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Preserving Vacation Memories with a Snapfish Photo Book

This post was created in partnership with Snapfish. All opinions are my own.

Preserving Vacation Memories with Snapfish.Embarking on the world of almost empty nest travel. Check.

Renting a car and driving from Ohio to California with my husband of 23 years. Check.

Keeping your vehicle clean on a road trip.

Sleeping in a tent for our anniversary. Check.

The Tent Area at the Thousand Trails Seaside RV Resort in Seaside, Oregon.

Stopping at iconic roadside attractions- like the Corn Palace in South Dakota, a windmill in Iowa or Paul Bunyan and Blue in California . Check.

Paul Bunyan and Blue roadside attraction in Klamoth, California.

Photographing bison in Yellowstone. Check.

Watching the grazing bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Breathing in the fresh salty air of the Pacific. Check.

Ecola State Park in Oregon.

Finding that perfect, whole sand dollar. Check.

Finding a sand dollar on the beach in Seaside, Oregon.

Stepping foot in the Redwoods. Check.

Walking among the Redwoods in California

Seeing the Great Salt Lake. Check.

The Great Salt Lake in Utah.

Driving by the Bonneville Salt Flats. Check.

Bonneville Salt Flats

These are simply a few memories I made with my husband on a cross country trip from Ohio to Oregon, to California and back. Over 6,000 miles in 9 days. We stopped at national parks, roadside attractions, beaches, antique stores, and scenic rest stops. It was magical. Unforgettable. And all those adjectives you think of when you think ah-mazing.

Now, two months later, the trip almost feels like a dream. Which is why I’m so glad that I took photos of absolutely everything. I have photos on my phone, photos on my camera cards, and photo files on my computer. And thanks to Snapfish, I have preserved my favorite photos from the trip in a gorgeous premium photo book. I’ve preserved memories of that trip for my husband and I to reminisce over for years to come and future generations to capture a glimpse of road trips in the olden days.

Snapfish photo book makes a perfect coffee table book.

Have you taken a look at Snapfish lately? The website has been totally redesigned with easy-to-use tools to allow you to be as creative (or not) as you want to be.

It’s now tablet and smartphone friendly, allowing you to create on any device, at home or on the go. And you can add photos from your device or favorite social network- including Instagram!  It really is so easy to use.

There are dozens of templates and layouts to choose from- or if you’re creative, you can design your own. I kept my photobook simple this time around.  I selected the 8 x 11 premium photo book with lay-flat pages and used existing themes and layouts. I’m thrilled with the result.

I took a journaling approach so my photobook is heavy on the commentary, because I’m wordy like that.  I shared highlights of our days with a few mishaps, because honestly what is a road trip without a few bumps in the road? I also love the large, beautiful full-page photos in the Snapfish Photo Books.

Photo of the Redwoods

My husband, on the other hand, likes to see as many photos as I can cram on a page, so I mixed up the layout a bit to please both of us.

Layouts are available with a single photo per page or lots of photos per page, plus you can customize your Snapfish photo book template.

The final result is a diary of our trip across the country with tons of photos on thick, high-quality pages. I’m so impressed with my photo book, that I’m working on a family photo book of our past trips through the years and I’ve considered ordering a couple throw pillows from the Home Décor products, highlighting our favorite travel memories. Just how cute would this photo be on a pillow or throw?

The kids goofing off in Florida

Why I Love my 8 x 11 Snapfish Premium Photo Book

Win a Snapfish photo book.

I love my Snapfish photobook and here’s a few reasons why:

Here are some details about this photo book:

  • Constructed of premium paper and extra-thick pages, the luster silk finish gives crisp images and intense color
  • The seamless lay-flat binding provides beautiful two-page spreads
  • The deluxe matte cover offers a soft, silken finish for a modern look and feel
  • Designed perfectly for celebrating weddings, babies, professional portfolios, and life’s sweetest moments- like a cross-country road trip.
  • Each book comes with a 100% Snapfish guarantee

Check out the Snapfish Store Page to see the range of products available. And don’t forget to look at the Snapfish Coupons/Deals Page to help you preserve your favorite travel memories at a great price!

Sound easy? It really is. Now, what would you do with a Snapfish Photo Book?

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Saturday 17th of December 2016

Photos are essential to the vacation experience and this is a great way to make them last and be there for everyone. Nice tips!

Mark

Saturday 17th of December 2016

So many great ideas from your blog and this one ranks right up there. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Ferree

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

I just moved from California to Indiana during the summer, so it was neat seeing someone that went to visit from this area. Course you had a much better time than mine. I didn't see the beach, in fact I was there for two years and never saw a beach or a lake. Love the pictures, looks like ya'll had fun. I'll have to take a peek at snapfish I love the hardcover idea.

Claudia

Saturday 19th of September 2015

I love photo books, they are such great ways to keep travel memories alive. Your anniversary trip looked lovely!

Susan

Thursday 17th of September 2015

I would do what you did and make a vacation book!

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