Going to a place you have never been is always a thrilling experience and there is no doubt that you come back from it a different person. You will have new stories to tell and of course you wouldn’t mind telling your story over and over again. But here’s an idea, why don’t you keep a travel blog and record your experiences? You will give yourself a mental exercise and your writing could benefit others as well.
7 Reasons to Own a Travel Blog
1. You can tell your story as fresh as the day it happened
During your trip, you don’t ever think you’ll forget each moment but when you return to daily life you will be bombarded with your old responsibilities. Before you know it, your vacation will fade and it will be difficult to remember the minutiae. Blogging as your vacation unfolds will allow you to record the little details that made each day special. Yes, it will require some effort, but the effort will allow you to reflect upon your trip and you will thank yourself later when your blog reminds you of something you have forgotten.
2. You can keep in touch with friends and family
Your friends and family want to know every single detail about your trip. Having a blog means they can experience your vacation with you as it happens and you can answer their questions right away through your comments section.
3. It helps you reflect on the things you have seen
Writing can be a challenge and that’s why some people don’t blog. But a little effort could go a long way sometimes and forcing yourself to write about an experience brings about insights you never though you had. Processing what you learned from an experience will help you grow and you will appreciate your trip even more for the way it changed you. What you write doesn’t have to be deep, but you have to be real.
4. Others can draw inspiration from you
Somewhere out there is a stranger or a friend who feels uninspired and stuck. Reading about your travel adventures could help them see that they have the power to change their situation and go on that dream vacation to rejuvenate their spirit.
5. You can help communities with your story
The travel industry is full of small and medium entrepreneurs who could really use a break. If you traveled off the beaten path, perhaps that little known yogurt shop or tiny cottage could get a little bit of mileage if you spread the word about them. It’s a small price to pay for your wonderful experience with them and you get to help their community.
6. For posterity
Many great men have left journals for future generations and lucky for your great grandchildren, the internet makes it easy to preserve your memories so that they could learn a thing or two about your time. You can leave nuggets of wisdom and because you wrote it yourself, your words will be unlikely to be adulterated by retellings over time.
7. It can remind you to give yourself a break
Keeping a blog can be a lot of work, it’s true, but you will soon find yourself running out of new material to write about. Could it be that you’re working too hard and it’s time for another adventure? Your blog is a wonderful way to remind you that there is still so much world out there for you to conquer.
Everything is a Travel Story
The more you blog about your experiences, the more mindful you become about your life and travels. You will find that there is a lesson to learn in everything and from everyone and it becomes part of the person you are. After all, life is a journey and everything is a travel story.
Do you have a travel blog? Post your URL in the comments section so we can share our stories!