Every trip is super special for me, and I love to make sure I remember my trips and journeys in the years and decades to come. Some of my favourite memories are the ones I have written down in travel journals and scrapbooks, so I always try and keep little things, or buy myself little momentos from my holidays.
I love moleskin journals, and they’re such good quality that they last for year and years. I actually have one from years ago (6 years to be precise!) that I filled out each week when I travelled in New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. I stuck in photos, filled out itineraries and just wrote down everything I wanted to remember.
Photos and prints
Always print your photos, bonus points if you can print them and stick them in a journal (above). But if you’re not the journal type, then just get them printed and put them in a lovely box. I like Homesense for boxes, and Lalalab for prints (both pretty affordable). You can always write little memories and notes on the back of your photos.
Keeping the currency from where you’re been is another really nice way to keep little momentos. All currency is different, and collecting coins isn’t such a rare hobby – lots of people do it. If you forgot to save your currency, you can always get some after the fact, for example silver dollars from Golden Eagle Coins.
A snowglobe or a magnet
Two pretty typical souvenirs, but when you start collecting them and displaying them, they look a kinda epic all together. My Mother in law collects magnets, and her fridge is full of them – it’s great fun to stand and look at them all and try and spot all of the locations.