Giveaway: Baron Fig Travel Journal

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“Making things we love to use” was the driving force for the three friends who created the Confidant Journal. The company name, Baron Fig, represents the combination of discipline and impulse it takes to create, and these guys know how to create a great notebook!

They also plant a tree for every notebook sold, with 17,658 trees planted to date in 30+ countries.

What you need to know:

  • These notebooks were designed to open flat. Imagine – using the whole page!
  • You can choose your journal to come with blank, ruled, or dot grid pages
  • This giveaway is available to readers worldwide. Anyone can win!
  • Our cats and biased judges will pick someone on Sunday night at 6pm PST

Enter this week’s giveaway by posting a comment, then check back on Sunday night. We’ll announce the winner and send them the prize!


Update: Comments are now closed. Congrats to Dan S, selected by cats and a random number generator to win the journal! Everyone else, thanks for entering. We’ll have another giveaway next week.


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  • kiira taylor says:


  • Kevin says:

    Perfect timing…my old Moleskine is almost out of empty pages!

  • Ricardo Campelo says:

    Hey that’s a beautiful notebook, and pretty handy too!

  • Mike says:

    I love to keep a journal and am always looking for one that better suites my needs.

  • Jennifer Florence Lowsky says:

    Beautiful notebook!

  • Pablo Villalon says:

    Great Notebook, I’m actually doing a trip to visit Europe, I really need on of those. πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Barber says:

    Just think, a notebook that opens flat! Lovely!

  • Malini says:

    AWESOME! Love that it lays flat!!!!!!

  • Thali says:

    I’ve had my eye on this notebook for weeks! It would be the perfect companion for my travels through South America! Fingers crossed!

  • Bud Simpson says:

    Love the photo you picked for this post.
    I’m sitting here sipping a steaming cup of black coffee, looking at that photo and thinking of the adventures I could chronicle in those pages: The Adventures of Bud, the trailblazing alpinist and his trusty Scottish Terrier.

  • Andrea Burns says:

    Last year, I took this dot-ruled journal to New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, and Thailand: Notice how it doesn’t lay flat. πŸ™

    Today, there are only 12 untouched pages remaining and oh-so-many more places to go!

  • Jonathan Ytreberg says:

    This looks like a beautiful journal and might just help me stick with my daily writing goals!

  • Natalia says:

    Oiy, it is beautiful!

  • Adam Gray says:

    Looks like a great notebook! Enjoyed seeing you in Austin!

  • Cris Kollet says:

    I’d love a journal that opens flat!

  • Timothy says:

    I love blank notebook. Perfect for concentration on writing.

  • Lizette Morin says:

    Time to begin journaling once again and rediscover the traveler within me. πŸ™‚

  • Alex says:

    Opening completely flat looks awesome, I’ll have to check these out.

  • Jeff Lawl says:

    This looks awesome! Flat open – nice feature.

  • Vince says:

    Good timing–my Moleskine is just about full…

  • KATIE WILES says:

    My husband says I am obsessed with finding the perfect journel, so I would love to try this one out! Thanks for coming out to Pasadena Chris and signing my book! It was so awesome to meet you!

  • Pat says:

    That looks awesome…I would love a dot grid one!

  • Alfredo says:

    On for the wanderlust.

  • Kathy says:

    Beautiful journal! I would love to use this one!!

  • Patrick Tramma says:

    I would love a notebook.

  • Jean says:

    i LOVE travel journaling and would LOVE a chance to try the Confidant Journal out…I leave for my next adventure November 6th!

  • Sarah M says:

    Yes, please!!

  • Roberta says:

    Finally a book that lays flat. My husband will be ecstatic if I actually win this as I am always buying a new journal looking for the prefect one to capture all my adventures.

  • Leslie says:

    I saw this post and immediately bought a blank notebook to try out. Couldn’t wait for the giveaway! However, I’d love a ruled one once they come back in stock as well… πŸ˜‰

  • Emily says:

    I love keeping a journal on my travels – allows me to relive every single bit of my trips at a later date – when the minutiae is easily forgotten.

  • Laurie Ann Silberman says:

    Gimme… please.

  • JR Cline says:

    I write in a journal everyday. I’m always on the lookout for the “perfect” journal. Laying flat is a definite plus.
    Happy Friday!

  • benny says:

    this would be wonderful!

  • Linda says:

    I’ve been wanting an unlined notebook. πŸ™‚

  • Bec Tilley says:

    If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good notebook!!

  • Joseph Scribbins says:

    Yes please!

  • Anne says:

    Love it!

  • Moritz says:

    The perfect tool to take notes while off the grid!

  • Kevin says:

    Awesome..great way to jot down your memories while traveling!

  • Jordy says:

    What a flatastic journal!

  • Christina says:

    This would make a great gift for my son. He loves journals. Great giveaway.

  • Ella says:

    Wow – the laying flat bit seems so practical that it is nearly revolutionary!

  • chris w says:

    This couldn’t have come along at a better time – my daughter is starting to create books of her own, drawing pictures and writing stories to make sense of her world. This would be a fantastic way for her to capture them and start her love of journaling her experiences.

  • LC says:

    This journal would be perfect as a sketchbook on my travels! I love that it’s designed to open flat. Pick me! πŸ™‚

  • Andrey says:

    Was about to order one of those!

  • Scott says:

    Nice journal – I like that is lies flat.

  • Giancarlo says:

    My dog, Butter, says cats are very bias. You should have dogs decide the winner. Haha!.

  • Christa says:

    Looks great!

  • Sarah says:

    Beautiful design.

  • Beth says:

    I love good notebooks!

  • Tricia says:

    These journals are beautiful, and I love how they lay flat!

  • Tom Owens says:

    All my journals open flat — but not by choice. My cats squish them for me, flopping atop my work. Having a meant-to-open-flat journal would be a shock for the kitties, but fun for me!

  • Annette Gendler says:

    I keep fighting my red & black “China” notebook as it doesn’t lie flat, so this would be great, as long as it’s lined. Because, lined notebooks must be.

  • Helene Kwong says:

    Loooove new notebooks! Hope to get my hands on one of these!

  • ALAIN C says:

    Perfect! I love writing and drawing plans, so this would be a great gift for me.

  • Mike Neuharth says:

    Looks good to me and I can never have enough notebooks!

  • Denis says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • Vamsi says:

    17,658 trees planted to date in 30+ countries…!!! woww

  • Steph L. says:

    Perfect! I’m almost out of pages!

  • Neal says:

    I had never heard of this brand before but it looks like a great notebook.

  • Anthony M says:

    Nice looking notebook.

  • Meghan Lazier says:

    As a leftie, I love that this journal opens totally flat!

  • Ivy Lam says:

    pleeeease beeee meeeee

  • Elle says:

    Beautiful notebook; love that it lays flat.

  • Patty says:

    I love dot grid notebooks!

  • Dan S says:

    Very nice! (Are the Cat judges open to catnip bribes, er, supporting contributions?)

  • Tiffany T says:

    I love that the journal opens flat! Brilliant!
    Ps-I just finished reading The Happiness of Pursuit. Loved it!

  • Scott Ritter says:

    I enjoy journals and rich mahogeny.

  • Geo says:

    yes, please!

  • Jeff says:

    I would love a new travel journal! πŸ˜€

  • Samantha Attard says:

    Love the looks of this journal (and it’s name)!! Thanks very much for giving one away!


  • Kristy says:

    Love me a good journal!

  • Joanna says:

    Awesome notebooks! I LOVE that they open flat, such a good design idea.

  • Nathelle Lumabad says:

    I would love to win this and bring it along with me on different adventures! And I love that it opens flat. πŸ™‚ *crosses fingers and toes*

  • Francesco says:

    Hello! It’s great this opportunity to get it! Best luck for me!

  • Nancee says:

    Love it! Perfect timing!

  • Daria says:

    So exquisite!

  • Alexis says:

    perfect journal! Mine was ruined this week when my water bottle spilt in my purse … Oops πŸ™‚ Time for a new one!!

  • Phil says:

    I like the idea of a notebook that opens flat!

  • Amanda says:


  • Oliver says:

    Looks like a marvellous soil for some idea seeds… πŸ™‚
    I was already looking up possibilities to plant a tree here in Scotland, so we could actually make it two trees planted for this book!

  • Blake Origer says:

    Sounds awesome!

  • Emma-Jayne says:

    Perfect timing! I’m looking for a new sketch/poetry/ideas book.

  • Emma-Jayne Easton says:

    Never mind! I bought myself one! Too nice to pass up.

  • Erin says:

    Fantastic journal — would love to win πŸ™‚

  • Jenn says:

    I would love to win this beautiful notebook! I could use a new journal and I love that it opens flat!

  • Jen Heuett says:

    I want!

  • Josh says:

    a tree for every notebook? Cool business idea!

  • Adam Bedenbaugh says:

    Beautiful notebook! I love when people create every day items that are done perfectly.

  • Kristen says:

    This would make a perfect gift for a friend of mine.

  • Tammy Tipton says:

    Cats: Yesterday I was wasting time on Pintrest and saw a dog holding a sign that read β€œI EAT MY OWN POOP.” I was going to post it here so I went back to Pinterest and, in the SEARCH field, I entered the words β€œI EAT MY OWN POOP.” It pulled up about thirty pictures of dogs, one bird and one rodent all of whom want the world to know that THEY EAT THEIR OWN POOP. There is not one cat featured. Go to Pintrest and try it then vote for me to get the journal.

  • Med Amine says:

    You never have enough notebooks !

  • Jenna says:

    As an avid journal writer and journal ‘snob’, I would probably slay a dragon to obtain this journal. Just sayin’.

  • Chavvi says:

    C’mon cats, you love me!

  • tiffany l says:

    great giveaway!

  • Cimarron says:

    Plant a tree for every book sold, now that’s a business model I can get behind! I leave for Beijing in less than three weeks, so this Baron Fig travel journal would be a welcome companion. Ninja Prize Selection Cats, activate!

  • Paolo says:

    I do not travel a lot but I was planning to start keeping a journal. It would be amazing to start with a great journal like the Confidant.

  • Adam Kornfield says:

    It’s Adam, co-founder of Baron Fig here. We appreciate all the nice words and hope the books find a nice home!

  • Crystal Foth says:

    Ohhh – I can think of so many creative things to fill that book with!! πŸ™‚

  • Carrie says:

    The perfect place to create chaos from order.

  • Christel says:

    This would be a great addition to my journal collection, let alone wonderful accessory on my next travel journey!

  • chae says:

    Beauty! I’d be honored to write in such a classy notebook!

  • angela brown says:

    I love it! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Klara says:

    To imagine a journal that opens flat, oh so lovely.

  • Elizabeth Matney says:

    It would be a wonderful treat to write in such a great notebook.

  • Terry Darcy says:

    Pretty Cool

  • Sharon says:

    Ah, the welcoming beckon of a clean white page. Thanks!

  • ernie says:

    a new journal is needed for my upcoming travels!

  • Corrie says:

    So pretty!

  • Steven says:

    That’s beautiful.

  • Gayle Coates says:

    I would LOVE to win the Baron Fig Travel Journal to document my questing journey πŸ™‚

  • Bradley Mahoney says:

    I started writing in a journal back in January and I rather enjoy. This would be a cool thing to keep the habit going!

  • Asa says:

    Cool looking journal.

  • AndrΓ©s Soto says:

    “I’d love to use that thing you made!”
    Send me the journal and I’ll give it the love it deserves- not only will it live wild adventures, but will also hold some awesome secrets.

    Greetings from Costa Rica.

  • CRoc says:

    Looks awesome! With the lay flat feature, think my artist daughter would love it.

  • helen says:

    a comment a day keeps the craziness at bay

  • Sharon A. says:

    I like that cats are in on the selection process. My cats would love to lie on that notebook. Since it lies flat, it would be very comfortable. They might even let me write in it occasionally.

  • Erika says:

    AWESOME!!! I would love to win!! Invaluable! πŸ˜€

  • Katie says:

    perfect timing, a beautiful notebook like this is alway welcome in my life

  • Stephanie says:

    Very nice notebook

  • pat dowling says:

    Give me a notebook. I wanna write

  • doris says:

    Love a good travel journal!

  • Kat says:

    love this journal!

  • Vincent Nguyen says:

    I write every day and have been loving my Moleskine. Definitely open to trying out a new notebook, especially if it opens completely flat!

  • Liz says:

    to journal or not to journal? Well, there’s no question with a lovely notebook like this to write in.

  • Daryl says:

    A journal is a wonderful way to express yourself. I would love to have this one.

  • Ian says:

    I know everyone wants this, including me. Good luck to everyone, including myself. πŸ™‚

  • Hui-Tzy (Hazel) says:

    I’ll use this to record my journey of the upcoming quest.

  • Charlene says:


  • Tim says:

    Comment to win.

  • John Lamano says:

    Want this! Give it to me!

  • Kiara says:

    Why can’t ghosts have babies??

    Because they have holloweenies.

  • Valerie says:

    Tell the cats I’ll bring tuna… πŸ™‚

  • Leonardo says:

    Its great that the company plants a tree for every notebook sold πŸ™‚

  • Kimber Falkinburg says:

    Give it to me now! Because, I said so and because it will give me something spectacular to write about in my new blog. Yes! I finally did it, Chris. Check it!

  • Natalie M says:

    Beautiful Journals!!!

  • Kim says:

    A journal that opens flat? Sign me up!

  • James says:


    so many entries.

    here goes!!! good luck everyone

  • Samuel says:

    Excellent timing, I need a new notebook to continue drawing comics in. Been married a year and the comic material is only getting better…

  • Fiona says:

    solitary travels with a sketchbook or journal are adventures that you will look back on with fondness and nostalgia when you are 90 sitting in your rocking chair. No regrets!

  • lt says:

    It’s time.
    I love the plant a tree thing. Keep the great stories coming!

  • Andi Lo says:

    Would love one… Thanks for the give away!

  • Yasmine says:

    The BF and I are journal junkies, and have been on a quest for one that truly lays flat. Here’s to end of that quest.

  • ruby e says:

    Looks very interesting. Thanks for this opportunity

  • Katie says:

    Sweet! I’m looking for a new notebook for my journal! πŸ™‚

  • Josiane says:

    A notebook that’s a joy to use is the best thing to have when you want to write more… and this one seems like it qualifies easily as being a joy to use. It would certainly help me maintain the daily writing habit I’ve recently established!

  • Louise says:

    Winston (the cat) will love this, he can sit on the whole journal rather than just the side I am writing on.

  • Carter says:

    Time for a new notebook and this one looks great

  • Kelly says:

    Notebooks are my personal obsession. These sound amazing – I wish I had made them!

  • Emma says:

    These sound wonderful!

  • Erik Deckers says:

    I figure, if you can’t get your notebook to lay flat, you need to pushh harder. But I’d love to try this anyway.

  • Joe Delgado says:

    Fingers crossed. Awesome notebook.

  • Julie McShane says:

    I love the blend of trad and tech – Inspired!

  • Elizabeth Saunders says:

    Lies flat? Cool. This would me nice birthday present (Oct. 4). Although I’d be happy for one of these other commenters to win it, especially Sharon’s cats. I don’t know if I’d use it for next year’s travels or ideas for this year’s National Novel Writing Month. I recognize the pen, too – need to find myself a new one.

  • Elizabeth Saunders says:

    Ack! I meant: This would make me a nice birthday present. I really do speak English, but I’m on my first cup of coffee.

  • Adam Hansen says:

    Thanks for the opportunity, Chris!

  • Juan Sese says:

    This is perfect for us left handed travelers! Thanks for inspiring!

  • Joanne Angelina says:

    This is super wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!

  • ML says:


  • Nicole says:

    notebooks that lay flat are the best. spiral bound need not apply.

  • Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I need a new journal and would get tons of use out of it!!

  • Travis says:

    I do love a quality journal.

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