Immersive Ways To Remember Your Travelling Experience
Travelling is an enriching, maturing, memorable experience that changes the way a person thinks of themselves, and the world around them. Although there was a dip in a number of students going on a gap year during the recession years, figures show that the numbers are rising again. It’s no surprise really, as the benefits of travelling are so much more far-reaching than they were before.
Just some travelling benefits include:
- Meeting new people
- Gaining life experience
- Gaining independence
- Having rich backdrops and subjects for photography
- Work experience in other cultures and lifestyles
- Learning about new foods, sports and cultures in a way you never can online or in a book
- Being in situations and places that naturally lend themselves to blogs and vlogs
- Having the opportunity to have rich life experiences to include on a CV
- Having the opportunity to seek out educational and work experiences in other countries
With remote working, building your own business, and the sharing of global job opportunities being so common now, travelling is so much more common and reachable than it used to be, but that doesn’t make it a disposable life experience.
Whether you’ve been on a gap year before you start university, or you’re later on in life, and you’re fitting in lots of trips to beautiful and exotic places, it is likely you will want to keep the memories of your adventures alive. There are lots of immersive ways to do this, including printing photos out of the most memorable day, framing ticket stubs and leaflets you’ve collected on your way, or getting the clothes you took with you turned into a blanket or stuffed toy.
If you are looking for a more creative and immersive way to remember your trip, perhaps you want to feel more immersed in the experience you had, then the following tips should give you some great inspiration. Presenting immersive ways to remember your travelling experience. These travel tips will help you to remember your travel experience in some creative ways.
An At Home Spa
If you have travelled in Asia, you will know that the spa culture is huge, and you’ve likely experienced at least one spa experience, or if you’re lucky, several. To remind you of the deeply relaxing and for some, spiritual experience of a Thai spa, you won’t have to catch the 11-hour flight to Bangkok. The immersive way to recreate this authentic spa experience is to ensure all the senses are catered for. For example; a common scent used in Thai and Indonesian spa’s is jasmine. You could use a jasmine reed diffuser in your bathroom, light a jasmine scented candle and enjoy it whilst you pamper yourself, or even make your own essential oil bath bomb to completely submerge yourself in the scent that reminds you of your time in Asia the most. You might also want to add luxurious towels and bathrobes to your bathroom, get some natural dried petals to sprinkle in the bath, or even have a go at a massage session with your partner using Thai-inspired massage oils.
One really great thing to do whilst you travel is to have a playlist you are continually building throughout the trip. It could list a song you heard in a cafe you loved, a song where the lyrics really rang true to you at a certain point in the trip, or even just a song that kept being played on your journeys. If you didn’t manage to write down the songs during the trip, don’t worry. Have a shower or a bath, get comfortable and try to relax and think about your trip from beginning to end. Try to remember the different songs that played at different times and then create a special playlist you can enjoy any time you want to remember this wonderful time in your life. Struggling to remember many songs? Perhaps you could get some traditional music from the area you visited to take your mind back to the area.
A Travel Inspired Menu
One of the most memorable parts of any trip is the food. Every country, and sometimes region, has its own cuisine, and no doubt you’ll have tried plenty of new food during your trip, some pretty adventurous (that you would rather forget!), and some so delicious you would love to recreate it at home. Luckily, with social media, and the internet, there is no doubt you will be able to find the recipe you need to recreate your favourite dish. Maybe it’s efo shoko from Lagos, Balinese lawar, Canadian poutine or traditional fluffy American pancakes. Whatever takes your fancy, grab a recipe and ingredients, plan a travel inspired night and invite friends round to share your experience with you, it’s the perfect way to reminisce.
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself” – Danny Kaye
Hopefully, these three tips have helped inspire you to remember your travel experience in some creative and truly immersive ways. Who knows, they might even inspire you to book your next trip! Happy travelling!
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