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Travel Scrapbook: Amsterdam to Iceland

So this year of our lord 2016 I decided to start making a scrapbook of all my travels. I keep admiring all of these gorgeous travel diaries on Pinterest but being too scared to start one. It never quite turns out as aesthetically pleasing, but I thought you know, yolo.

I decided to start with a scrapbook looking back on my travels, so I had somewhere to stick all my tickets and receipts I had knocking around. I think I’ll move to an actual diary on the go when I head out travelling for a long period of time! (Australia. Boom. So excited)

Anyway, here is my scrapbook so far! A visual journey through my adventures in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Iceland.

Travel Scrapbook: Amsterdam

December 30th, Amsterdam

First we’ll start on my maiden solo voyage, Amsterdam. I spent a beautiful magical week here at the end of 2015, mainly so I could have a right party for NYE and my birthday with my friend who was living in Rotterdam at the time. Boy, do the Dutch know how to party!

Travel Scrapbook: Amsterdam/Rotterdam

January 1st & 2nd: Amsterdam/Rotterdam

(These aren’t all the pages from my scrapbook of this trip, but I’d just started so they were too ugly for anyone but myself to see)

Travel Scrapbook: Amsterdam/Brussels

Travel Scrapbook: Amsterdam/Brussels

After my bang of a birthday in Rotterdam, I promptly missed my train to Brussels oops. Then when I got there, I discovered that the trains were on strike for the rest of the week and I had to cut my trip short! (Lets be honest, pretty much setting the tone for the rest of 2016) Nonetheless, I evidently had a pretty banging day in Brussels on January the fourth, as it took up like 3 whole pages.

Travel Scrapbook: Brussels

Travel Scrapbook: Brussels

Travel Scrapbook: Brussels/London

Travel Scrapbook: Brussels/London

A few months later, with wanderlust fully set in, I headed off to Iceland. I’m still stumped on how to even fully describe how magnificent this country is, which is obvious in my scrapbook as it’s pretty much just all pictures. But whatever, it’s my scrapbook, I’ll do what I want.

Travel Scrapbook: Iceland

Travel Scrapbook: Iceland

Travel Scrapbook: Iceland

March 2016: Iceland

Due to the fact I can’t drive, I did mostly excursions in Iceland, and I also didn’t gather up much other than maps… oops. Not really scrapbook material, but I tried to make it work.

Travel Scrapbook: Iceland

March 2016: Iceland

Travel Scrapbook: Iceland

March 2016: Iceland

Clearly I’m going to have to go back to Iceland and keep a better record of it. I’m just going to blame the fact that I was ill for half the week for my lack of evidence I was there… ok???

Anyway I’ve found travel scrapbooking after you come home a great way to stick down all those tickets and receipts you can’t quite throw away especially because I’m a massive hoarder.

I’ve almost finished my chapter on Barcelona which is looking rather pretty, so stay tuned for that!

Does anyone else keep a travel journal or have any cool unique ways of displaying travel mementos? 

So this year I decided to start sticking down all my lose tickets etc from travelling in one place, instead of having them knocking around or getting lost. Click through to peak into my travel scrapbook!

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