Take a Peek Inside Mary’s Watercolour Travel Journal

Travel Journals are generally a private affair between their creator and its pages – It’s not often one has the opportunity to take a look inside *someone else’s* journal and see how they record their journeys. I’m so grateful to Mary Morris who’s opened some of her watercolour travel journals, created over the years, to let us […]

Why Not Tell Your Story with Doodle Drawings… as Well as Words?

Storytelling in Pictures When introduced to story telling as a child we ‘read’ picture books not through the words on each page, but via the [gorgeous] illustrations that bring the story to life. When we enter primary school we naturally express ourselves and share ideas (however silly) through drawings – But once we hit High School, we’re increasingly ‘taught’ to […]

Travel Journal Ideas – Why Write When You Can Have a Travel Story-Map?

When I shared one of my travel journal ideas of a Story-Map Journal I’d kept last year in Europe, there was a buzz of excitement and interest. Certainly, for me, it’s been the most successful travel journal I’ve ever kept. A mere glance at any page brings my travel memories vividly, and instantly, back to life without having […]

Linda’s Story-Map Journal – Travel Journal Interviews

Do you love the idea of reminiscing with a travel journal but after missing a few days feel all is lost? On a recent trip to Europe Linda tried a storyboard / story-map approach to her travel journaling. This is one in a series of interviews with travellers who share with us their fun and varied […]

D is for Doodling – Happy Hints for Jotting your Journey

Last Saturday I tweeted a link to a previous post asking: “Do you write, draw or collect in your travel journal?” Ian, of @EagerExistance   replied: “write and collect.  what would i draw?”  So I answered: “Not so much ‘drawing’ as doing impressionistic doodles that’ll jog your memory better than words”   Having recently spent a […]

Are you an Aural, Visual or Kinaesthetic Person?

We each have five senses, but its primarily our ears, eyes and touch that perceive our surroundings and through which we communicate our learnings and experiences with others. We each have a preference or stronger leaning to one of our senses making us predominately an aural person a visual person or a kinaesthetic person. The simple […]