With the weather getting warmer and summer fast approaching, many of us are starting to think about getting holiday ready. Whether it’s finalising the details for your big summer holiday, or daydreaming about last minute holidays you can book to escape the office, travel is on all of our mind’s right now.
And what better way to creatively satisfy your wanderlust than by using your bullet journal to plan your next big trip. From a daydream to reality, your bullet journal can help you make your travel dreams come true — and here’s how.
Step One: Pick a Destination
Most of us have a vague list in the backs of our heads of places we want to go and things we want to see. But how many of us have committed these dreams to paper?
Use your bullet journal to vocalise your travel bucket list, so that next time you’re planning a holiday, you have a ready-made list of perfect destinations to choose from. Whether you keep this list simple, or embellish it with illustrations and maps is up to you — after all, it’s your bullet journal.
Step Two: Plan your Trip
Once you’ve got your destination all picked out, your bullet journal can become the perfect place for planning. Going on holiday requires a lot of organisation — from finding flights, to buying travel essentials, to planning sightseeing days. Make things easy by keeping all your lists in one place.
And, if you’re the kind of person who likes lists about lists, here are some pre-travel planning lists you can use to make your life easier and your holiday better:
- Pre-travel to do list
- Holiday essentials shopping list
- Places to see bucket list
- Must try restaurants
Step Three: Travel with Ease
Your holiday is booked, the sun cream is bought. There’s nothing left to do but get excited about your trip, right? Wrong.
Avoid last-minute airport panics and carting around files full of paper. Use your bullet journal to make note of your key travel details, so your trip can be totally stress-free.
Make a note of your flight times and numbers, the name of your hotel, insurance policy numbers, and your passport details, so that you don’t have to worry about losing paperwork or frantically searching your emails on your phone using terrible hotel WiFi.
Step Four: Thanks for the Memories
The bullet journal fun doesn’t have to stop once your trip is over. After all, bullet journals aren’t just about planning — they’re about capturing memories and remembering specific moments in your life.
Whether it’s making a note of that gorgeous little coffee shop you found, or scrapbooking with your favourite holiday snaps and ticket stubs, turn your bullet journal into a travel keepsake that you can look back on in years to come.
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Each notebook in the Earth Collection is 100% vegan, comes with 2 bookmarks, 184 numbered pages, 3 index pages, 2 key pages, a future log and more! What’s more, all our notebooks use FSC-certified paper to protect the environment.