What to Do with Travel Photos

We all go on vacation and take tons of pictures. Many of our pictures include scenic viewpoints, famous landmarks, and family moments. Then, you get home and start to think “what do I do with these photos”? After you share them with family and friends or post some on social media, then what? Well, I’d like to share some ideas on what our family has done, and help you decide what to do with travel photos that will make you want to keep the travel bug alive.

what to do with travel photos

Ideas of What to Do with Travel Photos

While there are thousands of ideas on what to do with travel photos, some of them are just too expensive or don’t really match the decor of your house. I’ve put together a list of what our family does and why we try to update some of our pictures every 2-3 years.

Travel Photo Map

We have a family bucket list goal of visiting all 50 states before our kids graduate high school. One of the things we do with our travel photos is put a family picture of us in a personalized travel map. This map has outlines of each of the 50 states. When we visit that state for the first time, our job is to take a picture in front of something iconic that will represent the state well enough for our travel photo map. Check out how far along we are by reading my post on our personalized travel map. You can buy them on Amazon or Etsy.

Travel Photo Map

Photo Coasters

This is the newest idea on our list of what to do with travel photos. These photo coasters are a great way to keep you smiling and reminiscing about your vacation. We only bought a pack of 4, but now that we’ve used them a few times, I want another pack because they are so darn cute! These photo coasters look like Polaroid pictures, and while Amazon has many varieties of photo coasters, we chose these based off of price and highly rated reviews.

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what to do with travel photos

Memory Wall Ideas

We have a giant poster that we created online and had framed. Our first one had pictures of just my husband and me on our trips before we had kids. Then, we created another one to include family pictures. We have so many personalized wall decor items that we’ve gifted ourselves in the last few years. It brings a smile just to walk past it every day.

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Unique Photo Displays

There are so many ways to display your photos after a vacation. You can go simple, and buy a frame, or create a collage of pictures. Etsy has quite a few creative ideas for what to do with travel photos. Here are some ideas for unique photo displays around the house.

what to do with travel photos
what to do with travel photos

Travel Keepsake Ideas

Most people want to remember their trip in some way. If you are looking for more ideas for what to do with travel photos, here are some other unique travel keepsake ideas that can either be gifted to family members or to yourself to remember a specific vacation.

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travel keepsake ideas

Sometimes for a big trip, we will decide to create a travel keepsake. We did this on our Disney Cruise, as well as our summer road trip around the national parks including Grand Teton to Yellowstone. Other times, we just create photo collages of our favorite family photos when we see a unique photo display idea on Etsy.

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2 thoughts on “What to Do with Travel Photos”

  1. Kaylie | Happiness travels here

    This is my biggest struggle. I want to make video slide shows of our trips that we can have playing on the TV. I tasked my other half with this job and it hasn’t happened yet. I love the framed poster idea as well.

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