An account of all travels
It takes an awful lot of effort and courage for any person to travel to far off destinations where one is basically an outsider. Traveling is all about going to foreign lands and staying there for some time along with the locals. Understanding this, anyone who wants to travel has to be mentally prepared about meeting new challenges every step of the way. It is not always a happy a walk in the park as travelers may be met with hostilities by the locals. Not every individual in any community is always welcoming. However these are the reasons traveling is so important and special. Only after crossing all the hurdles in the way can a true adventure be experienced. The stories that come off these challenges are what make a journey a great one. There is little fun just going to a foreign land, see the usual tourist sites and come back. Looking between the lines, understanding the deeper culture and experiencing unnatural things while on a foreign land is what makes a great traveler and almost all great travelers keep travel journals.
The importance of a travel journal
Travelers face a whole lot of things which are a little out of the ordinary. Every journey always has some great tales to tell. Travelers often keep travel journals to pen down all the highs and lows of their journey. These travel journals are the written memories they bring back home with themselves and something they can cherish for the rest of their lives. The journals are also beneficial for other people since they can learn new things from them as well. These journals are a record of all the highlights of a trip. Travelers often pen down things they find interesting about a nation’s culture, anything they find out of the ordinary. They also keep accounts the weird or interesting incidents they experience first-hand. These incidents are often very interesting to read. Travel journals can be very informative for anyone other than the traveler who reads them. They hold all sorts of insights about foreign lands, their cultures and traditions, the interesting places to visit, the habits and activities that one should refrain from because they are not acceptable in that particular culture and the norms that are acceptable. These journals are a source of knowledge for an outsider but for the traveler himself, who has kept the journal, they are a representation of everything he went through in a journey and came out victorious. They show what he learned and how his travels helped him evolve and grow as a person.
Travel journals are a representation of a person’s personal knowledge as well. By reading a traveler’s journal it is easy to make out how informed he is as a person. Traveling definitely adds to the skill set of a person and that can be witnessed through the journal kept by that person. A travel journal works like a sort of score check. It is an account of the destinations bagged by a traveler. The more destinations on a journal, the more acknowledged the traveler.