Another type of journal I have been drawn to keeping is the travel journal. I would highly recommend this type of record keeping. I have written records of numerous journeys, the details of which would be long forgotten if I had not put pen to paper each day.
My husband and I have done quite a bit of long-distance backpacking. We have both kept small (lightweight!) notebooks with us to record the experiences of the day, destinations, and miles hiked. The above photo shows some of the simple, inexpensive notebooks we carried with us on the Long Trail through Vermont and the Appalachian Trail.