Scrapbook Inspiration to Spark Your Epic Adventure Dreams

Inside: Women often ask me, “What do you DO when you travel in your van?” Well, I love taking photos; nothing fancy, just with my iPhone. And then I transform them into digital scrapbooks. It’s an easy, no mess, no “stuff” way to play with your creativity and also create keepsakes that prove just what a bad-ass adventurer you are. All you need is a laptop and an external hard drive so it’s a perfect van-hobby. Internet connectivity is optional. Below you’ll find photo galleries of scrapbooks I’ve created. If you are interested in learning more check out my favorite digi-scrap mentor/teacher/designer, Anna Aspnes.

“Just as pieces stitched together in a quilt warm our bodies, scrapbooks bind together memories to warm our hearts.”

I’ll keep adding more scrapbooks as they are completed, so check back.

Unless otherwise stated, my pages are created using digital art supplies from Anna Aspnes Designs. She not only creates amazing templates and digital kits but also provides a range of online classes and challenges for beginners to advanced digital artists (I am not an affiliate or sales person for her products – I just believe they are some of the highest quality around). I’ll also include links to additional designers and online shops that sell high-quality products. If you have a designer or shop to recommend, feel free to post the link in a comment.

Van Highlights from 2020

If you want more detail about these trips – the whole scoop about where I camped, what I did, and what I recommend, just click the buttons (cause I know you can’t read the journaling on these images)

Joshua Tree 2020

Click on the button to read all the details about my trip to Joshua Tree National Park

Every year I complete a “year in review” album. I enjoy wrking on them when I have down time in my van. They also share a bit more about me, my family, and my views — it’s a bit TMI, but some of you’ve expressed curiosity about the old woman in the van.

2019 in Review

Scroll through to see a few pages of my trips to Italy, Uganda, and Rwanda; and images I took strolling around Richmond, Virginia, and Los Angeles, California

2020 in Review

2020 was pretty crazy – but I know my family will treasure this collection of memories.