We’ve had a tough winter in Massachusetts with 7ft of snow falling in the past 3 weeks. We’re all stir crazy and sick of the white stuff. To cheer myself up today (and remind myself of sunnier weather), I looked through my travel journals from last year. And I thought I’d share a few of pages on my blog.
My style for travel journals is clean and simple. I swoon the books I see on Pinterest with watercolored sketches and layers of collage, but for me it’s more important to finish. I know that if I attempted something more ambitious I’d get caught in the perfection trap and have piles of unfinished projects.
The first one is from our trip to the Cotswolds, England last summer. I used one of my own 6″ x 9″ spiral bound travel journals with a map of the England on the covers. I combined journaling with postcards, photographs and ephemera that I collected.
I love to collect dried flowers, leaves and grasses on my trips. Glassine envelopes are great places to store them.
On these pages you’ll see business cards, a pin (with pin removed), coffee cup wrappers, a clothing tag, a sugar packet and a coaster.
I hope you enjoyed this look inside my travel journals. Feel free to link to yours in the comments – I’d love to see what you’ve created. If you’re planning a trip in the near future and need a travel journal, check out my free e-book.