The Sydney Writer’s Festival just so happened to be going on while I was in town and I’m glad I went. Working full time and going to grad school didn’t leave me much energy to write so it was refreshing to be among writers and get some inspiration at a time when I could refocus on anything I wanted.
What was I most excited about for my first solo trip? Pure simplicity. For me, simplicity meant that for two weeks I would travel with no laptop, no smartphone, and just a backpack with the essentials. Just thinking about it made me relax instantly and I couldn’t wait for my trip to start.
I’ve been meaning to respond to a BootsnAll article from November about why it’s still important to keep a handwritten travel journal. There were many points Jakob Barry brought up that I agree with completely and the post meant a lot to me because without my own handwritten travel journals, my love for travel would not have sustained and this digital journal you see here would not even be in existence.