Visiting London, given the thriving capital it is, is an exciting experience you’ll be likely to want to talk about for years to come. As you return back to your every-day life, wherever it is that you live, you’ll look back at the time you spent exploring and marvelling at everything the heart of the UK had to offer, with fond eyes and an insatiable itch to return.
What if I told you though that you could live vicariously through your memories of London by being smart about recording your experiences? Thanks the web and digital technology this is now easier than ever. As these following four unique ways help to show.
Build a Blog
Charting your experiences and talking about what you discover in London on a blog is a great way to keep a lasting record of your time as well as provide value to other people contemplating a trip. These days you can get started with a blog really easily, whether using tools like 1&1 or going your own way with WordPress.
The benefits of keeping a digital diary, letting your voice shine through and sharing with others the thoughts and feelings you have while traipsing along the Thames or ambling down the South Bank, are numerous. Not just for you but also for friends and family who have the ability to keep up with your travels at their own pace and time.
Make a Video Series
Another cool way to discover more about London and show the world your experiences? Keeping a video diary or producing a video series on your trip.
Through YouTube and quick camera editing features (most of which you can find on a regular smartphone), you can now produce videos for the web at a drop of a hat. Interweave these with clever editing or possible interviews spotlighting other travellers or people living in London and suddenly you might have something very interesting on your hands.
If videos and writing aren’t your thing maybe you can get into a photography series, showcasing unusual elements of London or producing photos on a theme with some kind of twist.
What about hunting down a large number of red telephone boxes and seeing how you can photograph them creatively? What about a photo outside every Tube stop in London? There are so many options you could explore when it comes to producing something interesting that helps highlight your own creativity and also the amazing wonder there is in London.
Last but not least, there’s also the option of a mini-podcasting or even full podcasting during your trip. Perhaps you could produce something on the scale of a radio show, documenting the things you discover, the landmarks you explore and explaining a little of the history and significance while also throwing in the sounds of the city along with it. Releasing it out into the world via iTunes or other podcasting platforms and other people get to benefit from your learning too.
Who knows perhaps the way you present London in the new media age might lead on to other new and exciting opportunities?
It definitely beats postcards!