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A Complete Beginner's Guide to Travel Journaling

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

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14 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • What is a Travel Journal?

    • Examples of Travel Journals

    • Selecting Your Journal and Packing Your Supplies

    • Supplies to Reconsider

    • When to Work on Your Journal While Traveling

    • Writing

    • Photography

    • Collecting Memorabilia

    • Maps

    • Drawings and Comics

    • Embellishments

    • Assignment

    • Closing Thoughts


About This Class

Travel journaling is a fun, unique and deeply personal form of creatively chronicling your travels, usually in a book or diary format. A travel diary can engage and give readers a deeper understanding of your mindset during a travel experience that looking at photos alone just can't accomplish.

In this course I will help you with gathering your art supplies (along with some suggestions on supplies that you should leave at home), coming up with interesting travelogue ideas, finding time to record your thoughts and ideas while on the go and how to utilize a combination of photography, writing and drawing (and more!) to personalize your travels and help you remember them forever.

If you have a special trip coming up or even just want to commemorate a previous trip that was meaningful to you, this class is perfect for you!

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I saw this class on instagram and just had to take it. What great tips for keeping a travel journal. I can't wait to start!
Kristy Lankford

Illustrator, artist, and art teacher!





Michelle Tabares

Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

Hey, it's nice to meet you - I'm Michelle! I'm a cartoonist and illustrator that has lived all over sunny Florida, but I'm currently residing in Tampa. I graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor's in Graphic + Interactive Communication and a concentration in Graphic Narrative. I also studied comics for a year at the Sequential Artist's Workshop and hold several certifications from CalArts.

The two things I love most about teaching others is...

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