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My Digital Travel Journal: Illustrations From a Summer Trip

At the start of the summer, we went on a two-week adventure where we got to experience a music festival at an abandoned airport in Berlin, take the famous Snälltåget overnight train from Berlin to Stockholm, enjoy Fika like locals and arrive to Tallinn from the sea!

With most of the restrictions lifted at the destinations we visited, the streets were buzzing with tourists and local travel businesses had their hands full of work and customers.

It feels so good to be able to travel again freely and warms our hearts to see travel and hospitality businesses bouncing back stronger.

To mark our travel adventures, I decided to draw digital illustrations for some of the places we visited and create my own version of a mini travel journal.

I hope you will enjoy these travel illustrations. Let me know in the comments your thoughts on this project, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Digital Travel Illustrations From Summer Travels:

First stop: Berlin, Germany

The main reason why we started the journey from Berlin was for the fantastic music festival, Tempelhof Sounds. But of course, we couldn’t stay only one day in this extraordinary city, which is undoubtedly one of the most lively and fascinating capital cities in Europe. 

Snälltåget: Riding the night train from Berlin to Stockholm

We read a lot of negative reviews about Snälltåget – so much that we were almost put off from doing it and were considering flying instead.

Most of them the reviews were about the train timetable being unreliable with lots of delays, and the trains being old and outdated. But we thought it would be an unforgettable experience to ride through beautiful countries like Germany, Denmark and Sweden – so we decided to not listen to reviews and booked our tickets. And we are so happy we did that!

The train was clean and very comfy, it set off from Berlin exactly on time and arrived in Stockholm on time. The staff were very friendly, and the entire journey was a true adventure from the good old days of long-distance travel.

My favourite part was definitely breakfast at train’s restaurant Kron, where we had Swedish pancakes with strawberry jam and cream!

24 hours in Stockholm

Even though we only had one day in Stockholm, we made sure we made the most of it – and even managed to squeeze in Fika a few times!

Of course, one day is nowhere near enough time to explore everything this amazing city has to offer. But we got a taste of it, and we can’t wait to be back again soon!

Sailing on the Baltic Queen and a picturesque ferry journey

They say the best way to arrive at Tallinn is by sea, and that’s exactly what we did. We embarked on the Baltic Queen from Stockholm, and sat back to enjoy one of the most picturesque ferry rides we’ve ever been on! On top of that, it’s a more sustainable way to travel, so we can’t fault it!

Illustration of Baltic Queen ferry

Tallinn days

The star of this city is definitely the historic Old Town, which is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. We spent amazing few days exploring it, enjoying the good food, meeting friendly people and celebrating midsummer.

Illustrated Maps

Overall it was a fantastic (if slightly exhausting) adventure exploring the beauty and cinnamon rolls of northern Europe. We hope to return soon!

Looking for custom digital illustrations for your travel business?

Then you are in the right place!

Illustrations are a fantastic way to stand out online and be a little different.

If done well, they can help to set your brand apart, capture the attention of new customers and effectively convey your brand’s promise.

There are endless ways you can use illustrations. For example, on your social media feeds, in the design of your website and in your promotional materials.

So if you are ready to stand out in the online space, get in touch and let’s create unique illustrations for your travel business!

Until next time,

Maja Signature

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