When I travel I really don't have the time to do much journaling, not that I would, if I did. I do love to collect things when I am out every day...post cards, tickets, receipts, bags, advertisements, menu's, just about anything that will remind me of where I went and what I did that day. I have been collecting post cards since I was a little girl. This is a great way to showcase them. Better than throwing them in a box.
I love to use Engagement Calendars for my journals. They are very sturdy and can hold everything I try to stuff in there. I try to find one that relates to where I am going. I spend time before my trip preparing all the pages. I cover all the lined pages with paper (especially papers from my travels), paint, or whatever I feel like doing. I use a lot of spray paint and spray glue. I always leave the beautiful photo's that are already in there. I love how it adds interest to my book.
I always take my POGO printer with me. It's fun to add instant photo's. Especially our group shot's.
My friend Andi gave me a Kelly Rae Roberts calendar for Christmas a few years back. Since I was travelling with her & my good friends, Darya and Pam and the calendar was all about friendship, I decided this one would be perfect for my trip to Barcelona.
You can see all my pages here, on my Smug Mug.
As you can see, you don't have to write everydown down to keep a great record of all the fun things you see and do when you travel.