Wanderlust~/ˈwändərˌləst/ a very strong and irresistible impulse or desire to travel the world.
This is my last blog post before I leave for my trip to Europe next week, which is why I’ve dedicated it to all things travel. For my birthday, my friend bought me an “adventure journal”, which is a book where you can record all your most memorable adventures. This is PERFECT for anybody who loves to travel and travels often, like me! I just wish I had this book sooner!
Most of the journal is filled with pages like the one above. There’s space to write each destination you visited, who you were with, what date you travelled, what you did, etc. There are also lines to write “the best of the best”, such as the best food you ate while you were there, the best attractions, the best places to shop, the best lodging, etc. This is a great way to document your trip and it will also be very useful if you ever choose to go back to that same place in the future!
There are even blank pages where you can sketch, paste pictures, insert notes, and other forms of memorabilia from your trip. At the back, there are even maps of the different continents and regions of the world, such as the Middle East, Australia,Europe, etc. What I’m planning to do is highlight all the cities I visited.
What makes this journal really special is the stkr.it QR Code stickers. As you document your journey, you can decide where you want to add videos, digital photos, audio, documents or online text. You can download the stkr.it app to your phone/tablet and register with an email and password. Afterwards, anytime you want to add media to your scrapbook, you and peel off one of the stkr.it stickers and apply it to the page. Then, all you have to do is scan the sticker, choose what type of file you’re uploading, select the file and click Save. What’s great about this special “feature” is that friends can access and download your media on stkrit.com using the QR code. Also, if you want to change the picture you chose or select another video, all you have to do is delete the file in the app, rescan the code and upload a new file!
When I start using this journal, I want to tape my airplane tickets or even admission ticket stubs onto the blank pages. Anything that reminds me of my adventures will go in this journal. I highly recommend this for anyone who loves to travel! I would rate this an 8/10- the only thing I don’t really like about it is that its size doesn’t make it TOO convenient.
What are some ways you guys like to document your trips? I’m also planning on keeping a “travel box”, where I’ll put little souvenirs from my trips, such as figurines or brochures. The two ideas kind of overlap and I’m not too sure which one I’ll stick to. Maybe I’ll write a post about the travel box in the future.