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Tips And Tricks For Documenting Your Journeys

29 Nov Tips And Tricks For Documenting Your Journeys

When you embark on an exciting journey, you want to hold on to the memories of your trip. But’s all too easy to forget the little details. If you want to preserve your travelling journeys for years to come, it’s best to document as you go. Here are a few tips and tricks for documenting your journeys:

Write A Journal

Travel Journal
When you embark on a journey that takes in a number of different destinations, it’s easy to forget where exactly you went and what exactly you did. It all becomes a bit of a whirlwind. Noting down your destinations and your experiences in a journal is a great way to save all of those memories for years to come. It can also come in really useful if you decide to visit a particular country again or a friend is looking for recommendations for their upcoming trip.

Save Mementoestravel documenting

Every traveller knows that space is at a premium in their backpack. You’ll have it fit to bursting with your journey essentials. But if you can spare a little room in your case, save a few mementoes from your travels. Ticket stubs, postcards, accommodation and restaurant business cards or even receipts are all easy and light to carry. Sandwich them between the pages of a book and then find a place to save them when you get home. They’ll all provoke great memories when you look back.

Write a Blog

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If you like the idea of blogging about your journey, you don’t need a heavy laptop. Just regularly head to a local internet café and get typing. There are lots of online platforms for blogging – you may want to set something up before you leave home – and it’s a great way to travel light whilst documenting your memories. But if you don’t like the idea of your holiday memories being made so public, send friends or family (or even yourself) email updates. You can always look back through your sent messages and maybe print them off to remind you of your travel story.

Keep Videos Short and Sweet

Taking photos
Holiday videos that never end are no-one’s idea of a good time. Luckily smartphone cameras make filming quick snippets really easy. Don’t be afraid to shoot often but keep each video fairly short. These little videos, when spliced together, will provide a wonderful overview of your trip that won’t have you bored after the first few minutes. Some videographers choose to keep it even shorter. You can download an app that allows you to video a second of every day, perfect for capturing the events of a long journey.

Capture Local Life with Photography

Mobil photography
When you’re photographing a place, aim to get a good cross-section of photos. Images of important monuments and spectacular landscapes are great but they don’t give the whole story. Get a real sense of the country you’re visiting by asking local people if you can take their photo. As long as you’re polite and show them the photo you’ve taken, they should be fine with it. Also, look around for the little details that communicate a lot about the place you’re in. It could be fish brought up by local fisherman, ornate tiles in a hallway or items of traditional dress. Looking back over your photos at home, these images of local life will transport you straight back to your travels.

Documenting your journey can allow you to see things you wouldn’t ordinarily have noticed. It can help you to pick out the most important aspects of your trip and save those memories forever. Whether you write, video, photograph or save mementoes, keep it up throughout your trip to get a true sense of your experiences.




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  • Megan Indoe
    Posted at 14:20h, 04 December Reply

    Before I had a blog and went traveling over 10 years ago I tried to save mementos from my travels, whether it was train tickets or museum stubs I came back with so many little things that reminded me of all the experiences I had! I also did a doodle a day for awhile about a year ago showcasing something memorable or funny that happened each day with my childlike drawings! Now we have a blog, but I like to find other ways to remember these amazing experiences by.

  • Rhonda Albom
    Posted at 16:52h, 04 December Reply

    When we went on our massive OE in 2012, I had both my girls keep journals. Now, they both have two completely full A4 books of memories from those ten months and one still keeps a journal whenever she travels, regardless of where she’s going or how long she’s travelling. We also keep a blog of our adventures. Memories are perhaps the most important souvenir of travel.

  • candy
    Posted at 17:52h, 04 December Reply

    Before we started blogging, we were already creating DVDs and have so many photos that we have terabytes of storage. Hahhaaha, the only thing we didn’t do was write anything down. So now with the blog, it’s great to have a story behind the images and videos 🙂

  • Claire
    Posted at 09:16h, 05 December Reply

    I love to collect postcards from where I’ve been; I used to keep a scrapbook of mementos but now I just end up with boxes of receipts and brochures and haven’t got round to putting them in a book yet! The great thing about phones now is that taking pictures is so easy, so at least I have some visual reminders of where I’ve been.

  • Daphne
    Posted at 15:06h, 05 December Reply

    I usually do all of them! Take many photos & videos, always write about my journeys in my journal, collect a few mementoes, and all of this helps me to write something useful for my blog. I usually stick the mementoes within my journal, so I can write details with them!

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