Leuchtturm 1917

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Don’t you love this ice blue cover of the Leuchtturm 1917?

Ice blue dotted journal

The dotted pages are my favorite. Blank pages can be intimidating and lines pages can seem daunting. I buy all kinds of blank books and I look for a nice cover, smooth pages, good quality – just to name a few of my criteria.

I also like the size of this one. Basically, it’s an A5 which is 5.8 x 8.2 inches.

I admit that some blank books I’ve purchased and never used. They called to me and I answered the call, but when it came time to use, I shied away. They’re still sitting in the journal section of my book shelf waiting their turn.

Not this one! We went to Roatan, Honduras in February and I brought this with as my travel journal. I knew I wouldn’t fill it with just this trip, but I’ll continue to use it as we travel to other places. I had filled my other journal up awhile ago and then hadn’t needed one since our last trip (Omaha, NE) in the summer of 2019. Look out world! Here we come!!

Why Roatan?

It’s in the Caribbean and from our resort we can walk out into the beautiful blue water and snorkel to the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean. We can also walk along the beach, or reserve some chairs in front of our resort. They have many activities (Kayak, scuba, snorkel adventures, rent a catamaran, shop, take a water taxi to another section of the island).

Back to the journal! It’s set up like a bullet journal with an index in the front and the pages are numbered (1-251). There’s also a pocket built into the back cover of the book for pictures, receipts, notes, postcards, etc.

There is some bleed-through on the pages even though I used a fine point pen not known for it’s heavy inking.

handwriting on pages


But overall, I’m very pleased with this blank book and I’m excited to go on adventures filling the pages. Because we’re not traveling as much these days due to Covid-19, I plan to fill some of the pages with local outings to museums, bookstores, arboretums, workshops/classes, local retreats, etc.

I was gifted this journal from Goldspot in exchange for a review. I was already a fan of the Leuchtturm notebooks so it wasn’t a surprise when I enjoyed my experience with this blank book:

Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Dot Grid Notebook in Ice Blue – A5

Goldspot also sells pens, pen holders, ink and other journals. They offer videos and blogs on a variety of pens and inks if you’re interested.

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