People say that travel broadens the mind and when you stop and think about this for a moment, you’ll realise that this saying is absolutely correct.
Travelling opens our eyes, it lets us experience new cultures, ways of life, and parts of the world we never knew existed, and above all else, it feels fun and enjoyable too. It doesn’t matter whether you’re taking a short break by the coast, a two week holiday to Majorca, or six month’s backpacking around Europe, you still want to ideally log and document your travels, not only as a way of showing others, but also for reminding yourself of how the experience was.
Here we’ll be taking a look at 4 different and unique methods of recording your travels.
Setting up a blog is without a doubt one of the most popular and beneficial methods of logging and recording your travels, or even your day to day life for that matter. Think of a blog as a diary, except you’re allowing others insight into your diary and what you’ve been up to. With a blog, you can write about where you travelled, what you did, who you met, what you ate, whatever you like. You can add images, talk about future plans, and encourage other readers to leave comments and interact perhaps.
A travel scrapbook is another great way of documenting your travels, and what’s more is the fact that it is so unique as so few people would ever think to make one. With your travel scrapbook you can basically take a blank notebook or pad, a little glue, and then proceed to stick items in that will remind you of your trip. You can stick in ticket stubs, receipts, tiny seashells or pebbles from the beach, postcards, maps, photos, anything you can think of that will remind you of your trip.
Another great way of easily keeping a record of your travels is to create a video diary which will allow you to record everything live as it happens. You can use video cameras or even just the video record feature on your camera. Here you can talk about what you did, or what you’re planning on doing, and film specific locations and perhaps talk a little bit about each one.
Send yourself postcards
We said the examples were unique and although writing to yourself may sound a little odd, in reality it makes perfect sense. Simply pick up a postcard, address it to yourself, make a note of the date so as to not get the order mixed up when reading back at home, and then write about whichever location you happen to be in at the time. Talk about what you did, talk about the weather, the locals, the food, anything you can think of that you found memorable and enjoyable. If you send yourself several, by the time you get home you will have a lot of reading to get through and will have forgotten half of what you wrote to begin with anyways, which will make it twice as enjoyable.
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