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January 22, 2020

5 Ways to Chronicle Your Travels

Chronicling your travels is one of the best ways to share your journey or to simply process it all in your own mind. There are many ways of doing it though. If you’re looking for a way to chronicle your journey but you’re not sure which options are out there or which one is right for you, you’re in the right place. The 5 ideas discussed below all offer fantastic ways of tracking, sharing and immortalising your travels, so read on to learn more.

  1. Start a Blog

Starting a blog is a fun and flexible way to chronicle your travel experiences. It’s essentially a modern and open version of a travel journal. You can go in-depth when writing about your travel experiences and use it like you would a diary. You can also post photos and build a following by sharing your posts on social media if you think there’s an audience for what you’re writing.

  1. Go Analog and Catalogue Your Photos

We all take photos these days because we all have cameras that offer decent quality built into our phones. However, not everyone uses film and takes photos the old-fashioned way. You can have them printed and then keep them in an album. It’s a nice physical way to track your travels and you don’t get that with photos on your phone.

  1. Chronicle it All on Social Media

If the analog way is not for you and you’re more into doing things the modern way. Social media is a great tool for chronicling your travels, Instagram is particularly good for this kind of thing. Obviously, it’s entirely image-focused, allowing you to share snapshots from your travels, while also offering you space to write captions as well. It could be just what you’re looking for.

  1. Start Scrapbooking

More and more people are turning to scrapbooking to chronicle their travels, and it’s certainly an option you should consider too. All you need is some good scrapbook paper and your own creativity and you’re ready to get started on your scrapbooking journey. You can take whatever approach you want to take and that’s what’s so great about it.

  1. Collect a Momento from Each Place You Visit

Another simple and straightforward way of chronicling and memorialising your travels is to collect a momento from each and every place you visit. Whether it’s a postcard that you send home to yourself or a magnet or whatever else you might find, you should try to find something that’ll always remind you of the places you visited.

When you travel the world, you want to share it and you want to remember it all for years and decades to come. That’s why we all have that urge to chronicle our travels in one way or another. Hopefully at least one of the ideas above will work for you as you embark on your travels.

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May 15, 2019

6 Things To Consider Before Visiting New Jersey

If you’re planning a trip to New Jersey it is important you’re as organised as you can possibly be. For the best possible experience, having a plan is the best possible route to take. Whilst it might take a while to put together your final plan, it will make the whole experience that much more enjoyable. Whether that’s deciding where to stay or choosing activities to do whilst you’re there, there are a variety of different things you need to think about before you book. To help get you started, here are 6 things to consider when booking a trip to New Jersey:

  • What Is Your Overall Budget?

The first thing you need to decide is your overall budget as, without it, you won’t be able to make any further decisions. The best thing to do is think about all of the aspects of your trip, writing down the maximum amount you would be willing to spend on them. Once you have done that, you will be able to get a clear idea of what it is you’re willing to spend. As you start to book, you can move the budget around to suit your actual costs. For a guide to setting a vacation budget, you can visit this site here.

  • What Time Of Year Do You Want To Go?

The next thing you need to consider is what time of year you want to go. As an East Coast state, you will find that New Jersey goes through a variety of different seasons when it comes to weather. During winter it will be a little colder and during the summer it starts to heat up. Based on your vacation preferences, you’re going to want to pick the time of year that best suits you.

  • How Are You Going To Get There?

Next, you need to think about how you’re going to get there. Depending on where in the world you live, your route will be completely different. If you have a number of different potential routes, you need to consider which is the most cost and time effective. For a guide to choosing the best method of transportation, you can visit this site here.

  • Where Do You Want To Stay?

Before you start to book everything you need to decide where you want to stay. Whether you’re looking for a hotel or a rented apartment, choosing the right accommodation is essential for a great vacation. The best thing to do is take a look at all of your options, narrowing it down one by one.

  • What Are You Going To Do Whilst You’re There?

Once you know when you’re going, how you’re going to get there and where you’re going to stay – you need to think about what you’re going to do whilst you’re there. With a variety of different things including visiting Jersey Shore or learning all about the Mayor, Mayor Vauss, in Irvington, you can create a jam-packed itinerary of fun things to do.

  • Where Will You Eat And Drink?

Finally, it’s important you’re deciding where you want to eat and drink in advance. Whilst not all travellers will do this, it’s a great way to ensure you don’t miss any of the best places to dine. Do your research, make a list of your favourites and cross them off one by one during your visit.

Are you visiting New Jersey soon? What do you need to consider before you leave? Let me know in the comments section below.

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October 31, 2017

Havana || Travel & Leisure

Havana! It is hard to put into words what our quick visit to this (mystical) island was like. Being Cuban-American and the product of exiled families made it even more bitter sweet and intimidating. That being said, I am so glad I went and saw what life in 2017 is like in Havana as a visitor. It has been a bucket list trip for a long time and somehow, I finally convinced my parents (at the young age of 30 and married with a child) to let me go. Read more

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October 12, 2017

Shopping in Chicago || Lifestyle meets Travel

No lie, every time I bring up a family vacation to my husband this is his answer “Why do we need to leave the USA?? It’s the best damn country in the world. There’s loads to see here. Why do we need to go to a different country” While 99% of the time, I just roll my eyes, it does get my head thinking about easy weekend trips that would be way more cost effective than a trip to Italy.

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October 7, 2017

Destination Wedding Venues

There are so many different reasons you would want to plan a destination wedding – from a place with sentimental value, to loving to travel and wanting a different scene, to just wanting to get outta dodge. With so many beautiful venues all around the world, Five Dot Design compiled a list of some of her favorites – a few at which she’s had the pleasure of sharing a client. She’s also paired up one of her invitation designs that would be the perfect match for each wedding venue.

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