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Kid’s Travel Journal: U is for Understanding
Whenever I made the decision to do my challenge with Travel Journal prompts, I wrote a list. I wanted to make sure I didn’t duplicate big ideas, that I covered a nice variety of prompt options, and, most importantly, that I had a prompt for each letter.
U was a challenge.
Six weeks ago, when I made my list, I wrote “understanding.”
When I reviewed it weeks later, I had no idea what I meant.
I didn’t want it to be about language or translating things, because I already had a similar topic earlier.
How could “understanding” transfer to a kid’s journal?
I’ve spent at least a week thinking of “U” replacements.
I even made up words. Doesn’t Olympics kind of start with an “Uh” – Uhlympics?
I tried “umpire” as a starting off to discussions about local sports.
So I googled “understanding in travel” and a few other combinations. And it dawned on me.
Understanding is the reason we travel.
To understand other cultures.
To understand ourselves.
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My greatest epiphanies happen when I travel. My greatest connections happen when I travel. This is why I do it. This is why I travel with my kids. This is why I want them to travel.
So, of course, “understanding” should be the U prompt.
During my google search I came across a great post on the Solo Traveler Blog. Please read it. Her points about respectfully delving into a culture should be Travel 101 – required reading before you apply for a passport.
We’re on the 21st day of the A-Z Challenge. I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I don’t think I have. If you are downloading these travel journal pages, or using the prompts to create your own journal, for your kid – YOU ARE AWESOME! You are getting your child ready for an adventure. One they’ll never forget. Please take it a step further. Prepare them to go on this adventure with respect.
My download today has some individual prompts to get them thinking about understanding.
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Update: The download is now only accessible for newsletter subscribers. Subscribe here. Subscribers also get access to the resource library which includes free downloads once a month. If you’re still looking for something to download on this page, I created a one-sheet list of the prompts created for this challenge. Click on the image to download