Exploring the World in Lists: Travel Listography Giveaway

Travel Listography

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I’m a travel blogger, so obviously I am obsessed with travel. But what you may not know is I’m also obsessed with making lists. I feel like most travelers are list makers in some respect. One of the best parts of a trip for me is the planning phase. This is when I go list crazy. Lists of where I want to go, what I want to see, cool places to eat, websites to check out, and on and on.

This is where Listography comes in. Listography is a website, app and an amazing series of books. Before Listography I would write lists on random pieces of paper and then promptly lose them. Now, thanks to Listography, I have an awesome app and website to store all of my lists in one place. And for the days when I’m nostalgic about my travels, need a prompt or just want to get back to actual old school writing, I have the book Travel Listography (Parenthood, Your Life in Lists and lots more!).

The App (& Website)

Travel ListographyI LOVE the Listography app and use it all the time. Honestly, this is one of the reasons why I finally pulled the trigger and bought an iPhone. I have been begging the creators of Listography to do a Blackberry app for years, but they saw the light long before I did.

The app is so handy for me to record little moments or sayings my son blurts out, random tidbits of information I find reading articles or scrolling through social media. It is where I keep a running list of places to check out in Los Angeles, lists of countries I have visited, thoughts on upcoming trips and tons of non-travel related lists too.

Travel Listography WebsiteLisa Nola, the founder and creator of Listography is the queen of list making. She is my idol when it comes to making organized lists. She is amazing at making lists about destinations before she travels to them and then updating the lists with what she actually did and her thoughts on things when she returns. I have not been so diligent about returning to my list after a trip to edit it, but I hope I can do it for future trips. It’s really a great resource to jog your memory and to share with friends who will inevitably ask you for your recommendations. In planning our upcoming trip to Utah, I have referenced Lisa’s trip from 2010 more than once, so I am sold on how useful it is to keep and store this information.

You can check out my listography page here or for a real pro look at how to do it, check out Lisa’s page.

The Book

Travel ListographyI own several Listography books, but as expected, my favorite is the Travel book (well, tied with the Parenthood one!). It is amazing. It has more than 70 prompts for you to fill in to your heart’s content. The book is designed to spark your travel lust (not that I needed much of a push there!), help you to remember the small things about traveling and provide you with a place to record where you’ve been and where you hope to go in the future. One of my favorite lists (at the moment) is “animals seen in the wild”. This is something my son does on every trip we take – he begins a list of all the animals we see. On his list he has “bunny rabbit outside of Heathrow Airport”, “bear on our Monrovia hike” and some everyday neighborhood sightings like “blue heron at Griffith Park”.

Travel ListographyThis journal is an amazing gift for travelers (and great post inspiration for travel bloggers). It’s also a great way to chat with kids about travel, what they want to do and what you might have done before they arrived on the scene. Even though my son is too young to do this on his own, we fill out the book together as a way to record all of the amazing things he has seen and done. I envision this to be an inspiring treasure for him in the future.

The Giveaway

So, now it’s your turn. We are giving away this awesome book to one lucky winner. All you have to do is enter below. Act quickly, the giveaway ends June 11, 2015. Good Luck!

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Head over to listography.com to start keeping track of your life in lists. To keep up with Listography and their latest book releases, like them on Facebook. There are some great new books on the horizon. Food and Spirit Listography books are slated for 2015.

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36 Responses to “Exploring the World in Lists: Travel Listography Giveaway”

  1. Adriana Says:

    I AM ALL ABOUT LISTS! A list-making fool. Any help is appreciated!

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  2. Emma Says:

    LOVE your blog and drooling over your adventures! Definitely going to check out this app!

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  3. Wendy Says:

    I need this! I love lists too and just keep them all in one notebook, so I’m constantly searching through it to find stuff.

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    • kkowen Says:

      It is a lifesaver. You are so good at list making wendy you will love it! Follow me if you get on listography!

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  4. Taylor Says:

    I’m going on tour all over the US as a backup singer with a band. This would be super cool to take along with me on the journey!

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  5. Elizabeth Says:

    I think I need this!! I love lists and packing makes me crazy!

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  6. alice Says:

    I love lists and travel!

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  7. Nounou Says:

    I need help organizing my life!! This may work for someone as disorganized as me! :)

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  8. Lydia C. Lee Says:

    I love these kinds of books that get you thinking…and I’m jealous you’ve done the Rickshaw Run!!!
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  9. Lauren Says:

    This is great. I’ve always seen these books but never knew they had a travel one or apps!

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  10. The Adventure Ahead Says:

    My type A personality combined with my teaching career make me a list addict :) What a great way to keep track of adventures :)
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  11. Jolanta aka Casual Traveler Says:

    I am not big on lists, but sometimes they’re important, and I could definitely use some tips on making lists better. I’ll have to check out that app. I tend to sending myself emails, while on the road, but making a list sounds more efficient. :)
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    • kkowen Says:

      If you have an iphone Jolanta, check it out. It might take a bit to get used to it – it’s very no frills, but I find it to be so helpful. I often find random bits of info here/there and without it, I would never find that info again!

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  12. Fairlie Says:

    I am so checking Listography out…I love lists! Lists are my way of controlling the world.
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  13. Shere Says:

    i totally agree: travel blogger = list lover, at list I’m both too. I’ll check the app.

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  14. Howard @ Backroad Planet Says:

    Such a kindred spirit . . . . I even have “lists” listed in my blog post author’s bio!
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  15. Holly Says:

    i like to make lists. My notes section on my phone is filled with them. I may have to check this out. Thanks for the info.
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    • kkowen Says:

      Holly you will love it if you already use your notes section a ton. Mine was so filled I never could find anything. Once you get in the habit of using listography you won’t go back!!

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  16. Sally@Toddlers on Tour Says:

    I am a huge fan of making lists and not only just for travel. Maybe that is the make up of us travel people.
    Love the idea that I can create my own list not just use one that is a preset app.
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    • kkowen Says:

      It’s basically my written Pinterest. There are always tidbits of info on trace groups or mom’s list that I’m on so that’s how I store all of that information. Love it!

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  17. Camille Says:

    I’m SO entering! I’m a huge list addict. What’s sad is that I sometimes get more enjoyment from making the lists than from ticking off the items on them, haha…
    Camille recently posted…Wanderlust Instagrammy Awards: Myanmar in 30 Amazing PicturesMy Profile

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  18. Jennifer @ Made all the Difference Travel Blog Says:

    This add looks amazing. I will have to look more in to it.

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    • kkowen Says:

      It’s a great app. It take a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of the shortcuts it’s really quick and easy to use.

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  19. Sue Reddel Says:

    Interesting app. I use my Notes on my phone but I might give this a try.
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  20. Tiffany Says:

    I love lists! I keep them in my notebook so I can find them at all times. If I don’t have it then it goes in the notes on my phone, but I am going to have to check out this app! Thanks!
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  21. Ben Says:

    I love lists too. However just like you I always write stuff down on random pieces of paper. And of course every time I need them I can’t find them. Great app suggestions, I will check it out.
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  22. Shawna Miller Says:

    oh! I should have jumped on this sooner! Game over! I just got the Parenthood Listography book and now I want the travel one too. They really are fun to work on and read through. Thanks for the tip. :)

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  23. kkowen Says:

    Fellow travelers.. We love lists!

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