Guidance from the Gadabout: Wherever I am, I always like to carry a small notebook with me in my purse. I find it invaluable in daily life and while traveling. I record restaurants, cafes, and shops I like, as well as where to find them. I then have an easily accessible list to recommend to friends or to take out when the inevitable “what should we do?” conversation comes up. I also like to write down words I learn in new languages, strange quotes from friends, and song lyrics I hear and need to remember to find the song later. I suggest you get a little notebook and start recording! It doesn’t take the place of my journal, but it’s more for quick notes on the road rather than long entries looking back on my day.