Are you planning a vacation? These 5 fun and practical travel planning spreads for your bullet journal will help you stay organized in your adventures.
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When I think about travel, I think of endless possibilities. Experiences. Cultures. And, food, of course.
International travel has always been a dream for me. I want to see the world and get to know other cultures and explore the landscape.
And recently, I was invited to check out a new book called Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe by Moon Travel Guides. This book is breathtaking.
It’s one of those books you put on your coffee table and admire. And when you have company over, it can provide 30 minutes of entertainment while you finish cooking or are busy with other guests.
I was eager to show this book to all of my family and friends because of the exquisite pictures from around the world, fun facts, and impressive attention to detail.
The book is categorized so you can easily find the best beaches, city life, food, street art, national parks, and more. Every page has full-color photos and history-laden excerpts. Being 100% transparent, this is the best travel guide book I have ever laid my eyes on.
As we approach the holiday season, consider giving Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe as a gift. Do you know someone who loves traveling or the idea of traveling? This is the best gift idea for travelers.
Also, it’s a perfect gift for someone who is hard to shop for. It will literally draw in anyone from any walk of life with the immense amount of information and eye-catching photos.
So, by now you might be aware that my little family and I are headed to Mexico at the beginning of 2020. It will be our first international vacation. And we could not be any more excited.
As soon as we booked our flights and hotels, I started creating travel planning spreads in my bullet journal. Planning this trip has ignited a burning desire for adventure in me.
And now, I am thrilled to share these travel planning pages with you. I’m also including TWO free printable travel bullet journal spreads.
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Whether you in the beginning stages of vacation planning and just creating a travel bucket list or are ready to book your flight and start narrowing in on planning your travel, these travel planning spreads are a great place to start.
5 Travel Planning Spreads for Your Bullet Journal
Before we dive into these spreads, take a few minutes to watch the video below. This video was created with Moon Travel Guides and explores some of the pages within Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe and also walks you through how and why I created a few of the travel spreads you are going to see in this post.
Travel Bucket List
Whether you are gearing up for a big trip or just starting to dream of far off lands, having a travel bucket list is inspiring.
I created this spread with the top places I would like to travel in my life, including Santorini, Thailand, the Maldives, and Dubai. I opted for a very creative approach with lots of travel doodles and the polaroid frames that include mini doodles of each location.
You could also create a running list of places that interest you. This approach would allow for travel destinations being added to the list.
If you need inspiration for your travel bucket list, be sure to check out the ’50 Wonders of the World to See in Your Lifetime’ section of Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe. In includes places like Iguazú Falls, The Great Barrier Reef, Mont Blanc, Niagra Falls, Bora Bora, and more.
Also, consider adding some wanderlust quotes from this blog post.
Be sure to snag the printable bullet journal travel bucket list at the bottom of the post.
Travel Savings Tracker
Once your travel plans start blooming into reality, you may consider creating a travel savings tracker in your bullet journal.
To start, you’ll want to have a ballpark number of how much your vacation is going to cost. Consider flights, airport parking fees, baggage fees, hotel, rental car, fuel, food, taxes, entertainment, and shopping.
You might not have an exact number right now, but come up with a number that allows you some wiggle room.
The next step is to decide your deadline. This will help you figure out how much you need to be saving on a weekly basis.
The formula for this style of tracker will be as follows.
Total Cost of Travel ÷ # of Weeks Until Deadline = Weekly Savings Amount
You could also swap out the number of weeks until the deadline with a specific weekly savings amount that works for your financial situation. In this case, the final number will be how many weeks you need to save.
Ultimate Packing List
This is one of my favorite travel planning spreads on the list because of its importance. Especially when traveling abroad, having all of your personal items and documents in order in advance is a huge relief.
Each person will have a different list of travel essentials, but you can use the printable packing list below to categorize your items to make it easier. Some categories to add to your list would be personal items (cell phone charger, wallet, fanny pack, watch, etc.), hygiene (hair care, makeup, feminine products, toothpaste, etc.), clothing, entertainment (tablet, books, journal, etc.).
I’m curious to hear what your international travel packing essentials are. Let me know in the comments below.
Be sure to snag the printable packing list at the bottom of the post.
This spread was inspired by @meaganiluustrates on Instagram. It includes airports and flight times, weather predictions, entertainment, and food plans, and most importantly for myself, an outfit planner.
If you tend to overpack in the clothing department, and then get to your destination and unhappy with your selection of clothes, an outfit planner is key.
I created a box to doodle my outfit for each day we will be Mexico and added two extra boxes, for spares outfits. Once I have a better idea of the weather during our trip, I will begin planning outfits by trying things on and finding pieces that I like together.
This way there is no disappointment or wishing you had brought a different shirt.
You can fill in the entertainment, food, shopping, etc. sections in advance. But, wait until a couple of weeks out to fill in the weather prediction and outfits section.
An important part of travel planning is creating a spread where you can record memories during or following the trip.
There are tons of different ways to incorporate memories in your bullet journal. In my spread shown above, I created a polaroid spread with space for words and doodles. I have labeled some of the memory spaces with titles such as yummy food, at the beach, etc.
You can also keep your travel memories in your bullet journal with an open spread where you can later paste photos.
Free Printable Bullet Journal Travel Planning Spreads
I hope you enjoy these free printables and can put them to use as you begin to build your travel planning pages in your bullet journal!
Both of these printables are A5 size with a light gray dot grid background and light gray cut lines for ease of use. Print them on matte sticker paper or use Tombow Mono Adhesive to add these free printables into your bullet journal.
If you would like to gain access to all of my free printables, be sure to head over and sign up for the VIP Resource Library. There are stickers, weekly spreads, habit trackers, cover pages, etc. all free for you to download.
I’m curious about your dream vacation. Where would you go if time and money weren’t issues? Let me know in the comments below.
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