A regular album is easy to turn into a photo/layout album format. Simply make one layout for each major event (choose photos that depict your true memories and feeling) and then subsequent layouts for photos that contain simple descriptions only (no major scrapbooking). Use similar colors of cardstock for the photo layouts so they tie to the event layout.
This layout shows the other events that were a part of the vacation journaling that answers to the following questions:
1. WHO are the people in the photos? 2. WHERE were the photos taken? 3. WHEN were the photos taken? 4. WHY were the photos taken and why are they significant? 5. WHAT feelings are remembered?