A few weeks ago, Baby Niklas pulled his first book off our bookshelf. (Now it’s one of his favorite activities.) I went to pick the book up, figuring it was one of his board books of rhymes, airplanes, or colorful pictures. Boy was I wrong! He’d selected Yellowstone Day Hikes.
Martin smiled. “Well he is your son, Katie!”
It’s true. I love to get out. And travel journaling is one of my favorite types of records to keep. The easy-open binding of Gadanke’s travel journal (pictured above) makes it easy to hang onto mementos like these.
Print this list and take it on your trip, so that you’ll think more about grabbing paper bits from life.
20 items I always add to my travel journal:
1. Ticket stubs from museums, symphonies, plays, and tourist attractions
2. Transportation tickets and receipts
5. Postcards (The photos are always so much better than anything I can snap.)
6. Photographs of us as a group
7. Photographs of us individually, capturing something that intrigues or relates to the person being photographed
8. Business cards from favorite restaurants
9. Food wrappers
10. Doodles of things I found interesting
11. Cool stickers
12. Receipts from cool shops or of food and souvenirs
13. Photo of an interesting meal or snack, preferably with someone holding it!
14. Tag from the souvenir t-shirt
15. A note on the exchange rate, price of gas, or other comparisons
16. Coasters (especially in Germany!)
17. Photographs of the area we’re visiting, capturing people just doing their thing
19. Airline tickets
20. Event schedules