One of my favorite gifts I got for Christmas this year was this awesome “Journey Journal” that Grace gave me. It arrived just in time for me to take in on my holiday adventures (granted I had to get creative and continue the map to the inside cover to connect the string to Panama). The highly interactive journal (which by the way also comes in a European edition!), by Cracked Designs out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the perfect travel companion. I mean you can’t help but laugh when you open it up – there’s a questionnaire that asks the question, “do you like squirrels?” (it also asks for a picture of you and a picture of you with a mustache). Each day is broken down to make you look at your adventures in a more exciting manner than I did x, y and z (who did you meet and what were their secret identities?). It was also a fun excuse to have to draw everyday. My Christmas Eve entry is below – in case you didn’t recognize my drawing, it was the day we visited the Panama Canal. . . You can pick up your own journal right here.