Writing these blogs or weblogs as they are called now are about my or our travel stories, which are an integral part of our experience in the UK and abroad. Even if we take a trip to Skegness or a trip to the Philippines, travel stories are a great way to give free rein to our imagination and to forever trace back of those strong moments when we’ve been travelling.
Since trips have become democratised, they may have lost some of their beauty by being too largely trivialised. Discovering another village, district or country or another culture is a precious and beautiful thing and therefore should be documented and shared.
These travel stories are aimed to entertain, fire up the imagination, inspire, educate and share information, views and experiences to readers and the creative traveller in general.
When I write a travel narrative, I write as if I’m on a pilgrimage. We don’t go travelling willy-nilly but hope to find some historic locations or follow the brown signs in the UK for a castle, ancient monuments or heritage sites. I like to think our travels are well planned and interesting, although our days can be long and our bellies often start grumbling, it is never a bus man’s holiday.
We often write texts organized by date and place, to start with and often meet other travellers who recommend somewhere interesting to visit. I’m a visual person and tell many stories using photographs or videos taken on my iPhone, but whatever medium I use, these artistic forms compiled like a collage of images are conducive to relating a journey, a story, a place or a feeling.
I don’t write these travel blogs to be published but it would be nice if Condé Nast will elect me to write about a travel adventure on standing stones, stone circles and ritual monuments in Derbyshire or follow the witches’ and fairies’ path in the Dales and the Peak District.
When traveling, we go through so many emotions and moments that it is often difficult to accurately report on these experiences at the heat of the moment. Our travel stories are the perfect way to explain our experiences by recalling those moments in the comfort of a hotel room or better in my study at home. In addition to the enjoyment of our readers and loved ones to read, listen or watch, these stories of travel are also a valuable asset for me personally; they kindle my imagination and keep my creative writing juices flowing.
These travel stories are here foe everyone, not only for friends and family. At one time my dad would get his projector out and let the family watch over 100 slides of our trips abroad, now people read what they want to read and disregard the rest.