I usually rely on memory and photos to capture my vacation experience, but I’ve come to realize that these aren’t quite enough. I want the detail, like a day’s agenda, a meal, or a conversation – the moments that make the vacation come alive. So this spring in Mexico, I decided to keep a journal. Every night I jotted down a couple of lines about the day’s activities, and a couple of thoughts about the day. That’s it. 5 minutes or less.
This small effort proved invaluable when I put my Mexico photo book together, because I could just refer back to my journal for the forgotten fine points. It saved so much time, and helped me add photo book captions that were more detailed. For a great example on journaling, check out “True Treasures” ‘by ‘JoniG7’.
What are your favorite journaling techniques? Let us know by commenting on this article. And, when you get back from your trip, share your photo book to Shutterfly Gallery.