I have a trip coming up in June and I am beyond excited to go on vacation! Planning a vacation is kind of my favorite part of the whole process because it helps get me excited about my trip. Today I am breaking down exactly how I use Notion to create a packing list, an itinerary that is sharable, and a place to keep track of must-visit recommendations.
Every good trip starts with a packing list and I like to keep mine stored in Notion. That way I can easily duplicate lists for new trips, make edits, have checklists, and can access it from my phone. I also have created three categories to show what needs to be packed, what already needs to be packed, and what I need to pack the morning or the day of.
Here are a few ideas on what to include and how I categorize mine.
- Skincare items
- Makeup remover wipes
- Hair claw/scrunchie/bobbi pins
- Zit patches
- Curling iron
- Headphones with cord
- Phone charger
- Computer charger
- Water bottle
- Tote bag
Creating an Itinerary in Notion
Personally, I like to travel with loose ideas of places I want to see or activities I want to do. I usually keep a list of all the places I would like to go and am interested in and then I pick a couple of things to plan in advance. Having a giant list comes in handy when you get hungry in an unfamiliar city but have three nearby options scouted out in advance to go to. I like to call this my Wanderlust Wishlist. This area is also great to add notes about where you went and what you thought.
Everything that is planned in advance goes on a calendar in my Notion where I can add links, notes, and directions, and include other people on the calendar invite. I love having this for a quick overview.
AND if you are a content creator looking to make more travel content read more about my content planning for trips here.