Create this: A Travel Journal
A TRAVEL JOURNAL ISN’T JUST FOR VACATION
What cool thing happened in your life over the past year?
Do you remember the name of the place or event?
Do you remember how much it cost?
What day was it?
If you’re scratching your head, you’re not alone. There’s a post here about bullet journaling. Which is a great place to get started if you’re new to journaling your life. However, there’s another type of journaling that can be incorporated into your bullet journal but might be better served in a journal of its own.
The design of the bullet journal is excellent for keeping track of everything and that’s what I love about it. However, when I want to keep track of memories, I sometimes find it difficult to include all the things that I want to remember in my bullet journal so I create a travel or a memory journal for them instead.
What’s the difference?
Not much to be honest with you. But I’ll try to show you graphically how they stand apart:
- You have things to do sooner or later and you don’t want to forget them: Bullet journal.
- You’ve done things and you don’t want to forget them: Travel/Memory journal.
When thinking about your goals, especially if they’re travel goals a bullet journal has the perfect place for them. List out the places you want to go and visit on a category or project page. I do things like list out where I want to go and what I want to do there, so I don’t forget why I wanted to go there in the first place.
The travel journal is the perfect place to journal your days and nights on vacation. It’s a great place to save your ticket stubs to places and events you attended. A place to write down contact names and people you met.
Pages for your thoughts and opinions on what happened each day. If you’re a person who likes to draw and doodle things too get the journal with half lines and half blank so there’s a place for you to draw or paste things you pick up.
My travel journals from the past hold everything from pressed flowers to candy wrappers. When I’m feeling stuck in the winter time or need a pick me up. I open one of my travel journals and transport myself back to some of the happiest times of my life.
A memory journal is a travel journal you keep at home. There you can gather keepsakes for the places you love to eat and the ticket stubs of events you’ve enjoyed. I keep concert tickets for example on a special ‘Events’ page.
I also journal my feelings in my memory journal. Some days I write more than others. I like to reflect on my feelings but not necessarily every day. My memory journal also becomes a place where I collect some of my more interesting story ideas. I like the freedom to write and destroy pages as I like without ruining my bullet journal flow.
In addition to these personal entries of mine, if you’re following us on Pinterest we’ve pinned a ton of journal inspiration under the Bullet Journal section. We’ll create a Travel/Memory Journal section too so you can see how we like to keep track of our memories and journeys.
If you’re interested in starting a travel or memory journal let us know and we’ll post some more step by step directions for starting from scratch.
Please comment below if you’re already using a bullet journal and love it or have tried and can’t seem to get it to stick.