Travel Reflection Diary


Get inspired and enhance your reflection process

Browse through our informational site on travel reflection and learn why reflection is beneficial and how you can apply certain thoughts and tools to enhance your process. The insights will be changed frequently so feel free to come around often. Have a good time reflecting and enjoy your travels!

Reflection method of the day


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Reflection methods for you


Recommended reads on reflection


The importance of self-reflection

It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to day aspects of life and forget to pause, self reflect, and look at the bigger picture.



Why we travel

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.

By Pico Iyer


A year of reflection

Jan Chipchase, the founder of Studio D Radiodurans is writing about his sabbatical experiences, the importance of reflection during that time and how he figured out what to do next.



About the test

Who we are
We are Noto, a product design agency based in Hürth, South of Cologne. Together with the University of Siegen, the Happiness Research Organisation and ixdp., a digital design agency, we are collaborating on a funded project called »Design for Wellbeing«.

Design for Wellbeing - The project behind
The main goal of the funded project »Design for Wellbeing« is to develop a wellbeing-driven innovation process which combines models of positive psychology with design and lean startup methodology and test it during four case studies. In our current case study we are exploring the possibilities to enhance wellbeing in the area of travelling.

Why a travel reflection diary
During our initial research we found out that diary writing as a way of reflecting and documenting one’s journey shows a great opportunity to enhance wellbeing. In order to better understand this practice, we are handing out different offerings to discuss this topic with people interested in reflection and to collect first hand insights from travellers like you.

To share your experience upon your return or for questions upon the experiment during your travel, please reach out to us: