What would qualify for this kind of adventure, you ask?
Definitely the words “travel journal” sound like you are going on a vacation — so, let’s say you are. For years you have probably been doing the following:
– imagining your visit to a particular place
– cutting out and filing away articles about it
– collecting clippings from newspapers and magazines
– ordering numerous catalogues from travel companies
– researching it at the library
– spending hours reading about it online
During this same time, have your ears perked up every time someone mentioned that place … did you surprise yourself in overcoming your normal shyness, leaned forward and asked some questions?
Would it be accurate to say you have “mentally” been to the place, now you are so hungry and ready to “physically” experience the people, the culture, the aromas, the historical sites, the cuisine unique to the region, and everything else awaiting you?
You are ready to immerse yourself … to feel the similarities and the differences.
On this type of trip, you might choose to “leave yourself at home” in order to absorb a fresh understanding. An expansion of your understanding certainly would mean life-altering growth.
You would not come back home the same person, would you?
Taking in numerous new things, our minds will handle this minute-to-minute, falsely convincing us that we will later remember it ALL. Our mind shouts, “Bring it on, there is room for more!!!”
You & I both realize that it is not about the room, the capacity, to “take it in” that is our challenge. It is our ability later to “pull it back out”, to recall these fantastic, special moments that is our challenge.
(My eyes closed and my shoulders dropped in relief recently when I heard a doctor, who specializes in Alzheimer’s and dementia, be certain the audience accept the FACT that it is NORMAL not to be able to recall details. Her definition of the time to call her for a consultation is when I find someone I love, or myself, putting the car keys in the refrigerator.)
Doctor, that’s a deal!
However, this very minute, we all need to face the FACT the expert doctor bluntly put to us: we FORGET.
And Life proves her right! How many vacations, fabulous vacations, have we taken and cannot retrieve from our memory bank? We can’t even find our deposit slips.
(Wait. Do you hear the bugles? Or, the beating of the drums? Shhh. Listen.)
Your dreaming of, paying-for, participating-in, poof-gone vacations can be a thing of your past …
Today there is a new kind of travel journal which will become your best friend on your trip. It combines blank pages on the left with comfortably spaced lines on the right pages, plus other features that help you collect souvenirs.
The lined pages persuade your pen to write down just a few descriptive words about what you are experiencing (smelling, feeling, hearing, seeing, and tasting), which, for sure, will quickly trigger your memory, with full emotions, any future time when you read your words.
The blank pages call to you to place mementos, stamps, menu bits, literally any item which will represent the moment or event. Plus this is where the artist in you can come out to sketch, paint and play. Some of your snapshots can be easily put in when you return home.
With this type of travel journal now available, it is time for you to let loose your “little kid” enthusiasm for collecting goodies and putting them in a scrapbook.
Say good-bye forever to lost travel memories. Say hello to having a blast recording and recalling in your new creative travel journal that is also a scrapbook!
About the Author – Barbara Wirth
Barbara Wirth Photo – Now you know there is a great new, fun way to capture your trip memories, and keep them forever in a travel journal in which you can have a blast scrapbooking while on your trip. If you want to see one and understand more about the other really unique features, go to http://www.TravelLegacy.net The author of this article is Barbara Wirth, known as the Journal Sage. Her belief is in the life-long value of capturing travel memories as they happen so that they can easily be relived again and again – any time we need relief from today’s fast-moving, intense world. It is Magical to open a travel journal and be transported back to an extraordinary time in our life. (c) Copyright – Barbara Wirth All Rights Reserved Worldwide
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