Are you a passionate wanderer who dreams of adventures and longs to see the world? Do you love travelling at home and abroad, visiting tourist sites and exploring new places? If so, why not consider collecting the precious memories you have made during your travels in a beautiful handcrafted adventure journal?
This article is just the thing to help you get started! It contains loads of inspirational photos and creative ideas that will help you unleash your imagination.
Wondering where to start with your adventure journal? Begin by recollecting your fondest travel-related experiences.
Naturally, all beautiful places you visit will remain in your memory, but putting them on paper will allow you to share them with your friends and family. Why not tell your loved ones about the sights which impressed you, the journeys which changed your world view, and the experiences that touched your heart? Collect photos, postcards, stamps and little mementos, write about your travel plans and impressions, describe the different customs and traditions you experience around the world. If you are hesitant to start and unsure how to make a truly unique and exceptional adventure journal, read on!
Why stop at one adventure journal when you can have a dozen?
The story of your journey starts here.
Your adventure journal doesn’t have to be terribly complicated – a minimalist style is often even more effective.
Let’s get down to business. The only things you need to get started are a journal, scissors, glue and decorative paper of your choice – you can use decoupage paper, old newspapers, maps or anything you like. If you prefer, you can even use faux leather or fabrics. We decided to use a map to spruce up our journal’s pages and some faux leather for its cover. Here is a fun step-by-step description of the process:
You don’t need many supplies to make your own adventure journal.
Use decorative sticky tape to add some color
If you prefer the black and white color scheme, there are many of options available.
Images containing birds are very popular for adventure journals because they represent freedom.
A very important step in the creation of your journal is adding the right photos. In our digital age, less and less people print their photographs which is a shame – having pictures on your phone and computer is nice, but it is always better to own a hard copy.
Printing your favorite travel photos for your adventure journal is a must!
You can write the name of your destination and date of your adventure on the cover of the journal.
We love the vintage-look of this cover which combines printouts and antique travel tickets!
Here is another version of an awesome vintage-inspired journal:
A minimalist style achieved by using recycled paper:
Using a map on the cover of your adventure journal is a great idea. You can either opt for a map of the places you visited or use a colorful world map.
And here is an elegant idea for planning your future travels:
You can add your favorite quotes and combine them with the map cutouts on the cover:
Found an amazing cafe? Why not draw acute picture of your order?
Be mindful – take a moment to relish and describe the new flavors you discover!
It’s also a good idea to illustrate the traditional foods you try on your journey.
If you like drawing why not take a moment to sketch the tourist attractions you visit? We adore these beautiful illustrations of Italy’s historic sites!
If you’re not into drawing – postcards will do just as well.
Do you remember what the weather was like?
Sticking the postcards you buy in your adventure journal is a great way to make sure you won’t lose them.
Try to take pictures of everything that surprises and inspires you – beautiful buildings, animals, unusual plants.
If you love visiting botanical gardens or animal parks, you can turn your adventure journal into a little menagerie!
Postage stamps, randomly found stickers-everything can be a decoration!
Don’t forget to record the people that you meet on your travels and take plenty of photos to remember them by!
People say that if you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. If you dream of travelling, why not begin planning your future trips now? Research some attractive destinations and start working on your adventure journal today!
Here are some more fantastic examples of adventure journals:
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