Some travelers ask why WRITE when you can DO? Putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) can feel like a drag when there are waves to ride and volcanoes to hike.
But documenting a journey through writing can be one of the most rewarding parts of your trip. Journals offer a private refuge for emotions, while travel blogs amplify your adventures for a public audience of family, friends, and travelers (armchair and otherwise). Here are the top 10 reasons why you should do one or the other—or, for the best of all worlds, both.