It is a great idea to make a little album for someone who is going on a trip. You just decorate with paper and decorate the cover, then leave it to them to put their photos in. I did this little one for my mother in-law as she is leaving on her trip soon.
As she is starting to get into Scrapbooking I left the pages inside blank for her do herself in her own favourite colours, and she can do it as she travels as she has taken supplies with her. It will be nice for her to have an album as soon as she gets back with photos to share with everyone.