7 Fun Ways to Preserve Your Travel Memories

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Whether you’ve spent a year globetrotting or enjoyed two weeks in the sun with your mates, you’ll want to do everything you can to preserve your memories and relive your holiday highlights. Instead of scrolling back through your pictures at random times, you can find far more innovative and exciting ways to remember your travels. For inspiration, take a look at these seven fun ways to preserve your travel memories:

  1. Create a Photo Wall

If you want to enhance your décor, photos from your travels are the perfect way to do it. With professional prints from a reputable company, like Pixa Prints, you can have your favourite pictures enhanced and optimised to make them look better than ever. Then, simply design a photo wall in a key area of your home. 

For an understated look, choose black and white prints for your photo wall. This will ensure your new feature catches the eye, without being too bold or conflicting with your colour scheme. Tie the look together with matching frames or create an arty feel by leaning your pictures against the wall instead of hanging them. 

  1. Make Videos

When you’re away from home, don’t rely solely on pictures to immortalise your experience. A video allows you to immerse yourself in the moment, even when you’re reliving it from home. You can even create your own video montage and add some music to create the perfect keepsake. 

If you’re going to record videos while you’re away, you might want to think about publishing your vlogs on popular sites, like YouTube. Travel vlogs are extremely popular and can be monetised relatively easily, so you could even fund your travels by recording your experience. What’s more – you’ll have a repository of all your favourite videos that you can re-watch at any time. 

  1. Use a Travel Map

If you love to travel, a world map is a great way to preserve your memories and choose your next destination. You can create your own by simply using drawing pins or push pins to mark off the countries you’ve visited, but there are other options available too. 

Many travel memories maps are created with a ‘scratch off’ design, so you can scratch off the countries you’ve been too and add memory stickers to remind you of your favourite moments. Over time, you’ll uncover more of the map and be enticed to travel to new and exciting locations. 

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  1. Start a Blog

Capturing your memories as you’re making them ensures you won’t forget a moment of your travels, which is why blogging throughout your trips is a fantastic way to make the most of your experiences. Whether you create a roundup of everything you’ve seen and done, or you get a little more personal and hone in on what travelling means to you, you won’t regret creating a written record of your adventures.

If you choose to, you can even make your blog public and share your travels with the world. This can be a great way for family and friends to stay up to date with your travels if you’re going on an extended vacation or an around-the-world trip. Additionally, you could build up your followers and monetise your blog if you want to create a side hustle while you’re travelling. 

  1. Recreate the Flavours and Aromas of Your Favourite Destination

If you’ve got the post-holiday blues and you’re wishing you were back in the sun, you can relive your travels by recreating the dishes and scents you experienced while you were away. Trying new foods and immersing yourself in a different culture is one of the best things about travelling, so be sure to keep experimenting once you get home. 

If you enjoyed Kadınbudu Köfte at a market in Istanbul, ossobuco at a quaint pizzeria in Rome or Tom Kha Gai on a beach in Thailand, scour the local shelves for authentic ingredients and make your own version at home. You may not have the same view, but the flavours and aromas will transport you right back to your favourite holiday moments and let you relive them all over again. 

  1. Collect Sand from Every Destination

If you want to take a souvenir home with you, collect a few grains of sand from your destination and store in a glass vial, bottle or even some jewellery. As you travel to new places, you can create new storage containers to collect sand or add them to the same vial to layer your travel memories atop one another. It’s far more meaningful than keyrings or pencils and it will save you some space too.

Just be sure that you’re permitted to collect sand from wherever you are and that you aren’t breaking any regulations by bringing it back with you. Taking some natural souvenirs, such as plants, from one country to another isn’t allowed, but a few grains of sand don’t usually cause any problems. 

  1. Send Yourself a Postcard

People don’t send as many postcards now that digital communication makes it easy to stay in touch with family and friends at home in real-time, but there’s nothing quite like receiving a postcard from a loved one. Now, you can capture your favourite travel memories as they happen and preserve them for your future self. 

Choose cards that capture the local scenery or major sights and jot down what you love about the place or the things you’ve done. Pop them in the post and you’ll have your very own mini travel journal waiting for you on your return. 

Make Travel Last a Lifetime

When you preserve your memories in the right way, a single trip can last a lifetime. From your first adventure with friends to romantic getaways with your partner or family holidays with your kids, travelling can enhance your life and allow you to see the world in a whole new way. By preserving your memories in fun and unique ways, you can be sure that you’ll always remember the best bits of your travels. 

 

 

 

How To Have An Enjoyable Trip To London

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London is a spectacular and attractive place to visit. It’ll be a trip to remember when you put the following tips into action. Your travels will go smoother, and you’ll have a better experience when you prepare and plan ahead.

There are a few steps to take if you want to have an enjoyable trip to London. You want your time and money to be well spent and return home satisfied with how it all played out. Once you arrive, be sure to relax and go with the flow, and don’t let a few obstacles stand in your way of having an excellent and fun trip.

Do Your Homework & Plan

You can have a more enjoyable trip to London when you do your homework ahead of time. It would help if you took the time to research the best times of year to visit London and what you may want to see and do. Get to know their language in advance and what currency to use when you arrive. Pack light and bring along your camera to document your trip in detail. It’ll also help to set a budget for your trip so you can plan accordingly and won’t have any regrets when you return home.

Choose the Right Accommodations

One aspect of visiting London that will make or break your trip is your accommodations. Choose an elegant and inviting hotel and area such as the Dorsett Hotel, Shepherds Bush that you know won’t disappoint. They have it all including, being near shopping and close to restaurants and bars, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour gym to keep you healthy while you travel. You’re going to want to be right in the midst of all the action and fun, so this hotel will be suitable for you on your trip to London.

Create A Loose Daily Itinerary

There’s so much to see and do in London that it can be overwhelming. Therefore, create a loose daily itinerary that you can follow when you arrive. You want to make sure you prioritise your list of what you want to see and do and then plan for how you’ll get around from one place to the next in a timely fashion. London is a very walkable city so you can plan to bring your comfortable shoes and travel on foot a lot. Although you want to stay busy, also remember to schedule some downtime where you can enjoy your hotel and put your feet up and relax.

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Plan for Eating & Drinking

You’ll definitely want to commit to trying new foods while on your trip to London. There are a plethora of restaurants and bars to check out and enjoy while you travel. Check out the reviews online ahead of time to get a better idea of what’s popular and worth trying. Mix it up by visiting a cafe for lunch one afternoon and getting dressed up to eat at a fancier restaurant the next night. You’ll be eating and drinking your way through the city, so it’s another reason why you’ll want to have a gym at your hotel.

 

6 Apps To Help You On Your Travels

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What a year it’s been, with lots of our travel plans cancelled, many of us are looking forward to fewer restrictions sometime in the new year! Depending on where you are in the world, you might be lucky enough to still be going on a short holiday before the year is up. When you’re getting ready for your trip, here are a few apps that may come in handy.

1 . TripIt

When you’re planning a travelling trip there’s so much to organise, and TripIt can help you to get things in order. Using this application you can create itineraries, and keep your important documents in one place. Once you’ve made a reservation, you can send the details directly to the app, to keep track of all your bookings. Whether it’s your car rental, your hotel, your luggage storage, or your flights, TripIt keeps all your info safe and sound. The application designs you a personalized schedule, so you’ll always know exactly where you need to be, and when. You can access the airport and terminal maps, plus get safety scores based on the areas you are visiting.

a great help. The application tells users exactly what they should take on their trip, so there’s no more packing fuss. First, you input your trip details, and then Packpoint tells you what to bring using info about your destination, the weather, your trip duration, and the activities you’ll be doing. Packpoint will also take into account whether you are going to have access to any laundry services.

2. TripLingo

With the TripLingo app, you can get yourself nice and prepared for your adventure ahead. First off, you choose the country you are going to, and then download the ‘country pack’. Here you’ll find language info, key phrases, and a voice translator. Simply speak into the app, and it will translate your voice into the language of your choice. It’s far easier to explore a new place when you’ve got a bit of language support. TripIt can also help you to and learn a thing or two about the culture. With TripLingo you’ll have everything you need to make the most of your trip.

3. Rome to Rio

Using the Rome to Rio app you can speed up your journey times, and find the best route to get you where you want to go. First, you type in any landmark, address, or city, and then the app will show you all your transport options, to get to your chosen destination. From the application, you can find out the fastest route, the cheapest route, plus you can even book accommodation.

4. Duo Lingo

Duo Lingo is one of the leading language learning apps out there. It’s super fun, and it’s also free, here you can learn 35+ languages, using bite-sized sessions. The app helps users to practice their listening, reading, and speaking, plus work on their vocab and grammar. Whether you’re looking to learn Italian, French, Chinese, Spanish, and more, there are plenty of options to support you on your travels.

When you’re planning your top travel destinations for the new year, these apps have all you need to get nice and organised.

5 . Packpoint 

Does the mere thought of packing stress you out? Are you forever forgetting the things you need to take, or packing too many items? If you can relate, the Packpoint app can be

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