2019 was the last time I gave you a peek inside my travel bullet journal.
I wasn’t sure what to do after writing down my Fort Liberty and North Carolina Bucket List in the journal. I started working on a Fort Polk and Louisiana Bucket List since that’s where we were stationed before North Carolina.
However, I didn’t get very far on that before Covid hit and travel was put on hold. Then we were given orders to Fort Cavazos, Texas and I started working on that bucket list. And things were just kind of a mess.
After ripping out some of the pages and making too many mistakes to count, I decided to start over.
So, here’s the new travel bullet journal.
Like last time, I kept my supplies simple and cheap!
- dot grid journal
- black pens
- colored pencils
- travel stickers
- washi tape
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Travel Bullet Journal Update
If you’ve been around the blog long, then this journal looks very familiar. I went back to Michaels and bought the same brown dot grid journal. These journals by the brand Artist’s Loft are only $7.99 and work perfectly for me.
The only downside is that the paper is thin and my black pens sometimes bleed through.
In my journal, I solved this problem by skipping pages between my lists. Later, I went back through and added photos and stickers to those empty spreads.
This image also looks familiar because I literally cut and pasted it out of the original travel bullet journal.
It’s the first page after the index and I think the quote is perfect for this project.
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This was another image that I cut and pasted out of the original travel bullet journal. I added some stickers around the edges…because why not?
I went back and forth on whether I should color in states that we’ve been to together as a family or states that just I have been to. It was hard to remember which kid was born when we went here and there and I couldn’t keep it all straight. So, I colored in the states that I know that I have been to. The kids can make their own journals if they want to!
When we’re making long drives, I try to stop at state signs and official rest stops to get pictures when I can. We don’t have one from every state that we’ve been to, but I included some pictures of the ones we do have.
The National Parks spreads may also look familiar. While I didn’t literally cut and paste them from the old journal, I did make them almost identical.
The only thing I changed was writing the names of the parks in lowercase letters and I added some stickers.
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Out of all of the national parks listed on that first spread, Everglades National Park in Florida is the only one that I have visited. So, that’s where all of these pictures are from.
Again, I left these pages blank for pictures because my black pens bled through the paper. It’s most noticeable on the sides where I wrote the states in thick cursive writing.
This is where I changed it up a little here from the original journal. I shortened my list of National Icons to fit on one page, instead of taking up an entire spread.
I’m super happy with how the ‘new’ updated travel bullet journal is coming along. It was a lot of work going through old pictures to find the ones that I needed, but I love that they’re now documented in some way and not collecting dust in the top of our closet.
Check back to see how I updated the Fort Liberty Bucket List Section!