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Travelers Notebook Sizes – Which is best for you?

Travelers notebooks have become extremely popular in the planner community not just for planning but many other uses like memory keeping, art journaling, and reflection journals just to name a few. As a result, the options available on the market have grown to the point where choosing one can be an overwhelming experience. This week, I’m kicking off a video series dedicated to travelers notebooks where each video will provide some basic information needed to decide if and which travelers notebook are for you. In this first video, I’m sharing all the travelers notebook sizes currently available as well as other sizing considerations so let’s get started!

To begin, there are many travelers notebook aka ‘TN’ sizes available on the market and it continues to grow every day. As of the time of this writing, I’m aware of 11 different sizes—I own 10 of them—which are listed below:

  • Small Travelers Notebook range:
    • Nano / Micro / Size 0 or ‘zero’ (approximately 2.75” x 3.75”; newest size on the market)
    • Passport (approximately 3.5” x 4.8”; this is the ‘compact’ size travelers notebook created by the Midori company now known as ‘Travelers Company’, the original creator of the travelers notebook)
    • Pocket / Field Notes (approximately 3.5” x 5.5”; most popular size from the small range)
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Left to right: Pocket/Field Notes, Passport, Nano/Micro/Size 0

  • Mid-range Travelers Notebooks:
    • A6 (approximately 4.1” x 5.8”)
    • Personal (approximately 3.75” x 6.75”; modeled after the personal size ring binder)
    • B6 Slim (approximately 4.25” x 7.25”; a narrower version of the standard B6 size)
    • B6 (approximately 5” x 7”)
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Left to right: B6, B6 Slim, Personal, A6

  • Large Travelers Notebooks:
    • Standard / Regular / Narrow (approximately 4.25” x 8.25”; this is the original travelers notebook size created by the Midori company aka ‘Travelers Company’ )
    • Extra Wide (approximately 5” x 8.25”; this is the wider version of the standard/regular/narrow size made to accommodate the popular Moleskine Cahier and similar size booklets)
    • A5 (approximately 5.8” x 8.3”; modeled after the A5 size ring binder)
    • Composition / Notebook (approximately 7.5” x 10”; school notebook size—not as widely used due to it’s large size which makes it too heavy to carry)

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Left to right: A5, Extra Wide, Standard/Regular/Narrow ***Not shown: Composition/Notebook***

To learn more details about each size as well as other sizing considerations that might affect your choice of a travelers notebook cover, check out my video below:

If you’re new to travelers notebooks and would like to learn how to use one in less than 2 minutes, check out my video below:

Travelers notebooks are a great option for plannernerds, artists, and those who love to write. I hope you found this information helpful in determining which size might work best for you and your needs. Stay tuned for future videos which will provide even more information and help simplify the process of finding the perfect travelers notebook for you!  🙂

Until next time,

LilD

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