I recently got home from two weeks in Iceland! I’d been wanting to go there for a very long time, and was not disappointed. It’s an amazing place with spectacular landscapes and rich history.
I kept a journal during my trip to record my days. I took photos (although now that I’m back home I realize I didn’t take nearly enough). But even photos can’t remind me of how much I loved the geology, how much my kids loved the local pool fed by hot springs, and many other things we enjoyed there.
I’m of two minds on journaling while traveling. On the one hand, I want a record of my trip so I can remember what we did each day and what it was like in the country. But on the other, I’m so busy having fun I don’t always have time to journal. I have to admit, as much as I wanted to record our trip, sometimes writing in my journal felt a bit like homework. Usually I fill in my pages a day or two later, when I have time for quiet reflection.
How do you feel about journaling while traveling? Do you like to record your trip? Or do you feel photos capture the memories well enough?