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Aesthetic And Creative Ideas For Your DIY Travel Journal

Deep down, somewhere in our hearts, secretly, we all wish to have a time machine for ourselves. There are days when we feel so nostalgic that we desperately want to relive that particular moment. Sometimes it’s just that we want to revisit those special memories, or we need to recall and recollect our past experiences to share them with others. Well, as far as we are living in time, there are two things we can do about it. 

First, we can wait for someone to create and let us use the time machine. Second, we can start keeping records of our daily accounts about our feelings, incidents, experiences, places, stories, food, etc. 

We know the prior one is not possible any soon, making the latter our best option. That can be done digitally in the video, audio, blog posts, or photos format or manually by maintaining a journal. It is very beneficial for avid travelers. 

A travel journal need not include daily life records; one can keep it about their trips and travel instead. If you’re wondering how to start a travel journal or you already have it, just looking for fresh travel journal inspiration, then here we are with some creative travel journal ideas.

Aesthetic And Creative Ideas For Your DIY Travel Journal

  • Travel Diary
  • Travel Photo Book
  • Travel Sketchbook
  • DIY Travel Scrapbook
  • Travel Bullet Journal/ BuJo

Travel Diary

Travel Diary

If you are more of a writer personality type then a travel diary is a perfect fit. You can elaborate on each day of your trip like it’s a story. You can mention the people you met, weather, food, places you visited, any special moments or anecdotes from the day, your travel partners, how the journey or destination makes you feel, etc. You can dive into details-rich descriptions of things or mention the happenings of your day to capture the whole trip in words. You can also weave words around your five senses (touch, smell, sight, sound, & taste).

Travel Photo Book

Travel Photo Book

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot. Similarly, not everyone prefers writing when it comes to expressing travel memories. In that case, you can make a photo journal of your own. Add all the amazing pictures you clicked during that fun vacation with family and friends, cute aesthetic polaroids you took on that solo trip, and don’t forget the amazing clicks from your weekend road trips and most recent national park hikes. So, you can flip it open whenever you want to reminisce about those adventures. Isn’t it a nifty idea?

Travel Sketchbook

Travel Sketchbook

A picture is worth a thousand words. This adage resonates well with a travel sketchbook where you can draw sketches (colorful or minimalist pencil sketches), doodle object drawings, and scribble whatever you wish related to your tours. Wouldn’t it be amusing to shape and express the places and people from your point of view just like a photograph but with more control over it? A travel sketchbook page is like a personalized picture of an experience. You are free to add dynamics that convey your mood and the vibe you get.

DIY Travel Scrapbook

DIY Travel Scrapbook

A definite thumbs-up to travel scrapbooks or DIY travel journals if you’re looking for a vibrant way to preserve your best times from every city or country you have visited. Scrapbooks involve a liberty element that makes room for a mix of travel photos, clippings, short travel logs, brief writing pieces, poems, travel quotes, doodles, sketches, souvenirs, mementos, currency, checklists, stamps, ephemera, or anything that you’d like to put in it, all arranged in a collage or a manner that pleases you. It is the most common type of travel journal.

Travel Bullet Journal/ BuJo

Travel Bullet Journal/ BuJo

One of the top travel journal tips one can give you is to make a bullet journal. Whenever the travel bug bites, you can rely on this organized kind of bullet list journal format. You can outline your travel itinerary, trip planning, packing list, travel songs/movies list, travel bucket list, wish list/places-to-go, or things-to-do list for a city, country, or continent. Meanwhile, you can also make a collection of travel quotes, gastronomic delights, flights, coins, stamps(postage/ink), etc. It’s a quick way to prepare for a trip and to fuel your wanderlust by keeping track of your travel goals.

21 Things You Can Add To Your Travel Journal

  1. Ticket stubs and plane tickets
  2. Receipts from restaurants & other shops
  3. Pictures of peculiar artworks from a place
  4. Tourist stamps(postage/ink) & postcards
  5. Stickers
  6. Business cards
  7. Bucket list layouts
  8. Currency coins
  9. Washi tapes
  10. Envelopes
  11. Foreign words/phrases
  12. Mini calendar/Important dates
  13. Map tracker
  14. Leaves & flowers from the location
  15. Journaling prompts
  16. Keepsakes
  17. Random patterns & drawings
  18. Snapshots/Polaroids
  19. Travel quotes
  20. Travel magazine/newspaper clippings
  21. Printouts of blogs or your social media accounts

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