Document Your Travels | Make a Journal

Do you try to capture your memories and adventures so that you can remember them from time to time, or do you just focus on the task at hand without stopping to record your travels?

I used to live moment to moment without thinking twice in my younger years. Now that I am getting older; however, my camera is never far from my side. Jenny and I often schedule an adventure just for the purpose of taking photographs these days. It has become a passion you might say.

As travelers, it is important to document our memories so that we can relive and share them later in life. You can start a journal or even fire up a free Blogger site. Save and photograph all your souvenirs. It is also recommended to keep a journal that you write short snippets about your adventures in.

With a free Blogger account you can virtually document and share your travels in real time. Then you can have the photos printed and make travel books that display your experiences and show off your souvenirs.

These are great to set out on your coffee table for guests flip through your pages when they visit. It is a guaranteed way to strike up a conversation and also make you appear more interesting. :)

I have taken to shooting photos of every little escape we can come across and would like to share one with you. These photos are from Vedauwoo Park in Wyoming. We only had a couple hours before Jenny had to report for her shift at the hospital, but I was still able to squeeze in a quick Jeep tour within the wilderness park.

Vedauwoo Park

Vedauwoo is taken from the Arapaho word meaning “earth born”. As you can see it gets it name from the odd rock formations that are popular with climbers in the area.

Jenny is Cold

It was well below freezing with wind gusts over 50 mph, but I had to get her out for the shot. Sorry honey!

Keith Climbing the rocks.

Like a trooper, I made the frigid climb up so that Jenny could get some shots of me as well. It is the memory that counts. Some day we will look back on these photos and remember the time we had.

BarbaraNovember 17, 2011 at 5:40 am
These shots look a lot like some rock croppings between Laramie and Fort Collins. We usually take that short cut if we’re on our way to Park City, UT or SLC. I am absolutely with you on having camera at hip most of the time now – and a little sorry I didn’t document more earlier in life. Wouldn’t I love to see a few shots of myself when I was young and so thin?? I love blogging for that reason too – and my husband gave me a digital photo frame and I’ve created a little filing system of memory cards from different trips, family occasions, etc. Those are fun to put out at gatherings too – or, like, a trip to the Caribbean when it’s snowing outside. Love your photos here. Happy memories to you!


JennyNovember 17, 2011 at 6:47 am
Thank you! We are trying to stop and enjoy all of the natural beauty in life. This area offers up a plethora of inspiration!


Karen@WaistingTimeNovember 17, 2011 at 7:26 am
I always used to hate being in photos. But I have learned that travel pics are best when someone I know, myself included, is in the shot.

Thanks for visiting my blog.


KeithNovember 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm
I agree, it is part of the fun. I am fond of, “go stand over there”, or “get a shot of me in front of this thing.” Good times. The best comes when you just shamelessly begin asking strangers to take photos of your group. It must be taboo to say no because they are usually happy to take the shot.


TammyNovember 17, 2011 at 9:36 am
Starting my own blog (plus getting a smart phone whose camera is exponentially better than my digital camera!) has me back in the picture-taking spirit. There are years of my life in which I have no photos, which now seems like such a shame. Like Karen, my travel pics are my favorite, especially my self-portraits which happen a lot because I normally travel alone. :)


KeithNovember 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm
Nicer cameras has certainly gotten us excited. Now we are wanting to land somewhere long enough to take a class together instead of just reading more books. Good luck with the blog.


Blond DuckNovember 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm
I love making scrapbooks and have often thought of creating a travel journal. I should!


KeithNovember 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm
I have been dreaming of making one that is all Indiana Jones and stuff.


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