Last week, our family went down to Scottsdale Arizona for a family vacation. The weather was beautiful, we had so much fun, and we made a lot of great memories that I know we will all remember. Vacation is one thing that we specifically set money aside for so we make sure to go a couple of times a year. A lot of times, I think that the memories made on vacation are some that you remember your entire life. I remember being a child and going to Disneyland for the first time. There are some things that I remember so vividly from that vacation and it’s fun to look back on. I have pictures and a map of the park at the time that I look back on often to help me remember that vacation. I want to be able to remember our family vacations and I definitely feel that it’s important to document them.
As a YesVideo Ambassador, I’ve taken the time to step back over the last few months to see how I am documenting our everyday life, milestones and family vacations. I have a few tips that I think will help you preserve those memories for years to come.
- Invest in a camera or smart phone – This is my #1 when it comes to traveling. I like to be able to grab my camera or phone and take video or pictures while in the moment. I’ve never regretting having them with me and it’s so fun to look back on. With the advanced technology that we have now, you can invest in one of the two for a lot less than you used to. And the picture and video quality has come a long ways over the year.
- Journal and record your thoughts – Take a few moments at the end of the day to jot down your feelings or what happened that day. It only takes a few minutes and will help you remember if you want to blog or scrapbook it later.
- Use Social Media to help you document! There are a lot of times that I will upload pictures to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook while we are in the moment. It’s nice to have those pictures to pull from later.
- Make sure to compile and document soon after you get home – We are all busy and life gets in the way. Take the time to document and preserve your pictures and memories shortly after you get home. I compile mine into a family blog, and you can get an idea of how I do that here. That way you don’t get 10 years down the road with 15 family vacations that you are trying to organize pictures from or remember at one time.
What was your favorite family vacation growing up or what has been your favorite vacation you’ve taken with your family?
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