The Best Ways To Document Your Travel

June 5, 2023

Whether you are traveling to Walt Disney World or a European island, you will want to document your travel so that you have the best memories to remain in your possession. Although you can remember what happened on your trip, you can remember all of the small details if you document them in the right way. 

That being said, this guide will help you get the most from your travel documentation and ensure you have the best memories that last forever. 

Invest in a drone

Want to up your video and photography game? Investing in a DJI Matrice 350 drone means you can capture the most incredible shots, which you can keep in your possession forever. Whether you wish to edit the photos or videos together to make a vlog or keepsake, the footage you can capture on these drones is professional and of a high standard. Hence, you will guarantee to take home the best quality footage so that when you watch the videos back, you will feel like you are there. 

Nowadays, drones are compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry around for the day. You won’t need to worry about needing to carry a heavy bag, as these can fit into a bag, with other belongings, and not take up too much space or be too heavy.

Snap-and-go cameras

Remember those days when you used to take a small snap and go instant camera around with you? Digital cameras were not an option and when they did first get released, they were too expensive for most people to own. 

Therefore, why not go back in time and use this cool way to document your travels? Using a snap-and-go camera is easier than waiting for your digital camera to load and get the settings right. You will not be able to see the images you have taken until you get home. You can take them to a printing shop and with the prints, stick them in a book so you can create a forever-lasting travel diary and not risk misplacing your special memories.

Write your days down in a travel journal

If you enjoy writing and would like to jot down memories from each day of your travels, it can be a great idea to write your days down in a travel journal. 

These are lightweight and easy to take with you, which means you can sit anywhere to write memories down. You might go on an adventure day out and to ensure you do not forget any small details, you can sit down at lunch and write in your journal. 

A journal is something you can keep and read back forever. To enhance the memories and ensure you remember each day/event, it can help to add photos to your journal when home and after printing them off. 

Document using an app

There are several apps you can download and use that allow you to document your travel using quick photo snaps or a few seconds of video. At the end of the trip boston to nyc, your photos and videos will be displayed in the same place. 

Using an app means you can keep your favorite memories all in the same place so they are easy to access and look back on. 

Do not forget to buy keepsakes

Buying souvenirs is something you might find lame. But, they are a great way to document your trip and take something home that will remind you of your experience forever. 

You can buy small keepsakes so they do not take up too much room in your luggage or your house when you arrive home.

Consider writing a blog

If you enjoy writing but would prefer to write it in a digital way, you could start a travel blog and document your trip that way. You could draft what you want to post on your phone if the connection is bad or you do not have time to create and edit a blog post online during your trip. Then, after getting home you can write up what you have drafted and create blog posts for the world to see, and for you to keep forever.

The great thing about writing and creating blog posts is that because they are digital and stored on a cloud-based system, they will remain safe forever. You cannot risk losing the blog posts as your data will be backed up. 

Therefore, if you wish to write your memories and add images to the posts, creating a blog is a great way to document your travels.

Organize your photos into a book

Although photo books might seem old school, you will know how exciting it is to get old photo albums out to look through. 

Hence, why not make your own exciting albums and add your travel photos to a photo book when you arrive home? Making photo books is a nice way to get creative and spend some time reminiscing about your trip when you arrive home. Instead of filing the photos away on your phone, you can spend time looking through them and understanding how amazing your time was. 

Send yourself or others postcards

Postcards might seem like an old-school way to document a trip too, but it makes sense if you want to remind yourself or let others know what you are doing in a special way. Yes, you can call and send texts. However, postcards are a keepsake that you or others can keep forever. 

Sending yourself postcards is a nice thing to arrive back home to and a great way to remember everything that happened on your trip. 

These ideas are excellent if you want to keep your travel memories safe forever. Here, there is something that will satisfy everyone. Whether you enjoy capturing professional video footage or writing down memories from your day, always ensure to do what you can to document your experiences so that you never forget them and their small details. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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