published: 1/31/23 | January 31, 2023
One of the best souvenirs I got from my first trip around the world is the journal I have kept for the past 18 months. Having internalized my thoughts and feelings during my travels allowed me to relive that journey over and over in the years that followed.
Memories fade, so being able to relive events as they happened is invaluable. To remind people you’ve met, places you’ve seen, and things you’ve felt? Seeing my travels through the eyes of my younger self makes me so glad I kept a journal. Younger than me was wise!
As we commemorate our travels on social media, journals allow you to be more personal and honest. After all, unlike social media, you are (most likely) the only one who will read it. Long typing also allows you to go deeper and makes it easier for you to look at it in the future (you don’t have to scroll endlessly).
That’s why, last year, we created My Travel Journal – because I believe more travelers should take the time to journal as they explore.
Printing snafu meant our first copy was as thick as a Bible. (However, this was – and still is – ideal for those who live abroad or travel for extended periods, or those who like to illustrate their diaries with postcards, train tickets, etc.)
But we’ve gone back to the presses, corrected the error, and now have “proper” sized books – and I’m so excited to announce today that they’re finally on sale!
Our journal contains how-to prompts to help you remember everything you experience on the road, plus quotes to keep you inspired along the way. It also includes pre- and post-flight sections, so you can set your intentions before actually recording your experiences, and then think about everything.
The new version contains everything you need to record your flight:
- It contains how-to prompts so you remember to jot down all of your important memories.
- There is free space too so you can let your ideas run wild.
- It has inspirational travel quotes to get you inspired.
- It’s as thick as a Moleskine, so it’s perfect to travel with.
We’ve designed the journal to be as straightforward and streamlined as possible so that you can remember all those great moments. This will help you get used to journaling every day as well.
This journal retails for $27.99. It’s 168 pages thick, weighs 0.75 pounds, and comes in four colors:
Now through February 21st, in celebration of this awesome new magazine, you can get it for just $19.99 with code NEWYEAR.
You can get one or both of them via our website here.
If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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