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I’m back, today, with a really fun post! If you have read some of my previous posts or seen me mention it on Instagram, then you know that I am about to head out on a big trip to England, France, and Ireland, for two weeks. We are getting SO excited! As a planner girl, you know I have to be fully prepared for anything, and big trips like this are no exception. We have been counting down the days and I needed a way to plan, but also a fun way to pass the time as we have been anxiously waiting. That’s why I have been using my bullet journal a lot more, recently. It’s a creative outlet, vision board, blog planner, goal keeper, and an all-around enjoyable time. Now, I am also adding travel journal/planner to that list!
I am going to be sharing my five favorite spreads that I have done, leading up to this trip. Maybe, they will inspire you to create your own!
This is probably the most important thing you need to have for a trip. This spread can and should include your flights, hotel information, and any preplanned tours that are time specific. I started out with a very plain, and straightforward list of the information, but later I created a more elaborate and fun spread. Take a look at the photos and decide what would work best for you.
Travel Inspiration Board
This one is just for fun! It has no vital information and it won’t help you with your packing, but you will enjoy creating it and flipping to it, everyday until your trip. You can use images from your previous trips or from guide books that you have picked up. You can also find die cuts and stickers to scatter around. This is just a spot for you to visualize the places that you will be traveling to and the fun things you will be doing. It’s purely travel inspo and it will make you smile, every time you see it!
Outfit Planning Spread
This time around we are attempting to do carry on only for our two week trip (Check out my recent post on tips for packing light). It’s definitely possible, because it has been done by others before me, but I’m still a little nervous. I started brainstorming ways to reduce the amount I needed to pack, several weeks prior to the trip. I also decided to create a spread that would help me preplan what outfits I would wear. It probably won’t be set in stone (it is just paper and pen after all), but at least I will know that I have an outfit for everyday that I will be gone.
The previous spread led me straight into creating my next spread, which was my packing list. After figuring out what outfits I wanted to wear, I knew I needed to put it into a functional list of items to bring with me. This also helped me to consider what I really needed, in regards to toiletries and cosmetics. What do I use daily and what can I do without? I’m sure I will still be making revisions to this, leading up to our departure day (especially when I start trying to fit this all in my bag), but it has helped me to have a starting place.
Travel Wish List
Last, but not least, is the ultimate wish list. Unlike the inspiration board, this doesn’t include photos or many stickers. I did include an awesome quote, because why not? However, it’s mostly just a functional list of places that we want to see and things we want to do. It might be something that a friend told us about or maybe we discovered reading travel blogs. Whatever the reason, these are the things that we want to have stored in our memory bank when we are back home. We are still adding to it and hopefully we will get to do all of this and more!
What bullet journal spreads to you like to use before your big trips? Do you prefer to keep it more functional or more decorative? Let me know!
Until next time!