If you’ve had your share of traveling, you know how tempting it is to take tons of photos to remember the moments and sights along the way. But what happens when you get home? Do they just fall by the wayside, linger on your phone, or get tucked away in a file on your computer?
These mementos can become reminders of happy times on days when maybe things aren’t going so well, or perhaps the routine is getting, well, a little too routine.
Here are some ideas of what to do with those piles of travel photos.
Custom Designed Travel Photo Mug
Every morning you can wake up and pull out your favorite mug and be reminded of that trip to Key West, or perhaps Paris. While there are many options to include just one photo, there are others that allow you to add a collage of your favorite travel photos. These can be on a regular size mug or a larger 15-ounce size. Customize it in a way that will thrill you each time you see it.
You simply choose the template you like best and upload your photos.
And the best part, is that it is so simple to create your own photo mug. Order more than one, then enjoy the memories
Annual or Daily Calendar
What better way to remember those incredible travels than to be reminded of them each month? It’s easy to create a calendar. And you can organize the photos to go with the season and month. A beach scene for a summer month, and a ski trip photo for a winter month. If you have hundreds of travel photos, then you might want to consider creating a daily desktop calendar as well.
Photo Book of your Travels –or a Photo Memoir
These days books and eBooks are easily put together and self-published. Create a travel memoir with photos, describing each to provide a look inside your adventurous life.
You can also make a series of photo album type books to flip through whenever you’re feeling a bit restless, or just want to relive those special moments.
Travel Themed Feature Wall
With stacks of travel photos at your disposal, find an empty wall to create as a Travel Feature Wall. Align similar colors and themes. Frame and arrange these any way you like and change them around occasionally.
Whenever you walk into the room, you’ll smile at the memories. This is also a fun way to share your best travel photos with all your family and friends in a new way.
Museum Art for Your Wall
Choose your favorite travel photos and turn them into museum art. You can have them printed on canvas and hang all-around your house or apartment.
Tile Drink Coasters
You can make your own tile drink coasters or order them from someone else. This is a subtler way of showing off your travel photos to others. You may also want to create a set for family and friends.
If you find you have too many good travel photos to choose just a few to hang on your wall, a creative solution is to create a collage poster. Shrink each photo down and add them in the order you see fit. Usually, these posters can accommodate between 50 and 200 photos.
The great thing about scrapbooks is that you can add more than just travel photos. Any maps, brochures, train tickets, and other travel memorabilia can be added alongside the photos.
Quilts have become works of art these days, and adding your travel photos to one can inspire you anytime. Use it to cover your bed or a guest bed. Use it to keep you warm while watching a movie on the couch. Or, hand the photo quilt on the wall. If you’re not much of a quilter or seamstress yourself, there are many options available on Etsy.
Coffee Table Book
A great addition to any coffee table display is a beautifully crafted coffee table size book. Why not make it your book with photos of your travels? Another idea to display your travel photos is to arrange them on a table surface then cover with glass.
Any of these ways to display your travel photos can remind you of your travels, and at the same time, feed that wanderlust inside of you. Whether you’re sipping on your coffee from your travel collage mug in the mornings, or glancing at the canvas print of that trip to Manhattan before going to bed, your memories will remain part of your every day.