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Write While You Travel And Relive Your Adventures Later

Take the time to document your travels; you won’t regret it.

We have officially entered the age of experience. What we have done and where we have been, has the potential to define who we are.

Many people have become accustomed to judging us based on our experiences (whether we like it or not). Traveling is the perfect way to live and learn through experience. With all of the experiences you are collecting each day, it can become hard to remember the good times and the moments when you learned about yourself while traveling.

Like many of you, I have a wanderlust mentality that guides my actions and goals. I am always focused on when and where my next adventure will occur. One of the best lessons I’ve learned through travel is how to live in the moment. Although, while living in the moment is important, it is also imperative to know how to document the way you felt in that moment so it is not an experience lost forever in your mind, piling up with new experiences each day.

Life is also about reflecting on your experiences and your progress as an individual. Thinking back to where you came from and how you became the person you are today is an important part of being humble and having self-satisfaction. One way in which I have found a way to fully live in the moment while preserving the way I felt in the moment, is to write about it.

You may be thinking that taking the time to actually write while traveling is cumbersome and a waste of time. I originally thought this way too, until I decided to give travel journaling a try. Ever since I picked up my pen and wrote my first word in my Fabriano EcoQua notebook, I will never go back to solely living in the moment because the moments that have had an effect on me deserve to impact me again and again.

I know it can be hard to take time out of your weekend getaway, vacation, study abroad experience or backpacking trip to write down the countless things that you have done. You can’t and shouldn’t document everything you do because then you truly will not be living in the moment. Throughout your day just jot down key words, smells or memories and elaborate further when you have time on a train or bus traveling, before bed or while taking some free time to reflect. Making the time in your seemingly crazy and busy travel schedule to write is worth it.

One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to collect all the brochures, tickets, interesting found objects and notes I have. Grab a glue stick, some tape or staples and don’t be afraid to make your journal a living representation of your experiences abroad.

There is no better feeling than opening up a travel journal and reading and experiencing some of the trip’s best moments all over again. I am looking forward to when I am much older, and I can crack open one of my journals and feel young again. There is no right or wrong way to journal. Just be sure to take the time in some way, shape or form to document your experiences, and you will be forever grateful you did.


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Emily Moore from is a travel and lifestyle blogger based in the D.C. metro area.

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