Hey everyone! After a long summer hiatus, I am back with a fun post all about traveler’s journals. This summer went by way too fast, but luckily we were able to squeeze two awesome trips in. I decided before we left on our first trip that I wanted to create a functional and easy way to record and document our experiences while we are on the road.
We travel via an RV and my husband wants to do most of the driving. This leaves me in the passenger seat for a lot of hours with not much to do. I had previously tried to document our trips in the past, but it was largely unsuccessful because I focused on doing the work while we were at our destination. This failed enormously because I wanted to spend time enjoying our vacation instead of working on my traveler’s notebook. I decided to focus putting to use the loads of time I had while driving.
So I bought myself a lap desk from Hobby Lobby and threw scrapbooking supplies (scissors, punches, paper, washi tape, adhesive) along with my portable printer and instax camera into a few zip pouches and a small basket and decided to try it out.
It worked out perfectly. The only thing I had to leave for later was the journaling as it was a bit too bumpy to write neatly. I completed two traveler’s journal this summer for two trips and both times, I had to spend a little time after we got home putting the final touches on it. It was a smashing success!
I also created a YouTube video describing how I work, so if you are interested check it out here –> https://youtu.be/2r2L7lvPe3w
Here are a few photos from both of my traveler’s journals. I really like to use maps, pamphlets, and tickets in these as design elements and add-ons. So I try to keep it all in the same place at the end of the night so I don’t have to search in the pockets of the shorts I wore that day for the ticket stubs or dig around in the bottom of the backpack I used that day for a crumpled map.
I hope this inspired you to document your own travels and adventures. Till next time!