With the spring season around the corner one thing pops up in my mind every 5 seconds: travel! And since we can’t make our minds of where we could go this summer and in what budget, I have decided to fulfill my travel appetite by keeping in order our last adventures memories.
I have the slight obsession of keeping mementos for everything, that parking lot ticket: I need it, that entrance: they are soo cute, that super wrinkly shop ticket: of course I need to keep it! So I end every time with a bag full of (what for me are) goodies that remind me of each of the steps of our beloved travelling adventures. You can go ahead and call me a hoarder, but I can’t get rid of anything even if it obviously will have its ink faded away with time. That’s why when I go back home I need a proper storing place. I have already explored several storage/display options although I’m not sure if still yet have to find the ultimate one.
When I come back home the first place I put all my treasured papers is a box, but to be honest while is handy to put things aside is not that useful if you ever want to go through them, so I like to keep an eye for more display-ish options. Randomly browsing a scrapbook shop I found a tickets album and I thought that it may work, sure not everything I collect from our travels are tickets but somehow I thought I could squeeze the other stuff as well. Luckily I soon realized that the two separate compartment in the album were easily converted into one, and most of my maps and flyers fitted at full size. I then added text and little doodles next to each of the items. So far I have stored in this ticket album Paris and Wales, and I still have room for Sintra and probably Amsterdam – going backwards on this!
A similar approach I tried with our Japan keepsakes. Anna & Albert gave me for my birthday this sweet travel diary for Japan, so I used it during our trip to make lists, plans and bring our google maps in printed form, but also afterwards to stick the tickets and other memorabilia.
The good thing about this imaginary way of re-visiting our travels via scrapbooking is that this time I can enroll Juno with me, hands down she is the one I miss most during our holidays abroad.
Do you also collect keepsakes from your travels? How do you store/display them? I would love to read your experiences!