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Nautical Bullet Journal Set Up In Traveler's Notebook

by Guest Blogger 21 Apr 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone! It is Erin Floto from Erin Floto Designs here (@erinflotodesigns on all social media). I’ve seen so many posts all over the place asking about Traveler’s Notebooks and I’ve created a few of the classic bullet journal spreads that can assist you with your TN set ups! For this set up, I’ve decided to go with a nautical theme because this feels like a theme that can be done all year round! I even created a printable coloring page with a nautical theme for you all to enjoy! 

Recommended Bullet Journaling Supplies:

  • Archer and Olive Traveler’s Notebook - I love using all sorts of mediums and there is very little ghosting or bleeding in these bright white (or kraft or blackout or rainbow) 160 gsm notebooks 
  • Pens, Pencil and Ruler - These are always my core materials when creating anything in my bullet journals
  • Paper Pad and Washi Tape - Brings a little bit of spice and scrapbook-like feel to the pages
  • Creativity - Always recommended by me :)

You can use my affiliate code on Archer and Olive’s website for a 10% discount. The code is EFD10. 

Creating A Monthly Spread

The first page for me is always my month page. For this set up, I decided to do a one page calendar and create a very scrapbook-like page and layering . If you wanted, this can also be transformed into a two-page calendar spread. For me, the one page was enough and the 4x3 box squares were just enough to write in and also allowed me to incorporate a goals section at the end of the calendar. I used a paper pad and Archer and Olive washi tape from the December subscription box and they pair beautifully together!

[Image Credit @erinflotodesigns]


Daily Journaling

The next spread I included in this TN set up is a journaling spread. I love daily journaling and you can find tons of prompts all around the internet. I have been incorporating a lot of wellness prompts into my wellness journal lately. One of the things that I would definitely include in my journaling is photos once I complete my journaling prompt for the day. I am always taking pictures of things I am working on or my pets so it would be a lovely memento to end the day with. 

[Image Credit: @erinflotodesigns]


Weekly Set Up

For this set up, I’ve completed four different types of weekly set ups to show just how much variation can be used, even in a smaller Traveler’s Notebook. I used a classic horizontal weekly and found that 9 spaces down for each day (with one space on the top and bottom) gives an even amount of space to each day. I wanted to add a little bit of the theme, so instead, I put the weekend together in one space and added a big quote from the paper pad. 

[Image Credit: @erinflotodesigns]

The next weekly is the Alastair Method. This is one of my favorite types of weekly spreads because it is so simple to set up, it is great for recurring tasks in your week, and in this case, it is the perfect size for a Traveler’s Notebook. Often when I do this set up in my regular bullet journal, it feels like there is too much room to write my tasks. Since I use a lot of shorthand and codes in my bullet journal, I really don’t need that much space so that set up works much better in a TN for me. I also included a priority tasks section and a coral pattern to bring in the theme on the next page. 

[Image Credit: @erinflotodesigns]

In the next weekly spread, I decided that I should show that you can also have variety in your weekly spread depending on how busy your days are. For me, the first part of my week (Monday - Wednesday), tends to be extremely busy and I need more space to write all of my tasks. However, the second half of my week, I am starting to attempt to relax and don’t need as much space. If you wanted even spaces, however, the top can look exactly like the bottom and you could even add a notes or events section. 

[Image Credit: @erinflotodesigns]

The last weekly I put together includes the printable that I created just for you! This is sized for a Traveler’s Notebook because I find that doodling and coloring pages can be so helpful for my mental health. I thought it was the perfect thing to pair with this condensed weekly that also includes a habit tracker section!

[Image Credit: @erinflotodesigns]


I hope that this post has been a source of inspiration for you in your own Traveler’s Notebook! Tag me @erinflotodesigns and @archerandolive to share your inspiration with us! If you are interested in a chance to be featured on our community page, tag your photo with #shareao

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