404 Favorites – a free download for trips

Favorites – a free download for trips

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Memory keeping is important to me.

Memory keeping while traveling is one of my favorite things to do.

Getting my kids to record their thoughts of our trips is almost my idea of perfection.

But it’s not easy.

When I started this blog, I created a free one-page travel journal printable that I figured would be a simple way for kids to record their memories in a fun way. I still love it, but sometimes we need something even simpler.

Before kids, I kept journals of our trips. So many journals – with insights, details, conversations, haikus, and sketches. At the end of each trip I did a summary of our favorites. I would ask my husband what his favorites were and add his answers next to my own. It’s one of my favorite (there’s that word again!) things to look at when I glimpse back at past trips. (And other than the sketches, it’s usually the only thing I look at).

So, this is my word for my day – favorite. And this is my encouragement of the day – find simple ways, other than photos, to record everyone’s thoughts while your travel. Even if it’s just by answering a few prompts.

My gift to you

To get you started, I’ve created a 4×6 printable with four “favorite” prompts. Use one per person, put several responses on each, or use one just for the general consensus. The 4×6 size means it will easily fit into most standard photo albums – you do print your photos don’t you? If not, store it separately. Perhaps an old photo box that now only houses travel favorites 4×6 cards created by yours truly. 🙂

Click on the image below to download.

Trip Favorites - Free Download


Travel Favourites - Free Download


Your gift to me

This post is part of the A-to-Z Challenge. I would love for you to take a moment (after downloading one of the “favorites” prompts) to visit another challenge participant, Contented Traveller. Their theme for this challenge is: a Weird and Zany World. I’ve had fun reading their posts, and I think you will, too.moshi iglaze macbook pro 15 retina reviewsous vetements sexywebsite optimization testsocial networks websitegopro hero 3 silver edition specs


  1. It must be great at the end of a trip to see what each family member’s favourite part of the trip is. I often think that I’ll keep a journal but after the first few days, it seems to fall by the wayside. I’d love to see some of your sketches on your blog Ann…please!

  2. What a great idea to have kids do a bit of journaling! When I was much younger my sister/friends and I would write down memories from trips. Its always wonderful to read when I find that notebook every now and then!

  3. Memory keeping is so important, and traveling provides so much inspiration for journaling. Before the blog I kept a journal when traveling, fortunately now we’ve got our memories down electronically. However there are always little tidbits we keep to ourselves, I am definitely going to check out your templates!

  4. Great idea! Obviously I love keeping up with our travels or I wouldn’t blog about them 🙂

  5. Ann, I think memory keeping is an important piece of the travel puzzle. Great post.

  6. My kids always do a journal when we travel. When they were young, the did a picture journal, drawing their favorite thing from the day each evening. These are wonderful memories.

  7. THIS IS SO COOL! I can’t wait till Vlad is big enough for us to do this kind of stuff with him!


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