MY FIRST EXPERIENCE
I remember being fascinated by a Traveler’s Notebook many moons ago when I saw it on a mutual’s feed. She was doing a flip through of her completed journal and I was mesmerised by the combination of papers, stickers and holiday memorabilia to create something so beautiful that you could always look back on.
If you’ve had the chance to visit any Traveler’s Factory stores in Japan, you’ll know what I mean when I say it’s paradise. It was the first thing on my to-do list after getting off the shinkansen at Tokyo Station. I had gullibly told my partner that I would only spend half an hour browsing. I took 2.
Trust me when I say it’s hard to resist all the limited edition refills and trinkets. I spent much of the time stamping too! The essence of a Traveler’s Notebook is to enable you to pick what you love and turn it into one travel-friendly notebook. That is why the notebook has been so popular with all kinds of journaling: bullet, travel, food and more.
If you own your Traveler’s notebook but are unsure about how to use it, here’s a guide about the know-hows of setting up your own journal along with their signature products!
ABOUT TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK
The Traveler’s Notebook is a chock full of customisation so how do you set up a Traveler’s Notebook? Each notebook was designed to be unique to everyone and you can’t get more one-of-a-kind than that with every single leather cover aging differently from the other.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO SETTING UP A NOTEBOOK
How to start a Traveler’s Notebook is simple and setting up your Traveler’s can be done in these 3 steps.
STEP 1: ADDING REFILLS INTO THE LEATHER COVER
The notebook(s) are held together with the band in the centre. For a single notebook, simply slide it under the band. If you have more than 2 notebooks you’ll need additional bands to bind those together before sliding them under the main band.
STEP 2: ADDING IN EMBELLISHMENTS
The process follows step 1 where you slot it in under the centre band. If you have multiple notebooks, you may also add it between the 2. These additions allow you to better organise and store your smaller keepsakes like tickets and photos.
STEP 3: ADDING A TRINKET OR TWO OR THREE!
To add a trinket, you’ll need to untie the rubber band attached to the leather cover. After, you simply just thread the trinket through the band. Re-tie the band and you’re done!
For a visual guide, watch: Guide to Setting Up a Traveler’s Notebook
While we might not be able to travel now, you can still get a little bit of Heaven here in our Traveler’s Notebook corner in the Cityluxe Workroom. If you’re already a long-time user of Traveler’s Notebook, tell me what your first experience with it was! If you’ve just beginning to get into the hobby, what will you be using your notebook for?