Tips for Creating a Travel Journal

Tips for Creating a Travel Journal

Up at the Villa Book - Linda Jenkins

Up at the Villa is a wonderful example of what a travel journal can be.

Author Linda Dini Jenkins includes a few pages at the back of the book for readers to start their own travel journal and offers the following tips:

  • Capture the things you see on your travels and the things you don’t want to forget
  • Include restaurants, hotels, historical sites and natural phenomena
  • Record the names of people you travel with and the people you meet along the way
  • Include dates, phone numbers and websites where possible
  • Keep your ticket stubs, museum passes, restaurant cards and receipts

Here are a few more tips:

  • Keep maps, tour itineraries, and brochures, you can cut out pictures from the brochure or sections of the map for your journal
  • Train and bus tickets will remind you of where and when you traveled so keep them with your journal
  • Pick up small things that you can bring home.  They may not fit in a journal but pick up shells at the beach, pretty rocks from hikes, etc. to take with you; they make wonderful keepsakes from trips
  • Keep notes on the sights, sounds and smells of a place you visit.  Write about what you experience and not just what you see and where you went

Linda Dini Jenkins is the author of Up at the Villa: Travels with My Husband available through Amazon.

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