Traveling can be life-changing. Experiencing new places, people, and cultures may uncover a variety of different emotions and awakenings. Keeping a travel journal on hand is a perfect way to document your experiences. When you are caught up in the chaos of traveling, it can be difficult to reflect on the sights and sounds of a new place. It’s important to continue journaling even after you return home. Revisit everything that happened during your vacation and devote time to writing in detail. Perhaps you are craving a meal that you had abroad, or you can’t stop thinking about a new place you visited. Replicating those memories through drawing or creative writing will give you a keepsake you can treasure for years to come.

Be Consistent

The most important piece of advice for any kind of journaling that you are doing is to be consistent. If you don’t have enough time to write full journal entries each day, you can simply jot down some notes, thoughts, and important events each day. Make sure to date each entry, and write down what you ate, new things you did, people you met, and more. Next, designate a time for journaling, either in the morning before you begin your day or at night before you go to sleep.

Use The Right Tools

Creativity is fueled by the right tools. Select the products that are right for you and take them along on your journey to aid your creative process and bring you daily catharsis. If you enjoy the ink lay down of a gel pen, but crave a weighted, sophisticated body, our Sarasa Grand is the pen you will reach for while journaling each and everyday. The Sarasa Grand features the same Rapid Dry Ink Technology as our classic Sarasa Gel Retractable pens and won’t smudge or smear. Zebra’s STEEL F-301 is an affordable, yet sophisticated pen that pairs perfectly with any pocket notebook. The STEEL F-301 is ideal for crossing off to-do lists, taking notes, and more. The Zebra STEEL F-701 is an everyday carry essential that offers a premium writing experience. The all metal barrel is perfect for camping, hiking and more. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our STEEL F-701. If you’re looking to get creative with your travel journal, turn to Zebra’s Zensations Technical Pens. Technical pens are perfect for sketching, and feature archival, acid free ink that won’t fade. Although traveling is a great opportunity to start a journal, keep in mind that the impacts of traveling can last long after you return from your trip. In order to make the most of your experiences, utilize your travel journal each day so you can find your Zen in the art you create from the memories that will last a lifetime.