I love this layout! I know I say that a lot but I do! The first reason I love this layout is because it is all done using scrap pieces that were left over from other layouts. Because this layout uses a block design it was easy to crop my pieces to work within the blocks. It saved me tonnes of time and the cost of more patterned paper. And best thing is I bet you wouldn't guessed it was done with scraps!
And the second reason I love this layout is that I used a post card as my focal photo. I couldn't get a good shot of Ricks because really unless you were on a boat, it was impossible. My Mom saw this postcard in the gift shop and bought it for me (I used to collect them and still kind of do so I was instinct for her) and I am sure glad she thought of it! I might just have to pay more attention to postcards when I visit places from now on!
Oh and thanks Ashley H. for you tip awhile back about underlining your journalling, it really does help ground it. See I do read your comments and take them to heart ;)