I hinted in my Field Notes Traveler’s Notebook Observations post that my failure with the Traveler’s Notebook concept was most likely a size issue. (This is not in the video for that post because the video was filmed awhile ago.)
I consulted my friend Canyon and she was of the opinion that I needed to try a different size. My other planner sizes are a personal size Day-Timer Malibu and my Mini Flex (8 ½” x 5 ½”). She suggested a Narrow or Standard Size TN, which ends up being in-between these two sizes.
I found this TN on Amazon. It’s a Narrow size textured leather. Including shipping, it was about $36.00, and I was willing to pay that small amount to experiment with.
|# of elastics||2, but 1 is unusable because it is too short
I added another elastic later
|Included with TN?||3 inserts: blank, ruled, calendar; all Midori inserts
Orange elastic (used to create a 2nd insert line)
I’ve set mine up with 4 inserts: 2016 monthly from Yellow Paper House, a daily insert I made myself, some folded notebook paper for scribbling on, and the blank insert that came with it. I’m enjoying making my own inserts for it.
I like the size and how it fits in my hand. I carry it in its bag, not because I’m being precious with it, but because I’m concerned about the dye rubbing off on the inside of my bag.
YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/-IiaZCScam4
Comparing the Narrow TN to my Mini Flex.
© Cori Large February 22, 2016