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The Adventure Book – product review

There are multiple ways to keep your travel memories alive. By making a photo album, scrapbooking and journaling, for instance. Our family loves to do it all. I’d like to tell you about a company that sells products you can use for travel journaling and scrapbooking. It’s Dutch company The Adventure Book. They sell travel journals for you and your kids to document your travels in, so you can keep all your favorite memories in one place! And in addition to that they also sell travel journaling supplies like stickers and stamps.

If you’ve visited my shop, than you’ve probably seen a link to The Adventure Book. I mention some of my favorite travel related products in my shop and this company is one of them. Because I’ve got some of their products in use for a while now I’d like to share my The Adventure Book review with you.

A wooden table filled with two travel journals and journaling supplies like tape, paint, brushes and stickers. Picture by The Adventure Book

The Adventure Book travel journals

At this time The Adventure Book sells 4 different travel journals. The original one with all 196 countries in the world and the 50 states in the USA. The Europe Edition filled with all 61 countries and territories, bucket lists and challenges. The North America Edition which is another continent journal, this time filled with all 39 countries and territories as well as the 50 states of the USA and the 13 provinces in Canada. And last but not least, the only hardcover out of this quartet, The Ultimate Traveler’s Edition. The extended edition of the original journal, in which they added another 68 territories to the 196 countries that were already published in the original version of the book.

I’ll review the first two journals mentioned above. The original world edition and the Europe edition, because these are the items I own and use.

The Adventure Book – The Original

A world map filled with pins is a backdrop to a hand holding The Adventure Book - original edition

The original edition is the first book I bought and filled with all our travel memories. Besides 196 countries and 50 US states there are lots of other fun pages waiting to be filled.

There’s a page with a blank world map where you can color in the countries your family, or you if it’s your personal diary, has visited. And a list of countries with a check box in front, where you can check off all the countries visited.

Other fun pages are throw a dice to pick your next destination (and add it in the book) and a travel bingo game.

Two pages in travel journal The Adventure Book - original edition where someone scratched of the 43 countries they've been to.
Two pages in a travel journal, one page still blank with a

Rating

In conclusion, we love this travel journal. This book is clearly meant to contain a snippet of your adventures in a country. It gives you an amazing overview of all the countries you’ve visited. Every trip to a new country means a new portion in the book gets filled. And in the end, this is an amazing summary of your travel life and that of your family.

If you’re looking for a journal where you can add lots of info about a trip, then this is not the journal for you. But you can do both. Because if, like me, you feel like a snippet isn’t enough, just get yourself a blank scrapbook where you can add all your travel stubs and trinkets per trip. And keep some of it separate to fill your adventure book travel journal with. I promise you, you won’t regret it.

It’s an amazing way to keep the family travels alive for decades to come. The design is great. With it’s flexible cover and pocket size you can easily take it along an a multiple country trip. It’s a lightweight book and the design on the inside is clean. No frills, all to make sure you can fill it up just the way you like!

Buy here >> The Adventure Book – Your Journal Around The World

A travel journal spread with on one page a pre printed dice game to decide where to travel and on the other page room to add your adventures to Israel (word is pre printed)
A travel journal spread with room to add info about 4 US states Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina. And on the other page a travel bingo to play on the road.

The Adventure Book – Europe Edition

A world map filled with pins is a backdrop to a hand holding The Adventure Book - Europe edition

For people who like to document their travels by continent with a whole spread per country, the continent adventure book journals are an amazing choice. At the moment you can get the North America and the Europe¬†edition, which I’m reviewing here.

We’ve got the Europe edition and love some of the new ideas added, like a check list of European National Parks you’ve visited. And at the end of the book there are some blank pages just to get creative yourself and think of other European travel bits worth mentioning.

I recently took it with us on our Balkan family road trip and our youngest loved coloring in a new country on the day we crossed a border. What’s cool about this book is that it can easily be a collab with the kids. Our teen couldn’t be bothered, but our toddler and I sat down every few days and I gave him part of a page to fill and I filled the rest.

A scrapbook page in The Adventure Book where someone scratched of all the National Parks in Europe they've been to and pictures of Cinque Terre, Plitvice and Thingvellir are added to the page
Two pages in travel journal The Adventure Book - Europe edition where someone colored in the countries they've been to on a map of Europe.

Rating

The Adventure Book Europe Edition is a great travel journal to pick if you’re mostly traveling within Europe. In that case you won’t need the World Edition and get more room to scrapbook your adventures in a European country.

The design is exactly the same as the original edition with a comparable amount of pages (for that extra room to write, draw, paint and stick).

Recently the North American Edition got published, so I’m guessing Nicole, the owner, is slowly but surely producing continent editions for us all to fill.

Buy here >> The Adventure Book – Europe Edition

A blank page in a travel journal only filled with the pre printed words Faroe Islands and a checkbox in front of it.
Travel journal spread with a travel trivia board game on it

Support small businesses

I love to support small businesses, selling products that families who travel can use to help plan their trips or keep the travel memories alive. In this case I love it even more, because The Adventure Book is female owned. Fellow Dutchie Nicole Nagelgast is the founder of this travel brand. Her partner Robin is also on board to help with the business. And that seems necessary since it seems like Nicole’s product line is growing by the day.

Follow them on Instagram and use the hashtag #theadventurebook to get inspired by everyone’s work on their own travel journals.

Journaling supplies by The Adventure Book

The Adventure Book also sells journaling supplies. You can use these stickers and stamps to liven up your The Adventure Book travel journal, but you can also use them in other journals, school diaries, general scrapbooking or in your travel photo albums.

I will start by reviewing the products I own and end this The Adventure Book Review by listing all of their products so you can easily find them on their website.

Travel Sticker Set

A camera lies on a wooden table accompanied by 6 sticker pages with travel stickers on it

The travel sticker set is inspired by all the continents and the seasons. All the stickers are hand-illustrated.

You’ll get 6 sheets of stickers, printed on matte paper, in the mail. All the sheets have different stickers on them. The size of the sheet is A5.

Rating

The illustrations by Studio Cornelia are cute and fun and will definitely make your journal entries more beautiful. I don’t just use them for my adventure book journals, but also for my other scrapbooks filled with travel memories.

This travel sticker set is a great addition to your stationery supplies for all purposed. Your The Adventure Book travel journal, scrapbooks and day to day journals and (school) diaries.

Buy here >> Travel Sticker Set

Printable Stationary Set

A small golden compass lies on a wooden table accompanied by stickers for a scrapbook

The printable stationary set is a digital download containing beautiful illustrations of famous architecture, animals, trees and bushes and quotes. Furthermore you’ll find illustrated photo frames, letters of the alphabet and post stamps.

Once you purchase this item, you’ll receive a PDF that you can print out at home. Set to A5, so you can also print out 2 on one A4, that’s what I did.

Rating

I love the illustrations from Studio Cornelia. I did have some trouble printing them out, but that’s my printers fault and had nothing to do with the printable itself.

The only thing is that some illustrations are almost to small to cut out with a pair of scissors, like the alphabet. So I do advise to print all the illustrations out as on thicker paper than a normal A4 or A5, because chances are you’ll damage the paper. Sticker paper is also a great idea. It’s generally thicker and saves you the trouble of adding glue to a letter of the alphabet.

Buy here >> Printable Stationery Set (instant download)

Wooden Stamp Set

A world map filled with pins is a backdrop to a hand holding the wooden stamp set by The Adventure Book

The wooden stamp set is the last item in this product review. All 12 of them are travel inspired, like a plane, a camera, sun glasses and a compass.

The stamps come in 3 sizes: 2cm x 2cm, 1cm x 1cm and 1cm x 2cm. The handles are made of wood and the stamp is made from rubber. The ink pad with black ink is included. Like the other stationery items in this review, the design is made by Studio Cornelia.

Rating

Cute stamps of good quality. Like the stickers and the printable download you can use them for other things than just the travel journals.

A map filled is a backdrop to a wooden stamp set by The Adventure Book
A scrapbook filled with Thai money and ticket stubs is accompanied by color pencils, stickers and stamps

Other products

Travel Journal The Adventure Book Ultimate Traveler's Edition lies on the edge of a pool on a red and white towel and a pair of sunglasses next to it.

I reviewed just 5 products from The Adventure Book that I own myself. But they have more on offer. These are the other products you can buy in their webshop.

The Adventure Book – Ultimate Traveler’s Edition

The luxury edition of the original with a linen cover and embossed lettering on it. It’s double the size, for more room to fill up with memories. Another 68 territories are added to this edition.

Buy here >> The Adventure Book – Ultimate Traveler’s Edition

The Adventure Book – North America Edition

A pocket size continent edition. Comparable to the Europe edition I reviewed. It’s filled with 39 countries and territories, all the states of the US and all the provinces of Canada.

Buy here >> The Adventure Book – North America Edition

Printable National Park Badges (digital download)

Printables with all 63 national parks of the USA depicted as a badge. All hand illustrated and the download size is A4.

Buy here >> Printable National Park Badges (digital download)

Printable Flags Set (digital download)

A digital download with 264 flags of countries and territories. They’re exactly sized to fit the square checkboxes on the country pages.

Buy here >> Printable Flags Set (digital download)

Overall rating

In summary, I love all The Adventure Book products that I own and would highly recommend them. These are not the first travel journals I’ve tried and I think this Dutch company sells the best journals out there when it comes to travel journaling.

I might get more items in the future. If I do, I will let you know what I think.

On a grey table 2 travel journals are accompanied by scrapbook supplies like stickers and stamps
About me Sas Crossing Countries

Hi, I’m Saskia!

I travel the world with my family of 4 and write about our adventures.

Sas Crossing Countries is a family travel blog. It’s created to inspire other parents to travel the world with their kids. Gift your kids the world! It’s the most valuable present you can give them.

With all the experience I have as a traveling parent I’ve got lots of tools and tips for you. So on this site you’ll not only find family travel blog posts, you can also download FREE pocket guides, travel checklists and eBooks from my resources page.

All that I share can be used to plan your own ultimate family road trip!

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About me Sas Crossing Countries

Hi, I’m Saskia!

I travel the world with my family of 4 and write about our adventures.

Sas Crossing Countries is a family travel blog. It’s created to inspire other parents to travel the world with their kids. Gift your kids the world! It’s the most valuable present you can give them.

With all the experience I have as a traveling parent I’ve got lots of tools and tips for you. So on this site you’ll not only find family travel blog posts, you can also download FREE pocket guides, travel checklists and eBooks from my resources page.

All that I share can be used to plan your own ultimate family road trip!

above a couch you see 4 illustrated poster maps of different countries in the colors brown, blue, green and white. This picture leads to the shop page where you can buy illustrated poster mapsbanner image with the text get access to my free ebook with all the tools and tips you need to plan out and enjoy your ultimate family road trip. The title of the book is also shown and is The Ultimate Beginners Guide: Planning a Family Road Trip. A mock up is shown of a laptop, tablet and phone showing the cover of the ebook and 3 small images giving a sneak peak of 3 pages inside the book.5% discount link Heymondo Travel InsuranceVisit our travel shop!Download my FREE printable packing listsBuy your 3D wooden world map @ Enjoy The Wood with 10% discount code SASCROSSINGCOUNTRIESUPBecome a member of my private family travel Facebook groupLink to shop The Adventure BookRent a car via Discover CarsGet my free downloadable family travel pocket guidesGet an eSim from AiroloDownload my FREE printable bucket lists