One of the ways that we document our adventures is through travel journals. Each member of our family (except John) has a journal. On the back page of each journal, we list the states and countries visited that year. No countries yet in 2017 (passports still needed for 3 little girls) but we have visited 10 states already in 2017 and are scheduled to visit several more before the end of May (watch out Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware).
Mommy helps us document the details of our trip and then we draw a picture, write a sentence, answer questions, or insert a photo or memoir of the trip in our journal. This was our mom’s silly idea to tie academics into our travel adventures, but we have to admit its a fun way to learn and rumor has it we will enjoy these journals when we are older.