I love this idea..pictures cut into the shape of the state they were taken in :) a goal to travel together!

Great idea for traveling or road trips. Get a big map of the US, and take a picture when you visit a new state. Cut the picture out in the shape of the state, and glue to the map! I'm definitely doing this!

40 Places to Take your Kids Before They're Grown - most are in the US--it tells you at what age you can take them too

40 must-see places to take your kids before they're grown

40 places to vacation with the kiddos! This is my new bucket list for family vacations :)

Collect sand or stones from trips and save them in ornaments.

Take sand off of the beach from the honeymoon . Or any trip and put it in an ornament. Cute idea with beach sand from the wedding

See Seashells    Looking for the perfect way to show off treasures from your coastal travels? Copy and enlarge a map of the area you visited. Cut it to fit inside a shadow box, and use spray-mount to affix it to the back of the box. Fill the box with sand and shells you collected. You'll be transported to paradise every time you see it.    DIY Tip: Make sure sand won't spill from the seams of the shadow box. If necessary, run a thin bead of wood glue along the seams to make it leakproof.

Show off treasures from your coastal travels - shadow box, map, shells & sand. Use spray-mount to affix map to the back of the box. Fill the box with sand and shells you collected.

vacation jars.

Vacation Souvenir Jars

Vacation Souvenir Jars - for Abby. Rather than letting the rocks and shells you so carefully collect on vacation get lost in a drawer among paper clips and thumbtacks, put the found objects in labeled jars.

Keep the car organized on road trips with easy to reach holders for kids! Super smart and cheap!

For those days the kids will be in the car longer than they'd prefer, or for long road trips, Stick Shower Baskets to the Window to organize markers, snacks, & other fun items for your kids.