2020 Planner Review: Where To Next?

2020 Planner Review: Where To Next?

Your next adventure is just a few pages away

I have long given up on journals. “It’s too much work,” I’d often tell myself. Yet year after year, I always find myself carrying a new one even though I don’t have use for them anymore.

2020 Planner Review: Where To Next?
2020 Planner Review: Where To Next?

Most of these come from friends (who apparently assume that I want a journal as a gift for the holidays because I am a writer), and then there are some given by a few PR people and my editors, like this Where To Next planner mailed to me by the publisher of this blog (Hi, Melo!) a couple of weeks ago.

World Map inside Where to Nxt Planner 2020
World Map inside Where to Nxt Planner 2020

It’s as straightforward as most planners go: a 15 x 21 cm notebook bound by a brown leatherette cover. The undated planner features the usual necessities like calendars and weekly and monthly spreads, as well as an interactive page where you write your own life story. Got a bucket list for this year? Write it down here, too.

Travel Bucket List
Travel Bucket List

What’s really interesting about this little piece of bundled paper, though, is that inside its pages, real people tell real stories of what the word “home” means for them, including features from Clara Benin, Hannah Reyes Morales, and Javi Cang.

How to start a friendly small talk with a fellow traveler?
How to start a friendly small talk with a fellow traveler?

“If you could only take away one thing, we hope it would be this: home is never just a place. It is a space where you can take off your shoes and dance to your favorite song. It is in the company of the people who listen to your stories and understand you to the core. It is in the time you spend nurturing the dreams that matter to you most,” the product description on the WTN Planner website reads.

Word of the Year
Word of the Year

For me, it’s a striking memento: one that reminds you of the beauty of moving, of finding peace in the unknown and making a home where there previously wasn’t one.

81 Provinces of the Philippines Checklist
81 Provinces of the Philippines Checklist

The WTN team took their time to collect tips on how to mindfully travel, as well as list small talk questions for travelers. They also included a “scratch map” of provinces in the Philippines and countries you can strike out or color as a keepsake and a reminder of where you’ve been to before.

One of the best travel planners for 2020
One of the best travel planners for 2020

For every planner purchased, 5 percent of the profit will go to projects of the Aeta communities in Yangil & Botolan, Zambales.

The Where to Next 2020 Planner is available online for P730. For more information, log on to Where to Next’s Facebook page.

Searching for the best hotels and affordable flights? Check out our complete list of affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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Also read: Best Gift Ideas: Must-Have Planners For 2020

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