What to Do With Your Travel Photos

What to do with your travel photos // Feast + West

Summer’s almost over and vacations are ending. So sad! But at least you can re-live it again and again with all those awesome travel photos.

At the beginning of the summer, I shared some tips on The Wetherills Say I Do for taking travel photos so you’d have something cool to do with them at the end of your trip. Whether you had an intent or not, there’s still plenty of ways to make the best of your camera roll now that you’re home and back to reality. Here are a few ideas for what to do with your travel photos.

Click through to learn what to do with your travel photos.

Utilize Instagram.

I love using Instagram as a travel guide, and of course for sharing photos while I’m gone. Another app you can use is Steller, which lets you incorporate your photos into awesome-looking stories and presentations. Make one and share it with your friends and family. You could also make sure to add a unique hashtag to all your photos, so they’ll all be in one spot on Instagram.

Order prints.

I love looking through my family’s huge boxes of photo prints, and who says I can’t create those for myself just because I take digital photos? Whether you take your memory card to the drugstore or order prints online somewhere like Shutterfly, a nice stack of photos will provide lifelong memories. You could also turn them into a photo wall in your home that you can change out or add to after each big trip!

Make a scrapbook.

And once you have the prints, you can put them together into a scrapbook. I never seem to have the patience for a project this big, but I am always envious of my friends who make gorgeous handmade scrapbooks. Save your mementos and combine them with your prints for a keepsake you will treasure forever.

Design a printed book.

No patience for scrapbooks either? I’m partial to the services that let you create books from your digital images. I love the ones from Chatbooks — get your first one free with the code 4J3H3UAJ — but there are so many out there, you can’t go wrong!

Write a blog post.

If you’re a blogger, you might consider sharing your travels with your readers. Tailor your post so that it still makes sense with your content. Food blogger? Make a recipe inspired by your trip. Style blogger? Show off a new piece from your trip or the fashions you wore while traveling. Lifestyle blogger? Put your travel photos or souvenirs on display in your home and photograph it.

What do you do with your travel photos?

If you liked this post, you might enjoy my Instagram 101 series. I’ve got some new posts lined up for this fall! // susannah 

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  1. Melissa says

    Thanks for the tips, especially about Chatbooks. I’ll have to check that out! Another fabulous tool for photo books is Blurb. I’ve done about a dozen books over the years and love, love, love their quality.

    The gallery wall is great, too! That’s more incentive to make one of those cute DIY galleries I’ve seen on Pinterest. 😉

  2. Courtney Leigh says

    Ugggh, I’m so bad about actually doing anything with my travel photos. I’d love to make scrapbooks for each trip I’ve taken, but as you mention, that’s a huge project and I usually don’t get around to it. Here’s to hoping and feeling inspired!

  3. Erin says

    THANK YOU. This is such a great post — I have a million gazillion photos and don’t know what to do with them. Going to make a chatbook this week.

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