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How To Create An Inspiring Travel Vision Board

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Majestic mountains, sun-bleached beaches, and vibrant cultures are places many have been yearning to visit over the years. Creating a travel vision board is ideal for fueling that wanderlust while optimistically planning future travels.

A new year vision board is a great way to plan for upcoming vacations and attain your travel dreams. Involve each family member to enhance the excitement about forthcoming vacations, bucket list destinations, and travel dreams. This article will walk you through how to make an inspiring Travel Vision Board to help you attain your travel goals.

What Is A Travel Vision Board

A travel vision board highlights your travel dreams and travel goals. The biggest goal of a vision travel board is to inspire you. The board should inspire you to create changes in your life to help you reach your goals. Whether it is to encourage saving more money by cracking down on a budget, pursuing a new hobby, or insisting that you use those PTO days. 

The vision board should uplift you with motivational quotes and help provide a positive boost. It should constantly reinforce that determination to reach those dreams.

Travel Vision Board example

A travel vision board can be utilized in many ways. The first is that it can be constructed for a single vacation by highlighting attractions, experiences, and places you wish to visit. Not only is it helpful in vacation planning, but it ignites a spark of excitement for the upcoming trip each time you see it.

Travel vision boards can be places you wish to visit within a year or five years. There is no right or wrong way to create a vision board; you have to pick one that is right for you! While some people like to shoot for stars with their travel dreams, I want to keep things a little more down to earth with attainable destinations.

Nothing says you can’t have more than one travel vision board, either. I often create one for each trip we go on, in addition to having a bucket list board.

While you may feel like your travel vision boards look like the one below, don’t let the year slip by without creating one to spark your sense of adventure.

2021 Trave Vision Board

Why Put Together A Vision Travel Board

There are many purposes for creating a travel vision board. While it may seem pointless or not worth the effort, it is quite the motivator. Don’t underestimate the power of a vision board.

Take into consideration the law of attraction. The law of attraction suggests that positive thoughts bring positive results into a person’s life, while negative thoughts bring adverse outcomes. Therefore, having a positive outlook on travel makes it more likely to have positive results.

By putting together a travel bucket list, you prioritize destinations that are a must to visit. This way, if an opportunity arises to take a trip of a lifetime, you have a starting point of where you want to go.

Vision boards for travel come in handy for travel planning. Here is a perfect example; while planning a vacation, it was too early to make reservations for a particular attraction. A few months passed, and glancing at my travel vision board reminded me to make those reservations. It gave me a quick adrenaline boost knowing that my vacation was inching closer and closer.

Another purpose is to provoke mindfulness in spending habits. Saving for a dream vacation often takes months or even years to accomplish.Your board will act as a visualization tool that will constantly remind you of your goals.

Vision Board Supplies

Crafting the ideal vision board can be simple or more entailed depending on the type of board you want. While some may rush off to the craft store, others search online vision boards to find digital versions and templates.

The supplies you need for your vision board will depend on the type of vision board your wish to create. While some will opt for the corkboard with their travel photos push pinned in, others may opt for a more scrapbook look by creating a posterboard vision board with craft supplies.

Create your own board

Vision Board Supplies List

  • Poster Board
  • Glue sticks or tape
  • Travel magazines or printed pictures for your board
  • A pair of scissors
  • Motivational quotes
  • Construction paper

Digital Vision Board

For those not looking to get out the magazine clippings and glue, there are many great digital options to download. Many downloads make it easy to plug in your favorite visuals and quotes to create a stunning vision board in a matter of minutes.

The digital versions vision board templates in this post are from CANVA.

How To Choose What To Put On Your Travel Vision Board

Before constructing your vision board, consider what specific goals you wish to accomplish. Is it a travel bucket list full of dream destinations or a goal board highlighting a dream vacation?

While a travel vision board can be a beautiful digital collage of travel images, the reality is it will never manifest to anything unless you have the right mindset. The biggest motivation has to come from within, telling yourself that you will travel, you will save, you will experience this. Then map out how you are going to make that happen.

For instance, if money is tight, maybe your board will consist of budget-friendly destinations with one or two bucket list experiences you will save up to do. Add in one or two powerful inspirational quotes throughout your vision board that will prompt you to save and plan.

Where To Gather Photos

The best part of creating your own vision board is finding the stunning images that inspire you. Choose photographs that are powerful images reflecting the type of travel your desire. If a retreat with friends is part of your travel plans, include group travel photos.

I often include a bigger picture that represents my top priority. For example, if your vacation vision board is a trip to the Northern Lights in Iceland, the most prominent photo should be a clear picture of the night sky with northern lights shining brightly. Then pair it with images of people doing other activities such as swimming in the Blue Lagoon, glacier hiking, or maybe a photo of a particular food you would like to sample.

Iceland Bucket list board

Adding real-world photos such as placing money in a piggy bank or vacation planning will help give a visual cue that these things need to happen first before reaching that vacation goal.

Inspirational images can be found on social media, travel websites, travel blogs, and travel magazines. For free high-quality stock photos and travel visuals, check out the following:





Gathering Travel Quotes 

An important thing on every board is finding travel quotes that will be a source of inspiration. Quotes are a great tool to give you that brief kick in the pants needed to create change.

One of my all-time favorite quotes is, “The trouble is, you think you have time.” Buddha

This quote strikes a chord with me because I will often put off going big trips and opt for shorter weekend trips to keep my travel urges at bay. I constantly tell myself I will go there in a few years when my daughter is older or when I am in better shape. However, the reality is none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Why put off what you could be doing now in hopes of doing it tomorrow.

Here are a few of our favorite inspiring Road Trip Quotes.

Where Should I Place My Travel Vision Board 

For your vision board to fulfill its purpose, it needs to be where you will see it consistently. Depending on the type of board you created, there are various places to have your board.

If your board is digital, consider making it your computer screen or phone background. Digital versions can be printed and placed in planners, on the fridge, or practically anywhere.

mood board for travel

For a poster board or corkboard, a great place to hang it is in your home office or workspace. By the bed or nightstand is another popular spot, as you see it when you wake up in the morning and before bed.

Frame your vision board to place in your living room. By placing it in such a prominent place in my home, I often opt not to watch television and do vacation planning or research.

A unique place to put it is in the laundry room since you will be in there multiple times a week.

Plan A Vision Board Party

Uplift your friends and family with a goal-setting vision board party. These parties work best for those making a physical travel board. Sharing our goals with others is a perfect way to help them manifest, creating a sense of accountability.

Consider utilizing these vision board ideas to help you reach your next trip’s travel goals. They are a powerful tool to help you reach your personal goals. With proper planning, positive energy, and goal setting, the world is your oyster!

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