Moleskine and Parker
If it's good enough for Hemingway, it's good enough for me. Moleskine journals have housed ideas, thoughts, and dreams for hundreds of years. I take one brand-new Moleskine journal on every single trip I take. It can be hard to keep up, but the experience of looking back on your own words is more valuable than any photo. I use a prosaic but utterly satisfying Parker click pen that costs about $5 from Staples. I tried fancy pen after fancy pen with mixed results, but something about the smooth ink delivery and overly resistant click-top of the Parker just makes me want to write up a storm. Eat your heart out, Ernest.