Taking you beyond the guidebook

Inspiring you to live your best life through travel

Tips For Memorializing A Great Trip

colosseum

Rome Colosseum. Image via mgpeanuts.

Do you live for those once-in-a-lifetime adventure vacations? These fantastic trips can take you on African safaris and to exotic foreign countries, the bottom of the ocean and the tops of mountains. Of course, coming back to ordinary day-to-day life after an adventure can be a little depressing. Cleaning the bathroom, walking the dog or going to work seem pretty boring after sailing, rock climbing, backpacking across Europe or cheering at the Super Bowl. One great way to hold onto the essence of your adventures is through mementos. Mementos are little keepsake pieces of your vacation that you take back home with you as a reminder of all the great times you had. In essence, they are memories you can touch.

Pictures

One of the best ways to permanently memorialize a great adventure is through pictures. For an adventure traveler, a good quality camera is well worth the investment. If you enjoy outdoor adventures like white water rafting, skiing or scuba diving consider equipment that is portable, waterproof and sturdy. Underwater cameras and zoom lenses are also useful.

Make sure to capture meaningful images—pictures of people in action, the most harrowing moments and the most dramatic views. Remember to have friends and other travelers take pictures of you as well so you can use the pictures to conjure back the sights, smells, sounds and thrill of your adventure.

Memories

Memories must be captured so they are not forgotten. One way to do this is through keeping an old-fashioned paper journal—or a modern digital one. Describe your itinerary each day, what foods you ate, people you met and your exciting activities. Also, collect items that will be meaningful reminders of your trip—a coaster from the restaurant you loved, a newspaper with pictures of the snow storm you hiked through or the lure you used to catch the biggest fish anyone had ever seen. Programs, flyers, ticket stubs, postcards and maps are also excellent ways to preserve memories.

Souvenirs

Most venues you travel to will offer countless souvenirs and trinkets. Be sure to pick out items that really represent the trip you went on. Look for items with logos, dates and location names. Select items specifically representing the location you are in or the activity you are doing.

One-Of-A-Kind Finds

Often, the best souvenirs aren’t found in shops. They are found on the forest floor, at the bottom of the ocean or along the beach. They are shells, rocks, local artwork and craft items. Look for authentic one-of-a-kind items wherever your adventures take you. These often free items will be very special memories because they are your personal finds.

With the world at your fingertips, there are literally countless opportunities for adventure, fun and excitement whether traveling abroad or staying close to home. Wherever you travel, whatever you experience—don’t leave the adventure behind. Bring a little bit of it home with a meaningful memento.

Jessie Festa standing in front of grafitti wall

Hi, I’m Jessie on a journey!

I take you beyond the guidebook to inspire you to live your best life through travel. Come join me!

travel funsheets

Want to live your best life through travel?

Subscribe for FREE access to my library of fun blogging worksheets and learn how to get paid to travel more!

Leave a Comment





map

THE NEW STRATEGY FOR PROFITABLE TRAVEL BLOGGING

Short on time but eager to learn how to REALLY grow your blogging business? This FREE 5-day email course was made for you.

Join my email list to grab a seat in my FREE 5-day e-course

TURN YOUR TRAVEL BLOG INTO A PROFITABLE BUSINESS 

I've helped thousands of bloggers turn the world into their office.

I'd love to help you, too. 

Yes, send me the FREE e-course!

close-link
travel funsheets

Sign up for my email list and get FREE access to my library of fun blogging worksheets and learn how to get paid to travel more!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

free email course

Short on time but eager to learn how to REALLY grow your blogging business? Sign up for my email list and get this FREE 5-day email course was made for you.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

free email course

You DON’T need a partner to explore the globe. Learn how to feel confident while mastering the art of traveling by yourself by signing up for my email list and getting this FREE e-mail course.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

travel funsheets

Sign up for my email list and get FREE access to my library of fun blogging worksheets and learn how to get paid to travel more!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

free email course

Short on time but eager to learn how to REALLY grow your blogging business? Sign up for my email list and get this FREE 5-day email course was made for you.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

multi-season packing list

Want to add more travel to your life? Sign up for my email list and get these resources to help you plan your trip smart, pack light and go beyond your guidebook.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

free email course

You DON’T need a partner to explore the globe. Learn how to feel confident while mastering the art of traveling by signing up for my email list and getting this FREE e-mail course.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Explore NYC travel guidebook

I'm a native New Yorker, licensed sightseeing guide and curious explorer. Sign up for my email list and get my FREE Explore NYC Guidebook and I promise to take you beyond the Empire State Building.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Read previous post:
5 Reasons To Hike Guinea’s Magnificent Fouta Djallon

The Republic of Guinea--not to be confused with Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, nor Papa New Guinea--may be a country you haven't...

Close