There is just something so satisfying about the look and feel of a moleskin. The leather binding, the sewn pages, the ribbon placemark and the elastic that keeps it shut when I toss it in my backpack, suitcase, or glovebox, and that holds in the souvenir napkins and pressed flowers. I use the moleskin for journaling when I travel. It fits easily into a pocket, backpack or purse, and I keep it handy to note my thoughts, or record the location of a photo, or to remember the name of a park or to sketch the landscape, or describe a special rock formation. Writing in it, I always feel like a traveler from back in the day, before laptops and blogs, when notebooks were leather bound because they needed to be sturdy to travel to exotic places and through all kinds of weather. So even if my work will not become the next travelogue, I can feel like a travelogue author while writing in it!