I collected a lot of ephemera on our holiday in Mexico and USA, I kept tickets, business cards, maps and Chris’s international drivers license. The amount of stuff that I would have had to sort through would have been pretty overwhelming if our holiday hadn’t been cut short, and we had gone round the world for 12 months as planned.
I already have a blurb book of all of our photos from our trip, so I wasn’t worried about focusing on the photos for this book. I just wanted to have a more creative record of the places we had been.
I made a mini book last summer and I was really happy with how it turned out so I decided that I would try this again with a travel theme.
I used recycled cardboard for the front and back cover and two three inch book rings to hold it all together. I didn’t have much of a method, I just glued in bits and pieces in a sort of chronological order of the places we visited and then added some photos as fillers. I added out flight itinerary in an envelope and stuck it in there too. I also love adding money. I only had notes this time but I would have liked to have added coins in a little bag next time.
I didn’t worry about using everything, and any pieces that I didn’t use I just threw them out.
I am really happy with how this little book turned out. I will probably add a bit more stitching around some of the pages and call it done. If you have any other great suggestions on putting together a travel journal or binder please let me know, because I am looking for a new way to put together a journal for our honeymoon.