You’ve been traveling around taking pictures and piling them up as you go. Now, what’s the best way to display all these fantastic trips!
Travel Photo Books
Here is where you get to create your personal library that you can share with friends and family. Every trip you take you could generate a travel book that displays all the great places and fun you’ve been having. These could be a collection of many types of trips and based on different themes. Let’s take a look at some of the themes you could have.
- Weekend get away with your friends
- Vacation time with your better half
- Family trips with the kids
- Group vacations
- Activity vacations
Just from these few vacation types mentioned above you can see how natural and what kinds of travel photo books you could categorize for putting your special library together.
Weekend get away with your friends
How many times you and your friends could get together to do fun trips traveling around to new destinations. All the collective photographs that each of you takes that could be put together for creating that perfect book of memories. Are you looking at once a year twice a year, just think of what kind of library this could create adding these books to it year after year?
Maybe you and your friends go on camping trips taking the tour of different areas or perhaps the reason your camping is because you’re on a hunting or fishing trip. When you get right down to it, you could be doing a lot of weekend traveling with your friends for many different reasons. The point is, once you’ve taken all those pictures, how great is it to be able to look through not just any book but the book you published with all your moments of memorable times that you and your friends did all that great stuff together.
Vacation time with your better half
Now here is where a lot of people could put some library of photo books together is with all the trips through the years with your better half as they say. When you think of all the places that you may vacation to you could get some pretty good looking books put together. Why just this last winter my wife and I decided to go to Vegas, usually we like to go south to Florida or one of the Island retreats for a week or two. This time, we decided to check out Vegas and all It had to offer for almost two weeks. For us, it’s a long haul four time zones on the other side of the country.
But I must say it was great, and the photo book we have makes us wonder how we had time to see so much. From kicking back on the lazy river at the condo at Tahiti Village, all the great food from the all you can eat buffets, what’s not to like. We toured the casinos throughout the strip, ate at some of the world’s best restaurants, even took some time to check out the Cake Boss from TLC’s TV show at the Venetian for some extra desert. Yes, it was amazing all the life entertainment, and Fremont Street is a must see. The waterslide through the shark tank is great, and the families that had their kids to check out the mermaids just loved it.
Personally I think anybody who likes to travel should see Vegas at least once in a lifetime, there is just so much to see and do. So depending on how many trips you take per year with your better half you could have a significant library collection.
Family trips with the kids
How about all the parents with children or grandparents with grandchildren, once again all the great memories you can publish a photo book. Each year we like to take the grandchildren on trips to check out different areas and culture. When you think of all the books, you could put together of the trips you and your family take, you would have more than just some family travel photo books you would have a history in the making.
One of the things I did other than taking pictures to create books, I also used movie cameras through the years to make movies. Now today the cameras are tiny in comparison, I use to look like CBC or ATV news crew on the go. But I must say now that my children are all grown up and have their children, they love seeing all the books and video movies of previous years. We spend our time living in the now; you forget all the great times until you check out past books or videos.
Creating a library of all the places you’ve been is one way of reliving the moment and making it fun. You can very quickly create more photo books from new trips coming up in your plans.
Group vacations can be one type of holidays that usually puts a whole new look on having fun. There was one year where a few of us went to the Dominican Republic for the beaches, all you can eat drink and be marry and best of all one of our local bands that played International went for two weeks to play at the resort. So when you have just over 100 Canadians coming to a resort that’s featuring a hometown band, “we don’t want to sit down, we want to get down”.
So just think of all the golfing, fishing, hunting and I’m sure there are hundreds of group vacations that you could be part of that would inspire a great traveling book to start or be part of a library collection. From where we live people enjoy camping trips to check out concerts of different top bands that come to the area. Groups of people get together for skiing, snowmobile and ATV riding on the back trails. We even have times where you’ll get a bunch of boaters together and do are boat trips into different areas along the coastlines.
Again activity vacations could be like any of those mentioned above but not necessarily with a group. For instance, I use to take our camping gear when the kids were younger and drive to Canada’s Wonderland buy the season pass for all of use and go to the amusement park every day we were there. When you looked at the cost of purchasing the season pass, after three days it was like free admission, so even if you only had 7-14 days, it was roller coasters here we come. Theme parks where just one of the many places we went as a family, there was also hiking up land to use kayaks and rubber dingy for running the rivers back down to the lakes. Another cool camping trip is doing an African Safari where you’re driving around seeing the different animals in a more natural habitat where your vehicle is your cage from them. Camping at night hearing all the nights activity of the various animals in the area is quite different than being at home listening to the sounds you would here in your neighborhood.
The list could be endless of what you could do for your activity vacations, this summer where going to take the family to a cottage on the beach. What are you planning to do for vacation now and over the next few years? So whether your travels take you locally or abroad, publishing your photo books is the way to go.
No matter what you’re into, when it comes to vacation time, you can create Travel Photo Books for any occasion. Through the years, you could establish a library of not just travel books but a history that your family can check out through the generations. They would be able to see their past family members through “Your eyes of the camera”.
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” Hi once again, I’m Travis Smithers author of Say It With Photographs where you will find tutorials on photography, editing software, cameras, and accessories. The use of post production equipment and their operation to the creation of fantastic gifts for you, friends and family, enjoy. Comments and questions always welcomed here!”