What I do with my travel photos once I’ve returned home

As we creep ever closer to the due date of our first child, it’s got us thinking about photos an storage options as no doubt we will take endless snaps of our little one once she arrives.

This realisation that we need to purchase a bigger hard drive for said photos got me reminiscing over our old snaps from the 9 years we’ve been together and in particular, some of our holiday snaps.

Destination 2 conveniently got in touch around the same time (a very strange coincidence I will just confirm) and asked me what exactly I did with those holiday snaps and whether I printed them out or stored them in albums or photo frames. They’ve recently found some stats when it comes to travel photos and I thought I’d share them with you below:

“29 per cent admit to leaving snaps on the computer. A further 29 per cent admit to not doing anything with them at all while over 14 per cent go as far as putting them in a separate folder on their phone.

When it came to making hard copies of the images, only 12.5 per cent of holidaymakers make the effort to get them printed. The remainder of us either create an album on our phones or share them on social media.”

I will be completely honest and say that I am in that 29% who leave their snaps on their computer as well as not making hard copies either.
Playa Blanca, Lanzarote – 2016

Now we have a baby due imminently, it has made me start to question how I store my travel photos in future especially now they will include her as well as the two of us. I think we will still store them on a hard drive for safe keeping but my plan is to print some of my favourites in future and frame them in the house to make it a little more homely as well.
Bob’s family have always stored their photos on a hard drive but back in 2013 when we went to Florida as a family, Bob’s dad turned the videos and photos into a DVD which was around 45-60 minutes long. It was a fantastic way to capture what was an incredible holiday and every year we get the DVD out to reminisce about the holiday and how much we can’t wait to return only now it will be with a little one as well.
When we have family holidays in future I think this would be a fantastic way of storing our treasured memories and making a little film about each year and the adventures we took as a family.
New Zealand All Blacks – Rugby World Cup 2015
Rotorua, North Island New Zealand 2015
Ox Pasture Hall, Yorkshire – 2016
How do you store your travel memories?
Laura x
*This has been a collaborative post with Destination 2, all content and photos are my own*

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