I tried something completely different with this layout - I did my journaling directly on the photos. And rather than keep it all in one place like usual, it's spread out in multiple locations. I'd already cut out a bunch of photos I'd liked to have included and I didn't want to axe one more just to make a journaling block.
There's something else unusual about this page and that's the subtle title. I'd intended to use the skyline photo for a large title, but after I cut out the CHICAGO marquee it seemed repetitive to write CHICAGO under that. Instead, I went looking for a sticker. I liked the way "CHICAGO, let's go!" sounded, so that's the title.
We had such a fun time in Chicago. If you'd like, you can read all about our time in the Windy City and see the pictures that didn't make the cut for the layout.