Mackenzie Jervis

A Wandering Scribbler

Creative travel in Japan




A Wandering Scribbler


My knowledge and advice for travel with kids in tow


Reviews and shopping tips for journaling, writing & planning.



Thoughts from a writer, mom, runner and traveler.


Perspective from travelers currently calling Japan “Home”

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

Planner Buying Guides

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

All About Japan

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

Latest Posts

Guide to Traveler’s Notebook for Beginners

Guide to Traveler’s Notebook for Beginners

The Traveler's Company traveler's notebooks are a great place to keep your memories, plans, or notes. This high-quality notebook features smooth, creamy paper and is encased in a luxurious leather cover that ages beautifully with use and time. With a variety of refill...

English Bookstores in Tokyo

English Bookstores in Tokyo

One of my favorite things to do on a rainy afternoon or when I'm in need of inspiration is to wander around bookstores. There's something about being near so much knowledge, creativity, and art, that makes me feel inspired and ready to create. If you're like me or if...