Buy it, or just describe it?

Souvenir.  The impulse to buy something to remember an experience. Or the impulse to buy something because in the moment, that keychain, purse or rock, seems like an excellent idea. Or the impulse to buy what everyone else is buying. Or impulse triggered by abundance – a market filled with painted pottery, a store packed with … Continue reading Buy it, or just describe it?

Sharing and Caring, Selfie Journaling

Travel journaling is like one long, continuous selfie.  One could argue that journaling is even more self-absorbed than selfies.  Many of us don’t even share what we write.  Even though sharing is caring. Sharing is also annoying. Journaling is different from just snapping a stream of photos.  It is observation, opinion and more deeply personal … Continue reading Sharing and Caring, Selfie Journaling

Journal your Frustrations, but don’t post.

Traveling is not all sweetness, clear skies and delicious food.  Striving for that kind of brochure perfection in every moment of a two-week trip is damn near impossible, and doomed. The children will have a bad day at Disneyland, the husband will refuse to step foot in any more museums, possibly for the rest of … Continue reading Journal your Frustrations, but don’t post.