Put Down the Social Media and Revive the Lost Art of Travel Journaling

If you travel with a smartphone, you probably see most of your vacation moments through the lens of social media. From photo-ready meals to Instagram-friendly buildings, it’s easy to spend a large part of your trip thinking about how you’ll document and post it online. Here’s how to reframe your experience.

There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with snapping photos with an audience in mind or posting about your experiences. Social media provides a valuable way to connect with others and share moments to reflect on later. However, an even deeper way to connect in-the-moment is by keeping a travel journal.

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