Travel journal ideas are not everyone’s cup of tea but it is a great way to plan, track and document your trip. Your travel journal can be anything you want it to be as long you can write your experiences. It can be creative and fun to flip through. What are good travel journal ideas?
Your travel journal can be anything from keeping the tickets from flights, buses, museums, and even the luggage tags to using the local tourist’s maps. Simply anything that can be used to record your adventures, stories, and memories. You need to be creative with what you use in your travel journal to get the most out of it.
In this post, we will go through the best travel journal ideas. Let’s get started!
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Travel Journal Ideas
Some people find that to be creative with their pages very easy and others like me need some inspiration for what to put into my travel journal.
Here are some travel journal ideas that will help you create a travel journal while you are traveling.
A Packing Checklist
As much as I hate packing for trips, a checklist comes in handy. Put a checklist into your travel journal, it’s a great way to look forward to a trip.
You can make it more interesting and try to create an interesting-looking checklist before you go.
Luggage tags are also a great souvenir to add to your travel journal. The great thing is that they are free and a record of all the different places you visited.
I always keep these, to see if the weight of my backpack increases or in the unlikely event decrease during my trip.
Plane, Ferry, Bus, And Train Tickets
Saved ticket stubs from planes, ferries, buses, and trains are a great way to keep a record of the route you took to get to all the different places you visit!
Hotel Business Cards
Grab these business cards from the hotels or hostels. They are generally at the reception area of the hotel or hostels and there free.
The business cards make it easier than trying to remember the street name or worse, save you the embarrassment of trying to pronounce it. So get one.
Museums, Art Gallery, Movie, Tours, And Theatre Tickets
Not only are these great for the travel journal but also come in useful when comparing prices from one tour outlet to another.
Foreign Notes or Coins
These are great to add to your travel journal and always return home after the trip with some coins and notes left over.
Collect Tourist Maps
Get a map of the city, metro, or bus routes. These make a great addition but also help in planning out your way to get around the city.
Postcards are available worldwide and are fairly cheap to buy. There also have great pictures of the place you are visiting, that just can’t be done from a phone camera.
Get Some Local Stamps
Get a couple of postage stamps from each country you visit. They’re not expensive and they’re different everywhere you go.
Stamps aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but do look great in the travel journal.
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Put pictures into your travel journal combining them with the story you are telling of your favorite parts of your day, this will make for an even more comprehensive account of your travels.
Sand From The Beach
This is an interesting one to add. Take a bit of sand and put it into your travel Journal. Use cardboard and glue, and dip them in the sand on the different beaches you visit.
Pressed Leaves Flowers
Similar to the sand from the beach. All you need to do is slip them between your pages and will dry out in time.
Obviously be beware with security checks and border controls, that some plants that die or are alive may not be allowed into the country you are traveling to.
People You Have Meet
You will meet some amazing people and these people can make your trip. Whether you came with them or met them there, write about how the people you encountered affected your experience.
Include these in your travel journal. Also include information about the locals you meet.
Write About The Food
If there are any restaurants and food that you enjoyed or not, write them down to remember them all. Maybe some new food you tried will influence your tastes when you return home.
The Ups And The Downs
Talk or draw about what you liked about the trip? What do you like the least? And would you go back or give recommendations to go there.
Track Your Expenses
A travel journal is great for tracking expenses throughout the day. It will help you control your budget and check whether you’re spending your money wisely.
Finally, your travel journal can be anything from keeping the tickets from flights, buses, museums, and even the luggage tags to using the local tourist’s maps. Simply anything that can be used to record your adventures, stories, and memories. You need to be creative with what you use in your travel journal to get the most out of it.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this post on travel journal ideas has helped you. Please feel free to leave a comment or if you have any suggestions please leave a comment!