2017 Planners for Travelers

It won’t be long before 2016 bids adieu. For compulsive “journalers” such as myself, that’s enough reason to start mapping out 2017 by picking a new planner. There’s a mountain of choices out there, from online shops to your favorite bookstores. To help you narrow down your choices, pick a keyword that best describes your personality and life goals. In my case, the operative word is: traveler. Here are 10 to choose from.

1. Navi: Your Life Navigator, ₱598

This has been my planner of choice for the last two years, but I prefer customizing the pages on my own. I would cover up the featured destinations with my own scrapbook of travel inspiration, and I replaced the pre-chosen “things to do” list with my own.

• Measurements: 8 x 5.75 x .5in
• Hardbound cover
• Etched world map on the cover design
• Travel tips
• Worksheets such as bucket list, pre-trip checklist, and goals list
• Complete monthly calendar
• Weekly horizontal page on the left, and blank note page on the right
• Suggested international destinations featured every month
• Free booklet of shopping and discount coupons worth P25,000

Where to buy: National Bookstore, Fully Booked, Page One, and online at ilovebdj.com

2. kikki.K Personal Planner, $79.95-$89.95

International brand kikki.K makes the cutest stationery products, including customizable planners that come in different designs.

• Measurements: 240 x 200 x 40mm
• 6-ring binder
• Customizable tabs and fillers
• Internal pockets for your credit cards, business cards, notepads, and other keepsakes
• Mini “To Do” and “Enjoy Today” pads
• 18-month perpetual calendar, which means you can start any time of the year
• Sticker sheets
• Comes in minimalist and polkadot cover designs

Where to buy: Online at kikki-k.com. Click here for international stores.

3. Moleskine Classic Planner, starts at ₱1,025 (small)

I wonder if the descendants of Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway know that they are Moleskine’s unofficial endorsers. This notebook brand markets these legendary artists and thinkers as loyal users of their pocket-sized travel journals for their sketches, notes, stories, and ideas before they became famous. But I’m gullible. I used these planners as my travel companion for several years, and I’m thinking of going back to my weekly Moleskin.

• Measurements: 5 x 8.25in (for large)
• Comes in daily, weekly, and monthly page options
• Available in hard or soft cover
• Comes in different sizes
• Inner paper pocket
• If you’re looking for something more artsy or pop culture, try their limited-edition character planners, such as Peanuts, Harry Potter, The Little Prince, and Lego.

Where to buy: Fully Booked, Powerbooks, National Bookstore, and online at moleskine.com

4. Keepsake Planner, ₱545

Created by Philippine-based stationery brand Filed, Keepsake is the latest to join the planner mania, and it has appealing millennial ingredients, such as calligraphy, inspirational quotes, and a bucket list.

• Measurements: 7.5 x 5.25 x .75in
• Journal type
• Bucket list
• Monthly inspirational quotes in calligraphy art form
• You may purchase the one with a sleeve for ₱645.
• Undated, so it can be used any time
• Monthly and weekly spread

Where to buy: Online at filed.com.ph

5. Papemelroti Pocket Planner, ₱20

If you’re not the type to keep an extensive planner and you just need something basic to help you keep track of the dates, this one’s for you.

• Measurements: 4 x 5.75in
• Monthly calendar layout
• Environment-friendly, recycled paper
• 6 cover designs to choose from (more to come)

Where to buy: Click here for a list of Papemelroti branches in the Philippines. Also available online at papemelroti.com.

6. Lonely Planet “Plan An Adventure” Planner, ₱779 or $14.99

If you’re a fan of Lonely Planet magazine and guidebooks, then this planner makes a great addition to your bookshelf.

• Hardbound and large format
• Weekly horizontal format
• Features vibrant travel photos by Lonely Planet’s top photographers
• Plenty of space for notes, ideas, and to-do lists
• National holidays, festivals, and travel events are listed throughout the planner.

Where to buy: National Bookstore and online at lonelyplanet.com

7. BDJ Petit Planner, ₱320

The pocket-sized, kawaii version of the bestselling Belle De Jour Power Planner, the BDJ Petit Planner makes a great travel buddy.

• Measurements: 4.17 x 5.51 in
• Pocket-sized
• Monthly calendar pages
• Plastic zippered pocket to carry your travel keepsakes and wallet essentials
• Extra pages for notes, ideas, and bucket lists

Where to buy: National Bookstore, Fully Booked, Page One, and online at ilovebdj.com

8. Where To Next, ₱595

Created by Filipino adventurers, this planner chronicles their travel photographs and journeys. In between their stories are interactive pages for you to fill with your own.

• Measurements: 148 x 120 mm when folded and 297 x 210 mm when spread
• 13 dateless months and 13 chapters of “Lessons on the Road”
• Bucketlist of Philippine and Southeast Asian destinations
• Vacation ;eave list
• Journal entries on passion and purpose
• Games for the road
• Backpacker’s checklist

Where to buy: Online at wheretonext.ph. Click here for partner stores.

9. Wrangler Travel Planner, free with a minimum purchase

The most fashionable of this list, the Wrangler Travel Planner was launched in collaboration with the brand’s #TrueWanderers project, where they encourage millennials to buy the perfect denim ensembles for their Instagram-worthy travel photos.

• Lightweight
• Stylish design and pages filled with fashion editorial photos
• Pre-trip checklist
• Free with a minimum purchase of ₱3,000 for VIP cardholders and ₱4,000 for non-VIP cardholders. Must be regular-priced items

Where to buy: Click here for a list of Wrangler stores in the Philippines.

10. Cavallini Weekly Planner, $14.95

There are nine vintage cover designs to choose from, some of which feature travel destinations such as San Francisco, Paris, and New York.

• Measurements: 4” x 6”
• Light and pocket-sized
• Weekly layout with monthly calendars
• City transit maps of London, Paris, and New York
• Sections for notes and addresses

Where to buy: Online at cavallini.com and via Amazon.

Photos from fb.com/wranglerPH, cavallini.com, filed.com,ph, ilovebdj.com, kikki-k.com, lonelyplanet.com, moleskine.com, papemelroti.com, and wheretonext.ph

Editor’s note:
Originally published on November 3, 2016, this post was updated on Dec. 5 to include items #8-10.