6 Unique Travel Journals

1: I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded

This is more then just a travel journal. It is full of exercises that help you to sit back and really take notice of your environment. From starting a collection of local toiletries to having strangers draw you a map to somewhere they love, you’ll find yourself exploring in ways you never even thought of.

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2: How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

While this is not classified as a travel journal, we think it would make a great one. How To Be An Explorer of the World contains multitudes of prompts that will help you to explore and document the world around you. Document smells, textures, trees and more. If you can finish the book on your vacation (it’s pretty long), you’ll end up with an amazingly detailed document of where you were and what you did.

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Seven questions to ask yourself when creating a travel budget

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Whether you are planning for your “one day” dream trip or you have a vacation coming up in the near future, you are probably going to have to face the fact that you do not have unlimited moolah to spend. Planning a travel budget isn’t hard and it lets you forget about money matters and enjoy your vacation once you are on it. You don’t want to be that person who can’t eat at the awesome seaside restaurant (with those amazing Piña Coladas) because you spent all your money days before, do you? Trust us, a well planned budget = a happy trip. (more…)

An Open Letter To An Armchair Traveler

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver

I know you.  You are a person who dreams of traveling to exotic locations yet never actually does.  You have a sneaking suspicion that the way to true happiness is through experiencing other cultures and places, but the closest you come to this is by reading books or watching tv.  You are a true blue armchair traveler, but deep down inside of you is a real traveler begging to be freed.

You have a hundred reasons not to travel. I know, I know, you are too busy.  Your money is needed elsewhere.  You can’t leave your pets for that long.  You can’t speak the language.  You are too old.  You are too young. It’s dangerous. You are scared…

Before you read any further, take a few minutes to write down your reasons for not traveling. (more…)