Have you gone on an unforgettable RV trip, but later when you were recounting your tales, you found that some of the details eluded you? Pick up a spiral bound notebook, and a pen next time you travel. Use it to record your adventures.
Basic Strategies to successful Journaling
You can begin by making a “grocery list.” This might include what time you woke up, the colors of the sunrise, and even what you had for breakfast. If you’re boondocking, you’ll want to describe the natural beauty around you. In an RV park you might record thoughts about interesting people, their pets, and their stories.
Describe the historic places you visit, museums, or the chipmunk that ate peanuts out of your hand. Every beach, mountain, and forest has its own personality. See if you can describe them in your own words in your journal. Carry a thesaurus with you. When you visit places like Denali National Park, the Grand Canyon, and Redwood National Forest your own words may fail you.
Pictures as the Perfect Touch
Enhance your journaling with some photojournalism, and you’ll have wonderful photo memories for you and your posterity. With digital photography, you can take as many pictures as you want, and then sort them out. For fun, snap pictures of other RVs, toy haulers, and diesel pushers as you go.
Is the effort of journaling worth it? Consider this: in the 1960s, author John Steinbeck made a 10,000 mile trip around America with his dog Charley in his specially made camper. The book he wrote about it, Travels with Charlie is still selling strongly.