5 reasons why you should travel journal

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A travel journal is something a lot of travellers wish they would keep but somehow they don’t.

But there are so many great reasons why you should keep a travel journal during your trips. Travel journaling helps you slow down and makes your travels more meaningful. Here are 5 powerful reasons for you to start journaling on your next trip. 

1. YOUR TRAVEL ADVENTURES WILL BE DOCUMENTED IN A SPECIAL WAY

The little highlights, some challenges, who you met. Whether that’s the sound of a big city at rush hour or the smell of cotton candy on the beach. It’s these experiences that photos can’t capture.

2. YOUR IMPRESSIONS FRESH FROM THE ROAD

When you journal soon after your adventures happened, you may often journal about so many details, which are still fresh and made an impression on you. If you write your impressions a few days or weeks later, your notes may be a rather chronological recap.

When it comes to travel journaling, it’s not just about what you did. It’s about how this made you feel. What surprised you, what made you happy, what disappointed you. And then it’s all there, captured in the moment, in your travel journal.

3. TRAVEL JOURNALING HELPS YOU GET TO KNOW YOURSELF BETTER

During our trips, you are thrown out of your daily routine and faced with many situations you wouldn’t face at home. When you journal about your travel, this increases your self-awareness, heightens your understanding and makes travel more rewarding.

 

4. TRAVEL JOURNALING HELPS YOU SLOW DOWN

We often travel very fast, want to see it all and squeeze in as many experiences as we can. But we forget to slow down and it may get overwhelming. Keeping a travel journal helps you stay grounded, reflect on your experiences, and travel better.

5. YOU BECOME A BETTER TRAVELER

Reading through your past memories, you will always be able to learn from your past experiences before making new ones. When you return from your trip, use your travel journal to keep expanding your knowledge of the destination you’ve visited. Reflect back on your trip: what did you learn, what went better than expected and what didn’t.

 

So - do you want to journal during your next trip and make incredible memories?

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We'd love to hear your impressions and see your photos. 

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