I always take a notebook with me to take notes or to write down random thoughts whenever I have the time. It gives me something to do to pass the time as well as create a list of things I’d like to do or visit the next time I’m there.
I always start with a wish list of things I’d like to do before I get anywhere and that list either gets done very quickly or I don’t get through most of it. However, I feel like every place I go, I always end up learning about something that I didn’t know about until it was too late.
If I hear about something, I’ll jot it down quickly and then look it up when I get home. My list of bucket list destinations tends to grow in number as soon as I get back. I know that without my notes, I’d forget most of the places I hear about by the next morning.
You never know if you’ll ever be back. But you never know when you’ll hear about some secret location that isn’t published on the internet. I think most of the time, these are places you only hear about from others who’ve been. At the very least your notes can serve as inspiration for your next trip.