Sometimes, you go on trips with friends. Sometimes, those friends get on your nerves. It doesn’t mean they’re being terrible people and your friendship is about to end, it’s just because traveling can be stressful and adding in other humans around you 24/7 in tight quarters can ruin your day – quick. Writing down your frustrations, even if it’s just to bitch, can help keep situations from escalating. You can curse them out and say you’re the best person in the world – it doesn’t matter – because no one is reading it.
To Remember Where the Hell you Were:
Trips can be hectic. A lot happens on them and you see a lot in your day. You often come back from a day of sight-seeing utterly exhausted and just ready to eat a hunk of bread and fall into a soft coma. Writing down in your travel journal where you’ve been and what you’ve seen can help you when it comes time to collage up some pictures or make a photo album (does anyone but me do this anymore?). You don’t need to write down every tidbit, but if you’ve been snapping photos all day, write down where you started and ended to help jog your memory down the road.
To Gain Therapeutic Benefits:
I know, we just went over this up top. But, this is different than complaining about the sock that your friend left outside of her designated suitcase zone. This is just for you, and applies even when you’re solo traveling. Writing down your thoughts, dreams, and where you’ve been is therapeutic and can make your mind feel clearer, making sure you can enjoy the entire trip instead of stress over it.