We take photographs, post pictures instantly through Instagram with short descriptions, and create albums on Facebook — which is all well and good — but what about our stories? I’ve been writing in journals since I was seven, and I’m ashamed to say that although I do keep a journal, I don’t write on those pages as often as I used to and yet, it’s those very journals that hold all the stories that I’ve since forgotten.
I have a travel journal that I kept during a family road trip when I was seven. It’s full of fun tidbits that I found interesting at the time, and I’m so grateful to have it, both for myself and to share with my own children. I like to think of journaling as my own secret wardrobes that I can venture into when the mood strikes, taking me into different countries and cities, both an escape and a trip down memory lane.
Travel journaling is also a great idea for children as it helps them to remember their experiences and exercises their writing skills.
With the upcoming travel season, I thought it would be fun to round up 7 of my favourite travel journals for adults and children!