A Wandering Scribbler





A Wandering Scribbler is a resource for creative travelers: lovers of stationery, art, and books, focusing on Japan.

1. Stationery and Journalling

The best stationery, planners, and supplies, and how to document your travels, spark creativity, or plan ahead.

2. Literary Travel

Inviting bookstores, settings from great novels, and creative locations to delight your literary side.

3. Japan

All that I’ve learned and compiled while living in Japan and traveling around the country.

Family in Okinawa
Hobonichi Techo
Japanese Books

All About Japan

A Very Basic Guide to Japanese
How to celebrate Christmas in Japan
Christmas at Tokyo Disneyland

Planner Buying Guides

Guide to Hobonichi Techo
Kokuyo Jibun Techo
Guide to Traveler's Company Traveler's Notebooks
Mackenzie Jervis

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a writer and traveler currently living in Japan with her husband, son, and daughter. She loves stationery, hygge, the mountains, British TV, crime dramas, and chai lattes.   

Latest Posts

Hygge Gift Ideas

Hygge Gift Ideas

Over the past two or so years I’ve become really obsessed with making my home cozy and trying my best to feel comfortable. So like most people I found hygge.  I’ve become a little obsessed and can be heard saying “this is so hygge” at least a few times a week.  So...

Gifts for Stationery Addicts

Gifts for Stationery Addicts

There are addicts and then there are the stationery addicts! Wherever they go, their eyes are searching for some stationeries to buy and claim as their treasure. If you look at their collection, you’ll catch yourself questioning, ‘You could set up a shop with all this...

Best Gifts for Travelers for Christmas

Best Gifts for Travelers for Christmas

Looking for the perfect holiday present for that traveler in your life? It’s not always easy! With so many options out there for travel gear, it can be hard to know where to begin. Whether your traveler is heading to New York or heading out on the mountains in Japan,...