So it may be a badly kept secret amongst my friends but I’m a planner. I freaking love it. Since I’m going to Florida in October with 6 other people, I need to plan and that requires a planner. I’ve been plenty of times but never with this many people.
I want it to be pretty as well as functional so I just got a sketchbook from Paperchase and went nuts. The tabs are for the different sections like itinerary and budget and I haven’t filled in much at all yet. I will go nuts when I get back from Jordan.
I’ve been using a combo of stuff I got at Hobby Craft along with bits from my A Beautiful Mess subscriptions (both messy box and happy mail!) I can’t wait until I’ve filled it. Though I’m definitely enjoying making it!
I know some people like to go with the flow but I like to make an itinerary of which day is allocated to which park. I cross reference it with websites like touring plans so that we go to each park on the quietest day for it. Because who wants to waste their holiday standing in queues?
I’m filling it with park maps as well so I can show my travel buddies what they’re in for. Half of them have never been! I love looking at maps beforehand and even figuring out a provisional route/direction. Maybe a bit too planny but let’s face it, who enjoys zig-zagging across a massive park because they have no clue where they’re going.
I will do another post in a month or two when I filled it, I just wanted to show the beginnings of what I have so far (not a lot!).
Have you ever made a planner for a holiday?