Travelling is often an experience you don’t want to forget. This is why souvenir shops have so much success: each person wants to keep something special from their travels to remember their best moments in a foreign region or a foreing country. However, souvenir shops have now become mainstream, and you may want to create your own souvenirs using your creativity and perceptions of the monuments you visited, and places you explored. That is why we propose five creative ways by which you can create your own travel memories.
There is no better way to create your own travel memories than to put your own photos in a photo album, and thus recreate your travel story through images. If you are a photographer at heart and you like to take quality pictures of your surroundings, you may prefer to take your photos with a professional camera instead of your phone. We advise you to print your photos, and put them in a physical album if you want to admire them on your shelves everyday, but you can also create electronic photo albums if you want.
If writing is your passion and you want to fix the impressions of your travels on paper, then we advise you to begin a travel journal while you visit a city or a specific place. You can create a physical journal and write by hand to give it a more authentic look, or you can type it on your computer at the end of the day. Don’t hesitate to be creative and add images, drawings and patterns to it to make your memories livelier.
A travel website is the perfect solution for a complete recreation of your best travel moments and encounters. If you know some things about web development, you can build your website yourself, or, if you don’t you can use a website builder. A website is very useful if you want to tell your travel story both through text and images. You can also make your travel companions participate in the creation of your website, and add videos and recommendations for anyone who would want to visit it. You can also create a travel blog, informing people about the best plans in a foreing country, the best touristic sites…
An original solution to creating your own travel memories would be to scan the map of the cities, or part of the cities you visited, to make a poster you can then frame and use to decorate your home. Mapiful is an online store which offers you the possibility to frame the map of your favorite part of the city you visited, so you can always remember your best travel memories! You can order an artistic map of a neighbourhood, an entire city or even a country. Mapiful offers you maps from all over the world, that you can personalize yourself.
Making a postcard collection is an interesting way of remembering your travels. In each museum or touristic place you visit, you can buy one or two postcards in order to create a collection which will encompass all the places you visited during your stay. You can then create a poster with these postcards, or add them to your photo album. Postcards can be reproductions from famous paintings found in museums, photos of the city found in souvenir shops or even drawings or specific creations found in bookstores.
If you have a talent for drawing, you can turn your photo album into a sketchbook of the most beautiful places you visited. If you have time during your travels, you can sketch on the spot and constitute your travel sketchbook directly during your trip. A sketchbook gives your travels a unique taste, as you appropriate the landscapes, monuments and tourist landmarks you saw to recreate them with your own hands. You can tell the story of your travels on paper, or you can use drawing softwares if you’re more of a digital drawer. You can integrate your sketches into your travel journal, if you are also a writer at heart.
Numerous softwares and applications exist on multiple platforms to create movies and edit them into trailers and videos. If you like to take things into videos, and want to edit them into a movie of your travels, you can use one of these softwares and add music or voices to explain what you saw. This could be fun to watch if you spent your holiday with your friends, and could offer an interesting and dynamic way of remembering your vacation. This is a good way, for instance, of capturing the atmosphere of a crowded and famous city landmark, or the landscape going through your car or the train’s window.
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