I've been admiring the Hilton Head altered book at http://www.artisticartifacts.com/blog/. I’ve been doing something similar for several years and have done books for trips to Maine, Duck (NC), Paris and Vienna. Sometimes I use blank books and sometimes I alter used books. I’ve found books with quotes with a lot of blank space on the pages to be particularly useful and sometimes the quotes are even appropriate. Mine aren’t as colorful as Judy's since they were created during the actual vacations and I was working with materials restricted to airline carryon. Looking at Judy's I’m thinking maybe I should have worked on them after I returned home. Now, if I ever get to go on vacation again . . .