How I Bullet Journal in a Traveler’s Notebook

When I learned about the Bullet Journal system, I was quickly drawn to the option of housing this system inside a traveler’s notebook.  The original bullet journal system is primarily in one notebook — but I quickly realized how much I wanted some semblance of categorization or separation in one place. This led me to the rabbit hole of traveler’s notebooks.

Despite a few downfalls, I love this system because I can separate different parts of my life, replace one portion at a time, add whatever parts I want, and further customize what works for me.  To feed the beast is the new Facebook group, Bullet Journal in a Traveler’s Notebook.

Now, nearly a year later, I still swear by this system.  I love its simultaneous structure and flexibility, and I’ve never stuck with something longer than this!  In my newest video I walk through:

  • The basics of a traveler’s notebook
  • What to consider when you purchase one
  • Considerations for the kinds of inserts to put inside
  • Possibilities and ideas for what your setup could look like

My current traveler’s notebook set up is currently: Some of these links may be affiliate links, which simply means if you end up buying something, I will make a small commission at NO additional charge to you

  • A wide Marina Blue Foxy Notebook
  • Planning Insert (Yellow Paper House)
  • Journaling Insert (May Designs)
  • Blog & Business Insert (May Designs)
  • Dashboard / Zip Pocket (Midori)
  • Collections Insert (May Designs)
  • Companion: Home Notebook (Rhodia) and Work Notebook (Paper Source)

Are you thinking of trying a traveler’s notebook system? What are you including? Let me know down below!



25 thoughts on “How I Bullet Journal in a Traveler’s Notebook

  1. Great post. I really enjoyed it! I am now in the process of setting up mine, still choosing inserts so this was helpful. 🙂


  2. I love your system!! You inspired me to switch from notebook to inserts! I need to keep my teaching stuff separate from personal. I loved your last post on educator tips. I immediately took one of my 15 extra inserts (went a bit crazy on etsy inserts) and made one so I keep 5 inserts: daily, educator, collections, art journal and a weekly insert for future planning. I love my system… Bought a FoxyFix which is gorgeous! I buy my a5 inserts from Travelers Time on etsy… Wicked cheap, 90 gram silky paper! Thank you for introducing me to a great system that has changed my life and job!!!


  3. Thanks for posting this! I’ve been bullet journaling since last December in a moleskin and I keep seeing references to “TN” and “inserts” on Instagram… Finally understand what they’re talking about! Definitely will check this out for when I fill up my moleskin!


  4. After buying my first May Designs book, I have been hooked on starting a TN system after finishing my Leuchtturm1917. I think I will have one for my collections, planning, and one for creative ideas. Thanks for posting about this!


  5. Great post and video.

    I currently use a L1917 and I am really thinking about moving into a travelers notebook. I’m just confused about sizes; do different artist very the sizes or are they pretty standard? What size do you recommend? I love the size of my L1917 and would want to stick with that.


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