If you travel often, or even if it’s a rare treat, you probably take a lot of pictures over the course of your trip.
Rather than leaving these locked up on your smartphone or your camera’s memory card, it’s better to turn special snaps into something you can enjoy with ease and look back on time after time over the years to celebrate the things you’ve seen and the places you’ve been.
Here’s how to do this in a few different ways.
Turn your vacation photos into works of art
There are many creative ways to transform your travel snaps into works of art, which you can then showcase at home and even share with friends and family as gifts.
Consider printing out one or two standout shots to frame in your home. You could also create custom photo gifts like mugs, t-shirts, mousepads, and phone cases with pictures from your travels. If you’re feeling really adventurous take the plunge and get some canvas prints made up!
Another great way to show off those dreamy holiday pics is by creating digital artwork using apps or free online platforms – these offer plenty of filters so you can give each photo its own unique touch before displaying it proudly on social media for all the world (or at least your friends) to enjoy!
Create a scrapbook with travel pictures and ticket stubs
If you want to get more hands-on with a homemade memento of your travels that can be added to over time, try turning your photos into a beautiful, meaningful scrapbook.
It’s best to start by printing out your favorite snaps from a specific trip, and gathering up all the extra bits like postcards, ticket stubs, maps, and any other items you collected along the way that may have helped you stay connected with those back home.
Next, you’ll need some cardstock or patterned paper to use as a background for each page of the album. You can also add embellishments such as ribbon, buttons & stickers – just have fun creating something unique.
Finally, secure everything together using photo glue or double-sided tape so it won’t fall apart when you look through it later.
Put together a photo book
It’s easy to make a unique photo book with Mixbook, meaning that if you want to preserve the memories of your adventures overseas, you don’t need to be too crafty to conjure up a bespoke token of your travels.
Online printing services like this make it a breeze to compile a cohesive, attractive photo book. All you have to do is upload the images you want to use, pick out some beautiful templates, add captions – if desired- then let them handle the rest.
Transform your travel photos into a slideshow or video montage
Finally, you can bring photos to life, and make them more engaging, by creating a slideshow or video montage.
If you’re already familiar with photo editing programs like Adobe Photoshop, it shouldn’t be too difficult to construct an amazing visual story of your travels. Just select the best images from each destination and add some music in the background – bonus points if it’s relevant to the location – then let your creativity fly as you arrange them together.
Or why not try making a mini-movie? There are plenty of online platforms available where all you need is just a minute of footage and they will turn it into an awesome highlight reel.
If this has got your creative juices flowing, then remember you don’t just have to limit yourself to one medium for making your travel photos more memorable. Try as many techniques as you like, and get others to help if you get stuck.