If your family loves to learn about new people, places, and things, then you’ll love these packable travel journal ideas for kids.
Whether you travel with your family abroad, within the U.S., or even venturing a staycation, you’ll find that these packable travel journals will supply you and your family a wealth of fun, adventure and learning.
1. Small Adventures Journal
This little journal, is big on fun and activities. Don’t let it’s size fool you. The Small Adventures Journal: A Little Field Guide for Big Discoveries in Nature, is like having several mini-nature guides all in one. It has a an animal tracking guide, checklists, and tons of visual reference pages and prompts. You’ll find nature’s finest as close as walking out your door!
2. Travel Listography
Does your family have its own bucket list? If so, you’ll love Travel Listography. There’s over 70 activities that encourage discussion and meaningful jotting down of one’s adventures, near and far.
3. Blank Leather Journals
Sometimes the simplest items are the best. Take these leather travel journals. What I love about these journals is that there’s plenty of space to draw and write about one’s adventures. And, the tough exterior will brave most travel excursions while at the same time providing a beautiful keepsake once at home.
4. Side Walks: A Journal for Exploring Your City
Did you know there are hidden gems in your own city? There is! It’s just a matter of traveling through your local haunts with tourist eyes. And, to help you is this wonderfully illustrated journal: Side Walks: A Journal for Exploring Your City. This tome is filled with space a plenty to document all the beauty, fun facts, and fiction of your hometown. Perfect for those families enjoying a staycation.
5. Lately Lily Sunny Yellow Suitcase
For the young traveler in your life, Lately Lily Sunny Yellow Suitcase, is the perfect introduction to traveling. It includes travel tips, doodle ideas, activities and fun games. Loads of fun with 24 activity cards and their very own luggage tags. For more about Lately Lily, visit www.latelylily.com.
6. I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded
You’ve heard of life journals and diaries, but here is a super travel journal that will spark tons of inspiration. In I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded, written by Kate Pocrass, offers packing checklists, contact lists, along with plenty of space to write down one’s thoughts and adventures. There’s even a pocket in the back of the book to cache any pamphlets and post cards collected.
7. Anywhere Travel Guide
“Discover the unexpected,” as this wonderful travel guide and game says. In Anywhere Travel Guide: 75 Cards for Discovering the Unexpected, Wherever Your Journey Leads, author Magda Lipka Falck, provides enriching activities that will linger long after returning home.
8. Scratch-off Map: New York
So you want to see Broadway, the Empire State Building, the Big Apple! You got it, family-style. You and your kids will have a ball marking off the sites with this fun book: City Scratch-off Map: New York: A Sight-Seeing Scavenger Hunt. As travelers make their way to each attraction, they’ll scratch to reveal fun facts and activities leading to must-see highlights and unexpected discoveries at each place. This travel guide was illustrated in full-color and written by the author of bestselling City Walks decks, Christina Henry de Tessan.
9. City Walks with Kids: Washington D.C.
Plenty of families take their vacations and visit Washington, D.C. But where to go? Here is a simple but kid-friendly book to help with interesting historical facts–and all within walking distance: City Walks with Kids: Washington D.C.: 50 Adventures on Foot.
10. City Walks: London
London has so many historical sites that it’s hard to just drive by them. Instead take your family on a super walking tour using this book: City Walks: London: 50 Adventures on Foot by Christina Henry de Tessan, Revised Edition (2011), as a reference.
11. City Scratch-off Map: Paris
If you are traveling abroad to Paris, then this is the book for you! City Scratch-off Map: Paris: A Sight-Seeing Scavenger Hunt by Christina Henry de Tessan. As you make your way to each attraction, scratch to reveal fun facts and activities that will lead you to must-see highlights and unexpected discoveries.
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