One of the best things to do in life is travel. Even the Dalai Lama says, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” For those of you who are just as into bullet journaling as I am, then I’ve got a whole list of unique travel journal ideas to help plan your next trip in a bullet journal travel log.
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Bullet journal travel tracker
A very visual (yet also time-consuming) way to showcase the places you want to visit, and also a way to track where you’ve been, is to draw a world map and mark accordingly. (via @christina77star)
Bullet journal travel plan
And then, start brainstorming. A spread like this gives you space to put all the major details to paper: when you’d like to travel, where you’d like to go, with whom, motivations for traveling, and what places you plan to visit and things you’d like to do while there. (via @journal.jungle)
Just write what comes to mind, then focus on narrowing down your options later.
Free bullet journal vacation stickers
As your planning, it’ll help to be able to differentiate your notes. Use free bullet journal vacation stickers like these to make it easy to spot your notes. This set includes weather trackers, a flight info box, to do list, packing list, and 7-day itinerary. (via 3 Years Apart)
Bullet journal trip planning overview
Now it’s time to get into more of the nitty gritty. Research flights, lodging, ground transportation, activities and things to do, food, budget breakdown, etc. (via @emschwartzrdn)
Bullet journal packing list
You’ll also need to make a packing list. Divide by category of items, like clothing, personaly hygiene, electronics, etc, to make it easier to check if you’re missing anything or not. (via @maryj13)
Bullet journal travel itinerary simple spread
A simple spread like this is perfect for creating a list of things you’d like to accomplish each day, but not necessarily lock yourself in to a schedule for it. (via Pin source)
Bullet journal travel schedule time block
Or if you want to be more detailed in your planning, then you can do a block schedule like this, which you may already be familiar with if you use your bullet journal for school. This is particularly useful for study abroad, group trips or tours, or even if you have a lot of events with specific times. (via Blossoms and Bullet Journals)
Top-rated places travel bullet journal spread
For me, the food is where it’s at. Whether you’re a coffee aficionado or an ice cream addict (hey-yo, hand raised), a list like this will show you the eats that are close by. Visit one, a few, or all. (via @inkbyjeng)
Bullet journal vacation savings tracker
All right, now that you have all the spots you’d like to hit up, you can probably gauge how much the trip is going to cost you. And then you gotta start saving. Here’s a vacation-themed savings tracker. Visit my detailed post on financial bullet journal ideas to help you save for that vacation. (via Pin source)
Pre-trip checklist and to-do list of tasks
There are also things you’ll need to take care of in preparation for your trip, so creating a schedule will help you plan out when to tackle these things to avoid last-minute stressful situations, or forgetting important things. (via @breeeberry)
Bullet journal trip countdown tracker
And because it’s fun to, why not have a countdown tracker to build up that anticipation for your travels? (via Pin source)
For artists, you can hand draw doodles of your favorite parts of the trip. (via Pin source)
Or you can do a combination of photos, affixed with cute washi tape, and diary entries in scrapbook fashion. (via We Heart It)
Trip planning and memories page in one
Or if you want to be efficient with your bullet journal, you can turn a trip planning page into a memories one simply by adding the doodles of your highlights for any particular part of your getaway. (via @honey.owl)
Bullet journal trip memorabilia collection page
A great idea is to collect a certain kind of item in every place that you visit. If it’s suitable, you can keep it in your bullet journal, like this stamps collection, Ticket stubs or tea bags are other ideas that can fit easily into your bujo. (via @banjobaby83)
Bullet journal souvenir list
And don’t forget to track souvenirs! Let your loved ones know that you thought of them while you were away on your adventures. (via Journaling Addict)
And that concludes this quick tour of creative travel journal ideas to add to your bujo for when you plan your next adventure. Happy adventuring!