Planning a road trip? Considering that Hawaiian destination or a tour around the Grand Canyon? Before you pack your bags, plan how you’ll remember the trip. Vacations end quickly, and you’ll want a way to be able to look back on all the memories you’re about to create. By coming up with a plan now on how you’ll memorialize your travels, you’ll never forget the tiny details. If you’re planning on traveling soon and want some tips and tricks on how to capture your trip, read on.
It’s easy to celebrate your wanderlust and tour through the US National Parks later on if you vow now to keep a travel journal. Journals come in all shapes and sizes, can be covered in plastic, leather, cardboard, or canvas, and are available in various designs. Lined or blank pages, photo pockets, or scrapbook pages, there are choices for every traveler looking to capture their adventures during travel.
You can memorialize your journey by sketching scenery or the landscape in your journal. Captions, quotes, first impressions, and more will all work well in a travel journal you’ll be excited to look back on.
After you’re done printing photos of your destination to stick in your travel journal, think about other items you can collect on your trip, so you never forget it. Most rest areas, gift shops, and even gas stations have stickers celebrating a place or landmark. If you’re traveling to Yellowstone, for example, you’ll want to pick up a sticker. Whether you plan to capture the beauty of Bryce Canyon or design a social media digital blog of your journey, stickers can be used in various ways. From scrapbooks to treasure props on Instagram, your website, or thumbnails for your vlog, it’ll be impossible to forget your trip with a big collection of stickers. For some, people even keep separate books just for their stickers, too. Like stamps on passports, they serve as fun mementos of travel no matter where you’re from.
Like stickers, magnets are a great way to collect memories of your trip along the way. Easy to store and affordable, a magnet collection on your fridge, filing cabinet, or car is a great way to memorialize your travels. The best part is that, unlike stickers, you can move them around as your collection grows. So the next time you’re out at Glacier National Park, be sure to pick up a sticker.
Some travelers love to memorialize their travels by collecting artwork from the different places they travel to. Whether visiting the Channel Islands or off to visit your son in college in North Carolina, why not stop off at a shop and pick up a piece of artwork. From handmade plates and other glassworks to dashboard ornaments and canvas wall art, these collections will not only bring back memories but work great as a personal touch to home décor.
Not sure you want to lug art around or afraid it won’t fit in your luggage? Consider collecting custom photo prints. While larger prints might be more difficult to travel with, smaller ones can easily be tucked into your travel journal and framed later. High-quality prints are fantastic treasures for anyone looking to celebrate their adventures. Not much of a traveler, but know someone who is? This is also a perfect gift idea for the travel bug on your list.
Whether travel books, magnets, or pieces of art, there are no wrong ways to celebrate and commemorate your travels. The key is in the tiny details. Don’t overlook clips of grass or flowers from that perfect hike or even ticket and tour receipts. All of these will fit nicely in your collection of travel keepsakes. Happy travels to you, and don’t forget to pack the camera!
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