Tips for Documenting Family Vacations

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There is just some music that screams ROAD TRIP to me. John Denver- ‘Country Roads’ and The Proclaimers- I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) are just a few. I love a good road trip. I love getting in the car; good music on the radio, leaving behind schedules, commitments, and having the freedom to see and experience new places. Summer is coming! After so much was canceled last summer, it is exciting to be planning vacations and road trips again.

How about you?

Are you in full-fledged vacation planning mode? The school year is finishing, Memorial Day is just a week away. Summer is almost here! As vacation time gets closer let’s think about how we want to document those special memories. I have some tips I want to share with you. Taking some time to think through these tips now will help ensure that when you return home you are able to document your trip the way you want to.

Tips for documenting your summer vacation.

  • Think of the end in mind. How do you want to document your vacation? Just photos, just video or combination. Do you want to add journaling, there are many possibilities.
  • Don’t forget the charger.
  • Think about including a large overview and the small details. For example, get an overview of the whole trip with a map and the small details with ticket stubs, your favorite meal, or car game.
  • Try documenting different perspectives. Give the camera to different family members to document an activity or day.
  • Keep in mind what you would like to document, do it, and then put the camera down It will be ok if a photo or video is missed. If you are involved in the memory and experience with your family that is priceless.
  • A top 10 list for each family member is a fun way to include everyone in documenting the vacation.
  • One more thing, don’t get hung up on perfect. It’s the memories that live deep in us, not the perfect photo op. If you have a picture that is blurry or one person has their eyes closed but it is special to you that is ok.

I sure hope you can make some special memories this summer with your family and friends. Using these tips can help you build special memories that come from family vacations and help you document your trip in a way that you can enjoy long after you come home.

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Happy traveling!

Find Joy

in your photos again.