Posted by Vanessa Chien Lai on March 15, 2019.
If you’ve ever had to plan a vacation, you know it’s seldom an easy process. Handling the logistics, budgeting, and tons of activities for a getaway can get overwhelming, not to mention the insane amounts of packing and unpacking involved.
Do not fret! A little motivation, a pen, and a Rocketbook can get you very far. Here’s our step-by-step guide for using your Rocketbook to plan your dream vacation—without the stress. At the end of your trip, you’ll have nothing but good memories and fun moments to relive in your Rocketbook!
Before you dive into the small details, making a list of all the important tasks that need to be completed can help clear your mind. Here are a few questions to jot down:
Whip up a quick brainstorming web, or whatever works best for you! This planning process is messy, so that your vacation isn’t. Having a rough list of tasks, even if they won’t be completed until later (or at all), is key to a successful trip.
Now it’s time to break down the costs: how much money are you able - and willing to - spend? This part may be a little daunting, but having a clear idea of all your expenses is crucial for a smooth ride down the road. Poor financial planning for a trip could lead to overspending, or worse: running out of money mid-adventure.
Aside from the costs of your flight and lodging, you might find it helpful to break down your expenses day by day. If you are planning a week-long trip, have a budget for each of the seven days you’ll be traveling. You can break down your daily expenses into two parts: food and activities. That way, you know exactly how much you’ll need for food and any excursions or tours you decide to do.
With a game plan underway, we’re ready to lay it all out! From the brainstorm you have a good idea of what you’d like to do, and from smart budgeting you have an idea of how much you can spend. Write out all your itinerary details: flight numbers, dates, hotel information, fun activities, you name it. Be as detailed as possible, as this information will come in handy when you depart for your trip. Don’t forget to have fun decorating and doodling as well! You have absolute creative freedom.
If you're interested in sharing your itinerary with friends, family, or travel companions. Use the Rocketbook app to scan your pages and send via email or store in your preferred cloud service. Here is an example scan of the page above!
Now the fun part: record your memories! At the end of your trip (or at the end of each day, if you prefer) write about your adventures. What did you most enjoy? What did you experience? What did you learn? Your Rocketbook is the perfect travel log for you. Whether you write in it everyday or every few days, it will make your travel memories last forever.
Using the Rocketbook app, you're able to scan your reflections and send the to your preferred cloud destination or to friends and family. After you scan and send the page, you can erase your notebook and start planning for your next trip!
Scan of the above 'Unwind & Reflect' page.
Now’s your chance! Grab your Rocketbook and your favorite sunnies and get ready to launch your dream vacation!
About the Author: Vanessa is a Business student at Boston University concentrating in Marketing and Retail. A passionate calligraphy artist (Instagram: @letterwithvanessa) and social media junkie, she is always looking for new opportunities to create and share art. Outside of school and work, you can find her practicing Taekwondo, exploring cafés, and shopping for stationery.