Friday, May 25, 2012

Fountain Travel Plan Journal

Here is a new Travel Journal from Fountain in a cool format I've never seen before in a travel journal:

This hardcover book measures 5 7/8 by 8 1/4 inches and it's slim so you can actually take it with you when you travel. It has tons of pages to help you from the planning stage all the way through preparation and to record your trip.

(Click on any of the photos to enlarge.)

There are pages to record your personal details, reference and emergency contacts:

Next there are pages for travel checklists with things to do before you go, documents you need, and things to pack:

Next are several checklist pages for you to fill in your own lists:

There is a very helpful time zones map:

There is a very handy page showing international currencies in their denominations and cents (or their versions of), and a page of dialing codes showing the codes for dialing in AND out of each country:

Next there are several pages of Recommended lists so you can write the must-see places for each destination:

The main part of this journal has an interesting layout that allows you to capture a lot of details very quickly by writing in what you did or where you went hourly day and night. There's a space for the date, country, icons for the weather, and lines for your travel plans.

Next there are several pages for your shopping list, and space to record prices, dates and where purchased. This is extremely helpful if you want to claim taxes back on items purchased abroad:

There are lots of pages called Capture the Moment where you can either stick in photos or draw/ sketch directly onto the page. Below the blank space are lines to describe the pictures.

At the back of the book are several pages to write country info like numbers for the embassy, police, hospital, bank, hotel, airport, car rental etc. for easy reference.

Inside the back cover there is a full-length pocket to hold papers, tickets, cards and mementos.

Many thanks to Fountain for giving me this Travel Journal as a sample to review!

What do you think? Have you seen any other travel journal with this format?

Edited to add: Great news! Even though Fountain's new retail website isn't up and running yet, they do have these available for purchase! They come in this A5 size, and also a smaller A6 size.

If you are interested, please email me at: laurie at plannerisms dot com and I will put you in touch with the person at Fountain who can process your order.

6 comments:

  1. Love this! Where can I purchase?

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  2. It looks good but can't get the English Amazon to send to Australia !

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  4. I know Fountain is in the process of revamping their retail website, I will ask how and where to purchase these and will let you know! :)

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  5. Thanks, Laurie, I would like to know, too.

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  6. Great news, Fountain has these available for purchase in this A5 size and also the smaller A6 size! Just email me at laurie at plannerisms dot com and I will put you in contact with the person who can process your order. :)

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