Does keeping a journal encumber your vacation, or enhance it? Lavinia Spalding agrees wholeheartedly that journaling on vacation deepens one’s travel experience. But because we understand the inherent challenges, we offer simple, practical tips for travel journaling without feeling like you’re missing the boat.
Lavinia Spalding is the author of Writing Away, A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler (named one of the best travel books of 2009 by the LA Times) and also, With a Measure of Grace: the Story and Recipes of a Small Town Restaurant. She is also the series editor of an annual anthology called “The Best Women’s Travel Writing”.
In this interview, Lavinia shares wisdom from her travel-writing experience. Don’t miss her TEDx Talk about Travel Writing and World Peace, which is equal parts entertaining and profound. She’s makes an excellent case for keeping a journal when taking that next trip, whether it’s a business trip, a family vacation, or a simple visit outside of our area code. (JournalTalk, Episode #53, March 31, 2015)
Exclusive Offer for JournalTalk Listeners: In this episode, Lavinia offers you her “Friends and Family” discount for either an editing project, or a writing coaching session. Send her a request to schedule, and let her know that you heard her on JournalTalk.
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