Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of entertainment and everyone loves great travel stories. Whether you want to share solo travels, travel advice, destinations, your family’s history, memories from travels, family traditions, parental wisdom, career anecdotes, or your faith, Story Legacy can help you tell the interesting stories of travel that live inside you.
We’ve partnered with Story Legacy to tell you about our family travel story experience!
What is Story Legacy
Story Legacy is a company that celebrates the individuality of everyone in every family through storytelling. Through their special video recording sessions, they assist in capturing life experiences that are one-of-a-kind while respecting the diversity of each family. With their special video recording session, Story Legacy will help you capture the smiles and laughter stories that make your family your own!
How Does Story Legacy Work
The process starts with scheduling a private consultation which takes about 20 minutes. This online meeting allows you to ask questions, understand what to expect, and help you make decisions about what stories to record.
Story Legacy has a well-defined process that makes recording hassle-free by doing all the heavy lifting for you. A trained Family Facilitator works a high level of one-on-one coordination with you and your family to coordinate schedules and find a time that works for everyone. Once the family purchases a session, Story Legacy does all the work and manages the entire process for you and your family:
The facilitator works with your family through the entire process to:
- coordinate schedules with your family.
- work with your family to select the stories.
- facilitate the recording session including helping with setting up the camera and lighting.
- manage all the logistics of recording your stories.
Customer resources are emailed in advance to help you prepare for the recording session. You’ll find great conversation starters for the type of recording session that you choose. We think these work well for travel stories.
- What was the best or worst touristy thing you’ve ever done?
- Is there anything that you’ve always wanted to see?
- What was the tastiest thing you’ve ever eaten on your trip?
- What do you never leave home without?
- What is the best travel advice you have ever received?
- Are you Team-check-a-bag or Team-carry-on?
- What do you love most about traveling?
- What were some culture shocks that you experienced?
- What are some valuable lessons learned on your travels?
- What did you love most (least) about the destination?
Why Should You Use Story Legacy
Video recordings can have a positive effect on the lives of your loved ones. You’ll have a long-lasting narrative of events and interactions with your family.
Story Legacy is now offering a money-back guarantee on all experiences (except the Starter Consultation). With the Family recording session, you will receive 2 hours to record up to 8 stories and you are welcome to use the session any way you desire.
For example, you can use the session to capture your stories, or you can gift the session to another family member to capture their stories. Or you can do a combination of the two. Story Legacy gives you the flexibility to create videos that inspire, remember, teach, and reveal.
Tips on Telling a Travel Story
Whether you want to reminisce about a family event or document family history for generations to come, you have a unique story. How you “tell your story” makes it memorable and engaging. You will have a blast! Here are our tips on telling your travel story.
Relax and have fun, your story is unique.
If you are not sure if you can do it, trust us, you can. Questions may flood your mind…is my story interesting? Will anyone want to listen? Do we have enough and can we talk enough to last two hours? Our advice is….relax, be in the moment, and let the words flow. Only you can tell your story.
Authenticity goes a long way when sharing your experiences and first impressions. It shows best when describing interactions with family and encounters with foreigners.
Create an outline.
Have a list of travel destinations or topics you want to discuss then create three or four bullets of “mini stories” that you want to tell about that trip to California. This will help you get back on track when the conversation goes on a tangent.
Give the details — the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Talk about what you liked most about the experience. Would you do it again? Mention what you would do differently or how it has changed your life. If you were going for the first time, what do you wish you had known in advance? Don’t be afraid of sharing everything, the details just might trigger another memory. And it’s ok to mention the terrible weather or the weird tour.
Final Thoughts on Story Legacy
And, from our experience, a quick practice before your scheduled start time will save you some time. Set up your recording area, make sure there are no sound interferences, check the lighting, and talk about the best meal you ever had. Then play it back and adjust where needed. You may find that you’ll need to project your voice a bit more loudly because the device is not as close.
We think the more the merrier because it helps keeps the energy high. Invite your cousin to share that girl’s weekend in Galena or your best friend to share that hike in Starved Rock. Travel stories do not require a boarding pass!
THANK YOU Story Legacy for the awesome experience. We enjoyed reminiscing our honeymoon and family trips around the US and abroad! ✈️ ❤️