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How To Make Your Own Travel Journal/Memory Book

A new week means some new blog posts! I hope everyone is staying safe/healthy and enjoyed the weekend at home. What have you been up to to keep busy, or have you taken up any new hobbies?

One thing I have been working on a little bit is my travel memory book. I started this a month or two ago, so I had quite a bit done, but I needed to add a few more photos from my February trips. Anyway, I felt like this was the perfect time to share what I used and how I made my travel memory book.

SUPPLIES

Book or journal: I used more of a guided book specific toward travel. It says “Let’s Go On An Adventure” on the front. I wasn’t able to find it online, but there are lots of adventure/travel specific books you can use, or you can use any other book/notebook you like! I included a photo of my book below.

Photos: I used a mix of photos I printed out at CVS and photos I printed out on my HP Sprocket. I highly recommend a Sprocket if you will be printing out a lot of different photos or have uses for it other than just the memory book. It prints tiny photos that can be a sticker or just a regular photo. Using them as stickers makes it super easy to design pages. I also use Polaroid photos that I took on my Instax Mini, which is another fun way to document trips.

Tape: I used tape for my memory book because that is what I had on hand, but you can definitely get other kinds of adhesive stickers and tapes on Amazon or at a craft store.

Stickers: For some reason I always have stickers around, so I used what I had on hand. Some of my favorite stickers to use are more travel related, but I also used some food and nature stickers! I also added some stickers that I got as souvenirs.

Postcards, receipts, tickets, souvenirs, prints, etc.: Anything you collect during your trips is great to add to your memory book! I had some postcards, tickets, and receipts from some of the parks we visited to add to my memory book.

Pens, markers, or anything to write with: I just used some normal colorful pens to write out different things on the pages. Markers are a great option too if the pages are thicker. Some of the things I wrote out were destinations, trip dates, who I traveled with, my favorite sights/eats/drinks, etc.

After you gather your book and supplies, you can get started! It is really up to you how you design your memory book, but I do have a couple tips. I think these would have helped me out with just the overall design and layout of the pages.

TIPS/TRICKS

  1. This one might be obvious, but organize your book in chronological order.
  2. Decide in advance how many pages you will need for each trip (longer trips may need 2-3 pages, while some trips will only need 1 page)
  3. Create a layout for the pages before actually putting anything on the pages (I made this mistake on a few pages). You will have less blank space this way and potentially a cuter, more layered look.
  4. Have fun! I don’t get to be super creative very often, so this was the perfect way for me to do so.

Here are a couple pages of mine. My handwriting isn’t great but otherwise I think they are cute.

Happy memory book making to anyone who decides to make one! You can obviously create a memory book for anything, not just travel. I used to make them after each grade level in middle school and high school. Comment below any questions and share some ideas for adding to a travel (or just regular) memory book 🙂

HP Sprocket is linked here in case you want to check it out!

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