First, let’s put the word ‘souvenir’ into context – What does ‘souvenir’ really mean? The word “souvenir” (as a noun) originates from the French, which literally means: ‘memory’ A thing you remember While ‘la memoire’ is your memory as a whole A ‘souvenir’ is a memory that you hold in this repository, and from which you recall […]
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 […]
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 […]
“My handwriting would spoil it” is a common cry I hear when travellers first put their hands on a Journey Jottings Map Journal. But here – Take inspiration from these beautiful scribbles scrawled across a scribbly gum tree – I think you’d be hard pressed to create anything looking more untidy – and yet, look at […]
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, […]