One of the things I do when I travel is have a notebook to journal in. My goal is to journal every night but that is not always possible for a variety of reasons. For instance, my trip to Africa, a lot of nights we were in bed early and there was nowhere to sit down and write. So when we got somewhere that had a bench and a place to write, and we weren’t going to be making supper immediately or something, I would get caught up.
What Do I Write?
At the back of my notebook, I keep track of the money I have spent. I like to have a good idea of what I spent and how I spent it. Of course, I can always track it based on how much money I converted or put on my credit card. The other advantage of listing my spending is that it can help me remember where I was on a certain day, especially if I haven’t journaled for a bit. I typically keep the spending list current. If I convert cash, I will make a note of the exchange rate I got when I did the exchange.
Do you keep a journal? What do you record?