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The Best Ways To Remember Trips

While traveling is without a doubt about the experience and the memories you get from doing it, I personally also love having something, a sort of momento, to occasionally look back on and remember my trip by. Today I wanted to share with you all what some of my favorite tangible items are to remember my trips by.

  1. Scrapbooks – This is by far my favorite way to remember my travels. From my 2-week trip to Tokyo in 2013 to my entire year in Paris last year, almost every single travel-landmark of my life has gotten its own scrapbook. Even now I look back at those I made when I was 8 or 9, and they are my absolute favorite things. While printing photos, gathering supplies and putting them together might take a bit of time, I truly believe that they are not only the best way you can reflect on the trip you just took, but also something you will cherish for the rest of your life. (if you’d like, I could do a post on my travel scrapbooks sometime) 
  2. Thoughtful souvenirs – As you already know from my Paris souvenir post, I’m a big fan of thoughtful little somethings from the places I visit. If an object can truly capture the essence of the place you just visited, or will remind you for years to come of your voyage, go for it. I still adore my Paris prints and the little candlelight canal house I bought in Amsterdam.
  3. Memory boxes – This is an idea I got from here. If you’re not into scrapbooking, this is a wonderful way to save the maps and ticket stubs you collected during your travels. My favorite part is that you can line up these boxes just like books on your shelf.
  4. Blog Posts – The reason I started my blog was because I was constantly taking photos of everything with nowhere to upload them. I didn’t like just putting them up on Facebook, I valued the editing and journalistic style of my photos to much. That being said, I was simply taking too many to upload them onto photo-sharing websites such as flickr. My blog was born because I wanted my photos to tell a story, stories by which I could record my experiences and always have the visual memories. And that’s exactly how it worked out, I can’t even tell you all how happy it makes me to occasionally look back at Amsterdam or my gap year.

Thank you for reading! What are your favorite ways to remember your travels? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

x Julia

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  • This is such an inspiring and timely post! I’m planning a trip to Provence this summer, and I’ll be sure to note down your ideas, so I can collect some meaningful travel keepsakes and capture the best memories from my trip! So glad I’ve stumbled upon your blog! Happy Monday :)

    • Ah please do! How exciting, it’s going to be absolutely beautiful when you visit!!

  • Ellen Warner

    I wish I had the chance to travel more.. You’ve got some great tips, especially scrapbooking

    http://www.ejwxo.blogspot.com

    • Thank you so much! I hope you get the chance to travel veryy soon in the future!! :)

  • Thanks so much girl!

    Yeah I totally agree! They’re little treasures 😀

  • I love this! I am super angry at myself I didn’t start collecting all sorts of tickets and stuff when I started traveling, I have friends of mine who literally kept everything from flight tickets to random activity tickets and so on.

    n- Naomi in Wonderland

    • I’m like that too, I basically have every single ticket from every flight I ever took! We could say I have a slight hoarding problem 😉

  • I totally agree with the blog post idea – same reason I recently started! Also, whenever I travel I grab a postcard, coaster, or a set of matches from each restaurant and bar I visit as a little way to remember where I’ve been. It’s a fun way to look back on trips abroad!

    • Exact same! I’m actually an avid post card collector, my collection is huge! (I started when I was around 6/7 :))

  • alice

    Amazing pics as ever doll, love your style!

    Alice Cerea,

    Alice Cerea blogger

  • I love the memory box idea! I save all my tickets and put them in a box at the end of the year. I like the idea of getting little boxes to line up for every tip though!
    xx, Pia

    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

    • I’m the exact same! So lovely to look back on. :)

  • These are great ideas for remembering trips! Definitely a goal this year to travel more!

    xx
    Merritt
    The Style Scribe

  • Julia

    Great post! The reason I actually started my blog this past fall was because I wanted a way to share our Paris trip with friends and fam and all the photos I took. I’d been wanting to blog for some years, but I became extra inspired by other blogs, yours included, while planning for Paris. Three months in, and I’m loving having a creative outlet and the opportunity to talk with really interesting people.

    -Julia at List Maker, Picture Taker

    • Yay this comment for real just made my night, so glad that my Paris posts inspired you, that’s the best thing any reader could ever say!! :) Just took a look through your blog and loved the Paris food moments. My favorite is the fact that you did a picnic, honestly, the baguette cheese and Monoprix wine are so good in Paris that you really don’t have to eat out every meal !!

      • Julia

        Thanks so much, Julia! And I couldn’t agree more about the picnic. Some of my favorite Paris food moments had nothing to do with a restaurant.

  • Great suggestions, dear! I am so happy that I’ve been blogging throughout our travels because it’s so fun to look back on!

    • Yes for real! You can also see how much you have changed as a person by reading something from just a year back, it’s crazy.