I used to use a Moleskine, but not anymore. After trying out more notebooks than I’d care to admit, I declared the Moleskine the best, and consequently decided that nothing else would compare. Then I came across the Midori Traveler’s Notebook ($50). I wasn’t even looking for a replacement. But there it was, just laying there, with it’s beautiful, hand-cut leather cover.
Designed by Japanese stationery design company, Midori, the traveler’s notebook is elegant yet functional. It’s designed to hold up to 5 notebook inserts, which are all held in with separate metal rods. If you’re anything like me, you’ll quickly realize that those metal rods can be used for holding other things, such as train tickets, subway maps, pictures of your
hot Italian professor dog.
Once a refill is needed, you simply remove the used insert and replace it with a new one. The refills come in all different styles ranging from lined to grid to thick sketch pages. Some of these refills aren’t even notebooks at all, but high qualify looseleaf kraft paper.
My name is Stefani. And I no longer use a Moleskine.
You can buy it at Miscellaneous store