Journey: The point of a “journey” story is to introduce the audience to new people, places, ideas and things through a linear narrative. It could be a story about a literal journey (like a mission to Afghanistan), the “journey” that a patient takes from diagnosis to recovery, a scientist’s journey to discovery or the journey that a meal takes from the farm to your table.
Done right, it can be a great way to introduce new ideas or cultivate a new appreciation for what goes into mundane things. However, a journey story needs to be carefully mapped out to avoid rambling off topic or getting mired in details. At every step, ask “Will my audience appreciate this information, and see its relevance to my larger point?”