I vividly remember my first big trip. It was to Lake Garda, Italy with the family. It wasn’t just any holiday, it was more like an adventure. Rather than flying there in a few hours, my parents opted to drive there over the course of a few days, stopping off at campsites on the way. The first stop was on the outskirts of Paris. Our tent was next to a busy canal so we were kept up all night by barges. In the morning, we drove through Luxembourg and into Germany, where we stopped off again in the beautiful Black Forest. Then, off again through Austria and finally arriving in Italy. My dad and I documented the entire two week trip on camcorder, me being the presenter, him being the producer with a fondness for long fades to black. It was great fun! It was perhaps what started my enthusiasm for documenting and sharing my travel experiences.
I’ve been travel blogging since 2007 and I’ve now accumulated quite a collection of photos and notes. Over the past few months, I’ve been collating all the best bits from the blog with an aim of publishing them in a book. Today, I launch that book. It’s called ‘Trip Notes’ and it’s now available in paperback, hardback and ePub for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch.
The book is a higgledy-piggledy collection of all my favourite travel photos and memories. Photos & notes from Hong Kong sit alongside photos & notes from Switzerland. It’s just like a scrapbook, only smarter and glossier.
The more observant ones among you may notice the font used in the print version is exactly the same as the font used here on the blog. And check out the front and back covers. That background looks familiar!
I received the first copy of the print book a few days ago. The finish and quality of it knocked my socks off. The photos are bright, sharp and colourful while the text is crisp & beautiful. The publishers, Blurb, have done a fantastic job. I am immensely pleased and proud of how it’s turned out.
If you have any questions about the book before you buy, please do get in touch. Otherwise, I hope you’ll be tempted to buy a copy of it and that if you do, you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together.