Since I'm actually in prep mode for a future trip and would prefer to use your suggestions and ideas for that journal, I'll include here some images from a past journal that actually hasn't been entirely assembled.
Below is an image I created before my last trip, as I was doing research for a voyage to the Isle of Iona in Scotland. I used pen and watercolor pencil primarily to create this page in a pre-trip musing journal.
While I was travelling in the Inner Hebrides in 2016, I was too taken up with being there and experiencing the journey, so it was hard to create any art in my journal. Instead I just wrote/scribbled notes to record my days.
But, when I came home, I was mostly inspired to create a series of journal cards that were the start (still unfinished) of a Illuminated Letter Alphabet series of Scotland. i was inspired to incorporate more of the Celtic knotwork I love drawing so much into these. (I teach a series of Celtic knotwork classes here for beginners).
Below are a couple of those cards. They are mostly done in pen, watercolor pencils and some watercolor paint, and were painted after the trip, sometimes using photos or memories for inspiration.
A is for Alba (Scots Gaelic for Scotland)
C is for Camusdarach Beach - a gorgeous beach on the west coast that faces the "Small Isles" of Eigg and Rum
T is for Tobermory - one of the most picturesque towns I visited on the Isle of Mull. Featuring Tobermory Cat - a legendary cat or series of cats in the town. Look it up!
R is for Raasay - an oft overlooked island between the Isle of Skye and the mainland. We were invited on a meditative hike there and the trees in this image below were from a photo I took that still haunts me, as well as the stones on a very spirit filled beach.
So that's my contribution for now, and I'll add to it in a few months when I return from my next trip (also to Scotland and England), with more photos and collage work (and of course Celtic Knotwork!).
Thanks for a fabulous class!