Happy New Year, everyone! I cannot believe it is already halfway through the first month of 2018… and I absolutely cannot believe I let 2017 get away from me so quickly. I had so many good intentions, you guys! I didn’t get a chance to finish blogging about our 2017 summer vacation, and that just stinks, because it was amazing.
My oldest went off to college this fall, so we decided to move… TWICE! We want to spend more of our free time and money camping and traveling with the family and less time maintaining our home, so downsizing seemed like the best idea. Because our home sold so quickly, we had to move into a rental until the new home was finished. In all the chaos of a double move, I just didn’t have time to finish our vacation posts, but I promise I am working on them. This trip was our best ever!
As I was sitting down to write about the last half of the vacation, I realized that a lot of the little details were escaping me. We packed so much into a few weeks, and I didn’t write much down. It is taking me days to write these posts, because I keep forgetting crucial details. I knew I needed to find a better way to record our camping memories.
Enter The Camper’s Journal from Journals Unlimited. I first spied this little journal in Jennifer C.’s makeover pictures, which I featured on our Facebook page. I thought it was a genius idea, because this little journal is small enough to take along with us on our trips. We can pack it along and record all the little details we might forget a few weeks later.
Of course, we are having to go off memory to fill in last summer’s trip, but the journal prompts are super helpful, so we are having less trouble recalling the important bits. Each entry is one page—front and back—and includes a space for notes and pictures. I’m all about the pictures, because I’m a very visual person. 😊
Now, I’ve used a camping journal before, but I wasn’t thrilled with the layout. I eventually stopped using it because it didn’t fit my needs. The Camper’s Journal is totally different. There are prompts for the name and location of the campground, date of the trip, weather, campsite information, and activities in the area. There are also prompts to record personal memories of the trip, which are my favorite part.
Not only is this cute little journal helping me write the rest of our vacation posts, it is also helping me record precious memories that my kids—who are growing WAY too fast, by the way—will treasure for the rest of their lives. I’m hooked! I can’t recommend this journal highly enough.
Interested in snapping up a camper’s journal of your own? Journals Unlimited was kind enough to offer us a couple of camping journals to give away to our readers. If you’d like a chance to win The Camper’s Journal for your camper, all you have to do is make sure you are following us on Instagram, then head on over and check us out. All the details are posted on our Instagram account, and entering is as simple as liking the giveaway post. You can get one extra entry for tagging a camping friend who’d love to win The Camper’s Journal as much as you would. The giveaway ends Sunday, January 28, 2018 and winners will be announced on January 29, 2018.
And if you don’t happen to win The Camper’s Journal in our giveaway, you can still purchase it at Journals Unlimited or here on Amazon. It runs around $20, and it is definitely money well spent. Thanks so much for weathering 2017 with us, and we look forward to sharing the new year with you all. You guys rock!
***I was not financially compensated for this post, but I did receive a sample of The Camper’s Journal for review purposes. The opinions in this post are completely my own based on my experience. Please know that I write my honest opinion on all product reviews, regardless of how the product came to me. The content of my review will always be my true and honest experience with the product. If you see a review here on The Pop Up Princess, you know I like the product enough to give it my stamp of approval. If you choose to purchase The Camper’s Journal from the Amazon link, The Pop Up Princess earns a small advertising fee to help pay for future projects and posts… so thank you! 🙂 ***