How I Use My Traveler’s Notebook

Marisa Mohi
7 min readMay 6, 2022

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of a good traveler’s notebook. I’ve been using them for a while now. So I thought I’d share how I use my traveler’s notebook now, after having one for the past 7 or so years.

I have a pretty lengthy post about my first traveler’s notebook that really details how I found them and why I got into them in the first place.

But if reading that isn’t your thing, know that I’m a fan of fine leather goods and fancy leather notebooks are my love language. I love how customizable they are, and I love all the sizes they come in.

Before we go much further, I just want to give the necessary “all hope abandon, ye who enter here” sort of warning.

If you like stationery and good pens and notebooks with crisp paper so thick it’s just begging for you to write the next great American novel, you’re going to find a new fixation, and you’re going to spend some cash on this. I have purchased four traveler’s notebooks since discovering them in like 2015, and I still own three of them. I regularly purchase new accessories for them, and I love carrying them.

For the most part, no one in my real life understands it, though there is a very nice community of folks who enjoy them on the internet. So, if you need a new hobby that will further alienate you from the people in your life and take a portion of your dollars, read on.

Traveler’s Notebook for Beginners

If you’re new to this world, let me give you the traveler’s notebook for beginners talk. A traveler’s notebook is a leather notebook with at least one elastic band in the center. (All my notebooks have four bands.) When you open it up, you can put stitch or staple bound notebooks on the elastics, and the leather holds them all together. You can get them in many sizes, and there are tons of brands with different looks, leathers, and features. If you aren’t sure about what kind to get, I recommend figuring out what you need in a traveler’s notebook, and letting that dictate your purchase.

If you want to get some information on how people are using their traveler’s notebooks, just search “traveler’s notebook review” on Pinterest and YouTube. People will tell you what they like and don’t like about the traveler’s…

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Marisa Mohi

Writer and Tarot Reader. Fueled by black coffee and notebooks with thick paper. https://marisamohi.com