In Memory of Marc Lacaze

Artist Marc Lacaze unexpectedly died, Tuesday 9th August 2011. Today, farewells are being said at a service in Paris, where he had a studio. A mutual friend, Debbie, introduced me to Marc’s work. His love of travel, and unique way of recording his adventures, struck an immediate chord. Decorated envelopes adorned with postage stamps, calligraphy and his […]

101 Ways of Using your Map Journal

Travelling holidays are full of amazing experiences but, that’s only half of the tale ~ Spending time with your travel memories when that moment for nostalgia strikes, is like taking a marvellous mini-break… IF you can remember them! Australia Map Journals simply summarize your trip on a single sheet… so, Here are 101 ways to use it 😉 […]

…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 […]

Jottings on PostCards

My good friend Kirsty Wilson from Travel Tips Plus & Interim Business Solutions wrote a blog post last week entitled ‘Souvenirs:  Postcards from Travel Destinations”. I posted the link onto our Facebook page asking: “Do you keep all the PostCards you receive?” Photo: Travel Tips Plus   “I keep them!” piped up Charley Jones And Sarah […]

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 […]

My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets

I’ve been nominated by Kirsty Wilson of TravelTipsPlus to participate in Tripbase’s “3 Best Kept Secrets” “Congratulations on being nominated in Tripbase’s Best Kept Travel Secrets Project! Two months on, and we’re amazed at the response we’ve had. Over 100 travel bloggers have participated so far, sharing their Best Kept Travel Secrets on far-flung destinations, […]


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 […]