Creating a Scrapbook to Track your Family’s Travel Goals

May 25, 2018

If you are the crafty type, or aspire to be crafty like me, creating a scrapbook of your family’s travel goals is a great way to keep track of your goals. Your family can work together on it, creating a keepsake you can page back through to remember your adventures over the years. This post provides some tips and ideas to help you get started.

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Family Travel Goal Scrapbook Tips

Your family travel scrapbook could take many forms. You can make a scrapbook for each trip. But for a more unique perspective, you could make a scrapbook about all of family’s your travel goals, with a page (or pages) for each trip that checks something off your list of goals. The scrapbook can contain photos (of course), but also tickets, maps, and stories and keepsakes from your trip.

I’m not a natural scrapbooker myself. I’ve done a bit of it, but I’m not super creative, and I’m really not patient. I have admiration for people that do it though, and there are so many cute products out there to make it look easy. Some advice I have with my limited experience:

  • Find a decent chunk of time (at least a half day) where you can work on the scrapbook. It’s really hard to pick away at it 30 minutes here and there. It’s much easier to dig in if you have some uninterrupted time to complete it (or at least put a good dent into it).
  • Find a designated table or space where you can keep your scrapbook supplies spread out. If you have a place to work on it that isn’t your dining room table, it’s nice to be able to keep all of your stuff there, rather than having to pack it up all of the time.
  • Make it a social event: Plenty of places (like cabins and event centers) offer scrapbooking weekend accommodations for a group that wants to spend the weekend scrapbooking. I have not done one of these, but I’m sure at least some productivity happens during those gatherings. 🙂
  • If you’re not creative, start simple. Or maybe more accurately, lower your expectations. I found myself pretty quickly overwhelmed because I thought I had to have an extra fancy, perfect scrapbook. I finally realized that having an average scrapbook (or let’s be honest, mine was well below average) was better than getting paralyzed by perfection and ending up with no scrapbook.


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Family Travel Goal Scrapbook Ideas

I’ve pulled together some fun scrapbook items to make it easy for you to get started. I seem to be drawn to the vintage look, but I’ve included a few other options as well. Happy scrapping! (Is that a thing?)



MCS MBI 13.5×12.5 Vintage Travel Scrapbook Album with 12×12 Inch Pages

This vintage look is really classic for any family!







DIY Scrapbook Photo Album Leather Memory Book

This memory book comes in different sizes and colors. I love the leather!







MCS MBI 13.5×12.5 Inch Travel Theme Scrapbook Album with 12×12 Inch Pages

I like that you can insert your own photo into the cover of this one!








Scrapbook Paper

For backgrounds or select images, these paper options are super fun.

Carta Bella Paper Company Transatlantic Travel Collection Kit

This would be cute with a vintage scrapbook. Fun stuff!







Echo Park Paper Company GA63016 Getaway Collection Scrapbooking Kit

Another great vintage look, this one a bit more colorful.







Scrapbook Stickers and Accessories

Add the right accents to your travel goals scrapbook to make it really stand out!

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Expedition Ephemera Pack

A pack with vintage attachments for a classic travel goal scrapbook.







Passport Stamp Sticker Sheets

Make your scrapbook look like it came through customs! Great for international trips.






Sticko Fly Away Stickers

Some more fun vintage-themed stickers. 








Jolee’s Boutique Dimensional Stickers, Map Medallions

How fun are these dimensional stickers?!










Jolee’s Boutique Scrapbooking Embellishment, Passport Sunglasses and Planes

OK, these are just adorable.







Paper House Productions STDM-0040E 3D Cardstock Stickers, World Travel

Some bright accents to add to your pages.








EK Success Brands Decorative Sticko Stickers, Happy Traveling

Some more fun stickers for your scrapbook pages.








Scrapbook Bundles

If you don’t have the time, patience, or creativity to pull together separate scrapbook items into something great, below are a few all-inclusive kits to help you out.

We R Memory Keepers 12×12 Travel Photo Album Scrapbook Supplies Set Kit Bundle

This kit has all you’d need for a travel scrapbook, including pages and stickers. 🙂





yepmax Diy Retro Scrapbook Photo Album Traveling on Road 10 X 7 Inch

Another cute scrapbook kit, this time with a more retro look.










  • Reply
    May 30, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    This is such a cute idea! You’re absolutely right in carving out a half day to work on the scrapbook. It can be so hard when you only have 30 min here and 30 min there (that’s why mine never get finished!) 🙂

    • Reply
      May 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Probably why the scrapbooking weekends are so popular!

  • Reply
    May 30, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    My kids would love doing this! What a fun thing to do with your family!

    • Reply
      May 30, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      I agree! It would make an extra-special family keepsake.

  • Reply
    Kate Andrews
    May 30, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I am so bad at putting together photo albums. I really need to get my photos printed out!

    • Reply
      May 30, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      I know, it’s really a challenge to get them put together sometimes!

  • Reply
    Sheree Ho
    May 31, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    This is a great idea and a fun way to get the whole family involved. I will have to take a day with the kids and start ours, thanks for sharing!

    ~xo Sheree

    • Reply
      May 31, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      You’re welcome! Enjoy!

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    Bridget (Nutty Hiker)
    May 31, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Love this idea! I am not much of a scrapbooker either but I like this idea a whole lot better than just throwing everything in a box and forgetting about it!

    • Reply
      June 1, 2018 at 5:56 am

      Thanks! I tried to make it easy, so that even I could pull it off. 🙂

  • Reply
    Ronald Hendricks
    June 12, 2018 at 1:09 am

    This is the best ways to remember your sweet memories of your travel in a scrapbook. this can be the great motivation for your young generation for traveling. Thanks for this amazing idea.

    • Reply
      June 12, 2018 at 6:11 am

      Thanks, Ronald!

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