Pull up a seat, grab a cup of coffee, and be prepared to get inspired to travel.
I want to introduce to you the Wayward Workbook, a minimalist travel workbook.
Wayward Workbook was born from the desire of returning home from traveling with something to hold and remember all those moments we often forget as time passes.
While exploring new cities or countries, it's easy to become overwhelmed by all the foreign sights, environment, culture, and people. We often focus on the "bigger picture" things and lose sight of the small, but incredibly significant, moments. Reflecting back on my own travels, I wish I could tell you the name of the food truck I ate from in Egypt, the name of the streets I walked down in Israel, or the beer I drank on the subway in Frankfort. These all seem like easy things to remember, but as time has past since these trips, I've begun to forget more of those smaller details. Those smaller details that you later realize are what make each place you visit so unique.
I've purchased multiple journals and carried them everywhere with me on trips, but then I would be on my way home and realize that I barely wrote anything down. It became daunting to journal everything I was experiencing and simultaneously try to be in the moment wherever I was. I would either forget to write or was too tired by the end of the day to journal. I needed something more straightforward to remind me to stop and remember the smaller moments, but also would leave me space if I wanted to write about more. Thus, the Wayward Workbook was born.
The Wayward Workbook is essential for planning, preparing, and reflecting on your travels. From a section to budget out how much your trip will cost, a checklist to help you ensure that you pack everything you need; to prompting you to write about the food you ate, the people you met, reflect back on how your trip went, and so much more.
My hope is that this workbook helps you have a smoother planning process and inspires you to get more out of every adventure you take. Wherever you may go, may it hold and cherish all those moments, beautiful and messy, that the world overwhelms us with.
I hope it inspires you to just go.