41 Fun Travel Writing Prompts for Students Of All Ages

Spark discussion about interesting travels in your classroom using these creative and fun travel writing prompts for students.

Not only do these writing prompts about travel reduce writer’s block, they allow students to express themselves, develop writing skills, reflect upon personal experiences, and share travel stories.

What’s more, these travel journal assignment ideas encourage even the most reluctant writers to move their pens!

So pencil into your writer’s workshop block this week a few of these fun travel writing prompts for students of all ages.

Travel Writing Prompts

Following you will find a variety of high-interest travel writing prompts for students.

1. Do you think it’s important for people to travel? Why or why not?

2. You’re going on a trip to the safari! What experiences do you hope to enjoy?

3. Write an email or series of text messages to your parents convincing them to take you to one of your favorite destinations.

4. Retell your most exciting holiday travel experience.

5. Tell about your favorite place to visit. Describe how it looks and feels. What do you do there, and why do you enjoy it?

6. Of all the places you’ve ever traveled to, which would you like to revisit and why?

7. Imagine yourself lost in a foreign country. How do you manage to communicate? Describe what experiences you might encounter while trying to navigate the country.

8. Write a short story about traveling in a wagon pulled by horses.

9. Next summer, where would you like to go? Why?

10. Imagine that you have a car that will take you anywhere you want to go for a day. Write a story about your adventures.

11. Recall something funny that happened on a family vacation.

12. Share two or three places you’d love to visit one day. Why are these places interesting to you?

13. Write about a travel experience that started well but ended terribly.

14. Think about a place approximately 100 miles from your current location. Plan a road trip to this place with your best friend. What will you two do there?

15. What’s the most boring trip you’ve ever taken?

16. Draft a travel guide for new visitors to your city recommending the best sightseeing activities around town.

17. Describe the best vacation spot.

18. Share something you have learned from one of your traveling experiences.

19. Imagine traveling to a new foreign country. What activities, sights, sounds, and smells do you experience? What challenges and adventures might you face?

20. Would you rather take a trip to the beach or to a volcano? Explain your choice.

21. Tell about a favorite food that you tried when traveling.

22. If your class could take a field trip to only one place this school year, where would you choose to go and why?

23. How did traveling to a new place change your mindset about the world in some way?

24. What are the main highlights to see and do in your state or country?

25. Write a letter persuading your teacher to take students on a field trip to a favorite museum.

26. Share about a time that you or a family member forgot to pack something important for a trip. What was the final outcome?

27. Describe your least favorite vacation spot.

28.Create a story centered around these five words: souvenir, travel, family, foreign, holiday

29. In your opinion, why do you think it’s helpful to respond to travel writing prompts?

30. Which country would you love to visit one day? What do you want to do there, and who will accompany you?

31. Imagine that your parents are sending you away for a two-week summer vacation. Write a short story about this travel experience.

Travel Journal Writing Prompts

Prompt students to discuss travel and adventure using these travel journal writing ideas.

32. Pretend that you’re in a foreign country for a week. Write a diary entry about your day.

33. If someone offered you a free plan ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

34. Using the 5 senses, describe your town or city to someone who has never visited.

35. Write about the day in the life of a person recently-arrived to a new country.

36. Share an interesting experience you had visiting another state or province.

Time Travel Writing Prompts

Looking to motivate creative writing about travel? Test out a few of these travel writing prompts.

37. If you could travel through time, would you visit the past or the future? Explain your choice.

38. Imagine that it’s 50 years into the future. Describe what you experience. How is life different compared to today?

39. Pretend that you have a time machine that goes into the past. Which era would you choose to visit and why? What would you be doing there? Describe your experience.

40. If you could transport yourself to any place on earth, where would you go and why?

41. You will travel underwater to spend one day with a mermaid. Write a short story about the adventures and challenges you encounter.

Final Thoughts

Now you have a treasure-trove of travel writing prompts and journal ideas for students to use during writer’s workshop.

For learners who need support, teach how to respond well to these fun travel writing prompts.

And as an extension, ask students to write two to three travel writing prompts they think the teacher may like.

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