How to create a travel vision board to inspire you

At the start of the year, most people like to set goals for themselves or update their bucket lists. I am a very enthusiastic about both – to dream dreams is always a fun activity! Many people make use of a vision board to remind them regularly of their goals or bucket list items. Creating a travel vision board is one way to make sure you always keep your travel dreams alive!

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What is a travel vision board?

A vision board is a concept that has become well known after the book, The Secret, came out a few years ago. It was not a new idea, but this book made it a buzz word.

A vision board is usually a poster board with pictures of what you want to do or achieve. Some people do a vision board for a particular period, such as a year, while others do one for their longer-term wishlist items. For me, when it is focused on a shorter period, it becomes almost like a goal board, while the lifetime board is akin to a bucket list board.

A vision board visualise your dreams or goals. A vision board for travel is a board with pictures of places you would like to visit or things you would like to do.

Travel vision board pin

The purpose of a vision board for travel

There are several reasons to create a vision board for travel:

  • Putting the vision board in a place that you see daily, it will always remind you of the places you want to visit. This can be a huge motivation when you need to save for a trip or take other actions to make the trips happen!
  • When creating your board, choose the places and attractions you want to visit. This helps you clarify which destinations and attractions are a priority for you.
  • Creating a vision board for travel is also a lot of fun! It requires you dream of places to see and things to do, which requires creativity and is fun!

 

What should be on a vision board for travel?

Your vision board should reflect your travel dreams and desires. It should reflect your personality – you can be as creative as you like! You can include pictures of destinations you want to visit, attractions you want to see or inspirational quotes! Anything goes. You need to create a board that will inspire you and keep you motivated, and you know best what type of content will achieve this.

 

Ways to create a travel vision board

Again, there are many ways to create a vision board for travel. Here are some options:

  • You can create a physical vision board for travel by cutting out pictures of places you would like to visit from magazines or newspapers. You can also print photos from blogs and Instagram. Add quotes and messages to inspire you. Pin these to a corkboard or paste them on a large cardboard and then put it on a wall.
  • Many people create a Pinterest board as their vision board. I also have one! I do not think it serves the purpose of such a board that well as I have to go to Pinterest and click on the board to view it. Seeing your board quickly and often makes Pinterest a better option for creating your bucket list which can be updated once in a while.
  • You can also create a travel vision board picture using your computer and the internet. This is easy to do using PicMonkey or Canva.

 

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Tutorial to make a travel vision board in Canva

Ideal places to keep your travel vision board

If you don’t see your vision board often and easily, it will not serve its purpose. If you create a physical board, hang it in your bedroom or study area where you can see it whenever you get up in the morning or when you look up from working at your desk.

Some people create their vision boards for travel on a page in their planners or diaries. That way, they can see it daily as they use their planners or diaries.

If you are going the digital route, save it as your wallpaper on your laptop, desktop, tablet and phone. Make sure it is visible in as many places as possible to ensure the best success possible. The nice thing about the digital version is that you can even use it as a wallpaper on your work computer – no one will even know what you are staring at when you are looking at your computer screen!

You can put your travel vision board anywhere – just make sure it is some place you see it often!

I like vision boards because they are flexible tools to be used in any way that you desire!

Have you ever created a vision board? What about one for travel? Did it inspire you to take action to make your dreams happen? Do you prefer a physical vision board or a digital one?

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28 thoughts on “How to create a travel vision board to inspire you”

  1. This is a great idea. Too often we bounce between ideas for various travel destinations. Sometimes we forget that we wanted to visit a certain locale, and make plans for a less desired destination. This would help keep us on track.

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  2. Definitely a great idea! I always just sort of have vague ideas of where I want to go and have trouble planning but this would be a great thing for me to put together.

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  3. Not a bad idea. They say that it’s easy to achieve something if you already have it in your mind. It probably helps looking at it often, in order to stay organized and focused. Thanks for a tip!

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  4. Interesting idea. I have not done this about my travels, but I did a management course once where did something similar about our life goals. It was so much fun but at the same time cleared my visions of the future. I´m sure same works with travelling plans.

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  5. What an interesting concept! I must admit I could never get the idea of vision boards. And with travel especially I’m more of anI-want-to-see-everywhere-and-everywhere-is-interesting kind of person. But I appreciate getting a glimpse of this philosophy. 🙂

    Happy continued travels!
    C

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    • Carola, I also want to see everything and go everywhere! But what I like about the vision board is prioritising destinations that I want to see first!

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  6. We used to make vision boards all the time for different subjects in school, I don’t know why I haven’t thought of making one for travel yet!
    I think we’re so used to technology these days that with the likes of Pinterest vision boards aren’t seen as necessary. But after reading this I think I might crack out the scissors and glue and get creative.

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    • Rhiannon, for me the benefit is having it as wallpaper or screensaver – this reminds me constantly of my travel priorities.

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  7. Great idea and great tutorial for canva! I didn’t read The Secret so at first I didn’t even know what a Travel Vision board was… but I really think it can be fun to make one. Then again, do you really need a travel Vision board? I still want to see so many places that I don’t have a wishlist, I decide spontaneously where my next travel itinerary will be, and sometimes it’s a country or a city I didn’t even think of in the first place. What do you think?

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    • Ariane, I think for those of us working full-time, we need to prioritize our travels more due to limited vacation and travel time. But even if you travel full-time, you must have some idea of where you want to go first for any given year?

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  8. Thanks for the inspiring article.

    All I can do is add the miracle question: “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”

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