The Travel Journal
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. || Anaïs Nin
I'm an avid journaler, but especially so when I travel.
I think part of the reason is because when I travel things can often be a blur. A new place here and new place there, a new thought in this moment, meeting a different person with a cool story in that one, going going going. Documenting such things, sometimes as they happen, is a way for me to live them more fully in the moment. To examine and see them a little bit outside of their original context helps me to not take them for granted and appreciate these moments and experiences for what they are.
But of course I also do it so that I can look back and reminisce once I'm back home.
I not only do this when I'm traveling but in my day to day life as well actually. I have several different notebooks and journals each with their own respective purpose. I'm constantly scribbling notes and sentences and thoughts and new words and clever lines I hear people say that I want to remember.
I don't really remember a time when I wasn't doing this to some capacity to be honest.
It's one of those things that's engrained into who I am.
The Rootless Spruce sent some their handcrafted leather goods with me on my trip to Iceland, which included this incredibly beautiful handmade journal. It's pages have since been filled with quite a few memories which I already love looking back on.
If you need a travel journal (or the perfect home for your passport) I highly recommend visiting their shop.
I also highly recommend this Air BnB place we stayed in for our first few nights in Reykjavik.
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It's my favorite way to travel.