When I first began traveling the world, I made an album after every single trip. I would print the photos I took, save the plane tickets and other paper mementos that I would collect along the way, and create an album that I wanted to one day show my children. Every once in a while when I was feeling nostalgic, I would make a cup of tea and look through all of the albums and remember all of the unforgettable moments I experienced during those trips. Then I started my blog and everything changed; I simply did not see the need for albums anymore. However, now that I have discovered Axel & Ash’s unique creative journals, I am inspired to start creating tangible memories again!
Swept away by WANDERLUST is a boho-chic travel journal bound in a premium, earthy latte-colored cloth that is filled with hundreds of unique questions, original writing prompts, and spontaneous ‘to-do’ notes, which differ from page to page. With a lovely vintage feel, this journal is suitable for every traveler from the stylish jet-setter to the novice explorer — igniting passion and fueling adventure by capturing travel memories in style. It entices the traveler to jot down her thoughts, feelings, and experiences while traveling our big, beautiful world. Whether taking the train down the California coast exploring the beaches or honeymooning in Paris, each journey can be celebrated and documented.
- Before section to fill out prior to departure
- Inspiring life and travel quotes
- New questions and thought-provoking prompts
- Spontaneous “to-do” notes
- Stunning and edgy photography from around the world
- Extra pages for journaling, drawing, and important scribbles
- List pages to fill in during the trip, such as “people I met”, “favorite restaurants”, etc.
- A bucket list: 111 things to do with their one wild and precious life
- Summary pages to complete when returning home
- A world map
Axel & Ash, a design duo hailing from Bondi Beach, Australia, recently launched their acclaimed line of luxe and inspirational journals in the United States, which includes Swept away by WANDERLUST. Their main mission to embolden women to dream big. This is my mission with My Beautiful Adventures as well, thus I am definitely an Axel & Ash fan!
“When creating our books we wanted to spark a fire inside each reader to start living out her wildest dreams and really emphasize that nothing is impossible,” said Ashleigh Powell, co-founder of Axel & Ash. “Stories are born every minute and forgotten the next, and finding a stylish and simple way for people to capture snippets of their own journey through this life is what our journals are all about,” said the other Axel & Ash co-founder Hanna Axelsson.
Their own adventure together started in 2012, when the two wanderlusting souls discussed their Bucket Lists with each other and realized they both had a desire to start a creative business. Sharing a common passion for the art of journaling, they decided to design journals filled with writing prompts for everyone who wanted to capture their days, thoughts, and memories while on the road. Make sure to follow these fabulous women via Instagram at AxelandAsh for even more travel inspiration!