10 Genius Tips for Creating Travel Photo Books

One of our favorite pastimes is scrolling through the camera roll to relive vacation memories. But what we really love is the old-fashioned method of swiping: turning a page! We’re here to help turn your swipe-happy snaps into page-turning treasures with a photo book that chronicles your travels. Keep reading as we spill our top 10 tips for creating your own travel photo book.

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1. Spell it out

It sounds simple enough, but be sure your photo book cover includes where you traveled. Labeling books with place and date makes your subject clear to friends and family who just happen to spot it on your coffee table and give it a flip-through. via Erin Spain


2. Spine savvy

To tell your Hawaii photo book from your Great Lakes photo book, add text to the spine. To do this, simply double-click on the long, skinny spine area in the project space and a text box will pop up. via Jet Set Fam

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3. Organize photos by color

Pristine blue hues from the beach or pool look really great when grouped together. Click the Shuffle button in the project space to automatically rearrange your photos into different layouts. via Fresh Mommy Blog

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4. Save ticket treasures

Keep plane tickets, theater playbills, and attraction passes in a small envelope during your trip. When you return, arrange them on a table, take a photo, and upload it to your book. via Domestikated Life

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5. Delicious details

It’s the little morsels and moments that make each trip unique. Blogger Tineey dedicated a spread to her foodie adventures – those pages look good enough to eat!

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6. Face time

Whether you opt for selfie, selfie stick, or the kindness of strangers, make sure that you and your peeps get into the photo book, too. via Almost Makes Perfect

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7. Views for days

Make the most of those panoramas! Click the expanding arrow icon in the toolbar to spread a photo over two pages for a view-tiful shot. via Fresh Mommy Blog

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8. Iconic scenes

Classic beach shots like palm trees, lifeguard towers, and flip flops add colorful context and details to the rest of your vacation story. via Smile and Wave

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9. Memory page

Leave the last page in your book blank and encourage your whole family to journal about their vacation memories. It’ll be so fun for them (and you!) to look back and read years later. via Jenna Burger

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10. Designer layouts made easy

In addition to the “Make Your Own” book layout that these bloggers selected, we have a variety of picture-perfect designer layouts to choose from. Our 2016 summer collection is called “It’s A Shore Thing,” complete with fabulous beach, lake, and family embellishments and phrases all ready to go – just add photos! Check it out here.

Start making your one-of-a-kind photo book!

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