Have you ever owned a journal so pretty, you feel like your handwriting isn’t quite worthy of it? That’s how I feel about the Wayfaren Essential Travel Journal. Of all the random things I collect in the world, journals and notebooks probably take the top spot. I have to stop myself from buying multiple agendas every year even though I already found the best one. No one needs ten 2017 agendas, no one.
The Wayfaren Essential Travel Journal
When Wayfaren e-mailed me about sending one of their journals as a gift, I initially thought, “No, Sam, you do NOT need another notebook.” But, of course, I had to at least look at their site. Their company name alone is enough to get any travel lover interested.
Wayfaren is a husband and wife team located in Dallas, Texas. Luke and Abby started the company in 2012 when they started making beautiful maps, and now they’ve expanded into prints, journals, and keepsake boxes, and more. Everything is designed and handcrafted in Texas, and you can just tell by looking at their products online and in person that Luke and Abby pour countless hours and thought into every last detail.
Guys, their motto is Live, Travel, Savor. Is that not the loveliest motto? I’m a little jealous I never thought of it for TSGA.
Suffice to say, it didn’t take much convincing for me to accept their offer.
As I said before, I still haven’t written in this journal! I’m too scared to sully the pages with bad handwriting. I feel like I’m going to have to write things down separately and then copy them in carefully.
Anyhow, this really is the perfect travel journal. While most of the pages are for, you know, actual journaling (with a little “Location” at the top!), the rest are perfectly geared for actual travelers. In the front, you have a little “Packing List” page followed by a “Must See” page. Then there are a few pages for you to plan your itinerary in with a cute reminder to “leave time to wander” at the bottom of each week. The last pages are for logistics such as contacts, budgeting, and maps. Oh, and there’s a little pocket in the back to keep mementos like Instax film, tickets, and more.
I’m going to try to write about my time in Korea this year in there and all the random trips I’ll take in between! But first, going to work on improving my handwriting.
*Disclosure: As I stated above, Wayfaren reached out to send me this journal as a gift. They didn’t require a post or anything in exchange. I’m just that extra when it comes to stationary that I had to share!