So, I’m heading off to Italy at the ending of May and as usual, will be documenting my trip on the go. As I finished up my Southeast Asia journal, I also prepped my Italy journal, which I’ve housed in my brand new Websters Pages Color Crush Traveler’s Notebook that I love so much! Seriously, I wasn’t expecting to like this traveler’s notebook (only cause I don’t like their ringed binders of the same name) but man are these some really gorgeous traveler’s notebooks! I don’t regret my purchase whatsoever!
Anyway, I made some lovely inserts to go into this notebook. I made them a bit wider than the standard sized traveler’s notebook inserts, because I just like this A5-ish size better. I made my inserts using 90 lbs watercolor paper for the cover and 70 lbs drawing paper for the inside papers, which I put through my printer and printed a light gray grid on (cause I prefer grid paper). I only made three inserts, which I’m hoping will be enough for my 6-week trip.
I’m gonna try and document my trip a little differently this time. I was greatly inspired by Caylee Grey and her lovely travelogues and minibooks, that I wanted to try a more minimalist approach to this travel journal and use up all my pretty scrapbook things I’ve just been hoarding in my stash. Not going to lie, I think I made my kit way to big, but you should see how it all fits in my little travel organizer! I normally document my travels in a junk journal/smashbook sort of way, but for this one I wanted to come out looking like a legit minibook. As shallow as it may sound, I want it too look really pretty and clean.
As for my massive kit, here it is. It looks like a lot of stuff–and it is–but I managed to stuff most of it into a snack-sized Ziploc bag. I’ve already incorporated some of the papers into my journal, as you’ll see in the setup video I have down below, so there’s not much in my pouch. I’m still debating if I want to take certain things with me, but for now, I wanted to share everything that I’ve set aside to take for making this journal on the go. Even if I do ween some items out of my kit, I just wanted to give you an overview of everything I’m considering. I’d be super surprised if everything pictured ended up in my journal! I didn’t take a photo of my pouch organizer or the various tools I have in it, like my watercolor palette, compact scissors or mini stamp pads. But please check out my setup video for an overview of everything if you’re interested in how I set up my Color Crush Traveler’s Notebook and travel scrapbook kit.