Mindful Traveling: 6 Travel Journals That Will Take Your Vacation Memories to the Next Level by Sheri B Doyle

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6 months ago
Mindful Traveling: 6 Travel Journals That Will Take Your Vacation Memories to the Next Level

Writing in a journal is a great way to record your memories while traveling. The process also allows you to slow down during your trip, reflect on what you have done and how you have been affected. It encourages us to be more mindful travelers, more observant and often more grateful for the trip. These are some of my favorite travel journals:

You Are Here: A Mindful Travel Journal
You Are Here: A Mindful Travel Journal $13
Through simple techniques, "You Are Here" helps you thoroughly enjoy your journey finding ways to develop happiness and a peaceful mind.
Everywoman’s Travel Journal
Everywoman’s Travel Journal $12
Inside the lined and blank pages of "Everywoman’s Travel Journal" are helpful lists on packing, shopping, etiquette and avoiding jet lag. There is handy information on security, appropriate dress and natural remedies. If you love to save tickets or other memorabilia this journal includes pockets for this as well.
Moleskin Voyageur Travel Notebook
Moleskin Voyageur Travel Notebook $20 & Up
Moleskin’s modern journal helps stay organized with tear out pages for lists, sections marked by color tabs, pockets for memorabilia and maps. If you need more pages or other creative pages there are template downloads available on their website.
I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded
I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded $14
Full of cool illustrations, this whimsical journal encourages you to take note of wonderful experiences and unique discoveries. There is a reference section with time zones, measurements and a place for tips and itineraries. They also included pockets to keep track of all the memorabilia collected along your journeys.
Scratch Travel Journal
Scratch Travel Journal $20
My favorite feature in these journals is the scratch-off map included to mark all of the places the person journaling has traveled. There are checklists, a travel planner and a diary section included in this creative journal.
Bespoke Bindery Journal (Etsy)
Bespoke Bindery Journal (Etsy) $57
For the leather journal lover, this diary is a great option. The hand-stitched binding, irregularly edged paper and journal pockets made from maps make this diary feel extra special.

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Donna John
That's one thing I regret not doing on my trip to Italy. Next time I will write in a journal every day I am there - or anywhere! :-)
Sheri B Doyle
I have found that I go back and refer to them for places we ate or things we did to tell friends who may be visiting. I also like rereading them to see how I felt about a place or what was going on in our lives. It is a great way to pause and reflect on what we are experiencing.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
What a wonderful idea! I want to start doing this, including business cards from places we eat or visit, too. What a great way to capture the memories, Sheri B Doyle !
Sheri B Doyle
Oooh I love the idea of business cards too. Great idea!
Renee Herren
Eeee! Love this Sheri! I have a couple of trips planned for this summer! Now which journal should I choose!? 🤔
Fiona Whiley
I always write in a journal. I love to scrapbook my holiday photos, and when I create the albums I put my journal notes in to the album along with the photos. And business cards from places we visited, and tickets, and programs or maps! The journal holds it all together until the album is made. 🤩
Sheri B Doyle
I love this idea Fiona!! I can't imagine the awesome scrapbooks you have from your travels.

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