The Perfect Record of Those Great Trips
Want to keep those travel photos where they will be safe and easy to access years from now? Have concerns about recollecting details of that great trip? Want to remember names and addresses of favorite restaurants. B&B’s, wineries, that you can recommend? We have the answer that fits those concerns perfectly.
After each trip we take time to compose a book about the trip. We’ve discovered these are great alternatives to boring our friends and relatives with a slide show. If guests seem interested, it is easy to pass around our trip books. We also look forward to sharing them with our grandchildren and refreshing our own memories as time goes by.
While we keep a couple of shelves in a bookcase full of cases of travel brochures, maps and notebooks the collection we like to share with family and friends is our printed travel books.
There are a number of services that allow you to create a custom designed book from your own photographs and have it professionally printed and mailed back to you. People use these services to create wedding albums, family photo albums, special occasion records and unique gift items. While we have created books for a number of reasons, our favorite is to keep a record of our travels.
The process is simple and easy. You create an online account, upload photographs to the online project site and use the website to pick your format, design each page and add copy. These services also offer numerous styles to pick from and decorative accents you can add to the pages. When you finish, simply order, pay and expect a finished book to come in the mail in a few days.
Probably the largest of these services is Shutterfly but you should also check out PrinterPix, Snapfish along with Google that provides a similar service. Some popular photo software like Apple’s Photo also have direct links inside their apps to create a photo book.