Bucket Journals were created to help turn your bucket list dreams into experiences, and then use those experiences to create lifelong memories. We craft these journals to help you discover, plan, and journal about your adventures.
How Does a Bucket Journal Make Memories?
Memories are made when you journal about your experiences. Often, our busy life gets in the way of recording those experiences and we lose the details. We craft Bucket Journals so you can look back in the coming years and have a journal full of memories about all the cool things you did when you were out living life.
What Information Do We Provide About Each Destination?
Be sure to take a look at the product page for the journal you are purchasing. We always provide photos of the interior pages. We don’t want you to have any surprises!
The name, city, and county.
The URL to do some research about the destination.
The phone number for the destination.
Space for you to add the address, hours of operation, etc.
A notes section for interesting things you find while you plan your trip.
Most journals have a budget section for each destination so you can note the admission price and refund policy.
All overnight destinations have an additional page that lets you journal about your adventure.
All Day-Use destinations have a section for you to journal about the best parts of your day out exploring.
How are State and National Park Bucket Journals laid out?
We take a state and separate it into regions, based on counties. This allows you to choose a region and then see what attractions are in the vicinity you are planning to visit. Inside of the regional sections the parks are divided by overnight, day-use, and historic districts (if applicable). Each type is then alphabetized by city and county.
Are There Maps in a Bucket Journal?
No, we do not provide detailed maps about the locations. Most State Park Bucket Journals have a state map in the front of the journal. Each section is separated by regions and counties. Many state and national parks have their own smartphone app that acts as a terrific companion to your journal.
We are in the process of creating Google Maps for each of our Bucket Journals to help you plan your trip and get around to each destination. Look for information on the product page. These will be updated with links as the maps are created.
Why Don't We Provide All the Information About the Destinations?
We don't give you all the information because we want YOU to discover the fun things to do at each location. How boring to be told by us what you should visit! We do provide plenty of space for discovery, writing what you find, and checkboxes to suggest some of the things that you might find there.
Is a Bucket Journal a Travel Guide?
No, bucket journals are travel planners and journals. What’s the difference? A travel guide gives you all the information about a destination, a bucket journal helps you research and plan what you want to see there. It lets you create your own adventure.
How to Decide if a Bucket Journal is Right For You
A bucket journal is for you if:
You enjoy researching a destination before you go there.
You like to journal (or like the idea of journaling) about your trips.
You want a place to record your memories and be able to share them with friends and family in the future.
You have a personal, couple, or family, bucket list about this topic and want to keep track of the progress you are making.
A bucket journal is not for you if:
You think journaling is a waste of time.
You want specific details about the destination all laid out for you.
You want maps of each location.