How to Keep Parents Happy When You’re Traveling the World


You’ve been living abroad for months, even years…

When was the last time you spoke to your family back home?

How do you share your journey with them?

How do you capture all your travel memories and magic moments to remember and relive another time?

Online albums on Facebook or Instagram are great for sharing and connecting around the world, but there is something special about enjoying a tangible, physical photo album to flip through on the sofa, or share with family and friends offline who may not be so techno savvy. (My mother for one does not use the computer at all!) And let’s be honest… Facebook does not display your photos in the most attractive way, and it is hard to get a sense of storyline on Instagram. Sometimes you need more, and a printed photobook may be just the solution.

PastBook makes it easy, fast and affordable to print your holiday photos, by sourcing content already uploaded on Facebook or Instagram (including captions, likes and comments) and automatically laying out into a beautiful professionally designed book template. With just a few clicks, you can download a free PDF of your book and share it online, or order a hardcopy delivered to anywhere in the world.

This makes PastBook the perfect gift to send to family back home to share your journey, or to your travel companions as a memento of the good times. Remember how much you enjoy receiving a postcard in the mail with a personal message? PastBook albums are like postcards x 1000!

You can even create your album on the move using your mobile phone or tablet, while sitting in a café, or on a train trip between countries, or waiting for your visa at the embassy!

A recent survey by a UK travel agency* revealed that while travellers take on average 300 photos during their trip, only 3% ever make it to print. This may be a combination of lack of time, patience, or affordability and a rise in social networking. Now with PastBook there are no excuses – you can create and order a book in under a minute!

So what are you waiting for? Your travel photos are worth it, and so is your family :)



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