Do you have a road trip planned this summer? I love scrapbooking but on trips, I start to forget the details and the days meld together. Here are some great ideas for journaling and remembering your summertime road trips for years to come:

1. Get a journal or smashbook to “scrap as you go”.

I created this journal for Katie to take with her on a summer trip to North Carolina – the full tutorial on how to make it is here on my blog.

Summer Journal by Jennifer Priest for Tombow and Epiphany Crafts Lily Bee Hydrangea Hippo - COVER

2. Post to social media or Instagram.

Refer back to your photos so you know what days you went where… 

3. Use a calendar page to track activities

Take a page out of a wall calendar and write down where you went and what you did in each block for each day. You can then scrapbook this later.

4. Label a zip top bag with sharpie for ech day of the trip

Place momentos, ticket stubs, and other goodies in each bag for each day.

5. Put out a call on social media telling your online friends where you will be.

Ask for restaurant recommendations or even meet up with them IRL! Have them sign your journal or smashbook.

6. Collect fliers, patches, pins, or other goodies from each place you stop at so you can scrapbook them later.

Or add them to your smash book right away.

7. While in the car, work on Mad Libs with the kids.

Tear out a completed page and add it to your scrapbook or smashbook.

8. Collect sand or pebbles from beaches, deserts or rest stops.

Even smashed washers or other trinkets found in the pavement at a road side gas station can be cool mementos to include in your smashbook.

collecting sand

9. Keep colored pens or pencils in a bag with your journal

Doodle as you ride in the car or wait in line somewhere on your trip.

10. Use crayons or charcoal to make rubbings

Make rubbings in a book or journal to keep a record of landmarks, tombstones, leaves, or plaques you see on your trip.

how to make rubbings

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I hope this gives you some great ideas for making your summer trips more memorable! Where are you traveling this summer?



Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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