Because without one, you will arrive home, get back in your routines, and the memories of that fabulous, fun trip will fade away – guaranteed! Within embarrassingly too few days or weeks after arriving home, your wonderful memories will have melted into one big fat faded trip with just a title like New York or Italy or Oh Yes, Where Was That?
Deep down you know the consequences, yet in today’s fast-changing world, why WOULD you be drawn to the old traditional, staid travel journal to use? You wouldn’t, you aren’t..you’re normal.
Before we check out the difference between old regular and new creative journals, let us tap into something…that you have a gut instinct that you need to capture highlights of your trip with your camera AND PEN. Real Life has taught you well.
Remember wanting to retrieve memories of fun trips..those times when you put your index finger to your cheek as you mentally searched for details to bring the highlights into focus..and you couldn’t remember them. Not then, not ever. Ouch!
What happened? In the moment of fun you swore to yourself you would NEVER EVER FORGET this time, this place, these people..but you did.
That can be in the past: your future can be different. Science and experience proves that reading just a couple of words will instantly pop a moment-in-time back to life, in full color – as though you are there again. It is like magic, and it works every time.
OK, so now you admit you want to, alright, need to, somehow-somewhere jot down quick details at the time they happen or within hours, at the most. It is that somehow-somewhere that’s been the challenge – for every time you visualize buying a journal to take on a trip, your mind screams out BORING.
Today you have an exciting option. There’s a unique, new journal style to buy! When you see what makes “new” new, you will change that scream to an enthusiastic shout FINALLY! THIS WILL BE FUN, LET’S START PLANNING A TRIP!
Here are some differences between the journal you expect to see available and the new style that will actually inspire you to save your trip memories:
OLD TRADITIONAL TRAVEL JOURNAL
Harder, slick paper
Lined pages on both sides
No blank pages for mementos, tickets, photos
Demands worthy ideas
No inspiration evoked
Pages cannot be changed
Feels like an obligation
No pen included
No way to store mementos
No way to attach items
Nothing to inspire creativity
Photos destined to be buried in the computer
NEW CREATIVE TRAVEL JOURNAL
Watercolor painting on covers draw you in
You title your journal
Softer texture paper
Lined page only on right side
Blank page on left for your mementos, tickets, photos, sketches, etc
Relaxed line spacing for jotting down words
Spontaneous creativity stirred in you
Feels like your friend
Perfect pen for the paper
Pocket Page for collecting items
Adhesive dots are there, ready to use
Perfect for scrapbooking-on-the-go
Photos go on CD, labeled and safely stored in Pocket Page
If you do not capture highlights by writing/jotting down words, later even your photographs cannot bring back the memory filled to the brim with all the rich emotion that made that moment in your life so special. No more excuses..
On your next trip, when you have smiles on your face, as well as in your heart, capture why the moment is exceptional & memorable the easy and fun way, using a creative travel journal.
And, now that you understand there is a fun way to capture your travel memories, to see a creative travel journal visit http://www.TravelLegacy.net
About the Author: Barbara Wirth
Barbara Wirth is the author of this article. Known as the Page Sage, her belief is in the life-long value of capturing travel moments in order to relive them again and again – any time we need relief from today’s fast-paced world.