Pages from my travel journals
My travel journals began when I was in my twenties (in the 1970s), with "A Fruit Tramp's Journal with illustrations, 1975-1978" and a sketchbook with notes and drawings of our migratory journeys.
Left: picking blossoms; Right: our 16-foot Aljo trailer
We taped our fingers to protect them; by the end of the day the tape was pretty dirty.
Truth or Consequences; Albuquerque
Food rated: Horrible
Drawings by my mom and sister
Found in 1956. The tape didn't fare as well.
I was surely inspired, subconciously, by the scrapbooks my mother kept of our family vacations every summer, usually to Michigan or Wisconsin. They were composed of her drawings and notes, pictures by the children, plants and flowers (with the exception of the leaf pictured above, these have not held up well), photos and scraps of brochures, paper napkins and other ephemera.
Below are some pages from the travel journals I've kept in the past couple decades. They include various places in Italy as well as Turkey, Switzerland, England, France and Germany. Also Montana, San Francisco and Carpinteria, California.