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Sunday
Jul312011

travel journal kit

On a recent trip to the East Coast, I thought it was a good time for Bao to start a travel journal. At seven years old, not only can he write complete sentences and form complete thoughts, he was old enough to understand what journaling meant, having kept one in his first grade class. In the past, he's blown through many notebooks in attempts to begin journaling. However, the books always ended up scribbled in, ripped apart, tossed aside, and ultimately discarded in the recycling bin.

Before we left, I made several of these travel journal kits, one each for the boys, my goddaughter and her sister, who we were visiting. Each kit includes a durable zipper pouch that holds a simple composition book, a box of roller gel pens, a nylon pouch for souvenirs/ticket stubs/keepsakes, and (not shown) a tape dispenser and a few packets of stickers – all purchased at Target for less than $12 per kit.

To make it special, I designed tags and labels for each item and zipped everything up in the personalized pouches. The kits were packable, easy to tote around, and ready for all their future entries.

This time, to avoid the journals from being scribbled in, ripped up, tossed aside and discarded, I'll only pull them out when we journey on our travels.