Are you off to a vacation adventure this summer? Have you ever kept a travel journal?
A travel journal is where you write about your personal, family and/or business travels. It can be a separate journal where you record your experiences, details, and even your feelings about your travels, creating a written record of each trip. You can also record your travels, if you already journal, in your existing journal. Just indicate that this is a record of your travels — That can be accomplished by using a separate color of pen.
You can record…
Your feelings and experiences.
All the locations you visited. You can include a map or draw a map.
The miles and time to travel from location to location.
Who you were with.
Who you met.
What you wore.
Would you go back? Why? What do you want to see?
Where you stayed? You can keep the address, phone numbers, names, etc.
What you ate? Again record the address, etc., so you can find it again.
What you saw?
Daily travel experiences, and expenses.
Favorites-hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, locations, etc.
The funniest thing that happened.
The most difficult thing that happened.
In your travel journal you can add photos, receipts, memorabilia, maps, drawings, menus, any items that you want to add, and that fit the space you have.
Travel Journals for the Children
A great tool to involve the whole family is to create a travel journal for the children. They can use a notebook and record the same items that you did, writing what their experiences were. They can also write a story telling what they experienced each day. You can create a game for them where they count the cows they see, other children they met, or towns, etc., keeping that information in their journal.
Use the idea of a travel journal to keep a written record of all your travels, all those adventures.