Aah, August. This is the time of year when many people devote some time to relaxing and vacationing. It can be as simple as a couple of days away, even a weekend, or an extended trip.  

Chances are high that either you or someone you know is taking some time this month to unwind. Are you planning a trip? If so, where to?

Part of the joy of travel begins before you leave. Just the idea of a trip can bring us pleasure. Daydreaming and thinking about our favourite spots to visit, or the excitement of exploring somewhere new to us. Perhaps you've been inspired by places you've seen in photos or video footage, or read about.

Of course, another thing we all do before heading out the door is pack. There are many clever tips people come up with on how to go about this task smoothly and easily.

Some items we've found that help with packing and arriving at our destination feeling a little more organized are pouches.

Pouches, like the leather and cotton canvas ones by The Superior Labor, make it easy to group our items by category.

A leather utility pouch is perfect for holding cards, passports and travel documents. There are internal slots and a zipper along the edges to keep everything in place.

While we don't typically travel with our full assortment of scrapbooking items, we still like taking some notes and making quick sketches. Some of us keep a dedicated travel journal which only comes out on trips. Others incorporate travel notes into their existing notebooks.

Traveler's Notebooks are ideal for note-takers and sketch artists. With the use of connecting rubber bands, you can keep several slim notebooks together and dedicate one for your writing and another for your artwork. There are also stickers and sticky notes you can add, as well as a small travel size ballpoint pen.  

For those of you traveling this month we hope you feel restored and revitalized during and after your trip. And if you aren't traveling, we hope you find joy in daydreaming, writing about and/or sketching the places, people and things that inspire you.


August 08, 2023 — Antoinette D'Angelo

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