Travel Tips and Ideas

Reliving Your Favorite Vacations From Home

by Haley Dobrowski | Oct 25, 2022
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You may be one of those travelers wishing you could travel multiple times a year. However, sometimes for all sorts of reasons that may not be possible. So, how do you keep your internal passion for travel alive and well during the times you can’t travel? We’ve come up with a few tips on how you can relive some of your favorite vacations from home!

Bringing Your Vacation Back to Life

Have you ever brought back knick-knacks from your past trips and displayed them throughout your house? Each time you walk past them, you might be reminded of when and where you purchased or received that particular piece. If you haven’t brought anything back, try ordering some items online that remind you of the places you’ve been; think boomerang if you’ve been to Australia. Making your home a museum of your memories is just one way to teleport yourself back to those moments!

Video Chatting Your Travel Buddies

Making friends all over the world is one of the best parts about traveling. Hopefully, there are people that you have connected with on social media throughout your time exploring other places. Maybe you even send letters back and forth with a pen pal. Either way, consider hopping on a video conference with the people that you cherish; no matter how many miles away from you they may be. Try setting up a time to have one of these calls to catch up and even reminisce about the times you spent together.

Organizing Your Travel Photos

Whether you have printed versions of your photos, haven’t downloaded them from your camera, or keep them all on your phone, organizing photos can be a great way to relive the moments you spent away. By going through your photos, you can relive the moments and emotions that you experienced when the picture was taken. There may even be times where we forget about a certain detail or event until we are reminded by looking at our pictures. Try organizing trips into their own albums on your computer or phone. You can even take it a step further and organize those albums into smaller collections – food on the trip, scenery, by day, etc.

Using Your Creative Outlet

Using your creative outlet to relive a trip that you enjoyed is a great way to keep occupied and create something wonderful. Try drawing or painting your favorite picture from your last trip. You could even try to paint something from memory and compare it to an actual picture of that particular place or thing. Consider finding a recipe of your favorite dish you ate while on that trip. The flavors might bring you right back to the moment you took your first bite. If you enjoy video creation, try using those photos and clips from that trip to produce a montage or timeline of the trip that you're trying to relive. The options can be endless.


As you're going through these memories, try writing down everything and anything you can remember. The more you challenge yourself to recall, the more detailed your journal may be. You may be surprised with how much you can come up with. And, if you already have a journal from each trip you’ve gone on, consider reading through what you wrote. Maybe remember to bring a notebook on your next trip if you enjoy this memory tool.


The day may come when you’ll embark on your next adventure. You may want to consider checking out a travel protection plan for each trip you plan. Visit our website or talk to your travel advisor to learn more. But, until the next vacation, we hope these tips will help you to relive your happiest of travel memories!





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