Take This with You the Next Time You Travel

Take This with You the Next Time You Travel

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I am a sucker for a notebook. In this very digital age, it is comforting to me to have such an analog way of keeping track of everything and anything, from my daily to-do list to random scribblings about life and politics. But not just any notebook will do.

I like a notebook with a textured cover — don't ask me why, I just do. I also like color, although I have been known to buy a black journal or three. I also prefer a certain paper stock. The pages shouldn't be too flimsy, but they shouldn't be too thick, either. One thing I'm not rigid about is lines. I can go ruled or unruled.

My go-to notebooks are Moleskines. They come in all different colors, sizes, and textures, and you can find them in most any stationary store. But I am always on the lookout for something different, something a little bit special.

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This Map Notebook from Best Made Company appeals to me for all of the reasons listed above. But what really caught my eye is the design of the pages. On one side, you can jot down notes about where you've been and what you loved; on the other side you can draw a map! (Or you know, make doodles.)

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The inside flap of the notebook doubles as a 10-inch ruler and there's also a legend with commonly used map symbols.

Buy It: The Map Notebook, $28 at Best Made Company

Do you love notebooks, too? What's your favorite?

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