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28

Interview: Travel Journaling

Filed Under graphic design, international travel, kahunna.net

Travel Journal, 2001I was recently approached by Gill over at the website Journal Craft Inspiration for an interview on my travel journals.  It was fun to share some of my tips and stories with her and her readers.  I recommend exploring around on her site – she’s got a lot to look at. If you’re visiting from journalcraft.co.uk, then hello and welcome!  If you would like to read more about my journals, please check out the following:

Here’s a snippet from the interview:

Do you complete your journal entry ‘on-site’ or do you continue working on it when you get home?

I tend to define my journal as one moment in time, capturing thoughts, plans, and important information for a journey from the late planning stages to the return home. On some trips, I can’t find time to write during the day, so I’ll spend an hour or so in the evening, preferably at a cafe, furiously writing down everything I can recall that happened since the last time I wrote. When I’m home, the journal becomes a time capsule, its contents “sealed”. Nothing will be added or taken away from it.

  • http://www.journalcraft.co.uk Gill McCowen

    Kolby, many thanks for the interview I found your journals absolutely fascinating. I am sure they will be treasured both by yourself and others in the future…
    Thanks Gill – Journal Craft

  • http://goldmancafe.wordpress.com/ Liz R

    Kolby, this is a great interview! You truly are an inspiration. I love your journals and the tips you gave are so helpful. When I start my world travels, I know that my journals will have as much meaning for me as yours do for you.

  • http://www.healism.com Healism

    Yeah! it is difficult to find time to write 'on-site', normally, like anybody else, I write synopsis and work on it later.

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    I've tried keeping a travel journal, but never had much luck. I'm thinking of just taking a videocamera next time to make it easier.

  • Marion Rossi

    This is one of very few blogs that was worth the read, thank you for sharing such informative posts, Cheers.
    Thanks

  • roxieprov31

    You know, you're the reason I started keeping a travel journal. I found your blog when I was researching to go to Alaska in 2008. Your journals are an inspiration and I am making an effort to travel as much as you! ;)

  • roxieprov31

    You know, you're the reason I started keeping a travel journal. I found your blog when I was researching to go to Alaska in 2008. Your journals are an inspiration and I am making an effort to travel as much as you! ;)