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Letts Travel Journal – Review

At Plannercon Europe this year I was given amongst many other things, a Letts Travel Journal. I’ve only recently had a chance to take it out of the packet and look at it in more detail. I’m glad I did because it will prove very useful for me when travelling around Europe.

The journal measures 130 mm by 200 mm which isn’t an ISO page size, but that matters less when it is a bound book. It’s not too big and not too small. It is fairly close to A5 in dimensions. The covers are card hard covers, so it will slip neatly in to your bag or backpack and it should be rugged enough to survive many journeys.

The journal is made up of 192 pages of 90 gsm paper and they claim it to be fountain pen friendly. The paper is very nice to the touch and it is stitch bound.

The introduction page gives you background to Letts of London which is one of the oldest companies still in the book binding business, they also claim to be the first commercial diary makers.

The personal notes page contains the usual headings for you to fill in as you wish.

There is then some contents pages, the main pages are numbered, so a contents/index pages will prove useful in coming years for finding your notes about specific trips.

This is one of the main journal pages, they are nicely lined with essential headings only. I personally prefer lined pages, my writing and hand/eye co-ordination doesn’t work well on blank pages for writing anything approaching ‘neatly’

After 148 journal pages there is a 12 month year planner spread over 4 pages. This isn’t year specific, so there are no days against the dates.

The city information is quite comprehensive covering most of the major cities in the world. You could of course add in information about the towns/cities you are going to be visiting in your travels.

A World Time Zone map is always helpful when it comes to knowing what time it is at ‘home’ before you try to telephone home only to later realise it is 03:30am!

There is some conversion/information/clothing size information on a couple of pages followed by Expenses pages. Useful for business travellers.

Dates to remember could be used for recording information you need to remember whilst you are away, or to provide an overview of your travel plans. It’s a flexible enough layout that you could use it as you wish.

We all meet people on our travels, my memory for names is terrible (old age!) so these pages will be useful for remembering who it was I chatted with in a bar/restaurant or on the train on that trip 6 months ago!

There are then some notes pages on un-numbered pages.

And finally in the back cover there is a slip pocket that you can use to save tickets or other paper ephemera from our travels.

Overall I’m very pleased with this journal and thank you to Letts of London for this sample.


Web Finds – 21 August 2019

I hope you have had a good week.

It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.

  1. New Colors added to our Custom Made stock leathers – Blog Vdsshop
  2. Cambridge Imprint notebooks – Paper Pens Ink
  3. B6 notebook/planner comparison – Random Pastimes of a Restless Mind
  4. A stationery surprise –
  5. #BulletJournal: Seven million beautiful ways to save money – BBC
  6. Free Midori TN calendar (diary) inserts for 2020: Part 1 – Full size weekly layouts – My Life All in One Place
  7. Free Midori TN calendar (diary) inserts for 2020: Part 2 – Full size daily layouts – My Life All in One Place
  8. Notebook Review – JetPen’s Kanso Sasshi Booklets – The Well-Appointed Desk
  9. Analogue Heart in a Digital World – Sam Alderson
  10. Using a Hobonichi Cousin as a Bullet Journal – Polkadotparadiso
  11. Is BuJo Still Relevant? – Rhodia Drive
  12. Slim Appunto: release & restock – Blog | Gillio
  13. Samantha DiProspero’s Moleskine – Notebook Stories
  14. Maruman Mnemosyne A4 Project Notepad Review – The Pen Addict
  15. Nero’s Notes notebooks – Nero’s Notes – Paw Prints
  16. Vacation Notebooks and Art Supplies – Notebook Stories
  17. Freebie Friday – August 16, 2019 – My Life Planners
  18. Using a pocket notebook – 8. Building the habit – Nero’s Notes – Paw Prints
  19. Leuchtturm1917 2020 Monthly Planner Notebook Giveaway – The Pen Addict
  20. My Ring Bound Travelers Notebook Journal – I Love It All
  21. Notebook in “Widows” – Notebook Stories
  22. A5 Appunto restock 20 August 2019 – Blog | Gillio

We are looking to expand the blogs that we monitor  that have TN type posts in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: admin at travellersnotebooktimes dot com

And we have found this selection of videos for your enjoyment as well. Give them a like and subscribe to their channel if you like what you see. Also take a look at their other videos.

  1. Journal With Me | Happy Mail | Travelers Notebook – Helen Colebrook
  2. Journal With Me No. 36 Midori Traveler’s Notebook Simple Setup – happie_journal_life Love
  3. Planner Chat | Things Going On In My Head – John Rush
  4. Traveler’s Notebook | Writing and Journaling – Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  5. ‘Use All The Things’ Challenge: A5 Traveler’s Notebooks | Part 3 – Planner Stuff
  6. Journal With Me | Traveler’s Notebook – Episode 21 – skylar hand
  7. Mid August update in my Hobonichi Cousin Avec, Hobonichi Weeks & my personal Travelers Notebook – Amy Graham
  8. Journal With Me No.37 Midori Traveler’s Notebook Vintage – happie_journal_life Love
  9. Chic Sparrow Sojourner Traveler’s Company Passport Comparison – John Rush
  10. Traveler’s Notebook | Writing and Journaling – Sylvia From Wright Your Life
  11. Midori MD A5 notebook: journal with me 02 * Montara Peak – seemownay
  12. Unboxing Chic Sparrow Outlander Prince Folio – Planner Mumsy
  13. Planner Showdown: Hobonichi Weeks vs Traveler’s Notebook – Seaweed Kisses
  14. A Look Inside My Narita Airport Traveler’s Notebook – John Rush
  15. Travelers Notebooks and Planners I Am Currently Using – MyLifeMits
  16. My Teaching Setup | 2019 – 2020 | Teacher Bujo Plan With Me – Sunshine & Stationery
  17. All the Books August 2019 – Planner update: Jibun Techo * Stalogy A6 * traveler’s notebook – seemownay
  18. ‘Use All The Things’ Challenge: B6 Traveler’s Notebooks | Part 4 – Planner Stuff
  19. Hobonichi Unboxing –
  20. What Is In My Delfonics Pouch? – skylar hand
  21. The Bullet Journal | Week 34 Setup – Sylvia From Wright Your Life

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