Traveling with Nib Pens
Nib pens, which consist of a wooden shaft, a metal nib, and a fountain of ink, make great tools for travel journals. A few reasons why:
1. Rapidographs and other technical pens will often explode in an airplane from cabin pressure. Nib pens are such simple pens, but with similar precision as rapidographs, so they make great replacements.
2. And while other pens act funny in extreme weather, nib pens work always work, provided you always keep your nib clean.
3. Nibs offer more control over flow of ink than modern pens, so they lend some of the qualities of painting to your travel journal kit.