The Complete East Asia Travel Journal Series


Wednesday, 07 April, 2010

Content Since my previous posts Travel Stationary Geek and A Process for Travel Journaling, I thought I'd share an update on the collection of Traveler's Notebooks I've so far accumulated. Seven x 32 sheet notebooks, one for each country and a larger 64 sheet notebook for Hong Kong and Macau. I've also got a number of the Passport sized Traveler's Notebooks which are still fulfilling their functions as daily journals and for holding useful information.

Travel Journals 1

For the sixteen month period that we're currently spending in East Asia, these notebooks will be all. In the middle of April, Linh and I are making our last trip to China and I've got a blank notebook for that. All the notebooks will eventually sit inside the four Traveler's Notebook folders you can see in these photos.

Travel Journals 2

Whilst I've posted the method I use to document our travels, I'm slightly uncomfortable in calling these Traveler's Notebooks "Travel Journals". Strictly speaking, they're just scrapbooks that contain all the ephemera I've wanted to keep.

Travel Journals 3

To consider them as Travel Journals, I'd want to include my own written notes and photographs, juxtaposed with the ephemera in such a way as to record our experiences in the most personal and meaningful way possible. The reason I haven't done so is because takes all the words and ends up as the destination for all the digital photographs.

Travel Journals 4

Somehow, when I'm back in the UK, I've thought about taking some time then to go back into the notebooks and add annotations and stick in freshly printed photos. I'm currently still in Hong Kong with less than 5 weeks before returning to the UK and I'd prefer spending the time on doing whatever is left to do in the country!

Travel Journals 5

I call these notebooks The Complete East Asia Travel Journal Series. I suspect that it won't become "Completed" for some time though.

Travel Journals 6

Travel Journals 7

Travel Journals 8

Travel Journals 9

Travel Journals 10

Travel Journals 11

Travel Journals 12

Travel Journals 13


Inspiration. Stationary. Travel.

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Frankly speaking I've never seen such travel notebooks, but now I understand their value, one takes not only memories from the place he visited, but some part of this place, small but very significant, unfortunately I did not pay attention to such trifles, but I do have time to change my oppinion) Thank you Picture of Zaki

Posted by Zaki in Ukraine

on 12/05/10 at 08:35 AM
Hi, I like this idea a lot! Where do you get the exterior binder like cover and how to you put them together (the cover and the individual notebooks)?? Picture of Kaleb

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on 29/04/13 at 06:19 PM
Hi Kaleb. The exterior binders are are also from Midori who make the Traveler's Notebooks. They have long, metal pins inside which you use to hold the notebooks in with. Picture of Mark Wu

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on 29/04/13 at 08:10 PM

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