Travel Journals

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Expedition Journal: A Logbook for Travelers (published by National Geographic)

We started this travel journal in 2000- the year our family took a vacation to Washington DC. Since then we have recorded visits to Mexico, England, Ireland, Chicago, Boston, New York, Paris, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco and a Caribbean cruise.

I love this journal and am grateful for the opportunities to be able to travel to the different places and record our little adventures. After nine years it’s almost full, but we still have room for a few more expeditions before buying a new travel book.

This journal is great because it has a soft leather cover and is interspersed with vintage pictures, quotes and some bios of famous explorers; Shackleton, Earhart, Cousteau.

In the magazine Letters & Journals, we will feature excerpts from famous travel journals as well as reader submissions of some of their travel journals. Do you keep or read travel journals?



  1. School Supplies Sleuth on October 9, 2009 at 12:16 am

    How does your traveling journal work? Is it mostly pictures or does everyone write a little bit? I love journals of all kinds!

  2. Jackie Flaherty on October 9, 2009 at 1:28 am

    This journal is just me writing with very few pictures and postcards. I absolutely LOVE postcards and for big trips, like to England/France, I did a travel journal of just postcards of the beautiful places we visited along with some journal highlights.

  3. Letters From Midlife on October 9, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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