I’ve spoken before about how I always feel pretty disheartened whenever I arrive home from my travels and how I like to make my house feel as travel-like as possible.
There’s also an abundance of travel memories that I bring home with me every time I visit a new place and there’s various ways that I try and make those memories last as long as possible.
Here are all the ways that you can preserve your travel memories forever.
Start a mug collection
One of mine and Matt’s traditions whenever we go on holiday somewhere new is to buy a new mug to add to our collection. The plan is to have our home full of so many different mugs from all the places that we’ve ever been to. Our collection is coming along really nicely so far and I can’t wait to add even more to it!
I think it’s a great way to remember your travels as everytime you use a certain mug, you’ll instantly remember what it was like while you were in that particular place. I think the Budapest or the New York is my favourite mug so far, especially because they’re two of my favourite places that I’ve ever travelled to.
Invest in a scratch map
Matt and I both got one of these each for Christmas and I think they’re such an amazing gift for any travel enthusiast. We’ve got out hanging on our bedroom wall and you simply scratch off the country that you’ve been to.
This is a great way of remembering all the different places you’ve been to, as well as having a pretty cool map of the world on your wall.
Our aim is to scratch off at least one place in every continent, but hopefully we’ll be able to hit most of the world by the time we’re done!
Start a travel diary
The lovely people over at Marco Polo* very kindly sent over some of their travel journals which are just perfect for recording exactly what you got up to while on holiday.
They’re beautiful, colourful and incredibly lightweight so they can easily fit in your handbag, which means you can take them out and about while travelling so that you don’t miss a single thing that you get up to!
These travel journals definitely make for a great way to preserve your travel memories as you’ll be able to read back on everything you got up to in years to come, meaning that you’ll always be able to remincise about your travels.
Matt’s parents bought us this amazing framed world map for Christmas last year and it now sits at the top of our stairs, meaning that everyone can admire it whenever they go up or down the stairs.
It comes with little pins that you can use to show where you’ve already been to, where you’re going next, and what’s on your travel bucket list.
The travel map was definitely one of my favourite gifts that I received at Christmas as it’s so incredibly thoughtful and personalised; it’s definitely the perfect gift for the travelling fanatic in your life!
Keep a travel scrapbook
As much as I love seeing the images from my travels uploaded onto my Instagram or my blog, I do still love to have physical copies of the pictures too.
By creating a travel scrapbook, you’ll not only thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the final copy, but you’re also sure to enjoy creating a wonderful collage of pictures from your travels too.
A scrapbook can include anything you want; whether it’s just a few photos from your holiday, tickets and passes that you used while you were away or boarding passes and hotel room keys, a scrapbook is a surefire way of preserving your travel memories.
How do you keep your travel memories alive forever? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.
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