Building Your Bullet Journal Travel Kit For Your Next Trip
Key Take Aways
- Creating a kit for your travel bullet journal can keep everything organized and remind you of what you need on your next vacation.
- You can use this kit throughout the whole trip, from planning to recording all the fun aspects as a travel diary of your good times and adventure.
- Use your travel bullet journal to update your master bucket list when you get home.
- Having a travel plan all laid out will greatly reduce any travel anxiety.
- Build your kit around the size bullet journal appropriate for the kind of travels you anticipate partaking in.
Your Travel Bullet Journal Kit
Hey there! If you’re reading this, that means you’re interested in creating a travel bullet journal kit for your journaling needs! A travel kit for bujoing is essential for anyone who wants to keep their thoughts and memories organized in a travel log while on their next road trip or world wide excursion.
This kit can be used from the beginning of your trip planning, to help figure out what you want to do and see. Throughout your trip, your travel bullet journal will be invaluable in recording memories and thoughts. When you return home, the journal will be a great reminder of all the amazing places you’ve been and things you’ve seen.
In this article, I will walk you thru some of the items I make sure to always have in my bullet journal travel kit and why your kit and its items are important to a great bujo experience for your next trip. The best part, is once you understand how to incorporate a bullet journal into your travel planning, it will making all future travels that much better.
Why It Is Important To Bring A Bullet Journal
There are many items that go into a bullet journaling travel kit, especially if you are someone who likes to create a lot in your journal. Your plans for the trip can be on hand and you won’t forget about certain things you need. Carrying your journal with you gives you the opportunity to reflect on your experience.
Why is it important to have a travel kit when traveling with a bullet journal? A travel kit helps me keep my thoughts and memories organized while I’m on the go. It’s easy to forget things when you’re packing for a trip, but having a written record of what you need helps ensure that you won’t forget anything important. Plus, it’s always nice to have a visual representation of your plans you can understand at a glance- it makes it easier to stay on track and make changes as needed.
Deciding what items are important can be the tricky part, but creating a travel kit makes it easier to take on the go. You’ll also want to look back at your bullet journal at the list you’ve made for your trip and maybe even add to it throughout your trip. Traveling with a bullet journal can be a great way to keep track of your experiences and memories, and a travel kit can help you stay organized while doing so.
How Will You Bullet Journal During Your Travels
Planning your trip
Trip planning can be half the fun, but it’s also important to make sure you have all the bases covered. I have a bucket list of in my main every day bullet journal, then like to create separate travel journals for each trip. This way, I can keep all my lists and plans in one place. I start the planning with a travel wish list so I can keep track of all the things I want to do and see. This helps then when planning because I make sure not to miss anything important or have to rearrange my plans because I missed something.
I then move on to a packing list, so I don’t forget anything essential. With my wish list I can decide what I will need to bring. Then comes the budget list. I make a list of travel quotes to understand which are my best options and so I don’t waste time going back and forth. This also helps me greatly when it comes to planning because it shows me what my options are. When it comes to the actual trip, I record what I am spending in a savings tracker so I can understand how I am doing compared to my budget so I don’t overspend. If you are running under budget this also may leave extra money for more fun. As they say, money doesn’t grow on trees.
Next, I create a list of places to visit. This ensures that I get the most out of my trip and allows me to plan any side excursions. This gives me an idea of how to structure my days and makes sure I don’t miss anything important. Finally, I create a schedule and write down some notes for the trip. By planning my trip with a bullet journal, I can be confident that I’m prepared for anything and will love my trip. I know the time I spend on the trip will be time well spent and I will have packed in as much as I wanted to.
Packing for your trip
Packing for your trip can be daunting, especially if you’re trying to juggle a million different things at once. One way to help make the process a little less overwhelming is to plan out a packing list in your bullet journal. You can use different color for the various types of items you plan on packing. Best of all, you can refer back to your packing list before your next vacation to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything important.
If I am going on different mini travel adventures while on my trip I like to create different packing lists for them so I don’t have to think about it while I am enjoy my trip. Also, you can cross reference these packing lists with your main packing list to see if you are forgetting anything. If you are taking any travel buddies along with you, pets, don’t forget to include their travel needs. So whether you’re packing for a weekend getaway or a two-week vacation, be sure to consult your bullet journal first. If you need some inspiration and to make the packing process more creative check out this bullet journal spread HERE.
During Your Trip
Using a travel journal during your trip can be extremely helpful because you can use it while keeping track of your travel plans. Now a days we rely a lot on our phones to store our travel information, but they can break or get lost so having things written down never hurts.
It can help you stay on schedule by having all of your events in one place. Using a sticker to point out important items in your schedule or list helps to remind you of important items and helps greatly for events to stick out during a quick glance. You can also write down your experiences from each event so that you can look back on them later.
This is especially valuable if you partake in events along your trip that you will only do once. You can use your bullet journal to remember what you need for each event. For example, if you are going to a concert, you can write down the items you need to bring with you such as your tickets and money. This way, you are less likely to forget something important.
Crafting Your Travel Kit – 5 key items
Here is a list of key items to build your kit:
1. Kit holder
It keeps everything together for your travel journal.
This bullet journal holder has a lot of sections to store things. I especially like how many pen holders there are. This is great so you can bring many different pens with you and they will be easy to find when needed. This gives you the ability to create pages just like you would at home. The bigger pockets allow you to carry things like stencils, washi tape, and more. The back of this pouch has an area to put your journal so that everything is stored in one place. This also takes up less space in your suitcase.
2. The Journal
This bullet journal notebook has pockets to hold other items like stickers
Choosing the right journal is important and can be very personal. If you are looking for something that is easy to travel with there are a few journals to choose from. Decide if the quality of paper matters as some of the more expensive ones have kraft paper, but may also then be heavier. This journal is great because it has a pen holder on the side which makes it easy to carry a writing utensil.
3. Writing/Drawing Utensils
These pens are skinnier and will take up less space than most pens. For the artists out there, you may not be able to take all your favorite art supplies, so since these come in so many different colors, they are great for some travel doodles.
This is the second most important thing in your kit. Without writing utensils you can’t even create a page in your journal. I like having options when it comes to writing utensils so something that can carry many different pens and markers is important to me. If you like to be aesthetically pleasing this is most likely important to you as well.
Stencils like this are small enough to pack in a kit holder.
If you like to create an aesthetic in your bullet journal you might also want to include these things. Washi tape is easy to fit in any pouch.
You can find scissors like this that are smaller than the normal paper scissor and will take up less space. They will also fit in the pouch if you pack them correctly. Keep in mind if you are flying, check that you can keep these in your carry on, or make sure to pack them away in your checked in luggage.
It’s portable and the size is great for a bullet journal travel kit. You can take pictures with your smartphone, and print photos and create stickers with it. You do not need this in your kit, but I thought it was too cool to not include it for your next road trip. The choice is yours!
3 Bundled Bullet Journal Kits
If you are new to bullet journaling or not sure what you want in your travel kit, here are some which have already been put together that I recommend. It is nice because you can be confident, you will also have all the needed travel bullet journal supplies too. Especially if you are a beginner, there are items you may overlook that would be very helpful along your travels. Also, these are the best way to start building your custom kit.
This kit has everything I mentioned in this article. It also includes a carrier.
This kit has nice pens and a nice journal. It is a solid kit for those who are seeking just the basics.
This kit is made for those who want to customize their bullet journal due to the amount of stickers and such that come with it. There are a couple of different options according to what aesthetic you want.
A travel bullet journal kit is a great way to keep all of your journaling supplies together and stay organized while you’re checking off items on your travel wish list. Taking all the guessing out with a detailed packing list. It’s also a great way to make sure you never leave anything behind while traveling so you know you will have it for your next adventure. Carrying your bullet journal with you can also make traveling easier, as everything you need is in one place.
There are many different types of travel bullet journal kits available, so you can pick and choose what you want to include based on your needs. Whether you create your own kit or buy one pre-made, a travel bullet journal kit is the best way to keep everything you need close at hand.
I hope this helped you decide what you want to put in your bujo travel kit and helps you create a great travel diary so you can look back and enjoy all the places your travels took you to for years to come. Safe travels and happy bujoing. Now go expand that bucket list and start planning your next road trip or world wide adventure!
If you have any quetions about items for your kit please leave them below and I will get to them as soon as I can. Also, if you have put a kit together yourself, or travel with your bullet journal, and want to provide some tips and tricks please comment below.
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