Regardless if you’ve never left the UK or travelled the world, you’ll likely want to track those travels without causing clutter or spending a vast amount. Here are 9 cheap ways to track where you’ve been in this world.
9 Ideas to Track your Travels
1. For the Digital Nomad
If you’re someone who wants zero clutter around the house, I highly recommend this minimal and gorgeous app called ‘been’. You can track your travels very slickly and see what percentage of areas you’ve been.
Those stats are default ones from the app store. My (lowly!) stats are:
North America: 2%
South America: 0%
Total World: 5%
2. For the Traditionalist
For the traditionalist traveller you cannot beat a good old fashioned map on the wall with pins in. This can be done extremely cheaply as places like The Works / Wilko’s sell maps and pins.
3. For the Minimalist
A photo album is a almost vintage concept now but it can serve as a beautiful way to preserve some of the best pictures of each holiday. You can find your best pics and have they printed at Boots or a photo shop for a low cost.
4. For the Writer
Keeping a diary of your travels is an excellent way to track the minutia moments of travelling. I’ve kept a few on different holidays and it’s amazing to read back on the little moments you’ve forgotten about.
5. For the Modern Adventurer
Scratch maps are stupidly popular and so they should be. We have a huge one ready to hang loud and proud in our dining room which will be decorated with our various adventures. Link here and only £15!
6. For the Vintage Lover
A globe with pins, stickers or flags looks quaint, adorably nerdy and old school. If I had the space I would totally add a globe with little flags in.
7. For the Magpie
If you love a bit of bling then you could get a charm bracelet with charms for all your travels. Here’s mine and it includes all my great loves, big achievements and travels I’ve been on. To keep it low end remember it doesn’t have to be silver or even a charm. I often buy necklaces or earrings and my jewellery puts them on the bracelet for a few pounds when I get it cleaned.
8. For the Romantic at Heart
Grab a travel scrapbook and pick a theme. Then grab one thing from each place you visit and label it in each page. This idea is very minimal but will always make you think of where you got it and the travels you had.
Cash / notes from the country
A leaf or pressed flower
9. Start a Travel Blog
You don’t have to reach thousands of people a day to enjoy writing a travel blog. It could be just for your or even just your friends and family. Set up fee’s are quite low and easy to maintain with a basic knowledge of blogging.