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How to Make a Quick, Easy Travel Planner

How to Make a Quick, Easy Travel Planner


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If you love to travel (or have to for work), I’d be willing to bet you also love to take photos and collect travel memorabilia, too. Is that you? But actually tackling the job of figuring out what to do with all these treasures once you get back home can make you feel like you need another vacation just to recover!

This simple travel planner project will not only help you stay organized while you’re away, but you’ll also have an easy-to-put-together travel keepsake when you get back home. Sound like a plan? All you need is a few supplies, a travel destination, and these simple instructions.

Step 1: Collect your supplies.

To create a travel planner you’ll need a few basic supplies.
  • * One 7″ × 9″ mini binder.
  • * Several sheets of 8-1/2” x 11” acid-free paper (one or two sheets for each day you’ll be away).
  • * Sheet protectors sized to fit your binder.
  • * Photo-safe adhesive.
  • * Fine point black marker.
  • * Travel-themed scrapbook embellishments such as patterned paper, rub-ons, stickers, chipboard letters, ribbon, and tags.
  • * Personal paper trimmer.
  • * Computer and word processing software.
  • * Camera.

Step 2: Plan your trip.

As you set up your trip, record your travel details on this preformatted Word document, allocating one sheet per day. On the left side, type the day of the trip, the date, and your destination for that day. Under “Plans” list your itinerary, including flight information, hotel confirmation numbers, phone numbers, addresses, driving directions, sightseeing destinations, and shops or restaurants you plan to visit. Leave space below the “Our Memories” heading; you’ll use this as a journal while you’re traveling. (The right half of the page should be blank. This will be used for photos and / or additional journaling.)

When your plans are set, print your itinerary/memory pages on acid-free paper and use a paper trimmer to cut the sheets in half. (The “left” pages will have your daily itinerary and memories section, and the “right” pages will be blank.) Before printing, make sure your printer is set up to print in landscape orientation.

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