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Greetings boys and girls and welcome to a new series I'm starting called "Havey's Travel Diary", where I'll be going back through some of my travel journals I wrote by hand, yes, BY HAND, and transpose them into the digital realm for you.


Oh yes, this one had me questioning myself as well, seeing as I spend a lot of my time in front of a computer. But back in the Summer of 2014, I just decided I would take the radical action of handwriting a journal or two as I travelled through some of the National Parks of USA. There's something to be said about handwriting as it does feel quite therapeutic in the way you can just create whatever you want to on a blank page, armed with some ink (even naughty drawings if you're that way inclined)!

Most of these notebooks are filled with travel stories waiting to be told!

What Happened In The Summer Of 2014?

This was a turning point for me as I decided to just do something that I'd never done before - fly out on my own and join a tour group on one epic trip from Seattle to LA, camping almost every night and meeting new people. Was I scared? Absolutely! Brave? Maybe, but at that point, I wanted to give myself the ultimate present for completing my PhD thesis, plus my birthday falls in the middle of June so it was a bit of a double whammy!

Well worth taking the plunge and go travelling to see places like this!

What Can We Expect From The Diary?

There are plenty of stories to share with you from my adventures in USA, Canada, Australia and UK. We'll be meeting some of the tour groups I shared these experiences with, looking over photos and reliving eccentric tales of random things that happened along the way. Most of the text will be directly quoted from my journals and, as I write this blog, I just had a quick look back at some of the entries for the first time in a long time and I'm laughing at some of the things I wrote down! I'm sure you will do too.

How did I end up in a snow plough in Yellowstone?


How did this little chipmunk end up having his lunch on me?

Havey's Travel Diary

So, with that said, keep your eyes peeled for the first Travel Diary Blog as I go back in time to 9th June 2014 as I embarked on this adventure.

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Great, looking forward to hear some of those! Oh should actually go up on the attic to find my diaries! I wrote maany pages by hand too, in the smallets letters you can imagine - so small that I cannot even read half of it myself anymore! But I am writing atm about my old travels, just with my memory and the photos because the diaries were lying on an attick in my old house where I AM RIGHT NOW!! Leaving again tomorrow, so - this was a perfect prompt for me to go up there right now and see if i can find them in the dust!!


Haha, should be interesting for everyone I hope!

Yes definitely go and get your diaries and a magnifying glass... Or a microscope 🔬😀 I hope you get to find them before you head back again. Blow the dust off and blog away!

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I didn't find them! Oh I should have taken a picture of that attica, haha, There has been sooo many people going through that house (it's a commune where 5-7 young people live changing people all the time, and the house is owned by my father) - so the attic is full of random people's stuff!! I didn't manage to go through it all, it needs a bigger effort I realised! And a flash light since the light was broken!


Haha it sounds very similar to my parents attic... and garage...although slowly making our way through the clutter but there's so many things in there, you can easily get lost for days haha!

They will turn up at some point I'm sure and hopefully in a good enough condition to read back on :D

Hey @nickyhavey, we look forward to read your travel diary! Do share with us soon.


Hey @archisteem! Thank you and yes, keep your eyes peeled this weekend for a post!

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We will! Awaiting...

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