Travel Stubs in Photos

One of my favorite artifacts from my travels are the ticket stubs and other memorable documents.  I use it for memories, but also to help me remember names of restaurants and hotels.  Do you collect ticket stubs?  What do you do with them?  Here are the paper mementos I collected last summer.

Audio Journal

One alternative to the hand written journal is an audio record.  I tried this last summer.  Sometimes I am so tired by the time I’m ready to fill out my journal at night that it doesn’t happen till after the trip is over.  The longer I wait to record my memories, the foggier they become. …

The People We Meet

Travel is about people.  I am ashamed to admit that I just learned this recently.  Now I identify not only what I want to see, but how I am going to enrich my experience by meeting new people.  I had the fortune of traveling with some of my favorite strangers this past summer.  These people…

Taking Better Travel Photos

On your last trip, you shot 7,218 pictures, but you only found a few that justify what you saw, or how you felt at that moment.  We spend so much time taking pictures on our trips, yet they tend to disappoint when we get home and review.  By following a few easy steps, you can…

Midnight Dip in the Mediterranean

Last year I took a memoir writing class for fun.  During our course, we had the opportunity to participate in a 91 word memoir contest.  I didn’t win, but writing this piece allowed me to really focus on what made a particular moment so great.  Now when I read my 91 words I go back…