Family trips are great fun, and a chance to make memories that will last a lifetime. But how do you make sure those precious adventures are remembered?
In this article we’ll take a look at the best ways to make and preserve memories while travelling with family.
1. Start a family tradition
One way to create and preserve memories of family holidays is to choose a favourite tradition that you all enjoy, and try to do it on all your trips. Whatever activity you pick, it can become something that you and your kids will look forward to each time you travel. For example, you could go to small cafés to try the local cuisine, or explore local museums. If your family is into sports, you could go to sports matches in every place you visit – just make sure you book the tickets in advance, especially for big events.
2. Create a video or slideshow
Once you’re back from your trip, you’ll probably have lots of new photos and videos to share with friends and family. But a gallery of thousands of files that needs thinning down can be a barrier to enjoying and sharing your photographic memories.
Making videos and photo slideshows with your travel memories is a good solution here. If you’ve never created one before, take a look at this guide on how to make an animated map for a family trip video. This way, you’ll be able to compile everything into one engaging movie that you can easily share with others via email or on social media.
3. Start a travel blog on instagram
One of the most popular ways to show off your travel adventures is through blogging, and Instagram is an easy platform to use. You can post 24-hour stories, videos, and photos. If you don’t want to share your memories with strangers, you can run a private account. But if you make it public and create truly engaging content, chances are your audience will expand. Using hashtags will help you to increase reach.
4. Plan the trip together
The best way to get the whole family engaged with your adventure is to plan the trip together. For instance, you can each make a list of places you’d like to visit during your holiday, then decide on an itinerary together. If you struggle to narrow down your list, don’t hesitate to check other travellers’ advice.
5. Mail a postcard to your home address
This tip might sound trivial, but it’s a simple way to preserve a family memory. It’s also affordable and accessible – all tourist destinations sell postcards displaying the local iconic sights.
6. Use a scratch-off travel map
If you travel regularly as a family, you might want to keep a record of where you’ve been. Scratch-off maps are perfect for this task. As well as being a useful travel tracker, they can also be stylish home decor. You can order these maps on the Internet, or even make your own if you’re a fan of crafting.
7. Give your kids a camera
Children like to feel important, so you can give them the freedom to take a few shots while travelling. Sometimes, young travellers take unbelievably great photos. Besides, it’s a simple way to keep a bored child occupied!
If you’re concerned about them breaking the camera or phone, you can buy a cheap disposable camera or give them an old compact camera that you no longer use.
8. Create a photo book
Creating a photo book when you are back from your travels can help you preserve memories and spend some quality time with your family members. Spend an evening picking your favourite photos and putting them together in a travel photo book. You can make your own, or create a photo book online. If your children are tech-savvy, they can also help design and arrange the pictures in the book.
We hope these tips help you make and preserve memories when travelling with family, and give you lots of ideas to make the most of those precious trips.