It may have been ten years ago but you still remember that perfect vacation. Now you have a travel blog but you are wondering if you can write about your travel experiences back then. Can you? Does it count? Of course it does! Everyone has a distinctive perception about their experiences. As such, there will always be people interested in reading about your experiences. Here are four ways to use past vacations to create inspirational posts for your travel blog.
Think about how you felt in the moment. Where were you in your life back then? Were you happy or were you in the middle of difficult times? How did that influence your travel experience? When I went to San Francisco for the first time, buses were the main mode of transportation. I remember thinking how crowded they always seemed to be. There were people of all varieties riding these buses. It felt strange to share transportation with so many other people. At home, we all have vehicles. For some reason it was curious to me to see children also riding the bus with their parents. I remember thinking how strange it would be to raise children in such a crowded city.
That was my perception based on my limited experiences back then through the eyes of a young person with no children. Now, I don’t think it would be as much of a surprise to me because I am older with more life experiences.
Ask yourself if you have ever had a similar experience where you could remember something on vacation that made you think and compare it with what you would think about it today.
The best and worst part of the trip. What was the best part about your trip? What was the worst? If you could go back and change things, what would you change? What’s nice about remembering old vacations is that the things that stick out in your mind were the highlights/lowlights of your trip. These things you can jump right to and write down. Take some time to stroll down memory lane and remember as many details as possible. Try to step into your younger self and the mentality you had back then. You can write from that perspective or you can write from your present self, looking back on your younger self.
Who you spent it with. Did you travel with friends or family or did you travel alone? If you traveled with others then what do you remember most about them? How did their personalities influence your experience of the vacation? There is no doubt that vacations are influenced by the company you keep. It usually sets the tone for the kind of travel you take. Families tend to see family-oriented sites while a bunch of single friends will visit clubs and other places where young people hang out. Incorporate your travel memories with vivid descriptions of those you experienced them with.
Where you went and why you went there. How did you decide on the location? Why did you chose to go there? Is there a story behind the location? The purpose for the location you chose is just as important as the vacation itself. What were the determining factors for deciding on the destination? Answer these questions with a detailed description, remembering as much as you possibly can. Your readers may be looking for good reasons to visit the same place. Give them one.
It isn’t always necessary to travel right before posting a travel blog entry. You can recall past experiences and detail them from a unique perspective to give your readers a first person travel vacation experience through your eyes.
Source: Personal experience