The Colorlogue: Color and Discover

Looking for a new and exciting way to track your world trek?! Check out our new Jane Wandering travel item, The Colorlogue!

This fun, little book comes packaged ready to gift to yourself or others with 6 colored pencils and a coloring/fact book that will keep you entertained for hours. For anyone old enough to color in… or out, of the lines, The Colorlogue is the perfect way to color and discover!

Jane discovered this awesome new treasure from an amazing company in London! She has curated a shop at Jane Wandering that fits anyone looking for interactive books, maps, and activities all related to travel. In this blog we will dive into the fun and colorful world of The Colorlogue! Check it out below 🙂

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The Colorlogue

Color and Discover!

There are four sections in this awesome coloring book!

  1. A Country Key – A list of the countries featured in the book at a glance. All of these countries are also available to be colored in the following section!
  2. Coloring Map – A fun world map ready to be colored and discovered by YOU!
  3. Things to See – The world can be a colorful place and with this book you will find 20 of the world’s most colorful destinations.
  4. World Flags –  Nothing differentiates a country like a unique flag. In this section you can color in each of the 195 sovereign state flags.

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From Argentina, to Japan, to Russia, The Colorlogue will help expand your knowledge of the world while helping you document the parts of the world you have discovered!

So jump over to Jane Wandering and check this awesome item out. Plus,  Jane has tons of other Scratch Maps, Travel Journals, and globes sure to make you want to explore!

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Miami Swim Week

We are already halfway through the year.

Halfway through July.

Dallas, Texas is smoking hot. Practically melting away.

Our team is charging full steam ahead into the Holiday months.

Coffee cups never stay full.

Right now we are all in need of a vacation here at Jane Wandering!

What better way to escape than with Miami Swim Week! A three day show at Cabana followed by two days of beach bliss in South Beach. It would be an understatement to say we are excited!!

Starting a business is an awesome adventure, but believe me when I say sleep deprivation and teeth grinding are just two of the many side effects of following your
dreams. Luckily for myself and the Jane Wandering team, we still freelance with our old passion, wholesale sales. This upcoming weekend we will be flying out to South Beach in Miami to assist a showroom at the Cabana Show.

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The first three days of this trip will be full of bikinis, models, PO’s, and most importantly… selling! With brands such as Dolce Vita, She Made Me, and Tori Praver, the styles will be amazing and the decor… break taking! Beachy and vibrant, this show is a whirlwind of colors and beach vibes.

One of the best aspects to the Cabana Show are the Cabana Coconuts! Super festive and fun, these little babies are available to all buyers! Brand reps may sneak a few too!

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However, after the hustle and bustle of the Cabana Show Jane Wandering takes on the beach! With a product photoshoot scheduled and of course a little team bonding, Jane Wandering is using this time to recharge and refresh before hopping back on the hustle bus!!

We have a lot of new products, events, and journeys cooking for the rest of the year so get EXCITED!! From passport covers to a new explorer’s t-shirt line, August is going to be jam-packed with awesome new travel gifts. I am also planning a solo adventure out of the country later in the year, so check back to find out where I will be exploring next. As for now, we have Miami on the brain and are stocking up on SPF to keep us safe and sunburn free!

Hope you’re excited for the rest of the year, I know we are!!

Cheers!

– Jane

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Travel Journaling Ideas

Hey Wanderer!

So you’re finally ready for your next adventure, but not sure how to start your travel journal. Well as promised, we have the perfect post for you! Below are tons of travel journaling tips, prompts, designs, and journaling inspo!

Let’s get started!!

Journaling Tips

  • Make it personal! This journal is yours so make it fun for you!
  • Design your own layout or research fun journaling techniques.
  • Use some of the below prompts in this blog to make recording your trip even easier.
  • Use stickers and images to add color to your travel journal. Store all your pencils, markers, stickers, and more in our Jane Wandering Travel Pouch!
  • Collect items while you travel to add to your Travel Journal. You can find a Journaling Envelope Set on our site to store coins and money in your journal.

Journaling Prompts

Before You Go

  1. Print out maps of where you are going and different tourist spots to visit. Place it in your journal to view while you travel.
  2. What do you think the adventure will be like?
  3. What are you most looking forward to?
  4. Make a list of souvenirs for yourself and loved ones.
  5. What activities do you want to try/see?
  6. Make a packing list of all the things you want to bring (if you have a Jane Wandering Travel Journal a packing list is included, or try our Pack This! Pad)

While You Are Traveling

  1. Describe the airport process, any mishaps (hopefully none) and anything you bought.
  2. What was your first thought upon arriving to your destination?
  3. Draw a picture of a landmark.
  4. Describe the restaurants you ate at, what you ate, the style, and the cost.
  5. What is the local neighborhood like?
  6. Email addresses of friends you make while traveling so you have a new pen pal!
  7. How are the local people different than where you are from.
  8. How is the fashion different where you are traveling?
  9. Did you make any friends? Write about them or have them write in your Travel Journal!
  10. Record quotes from your trip, anything you hear or signs you see.
  11. Describe your hotel and the interior.
  12. Who are you traveling with? Take turns writing in each other Travel Journals to add something different to your journal.
  13. Close your eyes and describe the sounds and smells around you.
  14. Sit somewhere for 10 minutes and observe what happens around you.
  15. Draw a moment you want to remember.
  16. Make sure to collect receipts, postcards, and other items to incorporate in your Travel Journal to make it your own! You can store these items in a Jane Wandering Travel Pouch.
  17. Describe your trip home. What the flight or bus trip bumpy? Did you make friends?

When You Arrive Back Home

  1. What surprised you about where you visited?
  2. Would you visit this location again?
  3. What do you miss the most now that you are home?
  4. Did this trip teach you anything?
  5. Do you think you have changed in any way?
  6. Any ideas of where you would like to visit next!

Travel Journal Inspiration

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Follow our Travel Journaling Tips board on Pinterest for more journaling prompts and inspiration!

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10 Items to Pack for a Flight

By now you know that all us gals at Jane Wandering LOVE to travel and have flown often. We fly so much we are TSA Pre-checked (an awesome investment) and have become packing experts! That is why we have created a list of 10 items we pack for each and every flight.

There is nothing worse than suffering through a crowded airport, boarding your plane, finding your seat, and realizing you forgot something at home or didn’t purchase a snack! Yes, you can sometimes get away with purchasing chips or candy on the plane, but the prices will probably be CRAZY expensive or they might not have what you are craving.

Just so you don’t have to suffer through that scenario we have put together 10 items we ALWAY pack when prepping for a flight. Now this list doesn’t include everything. There are some items we always have, but didn’t picture. Those items would include face wash (if it’s a long flight), a jacket (since I am notoriously cold), and Advil. However, the list we have created sums up our normal travel needs and will save you a pretty penny if you pack them before arriving at the airport.

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Items listed from top left corner, clockwise:

  1. Water bottle

    Whether it is a reusable bottle you bring from home, or a SmartWater purchased at a newsstand. I never board a plane without a full bottle. This the the one item you can not get through security with. Unless you pack a reusable water bottle and fill it up at a restaurant (just ask, they normally will do it) or water fountain, plan to buy on near your gate.

  2. Headphones or Earbuds

    There is nothing worse than a child screaming on a plane or the person next to you smacking their gum. Block those and other irritants out with a pair of headphones and your favorite Playlist. I’ve forgotten my headphone countless times and these babies can run upwards of $30 at the airport versus $5-10 at Target. My favorite brand is Skull Candy, you can find the HERE.

  3. Salty Snacks

    Personally I love Wheat Thins. I only eat them when I travel so it’s always a special little airplane/travel treat! However, on my real cheat days I will pick up some Pringles! YUMM!

  4. Dainty Airplane Necklace

    The Dainty Airplane Necklace is around my neck 24/7! I own the version in silver and it is the perfect inspiration for me to jet-set around the world.

  5. Brookside Chocolates

    Yes, I am packing both a salty and a sweet treat on my plane trips, but hey! It’s vacation! If you haven’t had Brookside Chocolates then get ready for your world to be ROCKED! These little bits of heaven are amazing! I really enjoy the Pomegranate and the Vineyard Grape. The Clusters are amazing too, I just eat those a little too fast.

  6. Hand Sanitizer

    I’m not a germ freak, but there is something about airplane seats that disgust me. I have read one too many stories about the cleaning methods of airlines and will forever be armed with my hand sanitizer when I board a plane. If I could, I would bring my Clorox wipes and Lysol and go all Molly Maids on my seat!

  7. Cabeau Revolution Travel Neck Pillow

    Whether you want to sleep or simply rest your head, this is by far the best head pillow I have owned. When you purchase this head pillow you get earbuds, a cover/bag for it, and an unbelievably comfortable and malleable head rest! The Cabeau Revolution Travel Neck Pillowis the best way to relax and fly!

  8. Magazines/Book

    Sometimes music can only do so much on a long flight. I always stock-up on magazines and whatever book I happen to be reading at the moment. My personal favorite magazine is Self, an awesome collections of health, beauty, and recipes!

  9. Jane Wandering Travel Journals

    Ask any of us Jane Wandering gals where our Travel Journals are and we will whip out our book bags. These journals are small enough to fit in a book bag pockets, but sturdy enough to be tossed along side your spare jacket, computer, and books. If you missed our Travel Journal Blog, check it out HERE!

  10. Lotion

    The dry air in a plane is great at making my skin itch, so I come armed with lotion. My favorite brand to carry is Nivea. It has multiple fragrances, but on a plane I like to keep it simple and clean. Just like you wouldn’t spray perfume on a plane, don’t be the person who covers themselves in an array of floral smells suffocating your neighbors. Just remember to keep the liquid contents of your lotion in accordance with TSA rules so they don’t confiscate it!

You can bet that on our trip to Miami at the end of the month we will have all these goodies with us on the plane. So if you ever see a Jane Wandering girl and happen to be craving a Brookside Chocolate… you know who to ask!

Check back this weekend for a fun blog of exciting thing to do to pass time on a long flight!

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Travel Journals: Fun, Cheap, and Easier Than Scrapbooking

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Jane had the travel bug at a young age when her parents would take her on amazing adventures to Jamaica, Germany, France, and all over the U.S. At a young age she would collect memories, post cards, receipts, and other tiny item that would then be incorporated into a scrapbook when she returned home. If you’re an avid scrapbooker than you know these can be very time consuming and expensive. After graduating college and entering the workforce Jane found that not only did she not have time to scrapbook, but the memories she had just created would become fleeting and soon forgotten. That is when the Jane Wandering Travel Journals were created!

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In this blog post we wanted to break-down what our Travel Journals consist of. Unlike other travel journals out there, Jane has create these journals as a super easy way to document your trip with writing prompts, questions, and then a build-your-own itinerary. This will make looking back on your trips an easy and exciting as the experiences you has. So check out the below information and then grab a journal for yourself and start exploring!

What you’ll find in your Travel Journal!

Trip Details:

This might be a given, but it encompasses the entire reason for your trip! With titles such as where you went, who you went with, and how long you were there, this section of your Travel Journal explained who, what, when, where, and why you started your adventure.

Throughout the Travel Journals you will find writing prompts, but also journal pages.

Packing List:

Don’t forget a single thing! Since these journals are standard for any adventure, make sure to add additions items to pack on the blank lines provided!

What You Hope to Discover:

This page is fun because you can break-down exactly when you’re hoping to find/discover! Whether its the black beaches of Iceland (so excited to see this this year) or the Epcot Center at Disney World. Use this page to lay out all the exciting thing you hope to see and discover.

Build-Your-Own Itinerary:

All your journaling pages are numbered so you can go back and create a travel event itinerary. You might only be going to one place in Mexico, but each day probably brough amazing adventures! As you journal abut these adventures make sure to start your itinerary with the page number of that journaling day and what events or discoveries took place!

Looking back at your journals will be so much easier with this itinerary. If you are looking for a certain event it will be documented on these pages!

Journaling Pages:

Jane Wandering Travel Journals have 34 lined journaling pages with a section at the top for the date and location. Whether you are in the same location the entire span of your trip, or backpacking around Southern Asia, use these sections to document when and where you were.

We will get back to these Journaling Pages in a following post with TONS of ideas on what to write, how to journal, and fun ideas Jane and our customers have!

Wrap-up Page

Would you travel here again? This is a serious question when it comes to adventures. Most likely you have come home from at least one trip and thought, “Well, I’m not doing that again!” It might have been the flight, the company, or the location, but this part of your Travel Journal lets you explain all of it!

With a check box to decide if you would go again you can quickly make up your mind. Then two writing prompts; ‘what to remember for next time’ and ‘where you are traveling next’ ask the serious questions. These two prompts are a quick wrap-up of things you may have forgotten to pack and where you hope to explore next!

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Journaling Tips!

  • Keep it simple! Buttet points, numbers, and scratch maps are your friend! This Travel Journal is for YOU and YOU are the person who will benefit from it.
  • Jot down what you think YOU will want to remember. If you are traveling with a friend and they write down every little detail (like I sometimes do), that doesn’t mean you need to.
  • When I journal I first and foremost live and explore each day fully. I wait to begin my journaling till right before I go to bed. It allows me to live in the moment, but later on make sure my memories don’t run away from me.
  • Draw pictures, use fun fonts, and keep it silly. Unless you are an ultra-serious person, have fun with it! Pages might have ALL CAPITAL WORDS, small words, colored items, lines, or funny photos of what happened. It makes my journals fun to create and even more exciting to look back at.
  • Collect small items like postcards, photos, coins, and pamphlets to include in your journal. Jane Wandering has a Travel Journal Envelope Set that is perfect for incorporating in your journals to store all the items you find. Just save space as your journal to attach these items either at night or when you get back home!
  • HAVE FUN! It’s your trip and its YOUR journal. Do it how you want to.

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If you are interested in more journaling tips and tricks, make sure to follow our blog! In the coming weeks we will have addition information on these awesome travel gifts.

Let us know if you have any questions, comments, or anything you would like us to post about. Leave a comment or shoot us an email from the Contact Page!

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Building the Scratch Globe

 

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Hey World Travelers! Looking for an awesome and creative way to track all the places you have visited? Check out the Jane Wandering Scratch Globe!

We all love the Original, Ocean, Deluxe, and USA Scratch Maps available on Jane Wandering, but have you seen the Scratch Globe? This awesome new take on the original Scratch Maps is a Do-It-Yourselfer’s dream come true! All the pieces for this awesome globe are shipped ready to be bent, folded, and constructed. No need for glue, scissors, or tape!

We have put together a little how-to article for everyone curious about this product or those of you who are ready to construct one yourself! For the full detailed construction instructions, click HERE!

Let’s get started!

First you’ll notice all parts A have fold lines down the center, start by folding A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8 so that the printed pattern is on the outside.

All these pieces make up the inside of each vertical segment – a bit like a Chocolate Orange, but thankfully this won’t melt or spoil your Christmas dinner…

Parts B and C make up the horizontal pieces that create the internal structure that all A parts slot into – think of them as mini pizzas!

Step 1

Take A1 and hold vertically with the patterned side facing outwards.

Step 2 

Insert B1 into the top slot.

Insert C1 into the second slot.

Insert C2 into the third slot.

Insert B2 into the bottom slot.

Make sure you slot these sections all the all the way in so that they are secure. It should look like this:

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Insert A2 through A8 into the empty slots around the edge. It’s easiest to slide the bottom section all the way in first and then the others will follow suit!

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Once complete, it should look like this:
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Step 4

Starting with D1, place the outer layers onto the Scratch Globe slotting the folded down edges into the gaps at each side. If you’re a travel pro/keen adventurer we won’t need to tell you the direction to do this in because you’ll already be bursting with knowledge about the world. For the rest of you (we’re only judging you a little bit)…it’s anti-clockwise.

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Step 5

Give this 3D Scratch Map to a wanderlust filled friend and let them start scratching off their adventures! Or after all that effort, you might want to keep it for yourself and get them another one!

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We love our office Scratch Globe! The only problem is, once we finished constructing the globe and then scratching off where we had been we realized one HUGE problem. There is SO MUCH of this beautiful world we have yet to explore. To correct this problem we have started planning our next trip to… drumroll please… ICELAND!! Get ready to follow our new Blog posts as we prep, save, and pack for our next adventure!

Check out more Jane Wandering products HERE and follow our Instagram and Pinterest for more map fun!!

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