Using Your Journal for Travel Planning

I love to travel and, for me, planning the trip is all part of the fun! There are two main ways I use my Bullet Journal for travel planning. Firstly, for planning the actual trip and itinerary, and secondly for documenting the trip while I’m away or when I get home.

Planning Your Trip

This type of spread is created before you travel to help plan all the details of your trip. I used the Oops a Daisy Travel stencil to draw icons such as the plane, suitcase and camera to list itinerary details and make my spread more interesting.

I also like to add in some key details about the country I am visiting such as: Currency, Language, Capital City and Population.

The main detail of the spread was drawn using my old favourite, the Staedtler Pigment Liner in black. Colour was added to the spread using Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.

Capturing Memories

Once the planning is done and the trip is complete, I often want to document the things that I’ve seen and done. I love to use more of a scrapbook style to save ticket stubs and other souvenirs that I have collected.

After a trip to Belfast I created the spread below. I wanted to replicate the stunning street art by using graffiti style text for the central title. I loved this text so much that I then created a Graffiti Text Stencil so that I (and others!) can replicate it more easily!

To help with future travel planning I have created a printable travel planning worksheet, which you can download to use in your own journal.

More spread inspiration can be found in our resources section. Why not check some of these out…