The husband and I took a two week vacation to France last year. Friends asked if I was going to write a travel blog during the vacation. Nope, I didn’t want to spend any time writing when I could be eating baguettes.
Still, how am I going to remember everything?
I will always remember what it felt like to stand on Omaha Beach in Normandy. But how will I remember what we did each day? Will I remember the names of the places we ate?
This is especially a problem if you don’t scrapbook the vacation immediately.
My French Travel Journal
Our second day in Paris, I saw this little thing at a shop. It was perfect!
It was barely larger than my hand and fit neatly in my purse.
Whenever we had a free moment, I jotted down very basic things:
- The date and what we did on each day.
- Names of places we ate at.
- What we ate.
So when I look back at my travel journal and read about sitting in a cafe near the Louvre and writing postcards to our family –
I will remember this:
I’ll use the information in the book as prompts to help scrapbook later down the road. If I want to, the book is small enough to fit in my scrapbook itself!
Tips & Ideas
- Keep a small travel journal to keep track of basic vacation things.
- Make the journal compact and easy to carry.
- Keep it simple! Write down the basics so you won’t take up too much time.
- Use the journal to guide your scrapbooking later.
- Consider gluing the book itself into your scrapbook!