Travelling and living abroad are great for making memories that last a lifetime. While we will always remember these exciting trips, the details tend to become a little fuzzy as time passes. We move to other places, and new memories are piled on top. This doesn’t make these times any less special but it can be hard to remember everything.
1. Keep a Paper Journal
I know, Kindaba, a cutting edge technology company, suggesting you start with pen and paper - didn’t expect that did you?! There’s something just amazing though about taking pen to paper. This is honestly a great way to store your trips. Just get a teeny tiny notebook that you can carry about in your pocket where you can write down any thought that pops into your head. For the less creative people among you, using Notes on your phone is a handy alternative. This creates a more tangible and authentic memory because not only are you jotting down what you saw and did but how you felt as well as funny little details that can easily fade away like the man dancing in the street with a cat on his head (true story). You could even start a collection and buy a new journal for every trip or country that you move to! Just picture these journals filling the bookshelves of your future home.
2. Create a Scrapbook or Sketchbook
Ever end up with a huge pile of ticket stubs and leaflets at the end of the holiday that you desperately want to keep but it seems pointless? No more! Stick these in your scrapbook and create a visual representation of your holiday as well as a handy storage place for all that information — thank you Tourist Information! Sketching is another neat way to personalise your scrapbook and show things the way you see them.
3. Create a Playlist
There are always some songs that seem to stick after a holiday so why not compile them all into an easy to access playlist to get you through those holiday blues when you’re home! Working might not seem so fun when you’re back but when you have your music blasting in your earphones and your mind away in Bali, it won’t seem so bad I promise.
4. Start a Selfie Series
#Ihavethisthingwithfloors sound familiar? No? This is a hashtag used by anyone taking a picture of their feet on a jazzy floor and there’s a whole Instagram account dedicated to them!
While you don’t need to invent a brand new hashtag, you can take photos in this style for your own use. This could be a selfie in front of every landmark you see, or a picture of you and your partner’s hands or anything! The point is to recreate the same pose wherever you go.
5. Create a Video Montage
Grab a small camera or GoPro and film your travels and adventures. You can stick these all together using simple video editing software and ta-da! You have your own little movie. No longer will you be stuck flicking through hours of photos, it’s all moving and sorted for you.
6. DIY Map Work
For the super creative among you, grab your sewing kit and a map and sew the routes you have taken e.g. London to Paris. This creates some lovely artwork for your home while being a way to document everywhere you have been. If you’re not so artsy like myself, simply stick pins in the map instead to point to all those spots you have visited.