Capture and put in all the images relating to that one picture of the mountain surrounding other snaps of the same scenery.
This way, when you open each page, you can relive the memory that you lived in that place.
Make A Travel Video
Travel videos are another way that will allow you to recreate the thrill and rush you had on the day of your trip.
With the help of an online video editor you can edit your videos and make them more interesting. Here is a tip to make the best video memory.
You can take a day of your choice, let’s say your hiking trip day. You can add all the videos of the day sequentially and you will have a core memory of the adrenaline rush you would have had on that day. With these videos, you will feel the same adrenaline as you felt on the day.
Travel Pin Maps
This is the most creative and personalized way of creating travel memories. Each time you go to a place, put a pin on the map, and include the time and date, and add an image of your most sweet memory of the place.
Now each time you go to a place, you will have a pin to put in the place of your travel and add your happy memory to it.
You can also find maps in the market where you stick the entire map on the wall, peel off the places you have been to, and add some snapshots of your memory of that place.
Quirky Travel Journal
Keep a personal travel journal where you list all the happy memories with pictures of your happy memories. This is a more traditional way of relieving your travel memories but an evergreen one.
In this journal, you can keep an account of your personal memories that you are not willing to share with the world.
And if you are traveling with your partner, you can have a couple’s travel journal reserved only for you. You can add your private pictures, happy moments, and humorous moments to this travel journal and enjoy it for as long as you want.
Start a Travel Blog
If you are someone who does not mind putting their travel experience out in the world, then you can start a travel blog. You can add pictures, videos and writings to your blog and post all the memories of everything that you want to reserve.
Also, if you have any tips or hacks for people traveling to the same place as you, then you can add them. This way, you will preserve your memories and also be helpful to others who are looking to travel somewhere you have already been.
You can collect mementos or souvenirs from the places you travel to. These souvenirs can be a miniature of an iconic location or the place that gave you the best memory.
Let us say you are traveling to France; you can get a little Eiffel tower. If you are traveling to Italy, you can get a miniature pizza.
You can also add your memories to these souvenirs. If you had a great time driving on the Amalfi coast in Italy, and if that was the highlight of your trip, you can get a miniature version of the car you drove as a souvenir.
Don’t just buy postcards like the old times. Add some technology to it.
Now you can send yourself postcards of your pictures from where you have been. You can use apps to create a postcard with your picture.
You can personalize these postcards and send them from anywhere in the world. This will give you something to reflect on when you return from your trip.
Get Spices or Plant Seeds
This is a very earthy way to remember the places you have been.
If you are going to some Asian or Arab country that is rich in spices, you can get the spices and the plants that grow those spices. You can plant them right in the garden of your home and cherish that memory for as long as the plant flourishes.
You can also get the seeds of the flowers, plants, or anything else you have enjoyed in your travel place.
These are some new and creative ways to immortalize your travel memories. Some are raw, and some are more modern and have a touch of technology. You can choose the way that impacts you the most. Try capturing as many pictures and videos as possible. This will allow you to create the most candid travel videos.
Remember, your images don’t need to be perfect; they just need to capture the best memory you have of the place.