I used coptic binding for this and learned not to stitch so tightly ... it doesn't stay closed but looks really cool fanned out. Not sure if I'll gift or sell this or keep it to play in myself.
This is a fun book ... I had photos left over from various trips ... photos that didn't make it into the travel journals. So I sewed them all to cardstock and created a book that is fun to flip through because it isn't really organized, and you never know where you will memory travel back to with each page.