I have mentioned in passing the fact that I am planning to head to Canada in late summer to look for a job (as well as doing what I really want to do; travel). It’s now become a reality, as I have both my Canadian passport and plane ticket ready for mid-September. It’s really exciting, but I also feel fairly nervous in the fact I have so little insight as to how it will all go.
In anticipation of my journey I’ve compiled a list of inspirations and wants that seem suitable for the subject of travel.
Diaries, sketchbooks and notebooks from others who have travelled have inspired me to think of how I can document things whilst I am in Canada.
I strongly recommend Pyongyang, not just as an interesting read, but also for the way that Delisle notices the details and illustrates his experiences in such a wonderful way (and for some plus points~ he’s a French Canadian animator).
I love Jen Collins work ~ so I’d love to get my hands on copies of her zines documenting her travels.
Admittedly, I’ve already purchased this Paris map print passport cover.
I’ve been eyeing these Liberty print suitcases for a while ~ and although, unfortunately, they’re too small for me to travel with I think they’d be perfect for a day trip.
This red suitcase is beautiful.
Ringo Yu’s knitwear is some of the cutest and unique knitwear I’ve ever seen ~ I love the variety of patterns and colours. Considering Vancouver can be pretty nippy at times, these would be great in keeping you both warm and lovely looking.
Referencing what I said previously, I think its important to be prepared for the weather in Vancouver. That being said, I’m pretty obsessed with the colour choice on these knitted hats.
It’s important when travelling to wear both comfortable and versatile clothing. I love this plaid dress for its simplicity, I think it’d go with many different items of clothing
Finally~ these notebooks are really cute and great for documenting your travels.