My first travel journal entries – a trip to Kalbarri, aged 8

Did you keep a travel journal (or just an everyday diary) when you were a child? I have various diaries and journals from many times of my life and I actually love looking back on them - most often because they make me laugh, but they're also a great way to remind me of forgotten events of the past, … [Read more...]

Travellers on why they love their travel journals

For years, I kind of assumed that I was unusual for keeping a travel diary. Whether or not my fellow travellers kept a journal was something that just never came up for discussion, and since I had long wanted to be a writer and that was one of the reasons I kept a travel journal, I just thought that … [Read more...]

Travel Journal School opens today!

Drum roll, folks ... my new online course Travel Journal School is now open for enrolments! Here are a few signs that Travel Journal School might be for you: you've abandoned writing in your travel diary mid-trip you've felt annoyed that you have to spend your evening writing everything … [Read more...]

Sunset cliches: how to make your travel journal interesting enough to read again

(Edit: My online course Travel Journal School is not currently open for enrolments - but you can sign up for the mailing list to be advised when this happens next.) Ever written about a sunset in your travel journal? Chances are that you mentioned the standard yellow/orange/pink/red colours … [Read more...]