Holiday Memories with a Memory Map: Creative Ways to Document Your Travels - Rachel The Turtle Journal

Holiday Memories with a Memory Map: Creative Ways to Document Your Travels

Scrapbooking and journaling have long been creative ways to document memories, hold onto special mementos and express yourself. But when it comes to travelling, traditional scrapbooking can be difficult and space consuming. That's why creating Memory Maps is a great way for Aussies who love to scrapbook and journal to document their travels!

A memory map is a visual representation of the area you're visiting that includes all the important landmarks, attractions and activities that you experienced on your trip. It's not only a great way to remember where you went, but an artful way of bringing your experiences together into one place. The best part about it? You don't need any special skills or supplies—all you need is a pen or pencil, some paper and your creativity!

Here are some tips for how to make the most out of your memory map:

Start with a simple sketch of the main roads or areas you visited during your trip. You can use online maps or even draw it by hand if you prefer.

Once you have an idea of what the general layout looks like, start adding in important landmarks like restaurants, hotels or parks that made your trip memorable. Feel free to add in details like parking spots, shops or street names that will help jog your memory later on when looking back at the map.

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To make it extra creative and unique, add fun elements such as drawings or decorative stickers that match with each landmark or highlight something special from your visit (for example stickers shaped like safari animals if you went on a game drive).

For an added touch of personalization use different coloured pens for different members of the family if travelling as a group—this adds an extra layer to both remembering everyone’s experience as well as making it visually more engaging!

If possible leave some blank spaces for photos so that when looking back at them in the future they will bring back fond memories from each site visited.

Once finished make sure to include titles such as “Our Trip To [Destination]” at the top so it’s easy to identify later on down the road!

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Creating memory maps is an excellent way for those who love scrapbooking, journaling and junk journaling to document their trips without having to take up too much space in luggage! Not only do they provide structure but also allow for creative expression through drawing and decoration—making them perfect souvenirs long after you get home!

Plus they are super easy to store afterwards either digitally (online photo albums) or physically in notebooks/scrapbooks which makes sure that none of those wonderful travel memories gets forgotten over time…so what are you waiting for? Start documenting those travels today!

Here are some topics you could include in your memory map:

Main attractions or landmarks visited

Restaurants or eateries you visited

Places of accommodation stayed in

Local experiences such as cultural festivals, markets, or attractions

Natural wonders such as mountains, forests or beaches visited

Museums, galleries, and other historical sites explored

Outdoor activities such as hiking trails or scenic drives taken

Shopping venues and stores visited

Artwork and sculptures seen on the trip

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