I love my Pelle journal! The packaging is beautiful, as is the journal itself.
The notebook insert it comes with is very nice. I was torn between a Midori
Traveler's Notebook and the Pelle and went with the Pelle because it's made in
the USA; the Midori journal is made in Thailand. I'm sure it's very high
quality, but I had to support the hometeam. Midori's paper notebooks are made
in Japan, and I got one of their weekly planners (the passport size), it fits
perfectly in my Pelle.
Also, anyone else trying to choose between the two, I noticed that with the
Midori, the center elastic band's knot is tied in the back of the journal
instead of in the side (or binding area) like the Pelle. I imagine this might
be a bit difficult to work around when writing. Since I have not experienced it
for myself, I'm not 100% sure, but when I saw that, it made me even happier I'd
chosen the Pelle.
I received my journal superfast - thank you JetPens!