I believe that having a travel bullet journal is not only a way to organize your next trip but also a fun and creative way to look back at the wonderful memories you collected while traveling.
Take a person who is a complete and utter mess but who needs to learn how to be organised. Then add some resfeber (Swedish for travel fever), hysterical cry, happiness and satisfaction in symmetry, order and tidiness. That person must be crazy, that’s why I – the aforementioned crazy person – want to talk about how bullet journaling completely changed my approach to travels and life generally speaking.
What is a bullet journal?
A bullet journal (sometimes referred to as a bujo) is basically a diary or an organizer that is fully customizable. Some people tend to use it as a way to schedule their days, to organize their errands or working shifts. Some students use it as a school diary.
What is fun about that is that you can create it from scratch and customize it as you prefer and according to your personal tastes.
There are people who like to have a minimal bujo, others who have a pastel-colored bujo, others are full of washi tapes and cute stickers, others are brighter and messier. Other people have a mix of everything and are fine with that. There are no rules when it comes to bullet journals. It’s a no-stress zone, right?
What does it have to do with traveling?
It doesn’t matter if you’re someone who travels once every two years or once every other month. You can create a travel bullet journal that is artistic, fun, and that will remind you of all those wonderful places that you have visited.
What do I need to make a travel bullet journal?
All you need to start your own travel bullet journal is a notebook and a pen. And a ticket to somewhere, even if it’s the town next door. Or you can even write about your hometown, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a place half-way across the globe.
Do you want to make things even more fun? Bear with me and take a look at my stationery collection.
First of all, I must confess that I consider journaling as a form of art. Every single page of my bullet journal must be neatly organized and there must be some calligraphy or doodling of some sort. I use cute stickers and washi tapes, sometimes I print pictures and glue them every two or three pages.
Pages you need for the perfect travel bujo
Page one: a collection of pictures of the place you visited, the country name or city.
I usually cut pictures from travel magazines or guides and glue them on the first page. Then I try to write the name of the place I’ll be visiting in a nice font. I must confess that sometimes I mess up. Sometimes I care, sometimes I don’t.
When I don’t have any pictures available to customize the first page, I do something that I find extremely calming: I draw one of the landmarks in kind of a rushed way.
Info about plane/bus/train tickets. So that I don’t forget anything. After coming back home, I like to glue the tickets I used.
I customize it as a calendar. So for instance I write day 1, 2, 3 etc. and then I add what I want to explore that day.
I usually write down my packing list, so that I’m 100% sure not to forget anything at home (and also when I have to pack before I come home).
I write down the restaurants or café where I want to eat during my trip. I bought the cutes stickers with coffee, cakes, and muffins that I usually stick to this page. I also glue restaurants’ business cards (if I remember to take one…).
That’s my “memories” page. It’s the page where I usually glue some of the pictures I took while traveling.
If you’re curious to have a look at my itinerary in Norway, make sure to check this out.
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If you need more inspiration to create your travel bullet journal, make sure to check this out too.