You Are Here - a mindful travel journal
"No-one has ever seen this place in the same way you're seeing it right now, right here, in this moment."
You Are Here is a travel journal that takes you on your own internal voyage of discovery. By using simple mindfulness techniques you'll find ways to develop a happy, peaceful mind.
Many people buy a beautiful notebook to take on holiday. For some, the emptiness of all those pages is daunting. You Are Here guides you through a rich variety of exercises designed to help you thoroughly enjoy your gap year, city break, odyssey, holiday-of-a-lifetime, 'find yourself' journey or weekend away. You'll use fresh, creative thinking to save a memory on every page.
Every moment is precious. Every moment is unique. Use this journal to live each moment to the max.
"Every time I travel, I search for a new journal to write down my memories. I search the internet, I search shops, and I always end up buying a cheap note pad from the supermarket as all I ever find is expensive, hard back travel journals that are essentially… just a cheap note pad. Now that I have my You are Here- a mindful travel journal I will never need to look anywhere else! It's more then just a notepad. Things that you do experience whilst on holidays, usually just pass you by, go over your head, but this journal really makes you sit, and think about everything you are experiencing and then you can note it down forever. It's simply brilliant, I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys writing a travel journal. I'm sure in about 10 years, my book shelf is going to be full of lots of You are Here- a mindful travel journal - all full of different experiences & memories." Shelly Smith, Manchester
"You Are Here is a travel journal taking you on a voyage of internal discovery and its fun! Mindfulness can be seen as serious and boring but oh no, this is nothing like that and it's great to see that Emma has bought this through in her book. You can tell that Emma enjoyed creating this book and it comes through with its design and her sense of humour in her writing." Kirsty Norton, The Yoga Geek
For all those brave volunteers planning their trip out to our charity projects in Ghana we have just the thing for you. Emma Clarke (good friend to VillagebyVillage) has written/created an amazing book "You are here" aimed at people going on a big adventure. It's a travel journal with a twist.
So many volunteers buy lovely looking blank journals to take with them and when face with blank empty pages, end up writing boring shopping lists of what they did. And make horrible reading in a few years time! "You are here" aims to tease out your true emotion and has an ordered place for you to start recording it all. Best of all every time she sells a book VbyV get a donation. Neil Kerfoot, CEO, Village by Village
I bought this book for myself and my two colleagues as we are embarking on our third year of running a global training programme. Each year we have to been many amazing places and met some wonderful people, yet because it is work, we sometimes don't pause for breath. This book is already helping us to really enjoy our trips, as well as complete the work we are there for. The mindfulness theme has been really helpful in allowing an enjoyment of the moment that impacts on the whole trip - we do more and get more from it. Written with a clear message, yet with a sense of humour that makes it fun, I have been filling my copy in with real enjoyment. Thanks for bringing a new focus to our business trips! Helen Flack
For anyone else like me who has a really bad case of wanderlust when they’re at home or loves traveling, I’ve just finished reading such an amazing book. I’ve just come back from half a month of traveling in August which I’ll do another post about later, and the book/spiritual journal “You Are Here” really helped me to embrace the moment and really take in my surroundings; for anyone who has also read Eat Pray Love, this is almost like that but allows you to create your own story instead in a journal style.
People think spirituality has to be so serious but this journal is surprisingly fun for what it does, and keeps you hooked, cramming in your holiday photos and notes of what’s happened on each day whilst also guiding you through it at the same time to really appreciate every moment of your holiday/gap year/etc. I felt a real connection to the narration of the book and it is almost as if the voice I was reading was a therapy, providing affirmations, breathing exercises, and always reminding me of what is really important and how to take in the current moment fully.
It is great for traveling, but even if you’re not it does act as really a good guide for people on the path to self discovery and I’d recommend anyone to grab a copy to read it; it helped teach me to use technology less, be less self conscious around strangers and to take in the smaller things such as the sounds around me. Zach Ottaway