It was not even 10 years ago when I went on my last BIG European adventure with friends and family. And, I have a photo album, from Target, with over 400 photos printed in it, to showcase the three month vacay.
If I think about how many trips I’ve been on since my hard copy photo album has made an appearance, there are more than I can count on both hands. But, where are my photos?
Some on CD (yes, that’s right, CD), some on USB, some on my Mum’s old 1999 Dell laptop, my portable hard drive, my friends camera roll, my camera roll, the cloud, Facebook, Instagram, in my trash to create more room. Anyway, you get the gist.
Personally, I am not going to collate or print all the pics I have taken over the last 10 years in trips. It just won’t happen. Those memories are now tucked away in my very young mind. But, this whole thought made me curious to look at what’s out there nowadays to capture and store one’s travel experiences and memories – neatly and in one central place.
Here’s what we found.
Wandersnap – You can now have a pro photographer come along and capture your moments with you as you travel. No more selfies, just natural photos, capturing your fun journey.
Mylio (“My life is organised”) – Does just that. Mylio acts as a photo organiser, collates all your photos from different mediums, puts the pieces back together again to make a whole picture, then makes that picture available on all your devices. If Mylio also existed in all facets of life, that would be great.
TripPix by Shutterfly – If you’re anything like my folks (most likely not), and take photos on the iPad from 50m away then want to print them, TripPix has you covered. They’ve actually revived the photo album for us millennials, making it easy to get your photos off your iPhone and into a travel photo book just like the good ol’ days.
Creating memories on your travels is half the experience. Maintaining those memories and being able to relive them is the other half. Make your trips worth it, store those pics. There’s something really nice about looking back on photo albums from years and years ago. Tangible memories stay forever.