Here at Blushing Confetti, we love any excuse to plan a cheeky vacay. Many of our products and patterns are inspired by our own travels, near or far. In fact, our new travel journal features photos taken by our team on their own travels, and memorable travel-related quotes guaranteed to ignite your sense of wanderlust.
There’s a heap of research out in the big wide world that says journalling is therapeutic and writing a travel journal is no different. Even if you don’t keep a journal on the reg, we can pretty much guarantee a travel journal will change your next travel experience for the better. Here are a handful of reasons why!
Build that holiday excitement
Planning the holiday is half the fun! A travel journal is the perfect place to keep your holiday inspo and jot down any tips or recommendations you pick up along the way. If you’re saving your pretty pennies for your dream holiday, print out pics of your bucket list places and keep them in your journal to remind yourself NOT to click ‘Buy Now’ on that $500 shopping cart you’ve got sitting on your ASOS account. Nobody wants to be poor on holiday!
Stop, breathe and reflect
Travelling can be exhausting, and sometimes you feel like you don’t even have time to breathe! Keeping a travel journal means that you will take the time, even if it’s only five minutes, to chill out a little and reflect on your day.
We love a selfie every now and then – and we’re not ashamed of it - but there’s a feeling you get from reading about travel experiences that just doesn’t compare to looking at a photo on your phone. Keeping a travel journal means you’re not only capturing the surroundings, but the feelings and emotions you experienced in that moment, cementing it in your long-term memory bank for life.
Forget the hotel restaurants – when you travel, you want to do as the locals do, right? If you’re like us, you want to seek out the little hole-in-the-wall restaurants, the sneaky spots with the best views, super cool underground bars…the list goes on. Keeping a record of these in a travel journal helps you help others to have the same experience. Be the lady known for having the best travel tips as you dish out recommendations to all your travelling friends – all because you had your handy travel journal to jot them down in.
It’s a keepsake
We’re all guilty of spending too much money at those chain souvenir stores, thinking we’ll wear that ‘I <3 NY/Paris/Phuket’ t-shirt alllllll the time. While you might have been obsessed with it at the time, you’ve no doubt come back and realised it’s a little basic, and now it’s sitting at the bottom of your wardrobe, only to be brought out when you’ve run out of clean pyjamas. However, what you CAN count on is that no two holidays will ever be the same – so keep a travel journal and you’ll have a souvenir that nobody else will ever have!
What are your tips to getting the most out of your travel journal? Let us know in the comments below!
You can purchase one of our beautiful new travel journals riiiiiiiiight….HERE.