I don’t know whether it’s the recent glorious heatwave we’ve had in the UK, or social media envy from seeing more people travelling in the last couple of months, but I am READY for a holiday. Thankfully we’ve got a little mini break taking place next week (fingers crossed) and are off to Amsterdam for our 15th wedding anniversary because I am craving a change of scenery. We’ve not been away together anywhere, this country or abroad, since 2019 and that feels like a long time ago.
Travelling is one of my absolute favourite things to do and if I didn’t have a full-time job, a hefty old mortgage and various other commitments I would spend more time travelling than here. For me travel is an inspiring, life-changing, eye-opening experience. You can learn so much about different countries, meet people from all walks of life, and discover just as much about yourself in the process.
But how to remember those holidays once they’ve passed? Memories fade all too fast and time flies – and Facebook/Instagram have a nasty habit of trolling me with long ago travels. All isn’t lost though, here are some ideas to recapture the hedonism if you’d like to reminisce about your favourite moments.
Collect and Decorate
Bring some of your travels back home with you. My Mum is amazing at finding the most beautiful gifts and items for her home when she goes travelling and has even had purchases shipped if they’re too big for her suitcase. It makes it an extra special memory if you don’t just have photos to look back on but also something unique that you’ll truly treasure.
We love to commemorate some of the places we’ve been through artwork in our home, whether it’s something we’ve picked up abroad or just artwork that we’ve bought that reminds us of some our favourite holidays. As well as this, don’t forget to put your brilliant travel pictures to good use. Select your favourites and get some hello canvas prints for your walls at home. They look lovely plus they’re extremely affordable and make great gifts.
Create a Scrapbook
Ashamedly whilst I have bags and boxes of many little travel mementoes, especially from our honeymoon, I have yet to turn them into a scrapbook. We’ve got ticket stubs, match box covers from hotels we’ve stayed in, restaurant menus, flight tickets. Scrap booking has seen a resurgence among adults recently as we seek calming mindful ways to be creative and what better way than to cherish your holiday memories.
Create a Video Collage
Yes, I agree physical copies of your precious memories is a different feeling altogether. But what about the times when you don’t have access to them? Well, if you make a video collage of the images or videos that you have captured throughout your trip you can relive those moments in an instant. A collage video maker can help you create one with ease thanks to the collage templates that it offers. Besides they can be shared quite easily with your friends and family about which we will talk just after this.
Share your Experiences Online
Of course, this wouldn’t be the 21st century without sharing anything and everything online. Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest… whatever your social media of choice is, get posting on it! When I went to New York for my 40th birthday and travelled solo, I documented the whole trip on my Instagram stories and the response was amazing with so many people saying they’d now consider a holiday
alone and I’d given them the courage to do so.
Even with our upcoming Amsterdam trip, I’d looked back over my archived Instagram stories recently from our last visit there to remind myself of places I want to go again. I also love to see other people’s travels and definitely lose many hours to travel accounts online so it’s a brilliant way to share those experiences.
Alas our travels can’t last forever, but ensuring we have ways to capture the memories heps us to remember them. And then of course, always making sure there’s something to look forward
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