Memory hacks to remember your next holiday

How can photos bring back more memories?

May 26, 2023

Looking back on holiday snaps can be a great hook to bring back more memories. They can act a bit like a memory palace where you can retrieve lots of other information. But be careful, you want to make sure that you are not just reliving the one moment in the photo.

What about this photo?

We were on our way to a country retreat property and to break up the journey, I decided a bit of Yoga was in order. In truth I was half trying to stretch out my body to ease the trip and half trying to show off to my partner. It was good, and funny, he was taking lots of photos and I felt like a movie star. Until… I got stuck. I spent the next few days pretending I had not pulled a hamstring.

But there is more for me to unpack in this photo, I seem to recall my hair was dirty (hence the hat) because we packed and left in a hurry. And I was worried that by taking a break we would be late to the destination where we were meeting our friends. I felt harried and frumpy and was desperate for a bit of attention and praise. That will teach me 😊.

There are even more stories that I could tell you about this photo, but I won’t bore you. The lesson is, question yourself about what else was going on leading up to and away from the moment of the photo.

So, what else can you do to make your next adventure unforgettable? I’ve teamed up with KAYAK to help you make more core memories on your next holiday. Read the KAYAK blog for more tips.

Note: This campaign is a paid partnership with KAYAK.



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