Aug 14, 2023
How to Make Your Memories Memorable: Travel Journal Prompts
The best thing about your travel journal is that you can make it anything you want.
You can write, illustrate or glue anything and everything that your heart desires - it’s your memories that you’re making. But if you’re looking for some inspiration to help you get started then read on for more tips. Find your ideal journal (Papier is stationary heaven) and let’s get started!
A travel journal is the perfect place to store these bits and pieces you’ve collected on your travels. Ticket stubs, leftover currency, stickers or even food labels from some delicious snacks you ate on your travels. Now finally you have a place to put them.
Draw it out
Stop and take some time while you’re traveling to really look at your surroundings. Why not find a quiet spot with your journal and pen and just draw. You don’t need to be Da Vinci (or another more relevant artist reference) but there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the place around you.
You don’t have to wait to be off and adventuring to use your travel journal. Create a list of places you want to go in the next month, next year or even the next 5 years. This is your time to dream and plan ahead. And maybe inspire you to start saving up for that plane ticket.
Use your words
Write an epic poem to sum up your day. Document conversations you’ve had on your trip. Or just summarize your day in bullet points. Use your words your way. Describe that first sip of a cool beer in the secret beach bar you found. Or write down the best view recommendation from the friendly locals you bumped into.
Let’s face it, the main thing you’ll want to remember about any trip is the food. This is the place to write a love sonnet about the best pizza you ever tried in Italy. Or maybe glue the napkin from cafe home to the largest croissant you’ve ever set your eyes on. Just remember to wipe off the drool marks.
Your holiday snaps weren’t just meant to live in your phone. Look into taking an instant camera on your travels and you’ll be able to document as you go. This article lists the best instant cameras of 2023 so you can find just what you need, no matter your trip or your budget.