I posted last week about some of my tips for planning an instagram-worthy vacation, but I have to admit that I’m guilty of keeping all of those vacation pictures and on my phone and camera long after we return home. Remember the good old days when you couldn’t wait to run out to the photo store and get your film processed from vacation? With the instant gratification of digital photography, I rarely actually print out images anymore, they end up just living online. Snapfish offered to let me try out their new website and travel photo books to help me put an end to all of my vacation pictures staying on my iPhone.
I had a ton of fun going through images from two of my favorite trips: our West Texas road trip through Austin, Big Bend, and Marfa, and our cross-country honeymoon road trip. I had actually printed out tons of images from our honeymoon, and saved them in a big folder with postcards and ephemera that I picked up at each stop along the way. I had grand plans of putting this all in a scrapbook, but that plan never came fruition. So I sat down one recent weekend and scanned all of the postcards, tickets, coasters, matchbooks — you name it — into digital files and uploaded them to the Snapfish photo book tool to create a really gorgeous, printed book of our all of our memories from the trip.
Interested in creating your own Snapfish Travel Book? I’m giving away travel books just like these to two lucky readers! Just comment below and let me know what you’d put in your photo book to enter to win! US residents only. Winner will be chosen on 9/15.
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This is a really great idea, I’m not sure why I’d never thought of doing it! I did a photo book with my wedding photos and we ended up getting 2 extras for both sets of parents. But a travel book is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
This is a great idea. I’d love to do one for our honeymoon!
I’m traveling to Boston to visit a friend from high school and then to the Hamptons for my friend’s bachelorette next week, definitely plan to make a book of my trip. Great tips, I’m a Boston newbie, so looking forward to using some of your suggestions.
Your photo books look awesome! I love how you scanned all of the memorbilia to include it into the book. Genius! I collect the same things but they just gather dust. I should do the same thing!
I love how you can put mementos in the book too! I have been hoarding stuff from our honeymoon not know what to do with it all!
Your books are awesome! I would do one of my kiddos…and probably one of MY honeymoon even though it has been 11 years ago. What a cool memento!
Love this idea! I would love to do this for travel abroad experiences, or put together memory books for family gifts. I love the idea of scrapbooking but never find the time to finish them….this is a great option!
I took my kid and his cousin to great wolf lodge and save everything. I would love to make a book to and create all the memories and have them for a lifetime. Something he will remember forever and we can share together.thank you
My husband and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We just got back from our first cruise ever- to the Caribbean. In April, we are going to Boston for a week to attend the World Figure Skating Championships. Would like to make a photo book of these trips celebrating 40 years of marriage!
Once a year my BFF & I go on a short trip. I’d love to do one of these up for both of us next month after we get home from the next outing.
I’d like to put together the old photos from a trip that my sister and I took to England about 30 years ago. It would make a great gift for her.