On your trips this summer - look out for things that will make you remember WHERE you were and WHY!!!
I used "road" sticker strips. Looks just like a road and I put a little stretch on each page. This continues on each page and just offers the ammenity of "continuation" in your album.
I used the map of the area I went. This is especially good for places like National Parks or a specific location. Although I do admit I did a scrapbook layout from California to Texas - and used the map highlighting the trip on Interstate 10 East! That is what I used as the "background" paper! The actual map!! And I made other little markings for things on the way that I want to remember. This way, the map as the "background paper" not only offers the theme of "travel" but also offers memories! Cuts down on cost and thickness of the layout. If you dont have the actual map or it isn't in usable condition - scan it and print it out!
you can use admission tickets and phamplets that you might get at a destination. I did a layout for Disneyland - a 2 page spread with5 photos of my 2 kids at different ages when we went to Disneyland- so it shows "Disneyland Through the Years". It also has admission ticket showing the price of admission and the parking ticket to see how much we had to pay to park!!! Admission is about $52 to Disneyland this year - in 1999 it was only $36!!!!
The phamplet that they hand out as you walk in - I just cut out the map of the park and it shows the whole park with all the rides - and we always look to find our favorite!
Had I been thinking "scrapbook" when I went, I would have also kept food receipts from when we bought the Mickey Mouse pretzels and the frozen chocolate covered bananas. Or the label from the popcorn box or even a pebble from a walkway!!
There is so much that you can find that will offer you memories. Don't just rely on photos. They are great and do their part, but other momentoes are just as great.