I shall look at the Travel Journal first. I've now started using this as camping season has begun and I like to record my travels throughout the year so that we can look back and enjoy on dark Winter nights. I dont exclusively record VW van trips though. We've recently found out that many hotels now allow dogs which allows us trips away with the 'old dears' who arent going camping anywhere.
The journal itself is pocket sized, bigger than a Moleskine pocket though (A6 size) with a smooth cover that looks like it might resist a splash of rain or spilled wine, whichever is more common on your travels.
I've usually used larger journals for travel and may still use a separate one for a long trip. For example we plan to go to Europe in the van againe this year and that would probably warrant a journal all of it's own - good excuse to buy another one. The journal is kept shut by an elastic band (like one to hold your hair back). It's fastened on the back cover and fits lengthwise round the journal.
Again this might be more useful on a longer trip than the short weekends that I intend to be recording but I may pop in the details of were we've stayed at some point.After the contacts section is one that is lined and headed notes. You could put anything you liked in that section. The pictures dont quite show it properly but the journal section is cream/buff coloured paper, the contacts section is pink coloured paper and the notes section is blue coloured paper. The paper itself is smooth and quite thick. I'm not sure of the weight but it's bordering on thin card I would say. I've only written on it in ballpoint but I think it would stand up to most types of pen without bleeding or showing through to the other side.