Tuesday 5 May, 2015

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Tour Memories

Going on an educational student tour creates unforgettable memories. To make the most of them, our very own Rocio L. shares her tips on how to save these memories for years to come! 

Whenever I travel to a new city, I love experiencing all of the classic local sites. Whether it’s the museums, shows or restaurants, there’s something exciting about seeing and doing so many new things for the first time! To make sure I don’t forget a single thing, I try to get a little memento from everywhere I go. They can be very simple things — a picture exploring with my friends, a museum map, gift shop postcards, a ticket stub from a show; basically, anything I think I’d like to look back on.

Once I get home I get creative with everything I’ve collected from my travels. Here are just a few ways I like making the most of my travel memories. I hope you enjoy them!

Traditional Scrapbook

This is where you can throw everything out on the table. Make sure to print out your favorite pictures from tour! Once you have it all out in front of you, the options are endless. This is your memory book. Have fun with it!

Instagram Prints

Did you gram all of your pictures from tour? Awesome! There are a number of sites that take your photos and turn them into all kinds of products – a photo album, poster, or post card, or even your very own digital scrapbook. There are some great websites that will print your photos into a book to keep all those memories together very easily. My favorite go-to’s are Chatbooks and Print Studio. Check them out and see what you think!

Tour Shadowbox

Show off your travel adventure by crafting your own shadow box. You can purchase them at any local art store- it’s a frame usually about 2-5 inches deep where you can put items along with your souvenirs to display your memories. Martha Stewart has a really helpful tutorial available for anyone looking to get started on this option.

Travel Journal

Do you like to write? Well then keep a journal of your tour adventures. Check out our 5 Tips for Journal Writing While Traveling.

Talk about what stood out to you on your travels. Who were you with? Where did you go? What were your favorite things from the day? Tell even more of a story by adding pictures and collectibles to your journal.

You’re the author so the story is completely up to you!

Looking for some inspiration to get you started? Here are a few of mine:

Memory Jar

Want to do something a bit different? Create your own memory jar. There are many ways to do this, but the basic concept is to get a big jar that you can use to arrange photos and other small items you collected on tour.

Do you have sand and seashells from Puerto Rico? Throw those together with a photo or two of you and your friends. These are great because they also lend themselves to being rearranged as often as you want.

Regardless of which direction you choose, I hope working on these projects make you smile as you look back at all of the things you got to see and do on your tour.