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Why You Should Start Travel Journaling

October 12, 2018
Travel journal ideas

Travel journal ideas I started travel journaling during my Thailand trip and while it started out as just a bit of a free form journaling activity sharing my daily thoughts throughout the trip, I’ve started having more fun with it over the course of this year and adding in more visual, creative elements so that I really remember the trip in a really personal and unique way! It’s helped me not only remember all of my trips in a much more vivid, beautiful way, but it also keeps all my mementos in one place so that I don’t lose anything along the way, whether it’s a physical memento or a memory! Want to get started yourself? Here’s some of the elements I’d suggest adding in so that you can start getting creative with your travel memories!

Travel journal ideas A Polaroid camera

I’ve tried a bunch of Polaroid cameras out but I’m really obsessed with this KiiPix camera lately – it’s Bluetooth, Wifi, battery and cord free. All you need is your phone and the Polaroid camera! I love that this allows you to get your image just right (doing any edits that you need to do to make sure it looks great!) before you print it out!

Travel journal ideas Watercolour

Or any paint! You guys might know from my Insta stories that I love painting as a way to destress, so any excuse I get to paint is one I’ll always go for! Whether it’s a scene that really sticks out to you, flowers you kept seeing, a building you loved, etc, get painting! I also love these artist’s markers that you can also get more creative with than pens or Sharpies for adding in pretty details.

Travel journal ideas Travel journal ideas A Little Ticket Pocket

All you need is some craft paper and glue! I love this because I always keep all my tickets, so you can add in different tickets or even sea glass you find along the way, a coin, etc!

Travel journal ideasWashi tape

You have to keep all your pics and other mementos secured so opt for some pretty washi tape that suits your travels to tape it all down!

Travel journal ideasQuotes, Itineraries, etc

We listened to the Anne of Green Gables audio book while we were driving around and it kind of made our trip, so I knew I had to add in an Anne quote. Also, it’s surprising how many details I always forget the further I get from a trip! I love that adding in an itinerary, a fave restaurant, etc cements the memory in my mind.

Have you guys ever tried travel journaling? Tell me in the comments below!

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  • Reply Ewa Macherowska October 12, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Great post! 🙂

  • Reply Amanda October 12, 2018 at 11:12 am

    I love this! It almost makes me just want to journal about regular life moments, not just travel! Love the idea of the photos and drawings, etc. And that photo printer is so cute, I am ordering as we speak 🙂

  • Reply Claire October 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I keep a travel journal too! (I wrote about it here on my tiny blog: I write in it every night of my vacations and I bring scissors and glue with me on trips so that I can stick souvenirs in my journal write away!

  • Reply Brianna October 21, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    What a great idea!
    Brianna |

  • Reply Sarah Winton October 23, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    You’re so creative. Every time I visit your blog I find another DIY I want to try!

    I used to journal when I was younger, I should get back into it.


  • Reply Ester y Leticia October 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    It is very beautiful, amazing post

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