Swap-bot Time: January 24, 2020 8:19 am

Travelling Notebook Adventures #5

Launch gallery slideshow

Swap Coordinator:LauRad83 (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:27
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 17, 2019
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2019
Number of swap partners:1


If you have a book from the previous swap, fill out a page and send it to your partner. For new participants read below.

To start, find an exercise book. You know the type you write in at school.

The first person starting the book will decorate the cover however they choose, wallpaper, wrapping paper, anything you like.

Inside the front cover write your name, address (so the book is returned when it is full) swap name and your swap-bot name.

On a page or 2 write abit about your day, you location, something about the weather. You may decorate the page if you wish. Add a photo, a drawing if you wish and tape in with washi or staple. Use only pens that do not bleed onto the next page please. Don't forget to date your entry. You may add something separate for your partner if you wish, a pen pal intro letter or something else related to their likes, but you don't have to. Also write your swapbot id so you can be rated

When you are done with your page send the book onto your partner.

That partner will then wait for the next swap in this series and fill out their page(s) and send on to their partner and so on.

Once the book is full the last person to write in the book will send it to the owner of the book, and start a new book.

The whole process then starts again.

At the end when your book is returned to you, you will have a book full of stories from around the world.

When I say exercise book I mean like a small a5 ish notebook with about 30 pages inside. I know some of you have been asking in the previous swaps about what book to use. Something like the notebook inserts you get for the travellers notebook is perfectly fine 😊.

Some have asked before if they can make a book. Yes you can if you want to. But make sure it is fairly thin, max 50 pages to write on and no bigger than A5 size. Think about the weight of the book and the cost of sending it around the world. Be creative

Please allow plenty of time to receive and send the book. This swap will take commitment to subsequent swaps in this series. If you don't plan on continuing with later swaps please don't join. I'm sorry but this is supposed to be fun. I enjoy hearing from different people around the world 😊 as I'm sure many others do too.

I plan to do one of these every month so there should be plenty of time to send and receive. Hopefully none of these books get lost on their journey.

Newbies are welcome to join this swap with a filled out profile (we all had to start somewhere)

Any questions please message me.


Bantiarna 05/10/2019 #

I'm sorry you were having problems, but I'm glad this happened as I missed the sign up deadline on the last one!

LauRad83 05/14/2019 #

Ah good all is not lost then 😊

PrettyAlice 05/15/2019 #

I’ve been having. A lot of fun with this series of swaps. Sorry you had some problems.

Lablauri57 05/15/2019 #

Could you give the dimensions of the size please. I have never done this and not sure what to buy. Thanks

Tara9385 05/17/2019 #

I am brand new to this but I have to say this swap sounds like SO much fun! I am excited to begin though I may need a bit of guidance

LauRad83 05/18/2019 #

Extended send by date on this. Depression has taken a nose dive

earthnk 05/18/2019 #

@laurad83 sounds like you could use some happy mail. Please private message your mailing address and I'll send you a nice card πŸ€—


irinah 05/29/2019 #

Hi I received 2 books yesterday, one is really neat another one is a bit messy:) My question is do I just forward these two ? As I started prepare new one so I just wait with it I guess?

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