How do you best remember your travels?
This is a question that’s been on my mind a lot lately. I maintain a blog (for the most part), keep a hand written journal, take photographs on my iPhone, and occasionally scrapbook or make a slideshow about my adventures. Each of these serves as a tool to help me recall memories made on the road. And trust me, I need it because I have the memory capacity of a small insect.
But if you could only pick one method of recording your travels, what would it be?
I vote blog because it’s the most versatile. You can record notes, photos, all of it!
Agreed! It was almost silly of my to ask that question to a group of people who love the benefits of blogging =P
Photos. I have had many different blogs and websites over the years and usually at one point I abandon them. My photo books, however, stay with me wherever I go. 🙂
I just got my first one of those after my trip to Hawaii! I think they’re wonderful. And you’re right, much easier to maintain.
I would choose a handwritten journal, something real and tangible that you can draw on to spark up your memories and conjure up images in you mind of the amazing places and experiences. Plus you can bend the rules a little here and keep sketches, photos and ticket stubs in the journal too!
I’m also a big fan of hand-written journals. Even though I blog, I can’t help myself. Something about journalism is more personal and it’s nice to reread from your own handwriting years later. Also a big fan of bending the rules =)
I like keeping tickets. Museum tickets, ferry tickets, concert tickets, boarding passes… a bit vintage but they bring back lots of memories and emotions (to me at least…)