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What Is A Traveler's Notebook?

Hey m'lovelies, 

Since I wrote my last post Why I Use My Traveler's Notebook As a Planner I've noticed the same question popping up on facebook and twitter - What actually is a traveler's notebook? Well if you haven't already guessed by the title (I hope you paid attention to it, ha) today I'm going to talk you through what they are. 

I originally found out about traveler's notebooks through an art &craft youtuber, Sea Lemon. Sea Lemon's youtube is filled with so many amazing tutorials on how to make notebooks and I noticed a recommended tutorial for a traveler's notebook. After watching the tutorial and fascinated by the idea of a reusable notebook, I gathered some bits and bobs from around my house and made my own to fit some small pocket notebooks I already had laying around.

Life Lately #1 | Northen Adventures and Etsy Relaunch

Ahhhh, it's good to be back in front of my laptop tapping away at the keys, only trouble is I've been stuck on what to write. You all know that my blog is my private little space on the internet that I share with a handful of you guys but sometimes I feel a little restricted on what I can and can't publish even though I make rules around here. The thing is, I want to be really open with you and tell you everything that's going on in my life and write really awesome, relatable content but the truth is I can't open myself up to share all those little personal bits. 

Anyway, enough of me feeling sorry for myself, let's dive into what's been going on, shall we? 

Why I Have A Pen Pal (And Why You Should Have One Too)

I have to be honest at first the idea of a pen pal seemed pretty boring and childish to me, that's something that kids do in primary school - so I once thought but over time my opinions changed deeply towards it. The idea of having a penpal as an adult first struck me when my partner, Tee brought up the subject and decided that she wanted to send letters to internet friends from the UK. Weeks past and the letters were coming back and forth between Tee and her new-found buddies and then my curiosity got the better of me - I got a penpal of my own.

I've always had a love for writing and that's why I have a blog but it's not the same as putting pen to paper. I just adore the look of handwritten letters, journal spreads and vintage stamps, they're like little time capsules because they're not very common anymore because everybody is too busy texting or tweeting 24/7