Scrapbooking on the road is very popular. It’s one of those things that works for some people but doesn’t work for me. Scrapbooking on the road is generally about taking a small minibook and some supplies and at least starting a vacation album while on vacation.
Why I don’t scrapbook on the road:
I’m too busy relaxing I don’t have time. I wish I could say I spent time relaxing. Truth is Mr. P and I pack way too much into our vacations. I don’t think I could scrapbook if I wanted to.
Even if I could, I don’t want to spend the little downtime I have working on a project. I barely have enough time to keep caught up on my travel journal. Any extra time I try to spend actually relaxing. Plus, I like being able to fully digest a trip before scrapbooking it.
Here is my memory keeping strategy for vacation/travel:
- Take a ton of pictures. I took about 2000 in China.
- Collect all tickets, programs and other mementos in an envelope during the trip.
- Keep a travel journal documenting what we did on each day. Instructions on how to make your own travel journal are here.
- As soon as I get home, go through my pictures and delete blurry/bad ones. Finished this for the China trip already!
- Make a MyPublisher vacation photobook to take around to family. More information on why I create vacation photobooks here.
- Carefully store mementos and get to the scrapbook when I want to.
The last one is key. I don’t want to pressure myself to get scrapbooking done by a certain time. It’s a hobby, I’ll get to it when I have time and when I’m feeling creative. Anything aside from that wouldn’t be my best work and I wouldn’t enjoy myself.
Do you have a travel memory keeping strategy? I’m all ears! If you scrapbook on the road and it works for you, I’d love to hear it in the comments.