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Why you will love keeping a travel journal


Keeping a track of your adventures and most treasured memories is essential. Journaling is a great way to do this. We’ve pulled together six reasons why you’ll just love keeping a travel journal!

Your journal can be your trip guide

If you’re a planner and have places you want to visit in mind or activities you’d like to do, then a journal could be perfect for you! You can research places and jot down recommendations of restaurants and sights you want to see which saves you the hassle of forgetting them.

Hold on to your memories

Carrying a journal around on your travels enables you to quickly jot down the highlights of your day, in the moment. It’s a great way to be able to hold on to the memories without forgetting any of the detail. What’s more, you can add pictures to make the memory feel like more!

Keep in touch

Travelling is one of the best things to do if you’re looking to meet new people. The last thing you want to do is to forget about all those relationships you’ve worked on building. Keep in touch with each person by jotting down their names and contact details – that means it won’t matter if you don’t add them to your phone or social media right away.

A travel buddy

If you’re travelling on your own, suffering homesickness or needing someone to vent to is all you want. Your travel journal could be your best bud! It’s always at hand when you need it the most and you can jot down all of your thoughts and feelings! Your journal will soak up anything you want to tell it, so you can be as honest as you like with it – treat it like you would a therapist.

Help others

You never know, but down the line you might have a friend asking for recommendations on a place you’ve travelled to before. Jotting down all your notes and places you’ve visited will make sure you don’t forget your recommendations for someone else.

It gives you a chance to relax

Travelling is all about being on your feet, exploring the sites and cities, hiking around the countryside and attending parties and socials with your new friends. It’s just too easy to get tired.

Giving yourself fifteen minutes or so to collect your thoughts and write it in your journal is a perfect vent. It gives you chance to reflect on your time and remember the important things.