Part of my bucket list to visit and photograph all 60 National Parks includes finding a way to track my progress. But how do you know which National Park tracking product to buy? There are lots of products out there, but one that stood out to me was the Travel Stamps series. While they are a little pricey, there are a lot of pros to using them. But when all is said and done, are travel stamps worth the investment? Watch my video or keep reading to learn more and to see for yourself!
Travel Stamps Offer Several Different Product Options
First of all, one reason why I think Travel Stamps are worth the investment is because of the diversity of products offered. Travel Stamps now has several different product options with various prices and sizes. This allows people of all ages, backgrounds & languages the opportunity to enjoy these stamps in a format that meets their needs. In order to help you decide which product to get, I’m going to showcase each book below.
The Travel Stamp U.S. National Park Album
The first, and cheapest book, that Travel Stamps offers is a pocket album. This small album is the perfect size to fit in your purse and allows you to have all of your stamps close together and in one place.
The main advantage I see with this album is the size. It’s hard carrying things around when you are juggling camping equipment, camera equipment, etc. This tiny album can fit in your purse and is easy to keep with you.
Another thing I like is the simplicity of the book. You place your stamp over the name of the National Park and write down the date that you visited. That’s it! This makes it easy to track National Parks in any language!
The front of the U.S. National Park Album contains an alphabetical list of all 60 National Parks as well as check boxes to allow you to mark the ones you have visited. At the end, you can order an “I Saw Them All” stamp from Travel Stamps once you have visited all 60 National Parks. It’s small, simple, but very effective. This album allows the beauty of the stamps to shine with little distractions.
Travel Stamps U.S. National Parks Album+
The next book offered is the Travel Stamps U.S. National Parks Album+. This little gem has everything the pocket album contains and is just a hair larger.
I like that it has more real estate on the inside cover if you want to write in it or add stickers or souvenirs.
The Album+ allows you to place you travel stamp sticker as well as the description sticker on the same page.
There is also a place to put your “I Saw Them All” sticker at the end with some room for writing any thoughts or impressions.
Travel Stamps U.S. National Parks Journal
The next product is the Travel Stamps U.S. National Parks Journal. This product is larger than the first two and adds some lines for writing about each National Park.
Of all the books offered, this is my 9 year-old daughter’s favorite book. She likes writing in a journal and I know that this will be a treasure for her when she is older.
The journal is also simple in format, which allows the art of the travel stamps to really stand out.
Like the first two books, there is a spot for future National Parks as well as the “I Saw Them All” stamp at the end.
My daughter likes the shiny cover of the journal and the white space inside, allowing for adding more stickers, like our “I Hiked the Hoodos” stickers we got from Bryce Canyon National Park.
Travel Stamps U.S. National Parks Album & Guide
The last product that Travel Stamps offers for tracking your National Park trips is the U.S. National Park Series Album & Guide. This is the most expensive option at $19.99. That said, the quality is exceptional.
The cover showcases the Travel Stamps as well as beautiful art.
Inside the Album, there is space on the cover for more stickers, like our “I Hiked the Hoodoos” stickers that we got from Bryce Canyon National Park.
In this album, each National Park is organized by region.
I love being able to set smaller goals of seeing all the parks in each region on my way to my bigger goal of seeing all 60 National Parks. I’m just 4 parks away from seeing all the Southwest Region National Parks.
Another thing I love about the Travel Stamps U.S. National Parks Album & Guide is all the rich information inside. There is a description of each National Park, things you might see, fast facts, and things to do in each park.
I also love the motivation it gives me. Why have I not been to Canyonlands National Park yet? It will be next on my list, after Joshua Tree National Park.
While all the books are amazing, I think the Album & Guide is my top choice due to the beautiful chunky cover, colored pages and maps included inside.
The Travel Stamp Stickers Are Amazingly High Quality and Are Definitely Worth the Investment!
In spite of what book you choose, my favorite part of the Travel Stamps series by far is the sticker stamps!!! Who doesn’t love stickers? I remember having a sticker collection when I was a little girl. We collected and traded stickers with our friends. The Lisa Frank stickers were the hottest commodity when I was growing up.
Just like my childhood sticker collection brought me great joy, these stamp stickers allow you to feel like a child while enjoying something sophisticated enough for an adult. I felt like a kid in a candy shop when I opened them. They are high quality stickers and are definitely worth the sticker price.
Travel Stamps Can Be Purchased Online
Another perk of Travel Stamps is that they can be purchased online at www.travelstamps.com. They come beautifully packaged and can brighten any day.
While I also really like the collectible tokens, they are not easy to find on-line, so if you miss getting them at a park, it’s hard to replace. I spent hours searching the internet for the ones I was missing. With Travel Stamps, because they are so popular, they are often sold out in the National Park Gift Shop. Thankfully, it’s not a problem as you can order them online and continue your collection with ease.
Overall I am really pleased with my Travel Stamps collection and can’t wait to get them all! For far less than the cost of a plane ticket, you can track all 60 National Parks in a beautiful keepsake that you will treasure for years to come. The art work is trendy, unique, and simply beautiful on the stamps. So to answer my original question, “Are Travel Stamps Worth the Investment?” The answer is a resounding YES! Now get out there and visit a National Park for yourself!
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