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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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Capturing Events In Your Travel Journal

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Capturing Events In Your Travel Journal

A simple dinner can be a wonderful ‘event’ to capture in your Travel Journal.   Capturing Events in Your Travel Journal  Our travel experiences are often filled with lots of ‘event’ experiences - some of them big events (major concerts) and some of them small events (birthday party). In fact, I’m a pretty firm believer that everything in our lives can be translated into an event. So let’s take a brief look at how you can capture events in your Travel Journal. This was the ‘critter’ sitting next to us on our final evening dinner in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Yes, it...

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Your Travel Journal and the Sense of Smell…

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Your Travel Journal and the Sense of Smell…

  Capturing Your 5 Senses Your Travel Journal and the Sense of Smell  I’ve always been a big proponent of using all of your senses when doing a Travel Journals. In reality, it’s a very simple way to add such wonderful character to your descriptions of the places you’ve visited, meals you’ve enjoyed, and so much more. Maybe just pause for a moment and think about how you might describe the smell of that warm evening sea breeze as you relaxed in your tropical rental. One of the tricks here is that you don’t have to make up a big...

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