The thrill of the open road, the beauty of unexplored landscapes, and the rewarding feeling of discovery – RV travel can offer some of the most unforgettable experiences in life. However, as with all good things, trips come to an end, but the memories don’t have to.
Here are some creative ways to document your RV travel memories and keep the joy of the journey alive even after you’ve returned home:
How to Map Your Travel
Creating a custom map of your travels is a fantastic way to visualize your journey. Use a physical map and highlight your route or pin the destinations you’ve visited. You can also use digital map platforms with built-in GPS to record your path.
Here are just a few on the market. But if you are a DIYer, you can create your own!
Make a Photo Gallery Wall
Photographs are the perfect way to capture the essence of your travels. Design a photo gallery wall in your home or RV. Choose your favorite snaps, have them framed, and arrange them in a creative and eye-catching manner.
All you need is a general wall space and you can go wild with layout and different frames to really spruce up your wall with your favorite photos.
Decorate Your Refrigerator
Collect unique magnets from the places you visit and build a collage on your refrigerator door. They are easy to find, inexpensive, and offer a fun and colorful representation of your travels.
Try these on for size:
Journal Your Travels
It seems that journaling is becoming a lost art, especially when it comes to documenting your RV travels. Keeping a travel journal allows you to jot down your daily experiences, emotions, and thoughts. This can be a rewarding practice that helps you reflect on your travels more deeply.
Here are a few to get you started:
- Small Travel Journal/Scrapbook
- Adventure Scrapbook
- Don’t forget the kids! This is a great challenge activity book for them!
Make a Calendar
Turn your travel photos into a personalized calendar. Choose twelve of your favorite photos from your trips for each month. This way, you can relive your travels every day of the year.
There are a ton of calendar-making services out there. Here are a few:
Make Explosion Boxes
An explosion box is a three-dimensional scrapbook that ‘explodes’ with memories when opened. You can fill it with photos, souvenirs, and notes about your travels.
Here’s a couple to get you going:
- Explosion Box Set
- Lights Included Explosion Box
- Hexagon Explosion Box – includes a small middle-box for souvenir items.
Do a Scrapbook for Every Year
Creating a scrapbook for each year of your travels is another lovely way to preserve memories. Fill the pages with photographs, ticket stubs, postcards, and other mementos from your journey.
Every journey is unique, and so is the way we choose to remember it. These ideas should inspire you to keep your RV travel memories alive and well long after your return. So, grab a map, collect your photos, and start documenting your amazing travels! Keep your memories close, and have fun!
Don’t limit yourself to just creating traditional scrapbooks or calendars. For those who are more tech-savvy, why not try creating a digital photo album or video montage of your travels? There are many online platforms and apps that make it easy to compile and edit photos and videos from your trips.