I am a scrapbooker by heart and have been for many, many years. A couple of years ago I went digital with my scrapbooking and wow is it great!! I can actually fit so many more pictures on a page then I ever could before. This is great for me because I love to take sooo many pictures. My FIRST way then to save those vacation memories would be to put them in a bound digital photo book.
|These are just my digital photo albums. I have a bunch of other more tradition travel albums|
There are so many different options out there as far as digital albums go. From the most basic (and cheapest) to the more advanced (and more expensive). You are limited only in your creativity, time, and $$$$. Websites like Snapfish, Mpix and Shutterfly have a multitude of different sizes of albums for you to choose from. The biggest advantage to these is how easy they are to create. They are mostly template based, you pick the templates you like and drag and drop your photos into them. That is also their biggest drawback in my opinion. You loose out on some creativity, but they are quick and much cheaper then going full customization.
I personally have to be difficult haha and I really like to go full customization with scrapbooking software. I love the freedom and sheer amount of variety that I get going this route. I love that I can change the size and color of my digital stickers, change my font, and move things around however I want to on my page. I personally use Creative Memories for this, but there might be other software out there. I just don't know of any at the moment.
My SECOND way of capturing those memories is to create a kind of memory jar. I usually use these when we go to any kind of water destination (ocean, lake, river, etc.). I wash and dry out old, used spaghetti jars (prego, ragu, etc.) with their tops and use those for our jars.
My THIRD way to capture those vacation memories is with a simple notebook and pen. Write them down! I usually go out and buy a new small notebook and because I am a total pen lover, new pens, and bring them with me. They are small enough to carry around with you AND you can easily jot down notes and thoughts so that you have them. You don't want to forget that feeling of seeing the humpback whale on your boat tour, or your son or daughters first thoughts on the giant sequoia trees. Also we always seem to have some cool things that happen to us that we don't want to forget about. This also helps you later on when you are putting together your photo album and want to journal about things. I can't tell you how many times I would want to put down something that happened to us or was said to us on vacation that I simply can't remember because I get to the photo album sometimes several months later and how awesome it was to be able to look back at my notes to find it.