So, I made a travel journal for my recent trip to Madrid, Spain.
I went in June on a business trip and then went straight into summer vacation. Since the summer is always so busy, I decided to take a little break from this space, but now I am back!
It ended up quite chunky, which I love.
I started out with one of my handmade book covers which is an awesome colour of green. Inside I lined it with polka dot paper.
The first thing I attached in my book is a journal that I also handmade. I sewed the cover from a recycled Anthropologie shopping bag.
There is a little pocket inside the front cover into which I tucked my ticket and a business card. Then I found some images online that I printed out and glued onto the first page.
The first page I used as a short summary of each day. Since it was a work trip I often returned to my hotel room at the end of the night quite exhausted and not feeling much like journaling. So this way I was able to write the longer journaling stories when I was better able to recall the details.
I used some printouts from One Little Bird.
Next, in my book I slipped in a handmade 6-pocket folder. This was perfect for collecting all sorts of ephemera while on my trip. I literally just stuffed pieces into the pockets, feeling happy that I had triggers for my memories of times spent in Madrid. It was so great to have a designated place to collect all the pieces rather than just throwing them into my suitcase hoping to do something with them when I got home.
This way, if I don't actually do something specific with these pieces, they are still gathered and displayed in a pretty way.
I love going through this section of my book.
Lastly, I did a scrapbook with photos that I printed when I returned home. Some of these I have shared on Instagram. And tomorrow I will share this little mini album in more detail.
When I last blogged, I shared some different options that could be put into the book cover. This time I wanted to show how I used it specifically as a travel journal.
Do you like it?