In my previous post on what a Bullet Journal is, you could read that I’m pretty obsessed by this new way of documenting your life. While I am not the best designer and I don’t have a great handwriting (even though when I was a teach, I had to do a handwriting-on-chalkboard-exam and got a B, so it’s not horrible), I still find I like to get creative and find new ways to use the Bullet Journal other than just a monthly and daily planner.
Scrolling through Instagram, I found quite a few cool examples of people using their Bullet Journal around travel-related topics, so today I’d like to give you some ideas on how to make your own journal a bit more interesting with these page spreads. Let me know what your favourite is!
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10 CREATIVE BULLET JOURNAL IDEAS FOR TRAVEL LOVERS
1. Trip Planning
Ah, just the thought of a new trip makes my heart always tick faster, how about you?
Here are some great examples by the Bullet Journal Queens Kara from Boho Berry on how she used the Bullet Journal to start planning her next vacation:
For all those curious about trip planning in your #BulletJournal ☺️ I like to create a page to keep track of flight information, lodging, and rental car reservations. Right before my trip I will bookmark this page for easy reference when needed. For more details you can check out my “San Francisco Recap” post on the blog (link in bio) Happy planning everyone! ✈️
Finally getting around to official road trip planning! I printed a blank map of the US on sticker paper and cut it down. Wasn’t sure I could draw the map haha! – This is just the beginning of my trip planning, I can’t wait to share the rest as I go ☺️ – #bulletjournal #bohoberrytravels #WeAreBuJo #bohoberrytribe #travelplanning #bujo
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Here’s a fun little spread I worked on in my #bulletjournal this weekend to try to figure out the cost of a road trip I’d like to take with the kiddo this Summer. I wrote down everywhere we’ll go, what we’ll do there, along with estimated costs for gas, food, hotels when needed, and attractions. Great way to map out a trip! Once I had the rough number, I set it up as a goal to reach by July in my budgeting software (#YNAB for the win!) #bulletjournaljunkies #tripplanning #roadtrip #Leuchtturm1917 #FaberCastell #plannergirl
Great planning page by Katrin from fraurausch_plans:
Travel planning is the best kind of planning! ✈️ So for today’s #planwithmechallenge, this is my spread for my upcoming trip to south-eastern Africa. I like having all the important info on one page: flight and hotel details, visa info etc. I already did a countdown page back in December and will do a separate page for my packing list. I can’t wait! . Ich liebe es, Reisen zu planen. Die nächste große Reise geht nach Südostafrika – was ein wenig mehr Planung nötig macht als ein Pauschalurlaub. Deshalb hab ich mehrere Seiten in meinen BuJo: einen Countdown (findet ihr weiter unten im Profil), eine separate Packliste und diese Doppelseite mit der Route und den wichtigen Eckdaten. ✈️ . . . #bulletjournalcommunity #bujocommunity #bulletjournal #bujojunkies #bujogermany #germanbujojunkies #planner #bujobeauty #planningahead #planneraddict #planwithme #bulletjournaling #bujodeutschland #bohoberrytribe #bujoinspire #leuchtturm1917 #germanbujojunkies #travelplanning #bujotravel #travel #reiseplanung #reisen #nomadtours #travelafrica #instatravel #travelgram #planwithme #planwithmejanuary
Plan your favourite hotspots for your next trip, like Jennifer of inkbyjeng did here:
Or outline your future travel plans for a longer period of time:
2. Travel Log
I love how Becky of Painted Illustrated has created all these pages in her journal where she can record the countries and states she visited on her travels.
Make sure to check her account for other parts of the world!
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Another great one is by Christina from christina77star, but of course you need some serious drawing skills to pull this one off:
I love traveling! I decided to create a spread for my travel planning map, where I write all the places I’ve been and all the places I’d like to visit. Eventually, I would like to put red dots on the map indicating the places I’ve traveled to. Hopefully my map will have lots of red dots!!! In order to get some inspiration for more exciting destinations to add to the list, I thought of asking you where are you from???? I’ll start by saying that I’m from Greece, currently living in Cyprus. Can’t wait to see your replies ✈️ Spread inspired by the @therevisionguide and @artofcarina ❤️ #travelling #worldmap #bulletjournal #leuchtturm1917 #bulletjournaljunkies
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If you’re not such a good illustrator as Becky or Christina, you can simply print a world map from the internet and stick it in your journal, like this nice one by Inge from Pens and Planners:
Not sure you like to include a (world)map? Why not draw the flags of the countries you’ve visited, like Rebecca from The Style Shake has done here:
What I personally do, is keeping track of all flights I go on… it’s a lot, haha!
I have finally started with my first #BulletJournal and am so excited! Here is my Flight Log spread that I created myself and am going to fill in now, quite the task! I added this cute city washi tape that I found in Tokyo the other day ♡ The two clips at the bottom are the ‘ampelman’ you can find in Berlin on the traffic lights. The notebook is dotted, large soft cover by @moleskin_world. Are you a fan of the Bullet Journal yet??
3. Packing Lists
Nothing better than a good packing list to make sure you don’t forget anything important on your next trip. Have a look at this black-and-white version by Marie of journalspiration:
And how about this cute one by Kara from Boho Berry:
4. Travel Songs
Just by reading this list by Inge from Pens and Planners I feel like going on a road trip, how about you?
5. Stamp Collection
What better way to invite the world into your home then through a great stamp collection. Love this page by Amanda from banjobaby83:
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6. Travel Souvenirs
Just returned from a trip and brought back a souvenir? You can use your Bullet Journal to record them (or record gifts you bought for everyone). Here is a peek into my own sand collection overview. Yes, this took me forever to draw, hahaha:
7. Good Old Travel Journal
Of course there is nothing wrong with turning part of your bullet journal into a good old-fashioned travel journal! Get creative, just like Rianne of Making Ideas Happen did here:
Collect any stamps or postcards in your Bullet Journal, like Carola of lolamamama did here:
Or how cool is this little travel journal by Cristina of my.life.in.a.bullet:
So, I am NOT planning on planning during my trip, BUT I did want some extra space to do a bit of journaling and paste some pictures to keep as memory. Thanks to the #dutchdoor, I can have an overview over the whole trip in one place! ✈ If you want to see more about the Dutch door that’s been so popular lately, check out the lovely @alexandra_plans! She’s made a YT video about two ways that you can use this in your bujo! . . . #bulletjournal #bujo #bujojunkies #bulletjournaling #bulletjournaljunkies #bujocommunity #bulletjournalcommunity #bujoinspire #bohoberrytribe #organisation #bujolove #bulletjournallove #bulletjournallover #leuchtturm1917 #leuchtturm #planner #plannercommunity #planneraddict #planning #zigcleancolor #fabercastell #sakuramicron #planwithme #diyplanner #agendamea #showmeyourplanner #bulletjournalcollection #paris #doodle
I really wish I could draw like José Naranja:
8. Road Trip Book
Going on a Road Trip? Have Kids (or just want to entertain yourself?) Why not create a fun road trip activity book inside your bullet journal, like Kara from Boho Berry did in such a cool way:
Current project! I’m putting together a travel journal/activity book for the kiddo for our summer road trip. – The inside cover is something I saw on Pinterest and I thought it was just perfect ☺️ – This insert will be full of activities, state info, layouts for pictures and journaling, etc. – I got these super cute @papayaart inserts from Barnes & Noble. I can’t wait to put it all together – #bohoberrytravels #traveljournal #roadtrip
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9. Bucket List
Don’t we all secretly love the bucket list? I know I do! This is what Marie of journalspiration put on her London Bucket List:
What do you think of this cute drawing by Bea from beagurban:
Crossing all the US states of your Bucket List, for many people a dream! Great idea by Jennifer of inkbyjeng:
10. Travel Quotes
Nothing more inspiring than a great travel quote! Here is some inspiration for you:
Make sure to check the account below for many, many more great travel quotes and illustrations:
Do you have any other suggestions on how to use your Bullet Journal for travel themes? Let me know below!!!
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