We take photographs, post pictures instantly through Instagram with short descriptions, and create albums on Facebook — which is all well and good — but what about our stories? I’ve been writing in journals since I was seven, and I’m ashamed to say that although I do keep a journal, I don’t write on those pages as often as I used to and yet, it’s those very journals that hold all the stories that I’ve since forgotten.
I have a travel journal that I kept during a family road trip when I was seven. It’s full of fun tidbits that I found interesting at the time, and I’m so grateful to have it, both for myself and to share with my own children. I like to think of journaling as my own secret wardrobes that I can venture into when the mood strikes, taking me into different countries and cities, both an escape and a trip down memory lane.
Travel journaling is also a great idea for children as it helps them to remember their experiences and exercises their writing skills.
With the upcoming travel season, I thought it would be fun to round up 7 of my favourite travel journals for adults and children!
The Children's Travel Journal
This may be my favorite journal for children of all time! What makes it so special? The book is sectioned off into topics such as Making Plans, First Impressions, Food & Restaurants, Museums & Galleries, Best Day/ Worst Day and more! It even includes a pocket for momentos! Buy it now through The Little Bookroom here
Travel Journal by Moleskine
There's nothing I like better than a good Moleskine journal! This version in particular is designed for your travels and features 5 themed sections to fill in and 5 tabbed sections to personalize. 202 adhesive labels are included to make personalizing even more efficient. Buy it now through Moleskine here
Kid's Adventure Log
They can log all their adventures in this sweet little book!
The book is sized for kids and includes page of illustration prompts to write and draw their thoughts and observations. You can choose from two age appropriate versions for kids ages 3-6 or 7-9. Buy it now through Etsy here
Leather Bound Journal
This journal has been on my own personal wish list for a very long time. There's something incredibly romantic about owning a leather bound journal! Buy it now through Etsy here
I Was Here Travel Journal
Aptly named "a travel journal for the curious minded," this travel journal is a sweet pick for the kiddos and includes fun facts, prompts and activities to keep them busy while on the road. Buy it now through Mundane Journeys here
Travel Stub Diary
If you're looking for something a little different, this journal is a great one for keeping travel stubs! Buy it now through Amazon.com here
Travel World Map & Travel Journal
This little gift set is charming and perfect for the avid traveler. It includes a hard cover journal and Travelary World Map with 72 location pin stickers. Buy it now through Travelary here
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