Even if you don’t normally journal writing a journal of your days away is a great way to record the thrills and spills of your adventures wherever you have travelled to. So what do you need to pack in a suitcase?

There are a few essentials that you need to have to be able to write in your journal.

Essential Journaling Tools

Notebook

Make sure you have enough pages for stay depending on how packed your trip might be you might have lots to write about.

Pen

Your favourite writing pen that you are comfortable using.

Pen Holder

A Notebook Bookmark or other type of pen holder keeps your pen handy and attached to your journal so you don’t have to search the bottom of your bag.

Spare Ink

Depending on the pen you use then spare ink or another pen might be handy though you might want to make sure you pack them safely in a case the ink goes everywhere.

Notebook Bookmarks are a great way to keep your pen handy when you are on your travels – abroad, on a road trip or just when you need a pen and paper. Find out more here >

Notebook Bookmarks

Notebook outside

Optional Journaling Tools

Glue

If you are keeping a scrapbook type of journal you might want stick tickets, maps, bottle labels or drawings as you go along.

Scissors

Allows you to cut things out. Just be careful where you pack it and check with your airline at check-in as sharp objects are removed from hand luggage.

Colouring Pens/Pencils

You might just want to add a bit of colour to your drawings or journal.

Other Useful Tips

Give a date or day for a new memory.

Write things when they are fresh in your mind.

Take photos and leave space to stick them in. You could always write the name of the image you want to print out and add at a later date.

Draw your own images in your journal.

Avoid using ‘today I did this… and then I did that’ as it might get a bit tedious reading back.

Notebook Bookmarks are a great way to keep your pen handy when you are on your travels – abroad, on a road trip or just when you need a pen and paper. Find out more here >

Notebook Bookmarks