Travel dreams

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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.

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From article Tokyo Drift featured in Rookie magazine.

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.

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From polkaros blog.
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Extract from graphic novel Pyongyang by Guy Delisle

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).

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Sleeping on the sleeper zines by Jen Collins

I love Jen Collins work ~ so I’d love to get my hands on copies of her zines documenting her travels.

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Cute passport holder from happy romi

Admittedly, I’ve already purchased this Paris map print passport cover.

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Small floral suitcases from Liberty

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.

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Red suitcase from The Dirty Loft

This red suitcase is beautiful.

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Knitwear by Ringo Yu

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.

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Hats from Quiet Tiger

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.

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Vintage plaid dress from The Tailor’s Stories

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

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Forest animals notebook from clapclapdesign | England 1989 notebook from danadamki

Finally~ these notebooks are really cute and great for documenting your travels.

3 thoughts on “Travel dreams”

  1. So many lovely ideas and items for travelling, love EVERY items a lot!! You still have a lot of time until mid Sep so don’t be nervous at all, I’m sure everything will be fine and the whole journey is going to be a lot better and memorable than you expected:)

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