If you love to travel, you can share your memories best when you take the time to create a travel scrapbook. For scrapbook enthusiasts, memorializing a trip in a travel scrapbook can be almost as fun as the vacation or getaway itself.
For people who take a lot of pictures on vacation, a travel scrapbook provides the permanent home for photos. How many times have you downloaded dozens of photos to your computer only to forget about them once it’s done? With a travel scrapbook, you create a permanent representation of your trip that can serve as a self-guided tour for friends and family members.
Creating a travel scrapbook is a fun project. Most people find that a chronological “tour” of their trip makes the most sense. Others like to start their book with the basics about the location and geography of their destination. No matter how you decide to begin your story, once you’ve completed your scrapbook you’ll have something to share that will spark those fantastic memories for years to come.
Travel Scrapbook Tips
One scrapbook enthusiast who likes to share her stories with our team told us that, when her children were young, she would give each of them a three ring binder with pockets and sleeves inside before they would leave for a family vacation. She would start them off with a map or other information about their destination, and along the way, the kids would pick up things like brochures or napkins or post cards and tuck them in the sleeves. By the time the trip was over, the kids had nice memory books from the trip, the parents took care of the photos, and each child contributed different items from their own collection for a big travel scrapbook.
When you approach your vacations or family weddings and events with plans for documenting the occasion with a travel scrapbook, it becomes easier to remember to stop and take the family photo in front of the giant dinosaur statue or the “Welcome to Florida” sign. If you have children who grumble every time you point the lens in their direction, you’ll soon solve that problem when they realize that those pictures count!
With digital photography, it has become easy to snap dozens of photos and movies. Some people spend their entire vacation looking through a lens. What happens when they get home? They download dozens of photos to the computer, and then forget about them!
If your computer crashes, what happens to your photographs? Sometimes they are lost forever. With a scrapbook, you can showcase your best photos with a print, and delete all the rest. You’ll find your computer operates faster without all those photo files. Some people include a disk with all the photos in a pocket inside their travel scrapbook. That’s an excellent way to keep everything together in one place.
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