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Some Ideas for Travel Scrapbooking

Summertime is fast upon us, and before you know it'll be time to take that family vacation. Whether you're planning on taking a cross-country road trip or planning on staying a little closer to home, there's no better way to remember the experience than with a little bit of travel scrapbooking. Your trip will dictate where your scrapbook will go, but here are a few ideas to springboard your project.

Road trip scrapbooking

  • If you're traveling with your family this summer, it might be fun to pick up an inexpensive road map and use it to kick off your scrapbook. Cut out a portion of the map and highlight your route. You could also mark off any interesting stops you took along the way. If you took a long trip, you might stretch this out over the first few pages!

  • No travel scrapbooking project is complete without the perfect scrapbook. Find something that looks like it's been traveling just as much as you have. If you aren't using a map inside the scrapbook, you could always use a scrapbook that looks like a map!

  • The organization of the scrapbook is really up to you, but there are a few ways you could go with it. If you've taken a long trip, it might be fun to organize the pictures chronologically. That way, your scrapbook can tell the story of the trip. However, if you're going with the map idea, you could always organize your scrapbook geographically. That way, your memories can also double as a teaching tool.

  • It might be fun to have each member of your family write a little paragraph about their favorite part of the trip. You can include these little blurbs next to the pictures they describe. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words— but there's nothing saying you can't throw a few extra words in there, too. Sometimes a memory can pick up on something that the camera didn't! Thoughts like that can turn your travel scrapbooking project into something really special.

Wherever you go, and whatever you do, the opportunities are endless. As your trip progresses, try to hang on to little mementos that you can stick in your scrapbook. You can use ticket stubs, hotel napkins, amusement park wristbands, travel brochures, and anything else you can think of. So as you take your trip, be sure to keep your travel scrapbooking project in mind! That way you'll have plenty of memories to include.

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