Happy Tuesday friends! I'm back with another "Tip Tuesday". Today, I'm sharing how I document and record our travels. There are many ways out there, but these are a few that work for us.
I actually use several methods, but each serves its own purpose. And they really all go hand in hand. I have methods for large vacations and simpler ones for small, weekend getaways. Take a look to see how they all come together.
Of course, this is a huge given, taking photos while you're traveling. This is the single most important aspect of documenting, recording, and remembering valuable vacation memories!
The second most important part of documenting our travels are journals. I use these to record our vacation's daily plans, happenings, and details I know I won't remember later. I also include how an experience or setting made us feel! These details come in handy later when creating our vacation photobooks. Though I don't, you could also add in photos, tickets, and other keepsakes with washi tape.
The main way I document our big vacations is to create printed photobooks. These contain info from our journal and many, many photos. I can never choose just a few photos, so this way I am able to incorporate tons of photos into the books without it being big and bulky. These photo books are like a combination of traditional scrapbooks and grandma's photo albums without the thickness or fuss of glue. There are a variety of ways to create photobooks. I use the Project Life App to create my pages, sometimes even as we travel, and print them using Shutterfly. I love the sleek books, and we enjoy leaving them out as coffee table books for us, and even guests, to enjoy!
Since our photobooks do not have any physical items, we have boxes to store memorabilia and keepsakes from big trips. We include things like brochures, playbills, ticket stubs, and train passes. We have a box for each destination we've visited that we have a photobook of.
To save space, I've also thought about taking photos of the memorabilia, incorporating the photos into the photobooks, and throwing away the physical items. It would depend on how much traveling we do in the future as to whether or not we did this. If I did, I would go through the current boxes, throw away what doesn't have distinct meaning to us, and combine everything into one box.
Traditional Scrapbooking & Envelope Pages
For smaller or weekend trips that don't necessitate a full photobook, I create scrapbook pages to put into our yearly scrapbook albums. Sometimes, I also use the Project Life App to document these trips, and print them in 12x12 prints to pop right into the scrapbooks. For keepsakes & memorabilia that I don't use on the pages, I use envelope pages that fit right into my scrapbook albums. I put things like booklets, ticket stubs, and souvenir photos in the pages. The envelopes come in a variety of sizes, but I use 12x12 envelope pages from Becky Higgins/Project Life. You can find them here.
Travel journals help me keep track of our vacations in detail.
Photobooks are my most used method of documenting.
They also make great coffee table books for us (and guests) to enjoy.
Hopefully, these methods will help you in figuring out the best way, or ways, to record your special vacations. And remember, this is just what I do, there are so many other ways out there!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I really enjoyed sharing two of my passions with you, scrapbooking & traveling.
Monday again! Can you believe the first full month of 2018 is nearly come & gone? Gosh, the days and months and years just seem to fly by the older you get. Or is that just me? I look back on places I've been or things I've done, and they feel just like yesterday. When in fact, they were many moons ago. I guess that is the funny thing about time, it just slips way. Which is why I think it is so important to fill our days with things we love! For me that is largely based around family & travel. Without those two things, I wouldn't be fulfilled or using my gifts from God with purpose. Speaking of which, I'm excited about today's post. I'm sharing my quick visit to Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Though I am in no way associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I can appreciate stunning church architecture when I see it. The Salt Lake Temple was no exception! During a trip to Salt Lake City for a conference, I enjoyed a walk around Temple Square admiring this incredible temple and grounds. Everywhere I go, churches always seem to catch my eye, and this one was a stunner! The square was just about the only place I was able to visit while in this city, and it did not disappoint! The grounds took up an entire city block, and the temple shown bright from the middle.
The grounds span over 10 acres, and are full of beautiful landscaping and multiple buildings, including visitor's centers. Those from all denominations and walks of life are encouraged to visit. It is a beautiful, serene place to walk, admire, and worship. Though the beliefs of this church are not my own, I felt an immense peace walking around the square. The architectural beauty alone is enough to captivate anyone!
If you're planning a visit to Salt Lake City, I encourage you to stop by Temple Square to view the beauty yourself! Hope you have a great week!
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