Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Luckies of London: Adventure Journal

Luckies of London Adventure JournalWith regard to travel, I've recently noticed how I have a tendency to revisit destinations.  It's not the worst thing in the world as it means I've delved into places across Europe that are clearly worth experiencing more than once, though it does of course mean I'm missing out on the chance of being wowed by some brilliant trips further afield.  Thankfully, I've got my whole life ahead of me to explore more exotic locations and it just so happens there's a new incentive for me to do so - a Luckies of London Adventure Journal c/o!

Luckies of London Adventure Journal
Luckies of London Adventure Journal
Luckies of London Adventure Journal
Luckies of London Adventure JournalThe Adventure Journal is such a treat for anyone like myself, who is fascinated by both travel and the adventures inevitably encountered along the way.  Similar to the Scratch Map® Original Map* featured earlier this month on A Glass Of Ice, 8 regional scratch-off map versions are included in this set, along with 300 unusual bucket list suggestions ready to be perused and crossed off in the accompanying journal!  The booklet boasts 68 pages worth of experiences to enjoy (and in some cases, challenge yourself with) across the globe.  Then once completed, the copper foil maps can be altered using an eraser to showcase where you've been and which of the 'must do's' you've experienced - genius!  It's pretty much the perfect Christmas gift idea!




Luckies of London Adventure Journal
Luckies of London Adventure Journal


Luckies of London Adventure JournalThe card folder is such a brilliant way of both presenting and storing the journal and maps; I even noticed the card had a sort of 'travel' smell to it - is that a thing?  It should be a thing.  Seriously though, this Adventure Journal by Luckies of London has well and truly got my mind working overtime.  Flicking through the pages upon pages of interesting experiences has reminded me just how much more of the world I've yet to see, experience and then (of course) share on A Glass Of Ice.  Out of the 300 bucket list 'must do' activities provided in the Adventure Journal, I have a handful of favourites:

Australasia:  Great Barrier Reef - Queensland, Australia

Eastern Eurasia:  Spot a Snow Leopard - Ladakh Region, India

Eastern Eurasia:  Mount Fuji - Chubu Region, Japan

Europe:  Catacombs - Paris, France

Europe:  Northern Lights - Tromso, Norway

North America:  Banff National Park - Banff, Alberta, Canada

South America:  Carnival - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  


To say I'm barely 'scratching the surface' (wink wink) with my selections above would probably be the understatement of the century - it's the ultimate bucket list!
Luckies of London Adventure Journal
Luckies of London Adventure Journal
Luckies of London Adventure Journal

Before I love and leave you, I have to confess to something.  I learnt a lesson today - curiosity really does kill the cat.  I was super keen to see what happened when you erased parts of the map, got carried away watching the array of colours reveal themselves and swiped straight over one or two places I've never even visited before.  So, there's only one thing for it - get travelling!  Or, you know, live vicariously through this Adventure Journal for a little while longer as I continue revisiting places in Europe, simultaneously wondering why I haven't yet been snorkelling in Venezuela...
Luckies of London Adventure JournalWith love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. This is so cool! Definitely a great gift idea for anyone who likes to travel...Christmas, anyone?

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. Glad you think so too Colleen - I can already think of a dozen people who I know would love this!

      Gabrielle x

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    1. Very good idea - and slip in a note reminding him you need to be taken along to any countries visited ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  3. That is so cool!! Love your nail polish Gabrielle

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, the shade is Monarch by Jessica Nails.

      Gabrielle x

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  4. It looks like such an impressive long-term travel log! Thank you so much for your sweet words about my mum :-) Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. It's a great way of ensuring you make the most of life - and the world! - that's for sure :)

      Gabrielle x

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  5. This is such a fantastic idea, I'm definitely going to get one for myself! Thank you so much for sharing, Gabrielle! As usual, your pictures are amazing! xx

    Ale | http://alemint.blogspot.com.co/

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    1. That's great to know, I'm certain you'll enjoy working your way through it! No problem and thanks so much :)

      Gabrielle x

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  6. this is so interesting. Travelling is one of best thing in life and this is so useful and cute.
    I hope your week is going on great
    xxx
    mari
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    1. I couldn't agree with you more - it ranks right up there with 'happiness' and 'family'!

      Gabrielle x

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  7. Hi lovely, I really like this journal, the whole design is perfect for me.
    I have no idea if you've ever been here in florence but If you comeback I will be more than happy to show your some "secret" spots!
    Have a beautiful night.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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    1. I had a feeling you'd like the minimalist and almost 'edgy' design Arely. If I ever find myself in Florence, I'll be sure to call on you! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  8. What a brilliant idea, love it! The Northern Lights are high on my to visit list too - and I've lived in Paris but never visited the catacombs, think I'd find them a bit claustrophobic

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. I'm so glad someone else has The Northern Lights on their bucketlist, I've wanted to see them in person for years now!

      Gabrielle x

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  9. This journal is gorgeously presented and provides such a cool way to plan one's future travels. This would surely kick up the wanderlust in me for sure :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Haha I imagine it would - if only for the satisfaction of ticking each adventure off one by one! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  10. Oh wow, this looks super cool. I'd definitely had to add this to my Christmas wish list. I think it would make a great stocking stuffer! :)

    Stephanie @ Sartorial Diner

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    1. That's such a good idea - I can imagine anyone would be happy to see this poking out of their stocking!

      Gabrielle x

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  11. The presentation on this is very impressive. This would make an awesome gift for those who love to travel. I love your manicure Gabrielle, the shade is lovely

    Keisha xo
    www.thechrysalisgal.com

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    1. I think so too, the metallic maps and writing give it a really styling appearance/design! Thanks Keisha, it's Monarch by Jessica Nails.

      Gabrielle x

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  12. Oh I need this, this is the best! Been always wanting to keep my travel places noted. And this would be the best way! Thanks for sharing love

    Stephanie | www.dearstephiiie.com

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    1. You're more than welcome Stephanie, happy to have been of some help!

      Gabrielle x

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  13. I think you have outdone yourself this time from a photography standpoint! Looks absolutely beautiful Gabrielle!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

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    1. Oh thank you so much Chelsea, you've made my day!!

      Gabrielle x

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  14. wow great post

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  15. I need this planner in my life Gabrielle! It is so cool and having a journal in your travels is really good as you can jot down every thoughts and memories. It's nice to go back and read in it in the future. Xx

    eLLa
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    1. Very true, though more than anything this set is great for encouraging yourself to try new things.. around the world! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  16. Oh, the things we do when we get overexcited. I'm sure you'll more than makeup for the places you've accidentally scratched, Gabrielle! On another note, I do agree that this is quite the perfect Christmas gift for travelbugs or just wanderers in general. It's absolutely lovely, and anything that can be scratched off is surely a winner, haha!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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    1. PS I thought, from the first picture, that the journal was chocolate -- It doesn't help that the scratched shavings looked like crumbles, haha, but I'd say this is as good as a good bar of chocolate!

      May | THE MAYDEN

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    2. That's very true, I now have an incentive to visit those places! I'm glad you think it'd make a good Christmas gift too, as someone said earlier it'd make a brilliant stocking filler :)

      ps. That's so funny! Now you mention it, I can see where you're coming from!

      Gabrielle x

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  17. this is so so cool :-) great idea to have it

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this Karolina!

      Gabrielle x

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  18. This is a fabulous idea and I know would also make a perfect gift. I too have the same disposition when it comes to travel. My heart always yearns for places I've gone to yet I know there is still soooo much more to discover.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. It's nice to know I'm not the only one - I have a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with not stepping far enough out of our comfort zones!

      Gabrielle x

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  19. oh wow! Gabrielle, this is super interesting, I haven't come across something like this before, I think they have come up with such a great concept and idea to keep you intrigued, and see, got your interest piqued already, for your next travel plans *_^

    I love the visuals here and how you have presented it, super lovely. This looks like an item that we will be seeing quite a fair bit from now onwards, huh? Perhaps during your travel trips! yay.

    Can't wait to read more about your adventures! hoorrraaayyy!

    Cheers,
    Jeann
    http://luminnej.blogspot.com

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    1. It sure is a very unique idea - like many other items on their website! Thank you so much for your compliment on my photography and yes absolutely, it'll be coming everywhere with me from now on :)

      Gabrielle x

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  20. This is sooo cool! I wish there were a french version that I could offer to someone for Christmas ! I really love the presentation and idea, and your pictures are always perfect ♥

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    1. Fingers crossed they'll expand into multiple languages in the future! Thank you so much Catherine :)

      Gabrielle x

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  21. Oh gosh. This looks so amazing, I really love this! It's a great gift idea as well!
    WritingMonique

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    1. I'm glad you see this as a good gift idea too - I know so many people who would love this!

      Gabrielle x

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  22. Looks great !! Nice idea :)
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  23. Hi Gabrielle :) This is the cutest idea- a must have for every travel journey! I'm so glad you selected The Great Barrier Reef as a highlight- that's where I live- it is truly magical and you NEED to see it :) I adore how it's got the little maps for each continent. This is one for my Christmas list I think!


    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    P.S. Thanks for the reply on Insta- I have replied again haha

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    1. Ah, you're so ridiculously fortunate to be living there - you lucky thing! I agree, the mini-maps really make this set the perfect gift.. who wouldn't love them?! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  24. So cool! I never knew there was such a thing!
    Dora
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    1. It certainly is a great idea!

      Gabrielle x

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  25. a great travel journal that could turn into a terrific gift,
    wish you a nice afternoon, babe
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    1. So pleased you think so too gorgeous

      Gabrielle x

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  26. Wow! This journal seems amazing! You are right, it would make a fantastic gift too! Have a fun week!

    xo, Bry

    Fashion.I.Guess.Naughty&Nice

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    1. The perfect stocking-filler! Have a lovely weekend Brighton.

      Gabrielle x

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  27. Okay, whoever came up with this idea is a genius, that is such a cool thing! I'll need to check for this and pick it up for my MIL as Christmas gift. She and her partner have travelled to so many parts of the world because they love cruise ships.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I'm entirely with you there - it's such an innovative and fun idea! Ooh that sounds like a great way of scoring brownie points with the MIL ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  28. What a wonderful gift idea for someone with wanderlust, I love it! Also, totally agree--the travel smell should totally be packaged up and made into a candle!:-)

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    1. Haha that's such a good idea - at least, I'd buy it! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  29. This is such a lovely post. <3

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  30. Such a fun concept and the journal looks really stylish too. I'm also guilty on visiting a place more than once. If I really like a city, I'll just keep coming back and for big cities such as New York and Tokyo it still fells like I'm discovering something new each time I go:)

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    1. I can understand where you're coming from; some places offer so much that one visit just doesn't cut it! Both New York and Tokyo are on my travel wishlist :)

      Gabrielle x

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  31. One of my Septembers favourites this month is travel so this would be perfect for me! I know what you mean about a habit of revisiting places, I am forever torn between visiting somewhere I've already been or trying somewhere new! This is such a great incentive and I'm already thinking about adding this to my Christmas list!

    Musings & More

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    1. What a good idea to have 'favourites' for the month, I hope it ends up on your Christmas list as it's such a lot of fun browsing the adventures to experience!

      Gabrielle x

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  32. This is cool! I should have one too!! xxx
    www.travelera.es

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  33. I love this journal and the way it helps you travel in the world. I wish I could fly to Australia and Japan :)))
    What an amazing post!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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    1. That sounds ideal - I'd love to be exploring Australia's beaches right now, that's for sure!

      Gabrielle x

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  34. Whoa I think this journal is kinda awesome! It suits with your lifestyle, blog and the beautiful visual of your travelling map!

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    1. Thanks Gail, I love to be share unique items like this on my blog! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  35. I think this journal is a really beautiful idea!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
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    1. Thanks for stopping by lovely!

      Gabrielle x

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  36. This looks great, basically like a travel bucket list! Imagine the life of a person who actually gets to do everything!

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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    1. Absolutely! Oh wow yeah, they must be both super happy and exhausted haha!

      Gabrielle x

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  37. this is really so great *_* Looks so beautiful :)

    http://lovelyattitude.com
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  38. Wow this looks like such a lovely present to give to someone. Gemma xx www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. I completely agree - especially as most people are keen to explore and travel more :)

      Gabrielle x

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  39. This is really cool! Great post :)

    www.girlcandress.com

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  40. Awesome ! Such interesting maps for traveler
    xoxo
    Liza
    Liza’s Corner l Instagram l Bloglovin

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    1. So nice to have them at this smaller size. Though I wouldn't mind to have this big scratch map hanging in my office. For sure an unique gift idea for Christmas. Gotta check Luckies online shop!

      Ira / JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    2. @Liza - they'll be a lot of fun to work through!

      @Ira - I agree, although the larger map is about to hang up on a wall, these mini-maps are so handy for carrying about when travelling :)

      Gabrielle x

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  41. Wow! This looks amazing! Need one ! :)

    http://thegaragestarlets.com

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  42. That's a pretty journal! Wow I want one.

    Lou of, Steal the Style

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    1. The design is pretty special, I agree.

      Gabrielle x

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  43. Wow I want that journal! What a lovely way to keep track of your travels (and plan your next)!
    www.theavantguardian.com

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    1. My thoughts exactly - you can see in a quick glance which areas of the world you've neglected too!

      Gabrielle x

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  44. This post is so cool ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  45. An adventure journal sounds like such a good idea, especially for motivating you to go to new places and not just the old favourites. I tend to revisit the same places over and over again as well, and as much as going to new places is great I do find that the more times you revisit a place the more you discover that you didn't the previous times!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Ah, it does sound as though we're keeping the same habit! My plan is to revisit my favourites, but also throw in some new destinations from now on :) Have a lovely weekend!

      Gabrielle x

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  46. Totally neat, Gabrielle! This makes great gift too! xoxo

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  47. This is such a cool idea, I feel like it would make a really great gift! :)
    http://trend-mixblog.com/

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    1. I agree - the perfect stocking filler!

      Gabrielle x

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  48. That journal looks seriously cool! I would love to get this for Christmas

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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    1. It certainly makes a great gift!

      Gabrielle x

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  49. Such a lovely idea!! North America should be a great trip for me! *-*
    Have a nice day!
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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    1. Mm, that sounds like a great tip - I've got so many places on my travel wishlist right now!!

      Gabrielle x

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  50. I hope travel around the world someday.
    Right now I´m not sure how
    I´m going to make this dream possible
    But I hope travel soon.
    That journal is great
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. That sounds so exciting, I hope you find a way of making your dream possible!

      Gabrielle x

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  51. I love collecting pretty journals like this one!
    Check out my Giveaway <3:
    http://fridaynightstyle.com/2015/10/01/firmoo-giveaway/

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    1. You and me both, though this one is a little more special than most!

      Gabrielle x

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  52. This is a very great idea!!!
    I'd like so much to travel around the world, and to have a journal could be the best way to sign impressions and memories! :D
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. Travelling around the world sounds so thrilling - and yes, this would make a great travel companion :)

      Gabrielle x

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  53. Wow this is so amazing! It's such a perfect gift, like you've said, for those who love to travel! Thank you for introducing me to the Adventure Journal!

    Have a wonderful day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. You're very welcome Jalisa! Have a fabulous weekend.

      Gabrielle x

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  54. omg it looks so good ♥ would love to touch it ! http://thewhiteprint.blogspot.com/

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    1. Haha.. that's an interesting reaction! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  55. I love idea of this journal, sounds like must-have for someone, who loves to travel a lot or has just started to explore new places :) Btw, I also like to revisited the places, I think that there is nothing wrong in it :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's very true, both experience travellers and those who are new to travelling could appreciate this :)

      Gabrielle x

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  56. I love this!
    Xo
    Jeanie
    www.thefashionlotus.com

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  57. I am so fascinated! That journal is really awesome! I need one! x

    Fashion Spell

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    1. I agree it's a very good idea/design!

      Gabrielle x

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  58. Love the concept of this journal set, it's a must-have for anyone who loves travel.

    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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    1. Very true - and for those just starting out as it's pretty inspiring (I have SO many new places on my travel hit list now haha).

      Gabrielle x

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  59. Gorgeous post, thanks for sharing!

    I currently have a giveaway on my blog, you could win a pair of sunglasses - let me know your thoughts:

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  60. I really like this concept. An adventure journal must be a great thing to have! I do agree that it can be a perfect Christmas present. It is always nice to be able to hold something in your hand. Despite the amount of surfing I do, I still use notebooks and read magazines and books the old fashion way. I think journals will never completely disappear, despite the technology....especially not these beautiful ones.

    I don't think there is anything wrong in revisiting places. It reminds me of rereading. There are so many books that I have reread and I know I will again...and for me it is a time well spend...I know I will like them but also that I will discover something new...Great photos and presentation btw!

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    1. I'm glad you see this making a good Christmas gift too, I know so many people who would love to receive this! I know what you mean, tangible forms will always come above all else - funnily enough, I've noticed more notebooks/journals/lists appearing on blogs and such lately, stationery never goes out of fashion it would seem :)

      Gabrielle x

      ps. thanks for your compliment on my photography Ivana!

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  61. I never saw something like this, but it is very nice xx
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    1. Their website is packed with great ideas/designs!

      Gabrielle x

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  62. I love the concept! It really gives you options of things to do, that you might not have thought of.
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    1. So true - it opens your eyes to the endless options around the world :)

      Gabrielle x

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  63. This is awesome! I too, am a culprit of revisiting places. There is so much to learn about one place! I hope that you do one day go snorkeling in Venezuela.
    Xx
    Lauren

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    1. It's impossible to experience everything on one visit and so sometimes revisit are necessary (I love the way we're justifying this)! Thanks Lauren, Northern Lights first though I think! :)

      Gabrielle x

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    2. Oh my gosh, the Northern Lights seem like something out of this world! I really want you to go because I would love to see your photos from a trip like that!

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  64. Really really cool idea :))) I remember your post about Scratch Map - and I told you that I have never heard of it :) This journal would be a great Christmas gift for me hihihi

    http://www.travelekspert.com/2015/10/4-tips-for-visiting-tokyo-on-budget.html

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    1. Haha it sure would make a brilliant Christmas gift - anything travel related is good in most people's book!

      Gabrielle x

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  65. This is really beautiful. I have a similar adventure book, a travelling journal that my best friend gave me, but this seem like it has a bit more details. I love adventure books because there's something about visually seeing all of the things to do written down that makes it even more exciting.
    In-flight-Style

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    1. What a thoughtful gift to have received from your friend. I know where you're coming from, it's a way of transporting yourself back to the moment :)

      Gabrielle x

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  66. Interesting post^^

    New post
    If you follow my blog, I follow your blog too, write about it~

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  67. Wow we love this! Great idea, we also love how you shot these :)
    Loving your blog, will follow on Bloglovin :)

    Stay gold,
    Selftimers
    www.selftimers.blogspot.com

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      Gabrielle x

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