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The 5 Ultimate Vacation and Travel Scrap Book Ideas!

Looking for some great scrapbook ideas as you put together a scrapbook of your last vacation?

If you have a lot of photos, memorabilia, and postcards, but just not sure how to put it all together, these five ultimate scrapbook page ideas will help you create a one-of-a-kind travel scrapbook!

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A Beach Theme Is A Popular Vacation Layout

Journals vs. themes for your travel scrapbook ideas

Decide whether to document each day or different events like traveling.

Before going full steam ahead in implementing some new and creative scrapbook ideas for different events, make sure to decide what type of format you want to use.

If you vacationed primarily in one area for the entire vacation, you might want to create a scrapbook with general travel themed categories such as:

♥ beach themed scrapbook layouts
♥ fancy dining out
♥ road trip
♥ museums
♥ camping
♥ relaxing
scrapbook cruise trips
♥ local adventure sites
♥ and more
A travel scrapbook is what you need to make to capture the beautiful memories of your staycation. A scrapbook layout will focus more on themes, rather than the chronological order of events as written in travel journal scrapbooks.

If your vacation was spent traveling from one location to another, then consider documenting each day and designing a scrapbook in chronological order.


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Create two or three side-by-side layouts for each location. Depending on what size scrapbook you want to do, you could use the left side of the spread for photos and such, and the right side for journaling and scrapbook embellishments.

If you plan on doing quite a bit of travel journaling, type your journal entries using a pretty font but make sure to always write short written entries. You wouldn't fall in love with a scrapbook that has more written text than pictures, right?

It's also great to do a digital scrapbook instead when you're traveling for long periods of time.

TIP: When you're in the midst of your staycation, try putting great photos together and make a collage you can print out later on and put on your travel scrapbook.

Include unique facts. Fun travel trivia pages!

Ranking among the top vacation scrapbook ideas is including unique facts about the places that you traveled to.

For example, if you just took a trip to Alaska, what are the top three popular cities? What is the state bird? By including fun facts, it's a reminder of what makes each place unique and it educates others as well.

Here are some ideas for facts that you might want to include in your travel album:

♥ Country's flag (if traveling out of your country)
♥ State bird or flower
♥ Main form of transportation
♥ Language(s) spoken
♥ Top three products produced in the area
♥ Currency used
♥ Unique phrases that the "locals" use
♥ Unusual facts, such as a river that runs south to north, rather than north to south
♥ The name and history of the boat of your ultimate cruise trip
♥ Fun facts about the beautiful beach you visited
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Go with the best photos to showcase your road trip.

One of the fun things about vacations is taking a lot of travel pictures! After all, you want to hold on to the memories and each photo will help you relive the special moments.

Aim to get a picture of any recognizable landmarks of the place you're staying, get a picture of the landmark itself and another one that Includes yourself, the kids, friends, or family on your shot and use the landmark as background. These pictures are perfect for your layout centerpiece.

Regarding travel scrapbook ideas, choose your best traveling photos for your scrapbook. If you've taken twenty photos of the kids building sandcastles or skiing down the ski slope at the time, choose two or three photos that truly capture the fun everyone had. Remember, your travel scrapbook is a showcase of the highlights of your trip.

What to do with the extra photos? Let your kids make their travel scrapbook with some of the leftover photos. Let them include things they've also collected from the trip like tickets, a candy wrapper of a candy you can only buy from that place, and more! Check out some awesome ideas from Martha Stewart.

Create and add "thinking of you" cards to send to family and friends who live out of town. Use a photo on the front page of the card. Incorporate a pretty frame as well as embellishments over the photo. Inside the card, write warm "thinking of you" wishes.

Utilize postcards. Instant awesome photos!

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One of the easiest scrapbook ideas for travel is to use postcards on your pages!

Since postcards are inexpensive, get in the habit of purchasing a few postcards at each of your travel locations. Use and add some of the postcards just as you would a photo on your album pages.

Frame the postcards and write about memorable experiences you had on each of them. If you're able to find a postcard that has the name of the place that you visited written across the front of the postcard, cut around the name and use it as a title for the page.

You can even use postcards as frames for your photos. For example, if you vacationed in a tropical location, purchase floral or greenery postcards. Carefully cut out the center of each postcard and then add them on your page as frames. The result will be stunning.

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Scrapbook stickers need to enhance rather than take over a page.

Embellish with memorabilia. Create unique scrapbook layouts.

As you're working on your vacation scrapbook ideas, be sure to add memorabilia you've collected along the way. Trust me, they're great decorations you're going to love.

Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

♥ Ticket stubs from an amusement park, a museum, a train ride, etc. Paste your ticket stubs or paper napkins on the page!

♥ Coins, if you traveled to a foreign country or even paper bills

♥ Free tourist map. There are all sorts of ways to use the map as part of your layout.

♥ An autograph if you go to a place meeting celebrities or a concert

♥ Tiny shells, souvenirs like keychains or pendants, etc.

♥ The wrapper of a candy bar if it's one that you can't buy at home

These are just some of the crucial elements that will elevate your scrapbook layouts to the next level! In addition to these unique memorabilia ideas, you may embellish your layouts with stickers, confetti, and die-cuts. Large craft stores carry a nice selection of travel scrapbooking supplies.

These five ultimate vacation scrapbooking tips will help you create  travel scrapbook pages that you'll treasure for many years to come. If possible, invite your family to work on the album with you. As you cut, paste and design, everyone will enjoy chatting about their favorite parts of the vacation.

You can also check our article full of amazing beach scrapbook ideas and make the most out of your trip to the beach.

Happy scrapbooking!

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