Half the fun of travelling is the marvelous memories that it brings – but sadly, memories fade. Devising a way to record those highlights that least impacts upon precious travel time, yet remains slick enough to entertain in years to come, is no mean feat. On my first big trip (overland from Australia to England) I resorted to the old favourite – a hand-written travel journal – and while it does fill in details otherwise long forgotten, the quality of writing at best, can only be a first draft of scrawled notations, which inevitably are hard graft to read back. I’ve since explored travel sketching, blogging, scrap-booking, social media, creating photo books (which are fabulous once the bottomless SD cards are culled and collated); but most recently, I’ve created ‘story-maps’. These are not only fun to produce (can even be done in an evening social setting) but are a joy to peruse in years to come with no further input or editing. ’Story-Maps’ are a mind map of each days’ events made up of doodle like cartoons and icons to form a visual keepsake. [photo Kings Canyon story map??] I created Journey Jottings, and my signature product – the Journal Map - 15 years ago to help travellers keep that vacation smile on their face long after their trip was over. My hand drawn pictorial map of Australia is designed to dot one’s route on the map and jot tales in the boxes that form a border around the edge, highlighting their memories… forever.