School’s out for summer. That makes it the perfect time to travel with the entire family without worry that your kids are missing an important lesson in chemistry class. Plus, you know that exploring new cities is also a sneaky way to educate your kids and keep their brains from turning into goop while they enjoy the break. Here are some travel themed journal prompts to get you thinking about your trip.

Travel Journal Prompts
  1. If money was no object, where in the world would you want to travel with your kids?
  2. Where are you going this summer? How did you decide on that destination?
  3. What do you expect to see in [your destination]? Have you been there before?
  4. What is each member of your family excited about the most? What do they want to see?
  5. What will you miss the most when you are away from home?
  6. Make a list of things you want to accomplish on your trip.
  7. What’s the best vacation you’ve ever been on?
  8. Do you find travel stressful? How would you plan your next trip so that it’s not as stressful?
  9. Have you ever taken a ‘road trip’? Where did you go?
  10. What’s your favorite way to travel (plane, car, bike) and why?
  11. Write down your packing list and reference this list for your next vacations.
  12. What have you purchased on a trip that makes you really happy?
  13. Take a photo of your family before the vacation and one after. Ask each of them for a quote about the trip. (Later, import this into your JRNL.)
  14. Has anyone given you advice about visiting your next destination? Write it down.
  15. When was the last time you sent a postcard to someone? Who would you send one to on this trip?

Your journal will help you stay calm during your trip. Traveling can be stressful, especially with children. Just keep in mind the reasons why the trip is beneficial and try to stay positive. Have a great family trip!

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