After a long day on the road we drove through the snow-capped mountains near gorgeous Lake Tekapo and I started thinking about where to stay. I quickly scanned our Lonely Planet New Zealand guide book for accommodation options. The review on Omahau Downs caught my attention. I quickly called, confirmed they had accommodation available which would be suitable for our party and arranged to visit in ten minutes time to have a look. Omahau Downs subsequently became one of the best places we stayed on our New Zealand trip.
Our dark-o-clock alarm went off unexpectedly, rousing us both from a deep sleep. After tossing and turning to try to get to sleep the previous night it was finally time. We prepared to go to the airport with a sense of keen anticipation bubbling through our veins. After a year of planning it was finally time to go!
Travel is ephemeral. Whether you travel for a few days or a year you mostly return home with memories. We try to capture those memories through physical reminders such as photos, diaries and other mementos. Often they end up lurking in a cupboard or on a bookshelf without being an active reminder of the magic of your trip. So how can you trigger memories of a particular trip on a regular basis?