Today’s favorite travel item is the Moleskine Pocket Journal, recommended by Ben Polansky, co-founder of Matador. Ben carries one of these around everyday, but finds them really useful when traveling.

This hard cover, pocket-sized book is a genuine Moleskine. It was developed by a small French bookbinder and was made available at many stationery stops in Paris for over 100 years. Very popular with artisans, travelers, and literary types of that time – Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, just to name a few – today, the Moleskine enjoys the same preference amongst avid travelers and writers.

Read about the Moleskine’s history, or better yet, purchase it below.

Price: $10.95 | BUY