Summer is almost here! It’s time to start planning our next vacation with the help of our Bullet Journal!
This week, I want to show you the collections you ABSOLUTELY need in your Bullet Journal to plan your next trip.
Are you going away on vacation soon? Or are you at the planning step for your next vacation? These Bullet Journal spread ideas will certainly be useful!
Without further ado, here are the Bullet Journal collections you absolutely need to plan your next vacation!
The first page I do when I plan a trip is the Travel Information page. On this page, I enter the destination, the flights information, the hotel info, the dates, etc. This page showcases the primary information needed, and it features it all in one place.
If, for example, you’re still in the planning stage of the trip (i.e. ticket purchase, hotel reservation), you can simply fill out this page later, once you have confirmed this information.
On the other hand, if you’re planning your nearing departure, this page serves as an introduction to the rest of your planning.
The Master To-Do list
Before a departure, I create a big list of things to do. I write EVERYTHING there is to do before departure. I use this page as a brain dump to free my head a bit and allow me to go one step at a time.
When I planned my trip to Rome, I created a mental map rather than a large list, but this mental map included everything I had to do before leaving. Obviously, in a Bullet Journal, you can tailor the pages to meet your needs to you, and in this case, I opted for a mind map to help me.
Places to visit
When you travel somewhere, a city or a region, you definitely already have some ideas of places to visit. For example, monuments, museums, historic sites, buildings to see, etc.
I also always do research before our trip on more unusual places to visit, or places I did not know about. I go for example on TripAdvisor and search the most popular places in the city that I will visit.
This list of places to visit allows you to begin planning out your days there.
Once I’ve done the list of places to visit, I like to prepare a possible daily itinerary. In order to be ready during my trip, I prepare a hypothetical plan of what to do every day.
The list of places to visit is useful to create the itinerary, because I use a map of the city I’ll be visting and I regroup the places to see according to their geographical location.
For my trip to New York City, it was an organized trip. The itinerary was therefore provided with the purchase of the tickets and I wrote it down in my Bullet Journal.
Probably the most important list, the list of things to put in your luggage. This list is used to make sure you don’t forget anything while packing your bags.
I tend to create one for my suitcase, and one for my boyfriend’s, to clarify who brings certain things.
And finally, a collection that I can’t do without for my travel planning is a “Review” page of the trip. In this page, I write down, for example, what we did every day, the restaurants where we ate, the local recipes we tried, what I liked most about the day, the temperature, etc.
This page really completes the travel planning pages in my Bullet Journal and allows me to keep a souvenir of small details. These small details make all the difference when I look back on my trip later in my life.
That’s it for the list of Bullet Journal collections you absolutely need to plan your next vacation!
I hope these spread ideas will help you when it’s time to plan your next trip!
Another collection that might be useful for planning your vacation is a budget planning page. I didn’t mention it in my list because I don’t manage our travel budget in my Bullet Journal, but rather I discuss it with my boyfriend separately. But maybe this spread idea could be useful to you.
Are you going away on vacation soon? Let me know in the comments below how you’re going to use your Bullet Journal to plan your trip. 😉
Until next time!