What can be better than traveling? There’s hardly anything just as exciting and enjoyable, you might say. Well, there might just be a bit more than that. As soon as you start on your journey, you’ll catch a very common traveler’s disease – that is, taking notes about the places you’ve been to… So let’s start the story!
Make Notes and Enjoy the Journey at the Same Time: It’s Possible
Traveling won’t do your writing any bad – on the contrary, you’ll get plenty of new opportunities to develop new skills! Try following some of these tips:
- Try to use your experience in your papers – fill them with exotic details;
- Learn more about the various cultures you visit and use this knowledge when writing;
- Start writing a diary and learn to express your ideas about the things and people you see.
Once you see how diverse the world is and how many interesting things lurk behind every corner, you’ll be able to create the most fantastic papers!
Snatching Some Time for Your Notes: The Pleasure of Writing while Traveling.
There are a couple of obstacles you’ll have to deal with, when writing during a journey. Here they are, our special guests:
Lack of Space and Too Much Noise. The question is, how to deal with them?
To get more space:
- Use every single surface you can find to take your notes;
- Move closer to where the light comes from;
- Write on vertical surfaces.
You don’t actually need a desk – a hardcover book or even your knee will do.
Once you move next to the lamp or window, the place will seem more spacious.
Try writing while pressing the paper to the wall. Does your pen fail you? Try using a pencil.
- Take a Walkman or an MP3 Player with you and listen to Schubert, AC/DC, Lady GaGa… whatever music you like most;
- Use your imagination – imagine you’re standing close to the Niagara Falls;
- Try humming your favorite song or tap its rhythm – you’ll forget about the noise.
Inspired by the Rumble of Wheels: Search for Fresh Ideas
Where to get all those ideas for writing, you might be wondering. Well, open your eyes and look around – they’re right here next to you! Did you see that man standing in awe in front of an Indian temple? Did you notice the monkey snatching a fruit from the tourist’s hands? Use small details to tell important things:
- Use the things you see to create exciting and unique topics for papers;
- Consider the things you notice as examples or evidence for your papers;
- Check the way a gazillion of details makes a whole culture and use the same approach in your papers to convey a whole, rounded idea.
Check Some Helpful Techniques: What Professionals Recommend
Finally, take a look at these tips from professional writers and experienced travelers:
- You’ve seen something and got an idea – so start writing. Don’t postpone!
- You will necessarily hear and see a lot of new things – try to use the newly acquired knowledge as soon as possible;
- Learn to describe and deduce by observing, noticing things and making conclusions – that’ll help you in writing.
Well, now you’re fully equipped to write while traveling! Now it’s time to start on a journey – who knows what’s waiting you at the next stop!