In a nutshell the Travelling Snail® travel journal helps you to create your own personal travelogue. This is achieved by breaking down the entire holiday process into simpler elements, allowing you to focus and enjoy each step more fully. Think of it like a folder that you file your travel experiences in; you decide what elements you wish to include.
You can make your travel journal as simple or as extensive as you wish, it is based on three main elements, planning, experiences and timeline. Essentially you create your travel journal and then start building it up piece by piece as you go. You can either keep it simple and just use it as a diary with photos, or make it a fully-fledged travelogue and record every restaurant visit, every place of interest and every new discovery you make on your trip. However you wish to use your journal it will always be beautifully presented and easily shared with family, friends or even other travellers.
Create your journals with any theme; a holiday travelogue or just a journal of all your favourite restaurants, hotels or places of interest? Organise your journals on bookshelves within your online account with any structure you like. Customise your Travelling Snail online account to suit you.
Having decided on your destination or firmed up on your reservations, note all the details and information of the destinations you plan to visit. Add a destination
Places I must visit
List out the main places you wish to visit and identify the main points of interest on your visit. Do this before making any bookings or reservations. Add place to visit
Once you receive all your booking and travel schedule information, note the details of your itinerary (booking references, seating allocations, timings etc.) Add an itinerary
Identify which items you will require for your trip and list those that you already have and those that need to be purchased prior to departure. Add an packing list
Write down all the addresses of businesses, friends and family that you will require while on your trip. Add a contact
Staying at a hotel, resort, B&B or any other form of overnight accommodation? Write about the places where you sleep and record your opinions and experiences. Add accomodation
Eating and drinking
Eating and drinking in restaurants, snack bars, street stalls, bars or cafes? Write about your experiences and opinions of these establishments. Describe the food, the people and ambiance. Add eating and drinking entry
Places of Interest
Visiting museums, parks, landmarks or any interesting place of note? Describe these places and write about your experiences and opinions during your visit. Add place of interest
People I Met
Meet new and fascinating people on your travels, take time to enjoy their company. Write about their personality, background and what you did together. Keep in touch after the trip. Add person you met
Discovered new facts or gained some interesting knowledge from the places that you visited? Write about any new knowledge that you gain and learn more about it on your return. Add knowledge
Discovered a new dish on your travels? Ask the cook for the recipe and write it down so that you can try it at home or share it with your friends on your return. Add recipe
Keep a diary during your trip to develop a time line and overview of what you did and when. Leave the details for the specialist pages and keep the diary as a general dialogue with yourself. Add diary entry
Need to convert clothing sizes, distances or work out time differences back home, then use the Resources section to help you.