How to Capture Moments and Memories When Traveling

When you travel around the world and see everything it has to offer, or at least as much of it as possible, you want to come away with memories that’ll last a lifetime. And I’m sure you will. But it’s nice to capture moments and make them as permanent as possible. 

There are lots of ways to capture moments and memories when travelling and it doesn’t need to be particularly complicated or challenging. It’s all about getting creative and finding the method that works best for you. We’re going to discuss some of the best options below, so read on to learn more.

Set Up a Dedicated Instagram Page

One of the first things you might want to do is set up a dedicated Instagram page for all the photos you take when travelling. It’s a good way to bring all of those things together in one place and it’s a method of tracking a journey that’ll be immortalised thanks to the internet. You’ll then have all your images in one place and the best thing about it is you can share them with your family and friends as you travel.

Create Montages and Videos

Creating video content is another great way to share your journey with others. It’s so easy to take high-quality video on your phone these days, so make the most of it. Then all you need to do is learn how to use iMovie so you can edit it all together and you’re done. You can create montages of the places you visit or even create one long travel story through video. It’s up to you how you approach it.

Maybe Even Post Them Online

You could even post this content online if you wanted to. Youtube is the ideal place for telling these kinds of stories and sharing videos with people you know and people you don’t. Some people make travel vlogs as they move from place to place. Of course, that means being more involved in your videos and sharing yourself as a person. But that could be something you’re interested in doing anyway.

Consider Going Analogue with Your Photos

If you don’t like the idea of taking photos on your phone and simply posting them to platforms such as Instagram, you could always take the more old-fashioned route. This involves finding a film camera and taking photos that way. It’s a nice way to create the physical photos themselves rather than just seeing them on a screen. Many people are taking this retro approach and items like polaroid cameras are growing in popularity once more.

Start a Journal to Chronicle Each Day of Your Travels

Next up on this list of how to best capture moments when travelling is to record them. Starting a journal is one of the most private and personal ways to capture the memories associated with your travels. After all, not everything has to be out in the open. There might be some moments and memories that you want to keep to yourself and there’s nothing at all wrong with that. Chronicle each day and write about why it was special and what you did. It’ll be nice to look back at this kind of thing in the distant future.

Bring Momento Together in a Scrapbook

If you’re taking things with you as you go, whether they’re plane tickets and other bits and pieces you’ve picked up, it might be nice to bring them all together in a scrapbook. You don’t have to create the scrapbook itself as you travel, but you can take things home with you and then assemble the book later. It creates a nice visual and textural document that brings together all the little things that hold memories and significance for you. Definitely give it some thought.

Send Yourself Postcodes

Another nice idea is to send yourself postcards as you travel. It doesn’t cost much money at all to buy a postcard and to send it, but it gives you something to hold onto for a long time to come. This is a particularly good idea if you’re going to be travelling to lots of different places as part of the same journey. You can then have one small and cheap item from each place and hold onto it. You could even write on these postcards so you’ll always remember what you did that day in that particular place.

Blog Your Adventures

How to Capture Moments and Memories When Traveling

If you don’t feel the need to create videos or take lots of photos, perhaps the visual approach isn’t for you. But that doesn’t mean you can’t track or share your journey online in any way. Instead, you might want to think about blogging your journey. People still enjoy reading about travels and adventures, and if you can write in a style that keeps people scrolling, you might even create an audience for your written content. If not, at least you and your friends and family back home can benefit from it.

Collect a Particular Kind of Souvenir

Last up on this list of ways to best capture moments when travelling is about keepsakes. You could always start collecting one particular type of souvenir in each place you visit and then keep collecting them throughout your journeys. It could mean that you buy a fridge magnet in each place you visit or a keychain to take home with you. If you’re visiting a lot of places, you’ll have a large collection of these items that link back to each place you visited by the end of your travels. It’s another affordable way to gather momentos.

When you’re travelling and seeing the world, it makes sense to want to capture those memories and hold onto them forever. The ideas above have given you some ways in which you can do exactly that. At least a handful of them will help you in your efforts to chronicle your journey as you go.


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