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1. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Any ideas where I could find a decent travel journal. Old syle, not like a diary?

Nykky x

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi Nikky,
If you keep your eyes peeled, you'll come across them, but they are few and far between these days.
Alternatively, wait until you go to Italy. They make some really beautiful leather-bound books of all sizes. The sort of thing that Indiana Jones would find 500-yr-old versions of in boxes underground!

Not cheap though.

3. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Unfortunately Italy is not on my itenary so I will have to keep searching before my flight to bangkok which is 30th November. If you know of any sites please let me know

Indiana Jones style is exactly what I'm looking for lol

Nykky x

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6600 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey Nykky,

I've seen some of the Lonely Planet ones around, but not a great variety out there.

I reckon the best thing is one that you get on location - something with a bit of local flavour. Of course, that does make it hard to document things while you're looking for your journal!

Cheers, Peter

5. Posted by robbob (Budding Member 13 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

theres a website for a company based in Oz that make some lovely journals, leather bound etc, you can even get them embossed!

They're not cheap though

hope this helps


6. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for feedback guys...I think I may wait until I get to the first country as that link Rob, omg £70 for a journal, no thanks

I may just use an old filofax and stick some blank paper in it - just being really fussy so any other suggestions would be great hehe wouldn't it be great to be able to get hold of jotters! you remember them from school anyone?


7. Posted by loebrus (Budding Member 4 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

have you ever considered making your own journal? it's really quite simple, and inexpensive, and you end up with a completely personalized book...cover to cover

first, bookbinding techniques are generally pretty simple, look around online, or go to the 'crafts' section of your library. some techniques involve stitching the binding with twine, others use adhesive. all supplies can be found at just about any craft store.

you can go to a thrift or consignment store, and find old books that have very nice covers, which you can then tear off and use for your journal...

paper choices are unlimited...and it's nice to have different types of paper in the same journal. a friend of mine uses everything: graph paper, watercolor paper, cloth, she even binds in maps and photos....

bottom line is that this is much less expensive than buying a journal, and usually you end up with something much nicer than what you would have bought.

8. Posted by babe967 (Full Member 98 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Bye a real nice ring binder you like,that way u can use any type of paper you like eg photo paper,lined paper etc.That way you can type up or hand write ,and make it as fancy as you like.And in time take it and get it bound into a personal book.Or buy a hard back day by day large diary,which come in hard back from stationary box.
babe xxx

9. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member 174 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I got a wonderful one which is old style. It is in leather and on the front has the word destinations . . .there are a number of different sections interspersed with old maps, travel quotes and useful information, or at least info that someone travelling 50 to 100 years ago would have had to hand.

Outward Bound
Section as follows
Hotels where I stayed
Restuarants I enjoyed
Shopping & Gifts
Sites & Excursions
Notes & Incidents
Autographs & Sketches
Inward Bound

It is wonderful and served me very well for my three month RTW trip. The last two sections enable to capture thoughts, sketches and leaflets from people I tarvelled with for a day, three or longer.

It is published by chronicle books. and they have a website (their name with www and com at either end!)

Hope this is helpful, oh price it was under £30 but can't remember exactly how much!


10. Posted by nykky (Full Member 76 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey it's a great idea to make ur own and if i find the time i'll def give it ago otherwise, Becky, that site does some lovely journals so may just order one from there

Thanks for the replies.