Let’s go shopping – Travel journals

We’re going to California in April! I am so excited and now thinking about getting myself a travel journal. We’ll be visiting lots of different places and, while I’ll take lots of photos, it’d be nice to store notes and keepsakes in one central place. Plus, when I was travelling in Europe in 2008, I always remember two Australian friends recording notes and sticking in tickets, leaflets etc. in this notebook. They must have so many memories stored in that one book.

I’ve been having a look around and so far I’ve found these four:

Travel journals

Paperchase | Notonthehighstreet.com | Fox and Star | John Lewis

The Fox and Star journal is my favourite as it has lots of lists and interesting pages, but it’s not spiral bound so I’m worried I won’t be able to stick lots of things in. The Paperchase one, on the other hand, is spiral but lacks any lists and I could stick lots of keepsakes in. It’s quite big though! The John Lewis one might be a bit too fancy for me, but I like the world map and the Notonthehighstreet.com looks similar to the Paperchase journal, though is the most expensive.

Decisions decisions! I was swinging to the Paperchase journal but it’s much too big. Are there any other places I could be looking for travel journals? I’d love some help!


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13 Comments on Let’s go shopping – Travel journals

  1. Ky
    27/01/2015 at 6:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Paperchase always do a travel range with different sizes and styles of travel journals but sadly it usually comes out around May time so will probably be after your trip. One thing that paperchase used to do are spiral bound notebooks with clear pockets, pages with envelopes on them for tickets/photos, if you haven’t pop in and have a look through them all. Out of the ones above I like the fox and star one.

    • Leanne Beale
      27/01/2015 at 8:19 pm (3 years ago)

      Ah, good idea! I’ll have a look and see if that’ll do the job. Gotta say, I love the Fox and Star one for all the cute pages and lists. Ooo I didn’t know you were blogging. 🙂 xx

        • Leanne Beale
          28/01/2015 at 1:49 pm (3 years ago)

          Oooo that’s quite cool, quite similar to the one my Mum shared below this comment. Yeh of course, send away! Be happy to help. 🙂 x

    • Leanne Beale
      28/01/2015 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

      Oooo that could work. Worried it might be too flimsy, but the reviews are pretty good. 🙂

      • Cindy Leaders
        28/01/2015 at 2:00 pm (3 years ago)

        Thanks for the recommendation, Mummykins! I use high quality materials, carefully crafted together for books to last a lifetime. 🙂 I have a number of clients that come back for journals for every trip. Stop by and take a look! I’m happy to answer any questions. –Cindy aka Useful Books

        • Leanne Beale
          28/01/2015 at 2:29 pm (3 years ago)

          Thanks Cindy, so nice of you to get in touch! The more I look at your products the more taken I am. I’ll send you a message on Etsy now. Leanne. 🙂

          • Cindy Leaders
            28/01/2015 at 3:08 pm (3 years ago)

            Lovely, Leanne! I’m happy to work with you to make just the right thing for your trip. Thanks!

  2. Kate
    28/01/2015 at 10:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh wow how exciting! California is such an amazing place! You will have such an amazing time! If you’re after some suggestions of places to go let me know as I went a few years back.
    I love Paperchase for journals – bit addicted to their stuff! x

    • Leanne Beale
      29/01/2015 at 9:14 am (3 years ago)

      I can’t wait – so excited! Thank you! Paperchase is still my all time fav. 🙂 x

  3. Claireabellemakes
    16/02/2015 at 10:25 am (3 years ago)

    Have you thought about a Smashbook?

    • Leanne Beale
      16/02/2015 at 11:27 am (3 years ago)

      Urghhh I didn’t! It would’ve been perfect! Next time for sure. I’ve ordered a lovely one from Etsy that’ll have a personalised front cover – can’t wait to receive it! x