Japan has always been one of my family’s dream destinations. This year, we made a spur-of-the-moment decision and made our travel dream come true. I had to plan for our entire trip in three weeks!
I used my Sunday Paper Travel Journal to jot down my plans for my trip. It has been my personal tradition to make a detailed illustrated itinerary for each new place I visit. I used the dotted and graph sections for illustrating the landmarks I planned to see. I was very happy that the paper is suitable for watercolour illustrations.
I loved that the journal came with a canvas pouch so you can also bring your basic journaling kit in case you have time to do journaling on the go. I kept my travel ephemera (receipts, tickets, stubs, calling cards, maps, menus, etc.) in it as well.
I put in 2 of my most favourite pictures from Kyoto and Osaka as souvenir photos to commemorate my trip.
Travel Journaling Tips
- In some countries like Japan, there are stamping stations at famous tourist landmarks and train stations for decorating your travel journal.
- Collect ephemera in the form of travel tickets, menus, stubs, receipts, calling cards, maps and brochures. You can attach these to your journal to make it even more authentic.
- I like working on my travel journal before and after a trip. It’s more important for me to enjoy the place while I am there. I write down small notes about the highlights of each day in a notebook so I can journal about them when I am back home.
You can order your own Sunday Paper Travel journal here.