Thursday, 22 August 2013

Travel Journal

When I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks....and especially when I'm visiting a variety of places.....I like to take a travel journal with me.....though I've left it very late to make it this year!
I started with a file folder bought at a boot sale
It's about 9 x 7 so a fairly compact size......I decided to use scraps and oddments to make the pages.......not bothering too much about the size......most base pieces are kraft.....but the ones to document the days we are at sea have a blue base.
I put our itinerary at the front
I used some of the lovely vintage papers that Barbara sent me
and some oddments of travel papers
I made some folders for each place we are visiting so that receipts,tickets and all manner of bits and pieces can be tucked in.......we have pre-booked the hop-on-hop-off  bus in some cities.....so I printed off a list of the stops so that we can plan where we want to go in a limited time scale
I'm pretty pleased with how it's turned out

but now I have the much less enjoyable task of trying to fit everything in the cases......thank goodness we leave from Southampton......so no weight restrictions!

17 comments:

Sue Bridesmith said...

Well, I am sure you will have lots of things to put in your fab journal, have a lovely time,
Hugs
Suzy B
Xx

Cheri said...

Your journal looks PERFECT! I hope you really enjoy your trip!!

Sheena said...

Journal looks fab
It's great to record your holidays x

Becky said...

Looks great! Hope you have a fabulous time :-)

Sinead said...

This is lovely - I kept a holiday journal this year for the first time. Looking forward to seeing this when it's filled with memories :) Have a great trip!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

This is fantastic Jacky! I hope you are able to fill it with many memories! :)

Nancy

Karen said...

What a fabulous journal Jacky. I am in awe at how organised you are with your lists and pockets!

Abi said...

That is so organised Jacky! I bet you will have a fabulous album at the end of it.

Sian said...

lol! Yesterday TSO bought a set of travel scales for in the Pound Shop because she said she wanted to see how much all the stuff she usually takes on the boat weighs, just in case she goes on a plane instead next year.

It's a brilliant travel journey. I especially like the idea of the blue pages for "at sea"

Karen said...

It looks like the perfect travel journal. I've never had much luck with them while traveling until the latest trip when I just used a notebook and some Washi tape. It already had internal pockets so it worked well. I love the itinerary page, and I peeked to see where you were going. Can't wait to see the photos. I've seen very little of Spain, and it was a LONG time ago. Have a fabulous trip!

Sandie said...

That looks just the job Jacky, have a great time and I look forward to seeing your journal bulging!

Amy said...

It looks as though it will hold so many bits and pieces that go to making a trip a memorable holiday!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love it. My travel journal is always my go-to to remember my journaling when I get around to scrapbooking.
Rinda

Melissa said...

It looks like a fun journal! I really enjoyed using the one I made on our road trip this summer - so nice to have a place to record things each day & slip in memorabilia along the way! Enjoy your trip!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh this is so pretty and well organised - hope you have a wonderful time.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I love your travel journal, what a lovely way to record your holiday. Have a wonderful time :)

Kathyk said...

Hope you're having a FANTASTIC vacation and will come back with loads of photos to scrap!

Kathyk