Today's post if brought to you by Food and the City guest blogger, Michael Peggs
Traveling across country or internationally is something that everyone should do. Taking time to explore new locations brings years of memories that you will never forget. Getting to see new sights and enjoy new cultures is an experience like no other.
There are times that you will travel to places many times and get to know the area well, but there are also times that you will visit a location only once. When this is the case, you can easily forget all of the sights, sounds, smells and cultures associated with the area. Sure, something may spark your memory, but if you want to make sure that you preserve your travel memories for all time, take one or more of these steps for each travel experience you have.
1.) Travel Journal. Possibly the best thing that you can do to preserve your travel memories is to keep a travel journal. At the end of each day of your trip document all of the sights, activities and events that occurred during the day. Get as detailed as you can. The smell of croissants in Italy, the sound of the waves in cancun or the sights of the rolling green hills in Ireland. Document everything you see, smell, taste or experience so that when you read your journal you will immediately be taken back to your magical vacation.
2.) Photos. Taking photos has never been easier than it is today. Most people own a smartphone and can easily capture things that happen during their vacation. Once you return from your travels take your photos and use some Frameology frames to showcase them in your home. Not only will this help you remember your trip every time you look at the photo, but your friends and family will be envious of your worldly travels.
3.) Scrapbook. Creating a scrapbook may seem a little old school, but it is a creative way to keep all of your memories together. Make a page or two - or more if needed - for each of your vacations. Put some photos, postcards or other items that you have collected along your travels to make sure that you remember everything that you did during your trip.
4.) Memory Boxes. Memory boxes are a neat and organized way to keep track of all your travels. In each box, you can include photos, souvenirs or other items that you collected on your vacation. You can also jot down some notes or keep your travel journal in the box. Keeping everything in one box is an easy way to have all of your keepsakes in one place. If you want to display the boxes for all to enjoy, cover each one with a map of the area that you travelled to give it a little creative touch.Whether you are an international traveler or like to stay in the states, keeping track of all of your travels is something that you should always do. You never know if you will be able to visit a location more than once so noting all of the unique things that make it special will help you preserve all of the good - and even the bad - memories that you have made.
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