I had never really thought about documenting my travel preparations.A recent assignment from Get It Scrapped got me thinking about how we prepare for a trip. Though overlooked,travel prep reveals a little about the personality of your family members. It can also reveal a little about where you are in your life right now.
Pack Your Bags by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper, Mist: Pink Paislee; Journal Cards: Sahlin Studio Project Mouse; Flair: A Flair for Buttons; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Tape: My Mind’s Eye; Pen: Signo
This particular layout documents a weekend family getaway. We tend to pack empty bags so we can restock items we don't often find available around the island we live on. If I were to pack for a business trip or a long vacation, the packing might be a little different. What you take and how you pack it often gives little clues about your lifestyle at the moment. If my son were still an infant, for example, there might be a lot of baby items in the suitcases. The types of clothes reveal clues about the destination. A suit for a business trip or a coat for a cold wintry climate. Carry-ons only for a business trip or lots of suitcases for a long family vacation.
How you document your travel prep doesn't have to be complex. I used a set of pre-made checklists from a kit. It would also be easy to create your own. You may want to document whether or not you pack things ahead of time or if you are a last minute, down to wire type of person. Do your kids help you? Your spouse? Is their style of preparing for a trip different then yours?
Should you forget to take photos of the preparations, don't worry. You can take a few photos at the destination or even after you have gotten back home.