Hello everyone! Can you believe that summer is almost over?? Have you been busy with travels this year, or do you have some coming up for the fall and holiday season, or maybe you’re already dreaming of the trips you want to take next year? If you have a bit of a wanderlust spirit, or just love to stay organized for traveling, today’s video will be perfect for you!
I’ll be showing you four ideas for travel layouts in your bullet journal, which will help you brainstorm your travel wishlist, prepare for upcoming trips, and then have a place to document them once they're done.
The first layout is a page to brainstorm the places you want to go, like a travel bucket list or wishlist. I separated this page into four categories: day trips, weekend trips, within the country, and international. I think it’s very helpful to do this thinking and organizing before planning any trips because you can see all the places laid out and it helps you to prioritize which trips are most important to you.
It’s also very helpful to have ideas for shorter trips. I find myself overlooking all the great places I can go in just a day or a weekend, and whenever a day off comes up, it’s great to have a list of ideas for things to do rather than wasting that time dreaming about a trip that I can’t take yet!
Once you have your trip scheduled, you’ll need to do some planning! Planning for an upcoming trip is always SO much fun, and I think building that excitement and anticipation is just as important as the actual trip. And what could be better than putting it all on a pretty layout?
For this layout, I created an illustrated desk with pads and pieces of paper for each section. I stuck with a monochromatic color scheme to tie everything together.
Then I created one more option with this idea, but drew some suitcases and bags and used blue as my accent color for a slightly different theme! That just goes to show that can take this idea and personalize it in many different ways!
For my final page idea, I have this travel documentation page that I started in the beginning of this year, which has a bunch of polaroids that I left blank. As the year went on and I took a few trips, I’ve been filling in the boxes with little illustrations that remind me of each trip. I have a couple filled in right now, and will be filling in more over the next few months, so make sure to follow me over on Instagram @michelleyuen_ to see how this page progresses!
I hope these ideas will help you get excited for a bit of travel, whether it’s a short day trip or a weeks-long international adventure, or that it inspired you to do some doodling! Both are so good for the soul :)
If you have any upcoming trips that you’re excited about, leave me a comment below telling me about it!