A while ago Clem posted about all of her travel journals. Clem is so disciplined when it comes to keeping a travel journal. I remember on our trip to Nepal and Northern India when Clem had to buy a new journal as she has already filled up her first one. She would write daily and with lots of detail. I’m sure it is amazing to read back and remember all of the tiny details she recorded.
I’m not as disciplined. I don’t write everyday when I am travelling but I do write! But then I realised that it shouldn’t be something that you make yourself do on those days when you just need to go to bed. Instead I get along better with my travel journal when I feel that I can write when I want to rather than forcing myself to do it. That works for me.
Travel journalling started very early in my life. When I went on holiday with my family I would always be bought a scrap book and I would fill it with stories of what we’d done that day and stick in all sorts of ticket stubs, leaflets and food wrappers. Back in those days I did write every single day! Here is a travel journal I filled up in summer 1999 when I was 11. Norway…
Then when I started to do big trips by myself I always took a journal with me.
This journal is from my seven weeks in Nepal and two weeks in Northern India in July-September 2008.
Then for three weeks spent in Mumbai in August 2009.
Then a huge journal for five months in South America from February- July 2010.
And, most recently. Cambodia for three weeks in August 2013.
Isn’t it funny that we record so many memories when we are on holiday but we don’t (usually) record journals of our everyday life? I’ve just moved back to London before moving abroad next year so I have begun a new journal called London Moments in which I record the everyday things I do. A blog post on that is coming soon!
Do you keep a travel journal? What do you record in them?
And, if you have any travel tips for Geneva, Lausanne or Paris please post them here. Thanks 🙂
It’s Travel Tuesday…
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