It’s that time of year: ATV, aka After The Vacation. Perhaps you are so worn out that you need a post-vacation vacation or maybe you’re drowning in too many photos. In the past few years, I’ve shared my system for managing the influx of summer memories:
In this post, I’ve asked the Simple Scrapper team to offer additional ideas for scrapbooking your travels!
18 Ideas for Scrapbooking Your Vacation
Jennifer Wilson (that’s me!) says: Mini books and journals are the perfect portable size for documenting your journey on-the-go. These days, there are even super tiny printers you can tote along!
Jean Manis says: Use coordinated products from a single manufacturer, (in this case October Afternoon), with computer-generated journaling to easily document vacation highlights.
Valerie Mangan says: Use a map of your road trip destination as background paper and for making embellishments.
Ronnie Crowley says: Create a front page for your album or photo book with extra photos you don’t want to part with.
Amy Kingsford says: Don’t forget that your day trips and “stay-cations” are also important to capture. I use my “Places We Go” album to record everything from our backyard camping trips to photo walks.
Valerie Mangan says: List style journaling is quick and easy and a great prompt for pages once you get home.
Sue Althouse says: Consider a non-chronological approach when scrapping a trip.
Pam Lozano says: Incorporate tickets and passes into the design of your layout.
Sue Althouse says: Remember to take pictures of signs and historic markers on the trip. They will help you remember details later, or better yet, serve as the journaling.
Aimee Maddern says: Use small memorabilia like smashed pennies as embellishments in your travel scrapbooking.
Aimee Maddern says: Large-sized SMASH books work great for an extended road trip.
Ronnie Crowley says: Keep a record of motels by collecting their business cards. To keep a record in my trip album I scan these cards and add them to the layouts.
Jennifer Wilson says: Use colorful tourism magazines and brochures to add variety and additional interest to your vacation scrapbook album.
Pam Lozano says: Summarizing your trip using the numbers involved is a quick way to recap and record all those little details you’ll soon forget.
Margrethe Aas Johnsen says: Create a page using only the photos you snapped with your camera phone, for a consistent look.
Jess Forster says: Get out from behind the camera. Don’t be afraid to ask others to take photos of you with your family.
Julie Aldridge says: Reproduce authentic, in-the-moment feelings by bringing a journal with you on your travels to record your experiences as they happen. When you get back, scan and print a copy of your writing to put directly into your scrapbook.
Jean Manis says: Record the details of your day’s itinerary each day – restaurant names, sites seen, sections of a city – so that “at a glance” pages of your trip can be easily created once you’re back home.
I love scrapbooking travel because it is not open-ended; there is a specific beginning and end, making it easier to wrap your brain around the page or project. Do you have any tips for documenting adventures?