[Note: the below is an excerpt from a feature/interview I did with Canon UK, written by Rachel Segal Hamilton. Please follow the link below to read the full article on their website.]

Preserve memories of your trip by travel journaling. Creative journaler Kia Marie Hunt explains how she brought her scrapbooking ideas to life.

Holidays and breaks from the everyday give us memories that we’ll cherish when we look back on our lives. These feelings are often tied to photographs. Family snapshots of siblings sharing ice creams on the beach, or group selfies of teenage friends enjoying the thrill of their first trips without parents. When author, illustrator and journaler Kia Marie Hunt went to Costa Rica with her partner to celebrate their eight-year anniversary, she was determined she would make it a trip they would remember – by creating a special travel journaling scrapbook.

“It was such an adventure,” she says. “We all like to think we will remember things clearly forever. But the truth is, so many of the smaller details would have fallen through the cracks if I hadn’t captured them by travel journaling. It makes me happy to look back on those pages and know I will never forget all those good times.”

Kia has been journaling for as long as she can remember. The creator of kids’ journal series My Awesome Year, she shares journaling ideas with over 130K followers on her Instagram. (@InspiringJournals and @KiaCreates.) She also supplies monthly DIY kits via her Journal Club and runs a stationery, stickers and other “journaling goodies” shop. Here’s her step-by-step guide to travel scrapbooking made simple.

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