Regardless, of how you travel you usually end up taking a lot of photos. They are a great way to chronicle your adventures. Sharing them with others is a nice way to let others know how you are getting on. Friends and family always appreciate your doing this, especially if you are going away for more than a few weeks.
There are lots of ways you can share your snaps. As you will see, there is no need to limit yourself to sharing them on Facebook or Instagram.
Send someone a canvas print as a gift
If you are going to be away for someone’s birthday, you will, no doubt, want to send them a present. A great way of doing this is uploading one of your best photos to somewhere like hellocanvas. They will print it out for you and send it directly to your loved one’s home. If you want to make it extra special, you can have it gift-wrapped and include a birthday message.
Send other photo gifts
But, you do not have to limit yourself to sending photos for the walls, as gifts. There are some really great online print firms out there. They can easily take a nice photo you send them and turn it into a laptop, phone or tablet cover. Landscapes and shots of buildings are perfect for this. Just make sure the person you are sending it to has not updated their device since you last saw them, before placing your order.
Set up an online travel journal
There is no reason why you shouldn’t post your photos on Facebook and Instagram as you travel. Doing this does not take long and everyone can view them. But, this is not the best way to create long-term memories.
Years later, you will struggle to re-find all of your favourite memories. The latest stuff you have posted will push your trip photos further and further down the list.
A good way to get past this issue is to create an online travel journal. If you know how to build a website, you can do it the way I have. Or, if you prefer, you can use an app like this one. Provided you choose a shareable one your friends and family will be able to see and enjoy your travel photos and notes. Better still, provided you pay the fees they will be available to view for many years to come.
Create a travel map
Lastly, for someone who is very close to you, like your mum or partner, you could create a travel map and have it printed off. It is possible to create one that has each off your stop-off points plotted out.
As you travel to each place send them a special photo and message. When they receive it they can print it out and pin it to the wall map. It is a great way for them to keep track of your progress and see where you have been. Plus, when you get home you will have a nice visual reminder of your travels to enjoy. They look great, as well.