So you’ve been around the world or just to a country or two and you’ve taken a stack of photos and brought souvenirs – fantastic. Now you could just put all your photos into a slide show and give the souvenirs away to a lucky few.
But lets be honest, most people get bored at slide shows and the trinkets end up falling behind a book shelf or end up in a box somewhere. What you need to do is something different, something that will make people sit up and take notice of your holiday memories. You need to make a travel scrapbook.
Your first stop is to collect all your photos and memorabilia into one place, you might have a lot so make sure your container is big enough. Don’t forget to include thinks like maps, bus and train tickets, your plane ticket and things that are specific to that country such as candy bar wrappers and tourism pamphlets.
Secondly, if you went to only one country, great! That will make your task easier. If you went to multiple, make sure you keep the country pages together. People looking at your travel scrapbook will be confused if the order goes something like, Italy, France, Germany and then Italy again. Group the countries and make sure you clearly label the page when a new country starts.
Lastly, try to capture the feeling and essence of the country you were in. Was it a warm tropical climate, make the pages yellows, oranges or warm greens. Was it cold, snowy or rain a lot? Blues, greens and greys here are your friend. The aim of your travel scrapbook is to give people the feeling of what it was like to visit that country.
Following these simple steps, you will be able to give your friends a glimpse of the experiences you had on your world adventure!