Bring in some emotion. Talk about the things that were disappointments. Were the people rude? Did a member of your group get sick?
Also, did something unexpected happen that thrilled you and excited you? Maybe it was seeing your first wild bald eagle or a majestic mountain view. Describe it in your bucket journal.
Add facts you learned about your destination, the interesting people you met, and who you traveled with. Did you discover a historical fact previously unknown?
When It’s Over, Finish By Writing a Last Reflective Entry
After the trip, take the time to write one last entry where you reflect again on everything you learned about the trip. Talk about what it was like, what you learned, what surprised you, and so forth.
A Bucket Journal will improve your memory of these once-in-a-lifetime bucket list events. As a result, you’ll retain more information, have wonderful memories to share, and - believe it or not - it’ll help you make the next trip even better.
What do you think of these tips? Do you already do all this? Are you inspired to try? We’d love to know in the comments.