6 Steps to the Perfect Travel Vision Board (Free Template!) (2024)

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Creating a travel vision board is a relaxing and honestly just plain fun way to way to visualize your travel dreams for the coming year. It's a tangible reminder of where you are now, where you want to go, what you want to experience, and who you want to become in your travels!

The good news is, vision boards are easier than ever to make digitally!

And to make it even more accessible, I've crafted a customizable travel vision board template using Canva, which you can easily download and use for FREE as your phone background and lock screen.

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Guided travel vision board session (1 hour!)

Every year I host a travel vision board party on Instagram live at @packslight for my 150,000+ followers.

Below is the replay! It's about one hour long and is the guided travel vision board session.

Step 1: Reflect on Your Travel Goals

Before diving into the creation of your vision board, take a moment to reflect on your travel goals from the past year. Did you accomplish them all? Why or why not? Was it budget, confidence, planning? What will you do differently to make sure they happen in the coming year?

And of course, what do you want to manifest? First decide:


Are there experiences or activities you want to have in the coming year? They could be…

  • Countries
  • Cities
  • Activities (steal ideas from my bucket list!)
  • People
  • Events
  • Feelings


Maybe you're yearning in general for a tropical beach getaway, a bustling city escape, or a serene retreat in the mountains.

This is more of the general vibe or energy you want to have next year if you don't have particulars in mind yet!

Step 2: Gather Your Inspiration

Now comes the fun part – gathering inspiration!

Look for images that represent your travel dreams. These can be photos from magazines, online travel blogs, or social media platforms:

  • Pinterest
  • Unsplash
  • Instagram
  • Google

Don't limit yourself to just pictures of destinations; include anything that captures the essence of your desired travel experiences, such as local foods, activities, cultural symbols, or even quotes that resonate with your travel spirit.

Step 3: Use my Free Canva Template!

This is where my Canva template comes into play!

I made it to fit perfectly as your phone's background and lock screen, making your vision board not only beautiful but also constantly accessible. Download the template and start customizing it with your collected images and inspirations. Canva is user-friendly, so you can easily drag and drop your images, resize them, and arrange them aesthetically on the template.

Step 4: Add Personal Touches

Your vision board should be a reflection of your unique travel aspirations. Add personal touches to the template by incorporating your favorite colors, decorative elements, or inspirational quotes.

You can add specific goals or a checklist of destinations to visit in 2024.

These personal touches will make your vision board more meaningful and motivating!

Step 5: Download and Set as Your Phone Background

Once you're happy with your creation, download the vision board from Canva. Then, set it as your phone's background and lock screen.

This way, every time you check your phone, you'll be reminded of your travel goals, keeping them top of mind as you plan and prepare for your adventures.

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Step 6: Take Action

While a vision board is a fantastic tool for inspiration, the real magic happens when you start taking steps towards your travel goals.

Begin researching your desired destinations, start saving money, look into travel deals, and perhaps learn a bit of the local language. Every small action brings you closer to turning your travel dreams into reality.

It's more than just a collection of pretty images; it's a roadmap to your dream destinations and experiences. It serves as a daily reminder of your aspirations and motivates you to turn those dreams into reality.

By using the Canva template I've provided, you can easily create a personalized, inspiring, and visually appealing travel vision board for 2024.

So, start dreaming, get creative, and let your vision board guide you to incredible adventures in the coming year!

Should you update your vision board throughout the year?

Don't update your vision board unless 1) Your goals change, or 2) You accomplish your goals and want to add more of them!

What's a good app to make a vision board?

Canva – I have an entirely FREE cellphone lock screen template you can borrow to make yours too!

Gabby Beckford

Gabby is a multi-awardwinning creator. She is a full-time travel influencer, Gen Z travel marketing expert, and public speaker. You'll find her featured in the likes of Good Morning America, National Geographic, CNNTravel, Forbes, Travel+Leisure, and even the TEDx stage.

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