When you travel, you may only see places & meet people once in your lifetime. Are you documenting your travels so you can remember your experiences later? If not, here are 5 fun ways you can capture the moments.
1. MAKE A PHOTO BOOK. Not everyone has time for scrapbooking (I know I don't), but there are tons of companies you can work with to print a book full of your travel photos. I'm a huge shutterbug, so I'm all about taking pictures while traveling and not being afraid of looking like a total tourist at times. It's fun to have pictures to look back on and remember visiting. There are times when I look at a photo and think "did I really take this picture??" Different sites around the world can take your breath away all over again thru photos. Also, having a physical book about your travels printed are fun to share with friends & family and have displayed on a coffee table.
2. KEEP A PAPER JOURNAL. This may seem "old fashioned", but there's nothing quite as reliable as putting a pen to paper to help you capture memories of your travels. Take a few minutes a day to sit down in a coffee shop with a simple notebook and pen and let your thoughts flow. Absolutely no wi-fi required, but you'll need to remember to carry a notebook with you!
3. START A BLOG. And then there's the modern version of keeping a paper journal--blogging. If you're planning to write regularly and publicly about your time abroad, a blog is an excellent way to do that. Blogging will allow you to share your traveling adventures with your friends and family from wherever you are in the world to wherever they are in the world. You can check out popular platforms like Tumblr, Wordpress, Blogger or SquareSpace that are free to use and easy to learn.
4. POST PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ON INSTAGRAM. Capturing images to share on your Instagram feed is a fun, quick, and easy way to organize and share memories in a visual way. You can check out my Instagram feed @Kirsten_Harr to see some of my travel photos and videos.
5. START A COLLECTION. A fun way to tie in all of your travel experiences is to create a collection around a common theme. The collection could be visual like images of food you've eaten on your travels, or interesting doors you saw. It could also be something physical like tickets (train, bus and plane). Use your imagination, but think lightweight, cheap and small--they're easier to travel with!
What are your favorite ways to document your time abroad?
I'm Kirsten and I LOVE to travel and I LOVE fitness. But I know what it's like to let the excitement of travel throw my off of my health & fitness goals. I'm here to provide tips on how to stay healthy & fit when you travel!