Preserving Travel Memories

After I started traveling, I couldn’t decide what to do with all of my photos, ticket stubs, and momentos. Now, I have a few different ways that I like to document my travel experiences.

First, I have a scratch off world map on my bedroom wall. Each time I come home from a new destination, I love to scrape that top layer off! It’s exciting to see all the places I’ve been. I like to day dream about those that I still want to visit, too.

I also have a travel journal. I found this Mead notebook a few years ago while rummaging through Target. Inside, it has maps, sticker sheets, pockets for keepsakes, and various paper options for documenting memories. I love to use the stickers to mark everywhere I’ve traveled to. I also like to scrapbook a few of my favorite photos from each vacation.

For items that may be too big to place in my journal, I have a travel specific memory box. I found mine at Michael’s, and it was only $2! This box is so cute! I love that it keeps everything neat and organized on my bookshelf.

In addition, I also utilize Travel Listography. In this workbook, I can highlight all of my past adventures and think about those that I hope to have someday. This book is especially good for preserving memories I don’t have photos of. I also bought this at Target.

Finally, I like to buy purposeful souvenirs. For example, I found these adorable coasters decorated with cherry blossoms at one of the Smithsonian Museums. Now every time I enjoy an iced coffee, I think about our trip to Washington D.C. last February.

Is there anything special that you do to remember your vacations?