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Welcome ~

Holidays and travel are full of amazing experiences but, that’s only the half of it ~

Spending time with those memories (when that moment for nostalgia strikes) is like taking a marvellous mini-break…

IF you can remember them!

This blog offers tips and tricks for


*highlighting your holiday adventures*

  • using Journey Jottings Map Journals if you’re travelling in and around Australia, or
  • utilizing some of  my many ideas for taking traveller’s reminiscing to new horizons, wherever you care to roam across the globe.

Hello ~ I’m Linda Fairbairn

and here are My 3 best kept travel secrets.

If you love holiday travel (which is why you’re here – right?!) there’s also:

  • Postcard updates from here in Australia featuring my take on Australian flora, fauna, city and landscape.
  • Australia Photo Friday, viewpoints from my photo album.
  • Travelling Tales by you, collated via our monthly themed travel stories on our Journey Jottings Facebook Page and which I post on this blog in the Facebook Travelling Tales section.

So, Who is Linda Fairbairn?

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For more background info such as where I’ve travelled etc, here’s an interview ;)

I’ve always been taken by this quote from Sir Francis Chichester , the first person to sail single-handedly around the world via the clipper route in 1967

“To a man with imagination, a map is a window to adventure.”

To me, a map is a window to distant horizons.

I love horizons.

  • They beckon from across landscapes that rise and fall across the world.

I love landscape.

  • Hewn by climate over eons of time, this global environmental sculpture appears from afar like a crazy patchwork of regional textures and tones sewn together by waterways and dry creek beds; yet close up, the transgression from one locale to another feels more seamless as the vegetation transpires from lush verdant greens to dry spiky ochres.

I love maps ~

  • Which via lines and symbols snapshot entire landscapes so succinctly onto a single 2D sheet.

Unfolding a map of a previously visited area I’m immediately drawn back to places and times past.

And as fingers fall upon familiar place-names, memories of valley vistas and towering ranges are vividly brought back to life.

Most people think of maps as being solely navigational,  but for me:

maps evoke nostalgia… for the past

and flaunt far away places that taunt… for the future

This blog is about all of these loves ~

  • heading over horizons on holiday,
  • observing vignettes of landscape adorned with flora and camouflaged fauna and…
  • maps for highlighting your holiday adventures ~

Here’s 101 ways to use your Australia Map Journal for starters :)


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