While vacation may be the perfect time to relax, if you’re going to invest a lot of money into your next vacation, it’s also important to focus on making the most of your trip by trying to create as many special memories as possible. Especially if you plan on spending your vacation with loved ones such as a romantic partner, your family, or a group of friends.
Be open to being spontaneous:
Even if you’re the type of individual who loves to plan out every moment of their vacation in advance, if you’re not open to being spontaneous, you could miss out on making memories of a lifetime. For example, while you may want to research local restaurants in advance, you may walk past a family-run restaurant that looks really busy and that is off the beaten tourist track which may offer the most authentic, delicious food in the city that you’re visiting. Or you may end up making friends who invite you to try out a fun activity with them such as beach volleyball, wine tasting, rock climbing, or taking a dance class. Alternatively, you may happen to walk past a local festival or fair, which you’ll be able to explore.
Purchase hand made souvenirs that will remind you of your vacations:
While you may not want to spend a small fortune on souvenirs, it’s a lovely idea to purchase at least one special, hand-made souvenir from every country that you visit. As every time that you look at your carefully chosen souvenirs, you’ll be reminded of the day that you brought it. For example, if you have a custom shirt made for you at a tailor in Thailand, you’ll remember your trip to Thailand. Or if you buy a Venetian mask in Venice, you’ll always remember your time in bella Italia.
Make sure that you have a portable battery for your phone:
As the last thing that you want to have happen on vacation is for your smart phone to run out of battery while you’re exploring a new destination, it’s a wise idea to make sure to pack a portable battery pack for your smart phone. So that when your phone only has 10% battery left, you’ll be able to quickly charge your smart phone back up to 100% battery. Which will allow you to continue taking photos and videos of your adventures. Which will help you look back at the special memories which you made overseas. Even if you plan on going camping, you can purchase solar-powered portable batteries, that you’ll find convenient.
Sign up for an online journal:
There are many online journals that will allow you to upload digital diary entries and photos that you’ll be able to look back on for years to come. All you’ll need to start writing your first diary entry is an account that is linked to your email. So you won’t have to worry about losing access to your online travel journal if you forget your password. As you’ll easily be able to reset your password.
So if you don’t want to forget the incredible memories which you’ll make over a lifetime of travel and adventure, it’s well worth remembering all of the useful hints and tips that are listed above.