We recently returned from a trip to discover two postcards had come in the mail from my brother. He travels a good bit for business and pleasure and frequently sends postcards to the family. It is a nice gesture and lets us know he is thinking about us on his travels. It made me think how I should do a better job of doing the same on our travels! After further thought, I had a simple solution to one of our frequent dilemmas. We often go to book stays at our favorite campgrounds only to discover that we have forgotten the best sites where we like to set up. A simple solution is to send a postcard to OURSELVES on our travels with the best campsites written on the back. These postcards can then be easily organized by location (the picture is on the front!) and kept in a small photo album. I would recommend the kind that hold a single photo in a clear sleeve, so you can flip through and see both front and back. Purchase a roll of postcard stamps so you don’t need to find a post office to purchase them. Simply mail the cards in any postal dropbox. Sure, if you want to spare the expense, you could simply collect the cards as you go – but I like the idea that the postmark also keeps track of the date you visited.