Travel can be a wonderful adventure: it’s often easy to get swept up in back-to-back sightseeing and activities or lose track of time wiling away the hours on the tropical shores of a sunny beach retreat. But one of the most important aspects of any journey is the reflection, helping you appreciate, remember and grow from your experiences. Whether you’re doing a three-week detox retreat or dashing around a city on an urban break, recording your time away can be invaluable once you’re back home. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the wellness traveller in your life, or even a little something for your own 2020 travels, check out these beautiful travel journals to help you enjoy more meaningful travel in 2020.
Smythson Panama ‘Make It Happen’ Textured-leather Notebook
A beautiful pocket-sized travel journal, Smythson is the Grand Dame of leather notebooks and this sky-blue option with gold-gilded paper is easy to slide into your pocket, handbag or luggage, no matter how light you’re travelling.
Kartotek Green Travel Journal
A-type personalities and compulsive planners will love this gorgeous forest green journal from Karotek. With dedicated space for trip planning, preparations, notes while away and reflections after, record up to eight adventures in this hyper-organised travel journal.
Montblanc Notebook #146 Le Petit Prince Aviator
Fans of the whimsical story Le Petit Prince will love this voyage-inspired special edition Montblanc notebook with a thematic gold print of the Aviator and aeroplane. One of the larger notebooks, this 192-page travel . diary gives plenty of space for diving deep into your travel reflections.
Moleskine Traveller’s Journal
This is one for the frequent flyers, with space to scribble your thoughts and feelings on 20 short trips. Themed introductory pages at the beginning of the notebook share travel tips, while a pouch at the back is perfect for collecting mementoes from your journey.
Sloane Stationery World Travels Pocket Notebook
A petite travel journal with a textured green ‘lizard skin’ cover, this notebook is perfect for those who want to record their travels in less conventional ways: the unlined gold-gilded cream pages provide a blank space for you to remember your adventures with notes, doodles, or collaged keepsakes.
Thibierge Paris Le Carnet 08.16 pocket notebook
This high-tech notebook is for on-the-go travel writers with no time to type up their notes. Easy to refill because of its magnetic binding, this slimline notebook also features a scratch-resistant case with magnetic closing, while the corresponding app helps scan your notes into a digital archive—never lose a travel recommendation again.
Kikki K A5 Leather-Free Journal
A straightforward travel journal for a straightforward traveller, this no-nonsense leather-free notebook is perfect for vegan travellers. For a personalised touch, opt to have it monogrammed.