One thing you have to do on your next backpacking trip is keep a travel journal or scrap book..
Okay so obviously you don't have to, and I know what you're thinking. No. Just plain and simple, no. And to be honest, I get it. Keeping a diary, or a journal or a scrap book or even just holding on to old tickets and flyers can be arduous and probably isn't for everyone... But for those who it is for, and those who make the effort to do so, it is so incredibly rewarding.
Along the way on our 13 month trip in 2014/15 Sean and I kept a diary AND a scrap book. In the diary we drew little pictures and scribbled a few words each day about what we did, whilst in the scrap book we collected tickets, wrist bands, business cards, flyers, flowers and more. And I'm not going to lie, both items took a lot of time and dedication to continue adding to throughout our trip, but boy oh boy is it worth it now.
If you were to ask me what I did on lets say.... the 13th of February 2015, for the life of me I wouldn't be able to remember... but thanks to our trusty diary and scrap book I can tell you that we traveled from Copacabana, Bolivia to Isla del Sol in the centre of Lake Titicaca. And I can tell you that it was beautiful. I can also tell you the name of the place we stayed and how much it cost.. but that's not the point of this post. The point of this post is to tell you that making and keeping memories of your trip are important.
If you're not going to write it down, or scribble a picture or take a photo at least be there, be in the moment of whatever you're doing and try and commit it to memory. The memories you make whilst travelling are priceless and sometimes is takes coming home to know how priceless they are.
G'day I'm Bec
I'm an Aussie who loves travelling, hiking, trail running and pretty much any activity you can do outdoors.
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