This week, I spent hours trying to recreate my planner in a smaller vacation planner. My bright idea was to use a book of large sticky notes with tabs, so that I could spread out the notes for written planning but carry them together in a small notebook on a road trip or summer cruise.
Bad, horrible, no good idea!
Why didn't I trust my planner?
And since I use a fairly small planner and a flexible but needs-based planning style, I can carry my plans anywhere while planning for all aspects of vacation planning.
The small notebook was just a complete mess. I couldn't keep track of my thoughts.
So I scratched the temporary planner idea and reverted to what I normally do.
I used my planner exactly like I always have used it.
Need a shopping list before the trip?
Put it in the shopping list section. (For me, that's part of my dashboard.)
Need to know what to pack for the day trip to the beach during the vacation?
Put it on that day's prep list. (In the photo, the upper left hand corner of the right page.)
Need to make a packing list?
That goes in your Projects section.
On your monthly calendar for travel dates and important times, like your flight time. On your daily plan for your less critical times - and the times on your monthly - like the time of your dinner reservation or Fast Pass. (In the photo, the upper right hand corner of the left page.)
After all, vacation plans are not really different than planning for the work week or the first week of school.
Confused about where I am putting stuff and why?
Read the two previous posts about the daily plan and about lists!
Finally, get a bigger bag to carry your planner on vacation. It's totally worth it!
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