This file has ideas that pertain to a specific location.
Also see Travel, Disney Vacations, Southern Humor and Location Humor



State Files - humor, page toppers and page ideas for specific states

Please READ the note below before going to the state files the first time.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois

Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Washington, D.C.

NOTE: I found a LOT of discrepancy in the info available about the states. For example, there are various numbers given for the areas of the states and their relative size. Some variations were probably due to rounding or estimating. Other variations had to do with whether lakes and streams were included. I decided to use the numbers from the Bureau of the Census that includes inland waterways.
I was surprised to find that in many cases no one knows the origin of the state name. Obviously states were named by men, because women would have put the explanation in a scrapbook!.
As for the coastline/shoreline information--shorelines include islands, sounds, bays, tidewater, narrows, etc.
In some things, like temperatures, I used whatever source seemed most reliable or I averaged what I found in various places.
The "notable natives" are the most confusing. If someone is famous every state wants to claim them so you will find the same people listed in the state where they were born, went to school, lived some of their adult life, died or was buried--and in some cases probably where they just drove through once on vacation!.
If you have additions and corrections for your state please let me know.



Miscellaneous Page Toppers

Mix and Match

Most of the above titles can be used for other locations. For example: All roads lead to Ireland; Denver city limits, etc. Some sound better if you use things that start with the same letter. "Midnight in Manhattan" and "Moon Over Montana" sound okay but "Midnight in Topeka" and "Moon Over Wichita" just don't have much of a ring to them.



State Page Idea

Kansas Grown - You could substitute any state. If your state had a shape that wouldn't work for cutting a photo you could use the shape for journaling or in place of the sunflower stickers.



Links to websites with info about individual states



No Place Like Home

(Henry Van Dyke)

Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air;
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living, there is no place like home.



Patriotic Travel Idea

Travel to cities and counties with patriotic names. Take photos of the 'welcome to' signs on the city or county limits and put them in a scrapbook. Also note whether those places appear to have more flags, signs, or other evidence of patriotism than cities with other types of names. Below is a list of places to get you started. I compiled this list using nona.net city search.



Africa


Songs about Africa


All About Africa

See Introducing Africa



Antarctica


All About Antarctica

See Cool Antarctica


Songs about Antarctica



Atlantis


Songs about Atlantis



Asia

At Asia From A - Z you will find info about the continent and the countries it contains



Australian flag Australia

See Australia From A - Z

Things made in Australia are high koala-ty.


Songs about Australia



Austrian flag Austria


Songs about Austria



Bethlehem


Songs about Bethlehem



Canadian flag Canada

See Canada History

Use red maple leaf stickers of die-cuts with photos taken in Canada.


You May Be a Canadian If...


Songs about Canada



The Caribbean


Songs about the Caribbean



Chinese flag China


Songs about China



Eqyptian flag Egypt


Songs about Egypt



British flag England (The United Kingdom)

See this comprehensive page at Welcome to Britain


Songs about England


Songs about London



Europe

See Nations Online for info about the countries of Europe



French flag France


Paris Page Toppers


Paris Quotes


Songs about France


Songs about Paris



German flag Germany


See Come to Germany for travel information.


I use the portrait sleeves a lot for travel pages; there is so much memorabilia gathered during vacation. I interspersed Germany pages recently with portrait sleeves.
All those colorful brochures from Neuschwanstein and the Alps and railway tickets and a deutschmark or two.
I remove the white middle page so that the sleeve is clear, and use a little photo tape to secure the small stuff (tickets, etc.) where I want it inside the sleeve, then let the brochures and guidebooks just fall to the bottom inside.



Greek flag Greece


Songs about Greece



Netherland flag Holland


Page Toppers


Songs about Holland



Indian flag India


Songs about India



Irish flag Ireland

See the Ireland file.



Italian flag Italy


Quotes About Italy


Album Idea

One customer used a Red Reflections album for a vacation to Italy. She also used Design Line Christmas stickers (not the holly or candy canes) just the red and green things for Italy. She also used the Christmas Cherubs (ones with a blue drape) which looked rather Baroque and fit in with some of her photos. (Gayle H.)


Songs about Italy



Jamaican flag Jamaica


Songs about Jamaica



Japanese flag Japan


See all about Japan at Lonely Planet


Songs about Japan



Katmandu


Songs about Katmandu



South Korean flag Korea


Songs about Korea



Mexican flag Mexico


See all about Mexico at Lonely Planet


Page Toppers


Page Ideas


Songs about Mexico


Songs about Acapulco


Songs about Monterrey


Songs about Tijuana



North America

See info about North America on Wikipedia.



Portugal flag Portugal


Songs about Portugal



Russian flag Russia


Songs about Russia



Scottish flag Scotland

Old Scots never die, but they can be kilt.


Page Toppers


Songs about Scotland



South America


Songs about South America


Get info about South America at Lonely Planet.



Southeast Asia


Songs about Southeast Asia



Spanish flag Spain


Songs about Spain



flag Switzerland


Songs about Switzerland



Transylvania


Songs about Transylvania



Turkish flag Turkey


Songs about Turkey



U.S. flag United States


See Road Trip USA.


Songs about America


Songs about the USA


Many of the song titles in the travel files come from Eric's List of Geography Songs



Vietnamese flag Vietnam


Songs about Vietnam


Something to Think About

If you send a letter to the Philippines do you need to put it in a Manila envelope?