Planning a vacation is stressful enough without having to worry about keeping track of all the details. You’re going to be visiting new places and meeting new people, and you’ll want to remember all of those experiences when you get home. Luckily, scrapbooking can help you keep all your trip details organized in one place so you don’t forget anything once it’s all over. 

Scrapbooking is a fantastic way to build on travel memories because of the visual nature of scrapbook pages. You won’t just have names and dates – you’ll also have all the photos, stickers, ticket stubs and other mementoes that allow for a more interactive memory process. This is an amazing way to document memorable experiences and keep them as a standalone pieces of art. 

Travel scrapbooks are a great way for you and your friends to look back on the crazy adventures you’ll have together. It’s an art form that can preserve memories forever. 

We understand that some people may feel more comfortable with technology than cutting and pasting paper. But if you want to create an awesome scrapbook as a unique gift or personal keepsake from your trip with friends, here are some helpful tips:


1. Keep track of where you’re going and when

The first thing you’ll want to do is decide what type of scrapbooking system works best for you. If you’re new to scrapbooking, you might want to start with a standard 12” x 12” scrapbook that has plenty of room to add any type of travel-themed item. 

If you’re an experienced scrapbooker, you can always create a custom system that perfectly suits your needs. Once you have your scrapbook setup, you’ll want to add any information you might need. This includes details about the trip, like where you’re going, when you’re leaving, and any special events or activities that are taking place during your stay.

2. Record the places you visited

On the first few pages of your travel scrapbook, you’ll want to make sure you keep track of the places you visit. You can use a simple index card system to create a card for each location, which you can then add to your scrapbook. 

For example, if you visit the Eiffel Tower during your trip, you can create a card for the Eiffel Tower, write down the date of your visit, and even add a photo to help remind you of that moment. Then, you can add the card to your scrapbook, either on the travel scrapbook page where you’re keeping track of your trip details or on the page with your Eiffel Tower photo. 

Index cards are great for this type of system because they’re small and easy to add to your scrapbook pages. Plus, you can separate different types of information, such as your trip details and places you’ve visited, using different colours or symbols to make it easier to keep everything straight.

3. Take photos 

If you’re visiting a place that has lots of photo opportunities, you might be tempted to focus just on taking polaroid pictures and not adding any other travel-themed items to your scrapbook. However, adding photos to a scrapbook allows you to relive the experience differently. 

For example, if you’re visiting a beautiful beach, you can add photos that show the sand, the water, and the view from where you’re standing. This allows you to relive the experience without having to go back to the beach again. 

If you’re taking photos during your travels, you can also combine them with bullet journaling and other types of travel-themed items to create a photo scrapbook that is easy to flip through and full of memories.

4. Organize before you scrap

First things first — organize your photos. If you plan to physically put them in a scrapbook, you’ll want to sort them by theme or subject matter. If you’re going to use digital scrapbooking software, however, you don’t need to worry about that. 

Organizing your photos can help you find the right ones quickly, and you’ll have a better idea of where to put them once you start scrapbooking. This will make it easier to find the right photos later on if you need to add more to a page. Plus, the photos will be in the right place when you’re ready to bind everything together.

5. Layouts are key

Once you have your photos organized, it’s time to start putting them into layouts. Scrapbooking layouts are like a puzzle pieces — they create a flow and cohesiveness throughout the pages of your book. 

Once you have a few photos selected for a given page, you’ll want to figure out the best way to layout your pages. You can either work from a pre-made layout or create your own layouts from scratch. If you want to create your own layouts, it’s important to consider the flow of images from page to page — especially if you’re going to physically put the scrapbook together. 

You want the pages to be consistent and flow seamlessly from one to the next. This can create a more professional look and also help you select and edit photos to tell a better story.

6. Create a travelogue or diary scrapbook

If you want to record your entire road trip in a single scrapbook, you can use your scrapbook as a travelogue or a diary. This type of scrapbooking system is great for those who want to keep track of every experience, but don’t feel like they have enough room in a 12” x 12” scrapbook. 

For example, if you’re going to be staying in one city for a long time, you may want to create a travelogue scrapbook for your stay. While a travelogue scrapbook may not be as visually stunning as a regular scrapbook, it allows you to keep all your memories in one place without worrying about running out of room. Plus, a travelogue scrapbook is a great way to look back on your trip and see how your experiences have changed over time.

7. Choose cohesive colours and fonts

Once you’re ready to add photos and travel journal entries to your scrapbook, you’ll want to make sure you choose the right colours and fonts. Make sure your scrapbook is cohesive, and that everything looks like it belongs together. You can choose the colours of your travelling photos and journal entries by adding colour swatches to your layout.


Wrapping Up

Travel scrapbooking is a great way to preserve memories and create a unique art piece to look back on. It’s also fun to do with friends, which can make it a great group activity. 

The visual nature of scrapbooking allows you to relive your experiences in a new way, and you can use a wide range of travel-themed items to help you remember everything that happened during your trip. So, next time you go on a big trip, use these travel scrapbook ideas to help you keep track of all the details and create memories that last a lifetime.