But I Can’t Draw

“I can’t draw to save my life” “I credit myself with zero artistic ability“ “I simply cannot draw“ These are all comments left by *you*, my readers, when I’ve been waxing lyrical about the fun and benefits of creating storymaps for recording holiday travel memories, rather than taking what has, to date, been the more traditional route of […]

The One Thing All Travellers Will Forget…

…and my Top 3 Travel Tips to be sure you will remember!   “Passport?” – CHECK “Tickets?” – CHECK “Toothbrush?” – CHECK And you’re off For months you’ve been dreaming of… faraway places and luring landscapes sparkling sunshine and gentle breezes escaping to a world a million miles away For weeks you’ve been researching top travel tips and planning on… where […]

The Laid Back Travel Journal Layout – How to Story-Map Your Day

This post forms part of my series How to Travel Journal Like a Mapmaker… In the previous three posts about creating story-maps I’ve covered: How to Make the Most of Line Types to Express Your Travels How to Create the Illusion of Movement with Arrows And the Use of Pictogram Symbols  for pictorially communicating your trips Now, how […]

Do You Realize How Often You Already Use Pictogram Symbols?

This post is part of my series How to Travel Journal Like a Mapmaker… Here, I illustrate my hand drawn sheets of pictogram symbols. Seeing the World in Symbols Pictograms are the type of symbol we see frequently on our travels and without even thinking what their meaning is, we comprehend them no matter what language we speak. Along with […]

How to Travel Journal like a Map-Maker

Why do you treasure your travel journals? For their marvelous memories, of course! Memories of faraway places… exotic locations… & experiences often never to be repeated So, how do you capture your adventures? By words? Pages and pages of descriptive writing? By sketches? Whimsical lines and blobs of colour expressing an essence? By scrapbooking? Collating […]

How Do You Capture Moments That Your Camera Misses?

How to Capture Missed Moments It was the most perfect of days – A sky of pale cerulean blue across the horizon rising through wispy white clouds to a deep azure above. And a turquoise sea, which when looking into the sun shimmered and sparkled as though a canopy of diamonds was laid across its […]