After my first big trip in 2018, I wanted to remember it in some sort of physical way, rather than just digital photos. I got the idea to print out some photos, and then stick them into a little 6×4 photo book. It turned out really nice (as seen below), but wasn’t quite what I was looking for.
After that, I got to work on designing and creating an actual book. It was still focused on my photos, but this time it would include maps, statistics, captions, information about the places I visited, and some commentary! I designed it in Adobe inDesign, then had it printed through Blurb. It turned out amazing!
I loved it so much, I ended up going back and making one for all of my previous trips.
While this blog and my YouTube videos are for sharing with others, these books are mostly for me. They’re something I want to collect and fill a bookcase with. I want to look back at them in 50 years and show my kids everything I got up to! I think they’re a fantastic way to remember trips.
But I still want to share them with others, so in addition to the printed versions, I also create digital versions and upload them onto Issuu. Unfortunately I can’t embed them here, but you can find the links to all the books below. They’re best read on a desktop, but there is also a mobile friendly ‘article’ version!
I know you said your keeping these for yourself but you should so do copies to sell off make some extra travel money from them
I for one would buy them off you like a book you would find in a library travel section
Thank you so much! 🙂
I would maybe be open to selling them, but the cost of getting them printed is just too much to really make it viable. A 20-page book would end up costing £25 to print, and that’s before I even get any profit. For £5 profit per sale, I’d need to put the price at £30, and I really don’t think anyone would pay that for such a small book from an amateur!