10 Ways to Remember Your Trip to Hawaii

Posted on: June 18, 2024

Whether you’re planning your epic trip to Hawaii or have already arrived at its sandy shores, you may be eager to find creative ways to capture and cherish the precious memories you’ve made or plan to make. Say goodbye to the traditional photo albums and say hello to 10 unique ways to commemorate your Hawaii vacation that go beyond the snapshots. Let’s dive in and explore 10 ways to remember your trip to Hawaii for years to come!

1. Create a Travel Journal with Keepsakes:

Document your Hawaii escapades in a personalized travel journal, combining written memories with small keepsakes like seashells, postcards, and ticket stubs. Capture your thoughts, impressions, and favorite moments, allowing your journal to become a treasure trove of cherished memories.

Travel journals with writing and drawings stacked on top of each other

2. Design a Custom Map Art Print:

Turn your Hawaiian island hopping into a stunning piece of wall art with a custom map art print. Choose your favorite islands, landmarks, and beaches to create a personalized map that serves as a visual reminder of your unforgettable adventures in paradise.

3. Create a Vacation Playlist:

Our memories are very closely tied to our senses, such as hearing. So, creating a playlist of all the songs you listen to or hear while in Hawaii can help take you back to those wonderful memories and relive them! Include a song recommended by a local, that you heard in a bar, or a few songs from Hawaiian artists.

Make sure to add Iz, a local favorite, to your collection. His melodies capture the essence of Hawaii and can transport you back to the islands with just a few notes. Find Iz’s music here: The Official Site of Israel IZ Kamakawiwo`ole – This is the place for everything “IZ” Music, Stories, Videos. (izhawaii.com)

4. Make a Vacation Video Montage:

Bring your Hawaii memories to life with a vacation video montage. Compile video clips and snippets of your adventures set to your favorite Hawaiian tunes. Share your video with friends and family or keep it as a personal memento of your unforgettable trip.

5. Preserve Pressed Flowers and Leaves:

Capture the beauty of Hawaii’s flora by pressing flowers and leaves collected during your explorations. Arrange them in a shadow box or frame to create a botanical masterpiece that brings a touch of Hawaii’s natural splendor into your home.

NOTE: Look into rules and regulations considering Hawaii’s flora to make sure that you are not disturbing the environment or any endangered plant species.

Pressed flowers on a blank journal page.

6. Collect Local Artwork and Crafts:

Support local artists and craftsmen by collecting unique artwork and handmade crafts during your Hawaii vacation. Choose pieces that resonate with you, whether it’s a vibrant painting, intricately carved woodwork, or a piece of hand-blown glass.

7. Print Your Photos Onto Something Special:

Instead of a regular photo album or Facebook feed, print some of your favorite photos onto coasters or wooden board. There are many cool ways to display your photos whether that’s within a flipbook, printed out on polaroids you can hang with a clothesline or by making a custom phone case out of them. You can even turn your trip photos into wrapping paper!

8. Learn to Cook Hawaiian Cuisine:

Bring a taste of Hawaii home by learning to cook traditional Hawaiian dishes. Take a cooking class, experiment with local ingredients, and recreate your favorite island flavors in your own kitchen. Share your culinary creations with loved ones and reminisce about your Hawaiian culinary adventures.

9. Capture the Spirit of Aloha with a Hawaiian Tattoo:

Embrace the Hawaiian tradition of body art by getting a tattoo while on the islands. Many tattoo lovers commemorate a trip through a tattoo that relates to a special experience or symbolizes their trip in some way. You can even get matching tattoos with your companions!

10. Plant a Hawaiian Garden:

Create a mini Hawaiian oasis in your backyard by planting a Hawaiian garden filled with tropical flowers, lush foliage, and aromatic herbs. Incorporate native Hawaiian plants like plumeria, hibiscus, and ti leaves to evoke the spirit of the islands and transport you back to paradise.

By exploring these 10 ways to remember your trip to Hawaii, you can ensure that the magic of Hawaii stays with you long after your return home. Whether it’s through creative crafts, culinary adventures, or personalized keepsakes, there are endless ways to treasure the spirit of aloha and celebrate your unforgettable Hawaiian adventure.

For an unforgettable Hawaiian experience, consider staying at Wailea Ekahi Village. Nestled on the shores of Maui, this luxurious resort offers a unique blend of tropical beauty and comfort. With its low-density clusters of low-rise buildings spread across 34 lush acres, you’ll feel like you’re in a private tropical garden with stunning ocean views.

Remember, no matter how you choose to remember your trip, the most important thing is to be present and enjoy every moment of your Hawaiian adventure. Mahalo for reading, and we hope these ideas inspire you to create lasting memories of your epic journey to the Aloha State!