Midori Travelers Notebook…

January 30, 2014

You’ve heard me talk about my love of planners (Filofaxes & Gillios), but I found a new love and I must share.  It’s called a Midori Travelers Notebook.  No, I don’t use it for traveling purposes.  I use it for list-making, shopping lists, planning, projects, and whatever else I would need a piece of paper for.  My “notes & lists” go into my Midori.  No more loosing a piece of paper that I wrote something important on.  I am head over heels in love.  This post will be picture heavy.  I will let the pictures do all the talking this time.  Enjoy!


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Midori Travelers Notebook - A Bowl Full of Lemons


Keep in mind, when you purchase the Travelers Notebook, it only comes with the leather cover.  Everything else is an add on.  I wasn’t sure exactly what I would need for my new planner, so I got a lot of different inserts (to try them out). My husband even fell in love and ordered his own MTN. (The size is 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches).


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Here is the first page of my “list” section.  This book allows me to make a list of everything that is inside (on the first page), so I know exactly what page number to go to.


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I purchased the leather charm from Baum-Kuchen. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!


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23 comments on “Midori Travelers Notebook…

  1. Traci says:

    Oh my!! I am in love. I want to see more!!!

  2. Tina says:

    I am considering a MTN. The leather looks lovely and they seem to be easier to find (and easier on the budget) than a Filofax. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Darla says:

    Hi Toni,

    As always I love what you have done. But where did you get all of your goodies?
    I especially like the stamps and pen holders.


  4. Tina Pierzynski says:

    I saw the notebook on Amazon but where do you get the inserts?

  5. Kathy says:

    I think I might get one for my daily dialog book (simple abundance)

  6. Rebecca says:

    The photos are really nice but I think I need more of a “how to.” How do the different add-ons get hooked into the binder? Are all the notebooks blank or are some lined? It looks like one of them is a calendar? Are there any other printed notebooks with some kind of planning page? What are the travel stickers for? Do they come with the notebooks or do you buy them separately…to be used as what? Thank you for clueing me in. The leather flap cover looks like a beautiful piece of leather!

    • Rachel says:

      we’ve had several readers ask about a ‘how to’. It’s something we’re looking into.

  7. Candice-Leigh says:

    You can find the Traveler’s Notebook here, at Baum-Kuchen. http://www.baum-kuchen.net/collections/travelers-notebook

    The TN charm you see in the photos (“the journey is the destination”) were designed by Wakako and Frido, the owner-designers of Baum-Kuchen, and you can only find these charms in their online shop! (Or their brick and mortar location if you live in the LA area). They have a whole collection of charms designed specifically for this product line.

  8. Danielle says:

    Wow, I never thought to use the MTN as a planner! I currently live in Japan, and they sell these at my regular stationery store. I can’t believe how much more they are on Amazon! The last time I looked at the price on one, maybe.. 2 weeks ago, it was only $30 US. What a difference! But, then again, I CAN believe it, since you’re getting it imported. Enjoy it!

  9. I just received my first Midori a few weeks ago too and like you am totally in love! I am using one insert for a drawing class I am taking, another notebook for journaling and lists and the final lined notebook completely for a yearlong class I am putting together for next year. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Robyn Mizell says:

    Toni, I love this post. Thank you so much for all that you do!!! Is there any chance that you would do a step by step on how to put this beauty together? Thanks again. Robyn

  11. Becky says:

    Oh I love the leather. It looks so nice!

  12. Robyn Mizell says:

    Toni, Is there any way that you would do a video on how you set up your Midori Travelers Journal? I am going to purchase one and I have looked at the videos on YouTube but I can’t find one that speaks to me the way that you set your planners up. Thanks so much. Robyn

  13. hassan says:

    received my first MTN and loving it with addiction. liked your post Toni, good one. the snow white pen with silver cap, where can i get one?

  14. Cece says:

    Here are a couple of links to videos showing how you can arrange your Midori, by Brian Goulet. He does a wonderful job explaining it. In fact, he is great in all the videos I have seen. So helpful with fountain pen information.

  15. Vicki says:

    Hi, can you tell me where you purchased the “list” notebook from. I love that. Thank you

  16. Jess says:

    Awesome! I am also wondering which notebook you used to make the “list” notebook. Thanks! And can you post more photos as your notebook gets more used and loved? Thanks!

  17. Kristin says:

    Hey there! Great entry. I am thinking about moving completely over to a Midori from a Filofax. I would like a calendar (month and weekly books) along with notes and todos. How think is the Midori with about 4 books in it?

  18. natasha says:

    dear Toni
    i am a gilio mia cara owner but after seeing your post i fell in love with the Midori Travellers notebook
    do you think that it would be suitable for a planner user to use a Midori ? i really liked it and thinking of buying one

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