Visual Journal Page 38: A Place That Takes Our Breath Away


I always dream of my honeymoon. While my mind ought to be worrying about deadlines, assignments, and students it instead wanders to far off Costa Rica, 70 degree weather, and absolute relaxation.

I am continuously reminded of my already past vacation as my now engaged friends discuss details of their upcoming trips with their future husbands. It warms my heart to think of what an amazing adventure Nick and I had, while at the same time the thought gives me a sense of melancholy because the moment I dreamed since I was little has already come and gone.

Our honeymoon really was amazing. It was beautiful, relaxing, and a once in a lifetime experience. As newlyweds we spent six days in Costa Rica, three in the rain forest, three at the beach, and I wouldn’t change a single thing. Even the hours spent traveling from location to location in rickety cars through mountain passes was perfect.

Watching the scenery pass by felt like we were sitting still as the trees and valleys wove in between the slopes of mountains. It was amazing to see how much changed as we transitioned from the center of the country into the coast, volcanoes and mountains slowly flattened into hillsides and beaches.

This image feels like a snapshot I took while on our car rides. When I replay the memories, this is what I see, and this is what I miss. It’s bittersweet watching your honeymoon pass by. But I already have dreams of returning, perhaps our five, ten, or fifteen year wedding anniversary. You never know with each passing year what will come, but I am determined to go back, rewind, replay, and relive our honeymoon


  • Visual journal
  • Scissors
  • Rubber cement
  • Sharpie
  • Book pages
  • Magazine image


This visual journal page is meant to focus on the image I found in a National Geographic magazine. Because the page relies on the image, I only had to create the placeholder for it.

I glued the image down in the center of both right and left pages, and integrated it into the book by overlapping ripped up pages from the book along the edges. I then left a space of the original book page, and glued more ripped up pages just above the space, this created a smooth space to write my words. I finished by writing the words “one day lets run away to a place that takes our breath away” in sharpie.


Create a page for your past, upcoming, or future honeymoon.

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