Journaling is a sacred thing for me and this is a beautiful journal – soft, buttery leather, lovely parchment pages and the perfect size. I purchased a few corded leather journal ties to hold it closed. The map design is one of my all-time favorites and it’s perfect on this front and back cover. Also, the binding is nice and tight, but not too tight. Check it out if you like to right your thoughts down. Really good deal for an awesome leather bound journal.