Do you write, draw or collect in your Travel Journal?

I’ve just unearthed some of my old travel journals during one of those sorting-clearing spring-cleaning sessions. A travel journal from one of my earliest trips through south-east Asia, and another from a more recent visit to France have re-surfaced, which between them span many miles of travel over many years. Viewing them side by side the […]

…tracking trails & tales

My eye was taken by this advertisement in a weekend newspaper colour supplement. It seems I’m not the only one who thinks its fun to visually… …track *your* trails and tales 😉 By Visit Victoria its a promotion to ‘Lose Yourself’ in Melbourne’s fashion districts. When visiting a new city, or exploring your home turf, doodling a diagrammatic ‘mud […]

Travel journal? Forget it!

Forget the generic travel journal… when going off on a short break or holiday in Australia  Lets face it, you’re on holiday ~ you want to relax, have fun. For highlighting your holiday adventures simply summarize your trip on a single sheet  with a Journey Jottings Map Journal. For flying visits  make a dash to your destination! With a […]

Year at a Glance – May 2010

At the end of each month… I jot down what has been the main highlight for that month, so at the end of the year (and for the fun of future reminiscing) I’ll have the year simply summarized on a single sheet on one of our Map Journals ~ The highlight for May was the expansion of our Map […]

Scribbles

“My handwriting would spoil it” is a common cry, when recording memories on a Map Journal Take inspiration from these beautiful scribbly gum tree markings I don’t think you can ever argue with nature, when it comes to beauty. No matter how scrawly your handwriting is, there is still  a pattern to it and while […]

Spontaneity

Some of my most fun and memorable travels started on a spontaneous whim No time for preconceived notions, experiences were judged as they should be, on their merits, not on expectations of hope. Jotting spontaneous notes, rather than planning and preening journal entries, is the same! By worrying about the perfect opening phrase for your […]