Adventures last a lifetime when you document them.
And what is life but one grand adventure?
The best way to keep cherished memories vivid is to keep a journal, the benefits are undisputed.
Keeping a journal helps you become more mindful, it’s a great way to de-stress, it can help you to achieve goals and of course there is a unique relationship between the hand and brain that gets activated when you physically compose your thoughts and ideas down in a physical form. It boosts your memory and comprehension strengthening your recollection.
For those reasons (and countless others!) we are huge fans of the journal, especially the travel journal. Going on a trip can be life-changing in many ways and some of the best days of your life. You want to remember every detail!
Here are three tips to do just that:
1. Start Early
A travel journal can be used not only to reflect once you’ve arrived at your destination but is a great tool to prep, prepare and get excited before your trip has even started. Use it to log your pre-trip research. Plan out some activities, make notes on what you want to see, a cafe to checkout or some sightseeing you’re looking forward to. The anticipation is part of the fun and also a part of the journey.
2. Log Daily
It is always easier to remember things when they are fresh in your mind, so try and write as much as you can while you are actually on your trip. I've never been on a trip that doesn't have some downtime. Even if you only have time to jot down a few notes it will make going back and adding more easier when you do have time.
3. Have Fun
Don’t stress about making ever entry ‘brilliant’. Journaling should not feel like a chore! Find ways to make your entires fun. There is no right or wrong way, once you start you can refine as you go try things out keep what you like and forget what you don’t.
Looking for the perfect journal?
Look no further than Journo. It is the number 1 travel journal app for good reason. Try Journo for free here, take it for a spin and see what we mean :)
Meticulously designed with a focus on user collaboration, travel, and high adventure. Record your location on beautiful maps, add entries stuffed with photos, video, and doodles. Collaborate and share or keep it locked down and private for your eyes only. Every Journo is unique and built to help you remember your incredible life!