How to Make Your Very Own Wanderlust Travel Scrapbook

Have you been struck with wanderlust? Yeah, well, we don’t blame you. Travelling around the world is undoubtedly amazing — you get to experience new cultures, explore amazing sights and attractions, and of course, eat your way through the different cuisines of the world. What’s not to love?

Now, imagine distilling these amazing moments and memories into a tangible, creative keepsake. Yup, enter the world of the travel scrapbook — a creative way to encapsulate all your extraordinary adventures. And the good news is that creating your very own scrapbook is easy as pie too, thanks to the 8 tips we’ll be sharing in this article.

From gathering materials, to how you can use Adobe Express to elevate your scrapbook from mid to rizz, these tips are guaranteed to turn you into a wanderlust scrapbook extraordinaire.

1. Gather Your Supplies

First things first — your travel scrapbooking journey starts with getting your hands on some quality supplies. Of course, you’ll need some kind of notebook or journal, serving as the canvas for your creative journey.

However, when it comes to the rest of your supplies, the good news is that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to scrapbooking. From coloured pens and markers, to stickers, decorative washi tape and colourful cardstock, this is the time to let your creativity lead the way.

Remember, this is your scrapbook so don’t be afraid of letting your personal taste and preference shine!

Explore 16 essential scrapbooking supplies here.

2. Journal Your Thoughts & Experiences

Obviously, no travel scrapbook is complete without putting pen to paper, and what better way to do this than to journal your thoughts and experience. And no, this doesn’t mean you have to spend hours writing essays about your exportations…that would get pretty boring, pretty fast.

Rather, it’s about including small blurbs on each page that give insight into some behind-the-scenes details that make your travel tales pop. These little snippets will transport you back to the feels of each adventure, making your scrapbook not just a photo album but a personal time machine. So grab that pen and spill the tea on your thoughts and experiences.

3. Leave Room for Photos

What’s a travel scrapbook without some aesthetic images? And we’re sure that you’ve probably got hundreds of carefully edited photos that you’d love to include in your scrapbook, so remember to leave some room for those jaw-dropping shots.

You could either get photos professionally printed at an office supply store, or better yet, bring along a mini Polaroid camera on your travels for instant photo magic.

Simply attach your photos with a little adhesive, and you’ve essentially got an Instagram feed in tangible form, except it’s even better — there are no filters involved, just real and raw memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

So, keep it real, leave space for the good stuff, and let your visual diary be the vibe that screams “I was here and slayed every moment!”.

4. Include Maps & Itineraries

Another really cool addition to your travel scrapbook is maps and itineraries. You could paste in maps that outline your destinations and neatly print out itineraries that provide a comprehensive overview of your travels.

But why just stop there? Why not include plane tickets, train ticket stubs, or even concert tickets? You could even include maps and itineraries from any cultural travel tours or other special expeditions you’ve been able to enjoy over the course of your trip. The possibilities are endless, and every addition just adds to your groovy travel mixtape.

5. Mix Digital & Physical Elements

Okay okay, you’ve got us. We’re absolute fiends for technology, and realistically, who isn’t? While the classic pen and paper scrapbook is nostalgic and ever so charming, a great way to take it to the next level is to mix digital and physical elements.

For example, you could include QR codes in your scrapbook that link to online albums or music playlists, to give your scrapbook a tech-savvy twist. And the good news is that there are tons of apps like Adobe Express that allow you to edit your photos, create sleek QR codes and much more, so there’s really no excuse!

6. Take Time Each Day to Create

When it comes to scrapbooking style, there really is no right or wrong way to chronicle your journey. However, we personally like the idea of dedicating a small amount of time at the end of each day to immerse yourself in the creative process.

You see, with so many experiences and adventures on the daily, it can be all too easy to forget to include these moments if let’s say, you spend just one day of the week scrapbooking.

Instead, when you spend a little time on your travel scrapbook daily, you’re practically catching those memories fresh off the press. That means you won’t forget the small stuff, and you also won’t feel overwhelmed when you try to cram it all in at a later date. So, make it a daily habit. You’ll thank yourself later.

7. Protect Your Hard Work

So you’ve put all this hard work and effort into your scrapbook, and then BAM — you’ve spilled your morning coffee on it. Major yikes, we can’t think of anything worse. That’s why protecting your scrapbook is super important, and something you’ll definitely want to do early on in the game.

Fortunately, this is a pretty easy peasy task, and all you’ll need is some sort of protective layer like plastic sleeves for pages or book covers, and Bob’s your uncle. This way, your memories remain untarnished in the face of coffee mishaps or unexpected rain showers. Because let’s be real, life happens, but that doesn’t mean your scrapbook needs to suffer. Amen.

8. Share Your Scrapbook with Friends & Family

Finally, after all of your blood, sweat, and tears, it’s time to share your scrapbook with the world! Consider not-so-subtly displaying your travel scrapbook on your coffee table for an impromptu flick-through session when friends and family pop by (we won’t tell if you don’t), or maybe even think about digitising your scrapbook so that you can share it on your social media profiles.

Your travel scrapbook is a surefire way to start up interesting conversations, and of course, a great way to let your adventure resonate with others. Because your travel tales are meant to be shared.

In the end, your travel scrapbook isn’t just a bunch of pages or a mishmash of random tales and photos – it’s a vibe, a visual diary of your wanderlust escapades. So, keep those creative juices flowing, embrace the memories, and let your scrapbook be the ultimate storyteller of your kickass globetrotting adventures.

The next adventure awaits!

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