This file has ideas that pertain to specific states in the USA and countries around the world.
Also see Travel, Disney Vacations, Southern Humor and Location Humor

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

PLEASE READ this note before going to a state file for the first time.
I found a lot of discrepancy in available info. For example, there are various numbers given for the sizes of the states. This may be due to rounding or whether lakes and streams were included. I used the numbers from the Bureau of the Census that includes inland waterways.
The coastline/shoreline information islands, sounds, bays, tidewater, narrows, etc.
In some 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!.
In some things, like temperatures, I used whatever source seemed most reliable.
The "notable natives" were 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.

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, and Washington, D.C.

Websites with info about individual states

Miscellaneous Page Toppers

Note: 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" 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.

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 city search.


Songs about Africa

All About Africa

See Introducing Africa


All About Antarctica

See Cool Antarctica

Songs about Antarctica


Songs about Atlantis


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


See Australia From A - Z

Things made in Australia are high koala-ty.

Songs about Australia


Songs about Austria


Songs about Bethlehem


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


Songs about China


Songs about Egypt

England (The United Kingdom)

See this comprehensive page at Welcome to Britain

Songs about England

Songs about London


See Nations Online for info about the countries of Europe


Paris Page Toppers

Paris Quotes

Songs about France

Songs about Paris


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.


Songs about Greece


Page Toppers

Songs about Holland


Songs about India


See the Ireland file.


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


Songs about Jamaica


See all about Japan at Lonely Planet

Songs about Japan


Songs about Katmandu


Songs about Korea


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.


Songs about Portugal


Songs about Russia


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


Songs about Spain


Songs about Switzerland


Songs about Transylvania


Songs about Turkey

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


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?

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