Fun Ways to Create Beautiful Travel Memories
Leah Walker June 13, 2018

If you have been reading my blog or follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that I take a lot of photos. Travel photography is something I really enjoy. It is great when I get home, look at my pictures, and feel that I have captured the essence of the village, town, or city I stayed in.

Travel photos are a way to create beautiful memories and record unmissable moments in time. But, to be able to really benefit from the photos you take you have to actually look at them and put them on display. Here are a few ways you can do exactly that.

Turn them into artwork for your home

If you have a travel photo that you love, one that makes you smile or feel awed by a particular view, use it to decorate your home. Have it turned into a print or poster. Modern print firms make this really easy to do. It does not cost much to have your favorite holiday photo printed on to canvas, wood or metal, so you can hang it on the wall.

Provided the resolution is good, you can manipulate the image to get the best results. Do not be afraid to experiment with different effects. Just be sure to keep the original file safe and only crop and manipulate a copy of your favorite photos.

Decorate home goods

Some shops can take your favorite holiday snap and print them onto mugs and other items of crockery. You can also use them to create items like customized cushions, bedspreads, towels, and blinds. Modern print techniques mean that the list of possibilities is almost endless.

Turn your holiday snaps into memes

If you want to have a bit of fun, you can edit your photos and add a slogan or speech bubbles. This is a great way to use your photos to reinforce your holiday memories, especially for funny moments. You can add speech bubbles of the joke or use a phrase to remind everyone of what happened when the photo was taken.

Create a holiday video

Turning some of your snaps into a video can also work. Some people create storyboard videos from their pictures to remind them of what they did on each holiday. This article shows you how to do it using Microsoft Movie Maker.

Get into photo wrapping

If you have a good quality printer, you can photo wrap practically any item. It takes a bit of time but is actually a lot of fun. You just need to be careful to use the right glue for the job and to remember to apply a protective transparent layer when you have finished wrapping your item.

Create a photo pin display

One of the easiest ways to create a display that you can regularly update is to set up a washing line style display in a frame. You can string several rows across it and use little pegs for each of the photos you want to put up. When you get bored, all you need to do is to change some of them for new images.

As you can see, there really is no reason for your precious travel memories to be left sitting around on memory cards. You can easily do something with the best ones so you can enjoy looking at them. It is a great way to be reminded of and re-experience your favorite holiday moments.

Leah Walker

Leah's a luxury travel and food writer who has as many stories as she does shoes. She documents her experiences whether that's in the lap of luxury or riding through a swamp in an airboat. Leah freelances and has contributor/editor roles with The Daily Meal, USA Today 10 Best, Bonjour Paris, France Today, Luxe Beat Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, and is a travel and wine ambassador for Atout France USA. Leah's lived in Paris for three years, and was recently awarded another four with a Passeport Talent visa renewal. Though, her talent for speaking French is abysmal.

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