I like to keep a notebook when I travel. Your camera can only capture so much, and you know how it is - "the pictures don't do it justice." With your notebook, you can capture more nuance and feeling, especially if you are in a new place full of new experiences and sensations. It's also a good place to jot down names and addresses of new friends and places.

Besides, you look much more dignified and thoughtful if you are sitting quietly on a bench or a rock, writing in your notebook, than you do when you are taking selfies and jump-shots.

Superusers do not speak on behalf of REI and may have received
one or more gifts or other benefits from the co-op.