Downsizing my Journals

Moleskine notebooks and I go way back. I truly love using them.

My favorite Moleskine is the XL Classic Notebooks and the XL Cahier Notebooks. I do the plain pages...no lines, no rules...beautiful blank pages.

I also have my sketchbook that goes everywhere I go. They tend to be small than the 7.5" x 10" Moleskine, but they are thicker. I love the spirals; I flip it open and back and work on a smaller one-page area.  

I take the pair everywhere on our travels. Plus, I have a bag with my small paint palette, brush, pens...It adds up especially since I travel light: a carry-on suitcase and a backpack for my laptop and items I keep with me. If I add a book and a file of work I feel it.

This is the Midori Traveler's Notebook. It is only 8.4" x 5.1" and it has component that you can add. I put in a plain writing notebook, a sketchbook with nice heavy paper and a Kraft paper notebook. So far it is working well for me. 

Everything fits into the orange bag. It is so easy to grab it and go. I've used it on one short trip the first of November. I'm excited to see how I like it on a longer trip.

I'm curious what you use for journaling, writing or art. 
Do you have favorites? Why?