Do I actually have a process that I could share?
The answer is yes.
For me, it's all about preparation.
I began by purchasing a notebook from Paperchase. The sort with pockets and plastic photo inserts. Then I chose the paper I would use. I bought everything twice, as I sent a parcel to my sister and set her a challenge.
I cut various sizes of paper in to strips, using the deckle edge on my cutter and inked them. I also punched out lots of small circles and inked them as well.
I packed up a very basic scrapbookers kit. Two pairs of scissors, because the smaller pair (with the orange organza on the handle) is for cutting paper that hasn't been anywhere near glue.
The opening few pages were filled with notes to myself on how to help The Boy Child cope at the airport (I needn't have worried, he was fantastic), the Summer Photography Scavenger Hunt list, some fun travel pages (purchased from Ali Edwards) and a clipping from the newspaper about the size of Florida's mosquitoes.
Rock and Roller Coaster ride, we purchased the photo. The pack contained one 7x5 print and four smaller prints and I just cut out one the smaller prints to stick it in my scrapbook.
And that is pretty much my process. Nothing fancy or complicated, but it works for me. Both my sister and I did our best each day to write up what had happened and to compare notes, as we didn't always go everywhere together. Having the journal part up-to-date is ideal for when you need a reference point for telling the story on a layout.
How about you? Do you keep a travel journal? Is it a mini scrapbook or do you keep your notes electronically? I'd love to know.