Introducing the 50 States Traveled Journal

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This 50 States Traveled Journal is a journal to record your memories as you travel through each of the 50 states. This isn’t a blank journal; instead, the 50 states travel journal contains prompts to help you record your trip more easily. 

Some prompts will ask simple things, such as your date of arrival, while others will ask for a deeper reflection of your journey. The prompts are open for you to take in any direction as you please. There are no rules.

Coming Up with This Idea

The idea for a 50 states travel journal came about from our personal desire to record our own memories once we set our own personal goal to travel through each of the 50 states. The idea came from sitting with my sister before we parted ways at the Las Vegas airport. We sat there thinking about how we needed to continue to make an effort to see one another since we live in different states. So, we set the goal to hit all 50 states together. 

On my flight home, my immediate thought was that it wasn't enough to travel to each of the 50 states, but we also needed to be able to record our memories. The second I got home, I told Tanner my idea and how I wanted to just make one 50 states travel journal to give to my sister for her birthday. 

This turned into the most involved and time consuming birthday gift we were to ever create. We figured that if we were going to do it at all, it had to be right. We thought of all of the questions for the 50 states travel journal when we were on our summer road trip. We considered what it was we wanted to remember from that trip, but also left some questions open ended. 

Making the 50 States Traveled Journal

After posting it on our personal social media accounts, we had people requesting the 50 states traveled journals left and right. This is when we thought, maybe we should add this to our product line. We began contacting people, all locally, to help us manufacture the handmade journals. We printed all of the covers and packages in house and got the inside pages printed and got the books bound locally. 

After just a month, 200 of our 50 states travel journals sold out, and we realized this product is here to stay. I have always thought that the best ideas are the ones that just came to you. This products proves to be just so. 

It was important for us to make sure that these were all made locally and we are really proud to say that they are. The support thus far has been amazing and we are beyond appreciative for the great response to these.

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