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Travel Can Change Who You Are - the curious role of fate.

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Travel Can Change Who You Are - the curious role of fate.

The sheer solitude of the Arctic is stunning - getting up before everyone else to be greeted by this scene makes me feel blessed. I remember that morning so clearly because I just gave myself time to ‘pause’ for a moment to take it all in.    I’m going to guess that, at some point during at least one of your travel experiences, you’ve had some kind of epiphany - big or small. Something has happened to you, to someone you’re travelling with, or to those around you and the result is a whole new perspective on life. These blogs...

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Simple Bare Necessities

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Simple Bare Necessities

This watercolour sketch was done after I got home from our epic paddle trip down parts of the Missouri River in Montana.     For all the years and different places I’ve taught about keeping a Travel Journal, one of the most enduring questions I get is: How would I ever figure out what to take in a Travel Journal Kit?’ Fortunately, the answer to this conundrum is pretty straightforward.   Other than the journal itself, you can see how compact your Travel Journal Kit can be - so no reason not to try it out!      For the...

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Don’t Be Lost To History!

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Don’t Be Lost To History!

  Don’t Be Lost To History - keeping a Travel Journal is a wonderful way to leave a legacy   I spent the bulk of my career in the Museum/Heritage field, and a significant part of that time was waorking in an Archives. That space was filled with letter and diaries, business records, historic photos, maps and so much more.     Something happened there one day that changed my whole perspective.     A woman came to the Archives looking to find something about one of her ancestors. She knew when they were born and died, and I believe she knew...

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Wildlife in Your Travel Journal

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Wildlife in Your Travel Journal

Very fresh wolf tracks along the banks of the MacKenzie River near our campsite.   Wildlife In Your Travel Journal     Isn’t it true that some of our most memorable travel experiences involve wildlife.   As we camped along the shores of the MacKenzie River, this porcupine waddled to the river, swam about for a few minutes and then waddled back into the scrub that flanked the riverbank.     Certainly that’s the case if your able to take in something like a Safari where the entire purpose of the trip is to capture the experience of seeing creatures...

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Landscape, Soundscape, Smellscape - Your Travel Journal Entries

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Landscape, Soundscape, Smellscape - Your Travel Journal Entries

Breathtaking landscapes of the Missouri River in Montana on a 2 week canoe trip.   Landscape, Soundscape, Smellscape - Your Travel Journal Entries     Compelling Travel Journal entries come from all sorts of different perspectives. They come from different times of the day, different settings, different people and so many other sources.     One of the simplest ways to record rich memories is to think about the landscapes you’re visiting, and give yourself a moment to reflect on that ‘sense of place’. Perhaps start using point-form and record simply what the place looks like.   The ‘lay of the land’...

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