One of the things that I always like to do whenever I go travelling is to keep a little daily travel journal. I like the idea of keeping track of my travel experiences as I’ll be able to look back on all of the awesome memories I have.
A friend of mine first gave me the idea, and I’m going to give you guys a few tips on how to keep your own.
1. Start it Before Your Trip
It’s never a bad idea to start your journal before you actually set off travelling.
Write out your plan of where you want to go and what you want to do. You can also write about what you imagine it’s going to be like.
2. Do it Daily
So I would write up my daily journal at the end of the day, just before I went to sleep. This way, everything is still fresh in your mind, as opposed to writing it up at the end of the week, and you’re very likely to miss some stuff out.
3. Your Entries Don’t Have To Be Long
Now, if you love writing and want to write your travel journal out like a novel, go “write” ahead (haha). But if you’re not the biggest fan of writing, all you need are bullet points. Just highlight the things that you feel were most important from the day.
One thing I try to do with my journal entries is I try to write about my senses. Not just what I saw, but what I heard, smelt touched and tasted too.
4. Use Your Phone
Again, if you want to get a fancy notebook, that’s fine, but you don’t have to. I like to just use the notes on my phone. This makes it really easy since I’ve always got my phone on me, so I can make little tweaks and updates if I’m on a bus or plane or something.
5. Add Pictures
Adding pictures will not only make your journal look nicer, but it will also help you to remember all of the amazing things that you did!
6. Write About Your Trip After You Leave
Don’t forget to write about your trip once it’s over. Write a summary or just reflect on the awesome time you’ve had! See how this compares to what you wrote before the trip.
By the way, guys, when we set off on our next adventure, I’ll be keeping one of these journals. If you want to keep up to date with where we are and what we’re doing, make sure you sign up for our newsletter.
Other than that, guys, hope this was helpful today!
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