I love keeping road trip journals while I’m traveling the open road. Sure, pictures say 1,000 words, but sometimes you want to say 2,000.
Keeping a journal while on a road trip in the perfect way to memorialize your travels, archiving daily logs of what you did, what you saw, where you stayed, and what you ate. Many of these diaries contain travel prompts to get you started alongside blank pages for free writing or doodling.
Whether you’re an adult looking to document your road trip or looking to beat your kids’ boredom (and get a head start on their “what I did on my summer vacation” school reports) these are some of the best road trip journals you can find.
Road Trip Journals Roundup:
Road Trip Journals for Adults
Road Trip Travel Journal by River Breeze Press
This 8×10 travel notebook size has a blank page on one side to take notes, staple in amusement park tickets, or sketch the landscape. On the other side are writing prompts to record the date, weather, highlights of the day, places you visited, and more.
Road Trip Passport Journal by Letterfolk
Collect experiences on the road. This journal has blank pages to free-record your thoughts alongside pages of prompts to record your road trip destination, meaningful stops, and your favorite moment. There are also bonus pages of checklists, bucket list destinations, rites of passage, road trip games, iconic roadside attractions, and more.
Moleskine Voyageur Notebook
Moleskin offers quality, durable journals that many travelers swear by. This special travel Moleskine offers lined pages to record your thoughts along with sections for planning and budgeting and detachable packing lists for an all-in-one place for road trip planning and chronicling.
Life’s a Roadtrip Hardcover Journal by Axel & Ash
Life’s a ROADTRIP is a hybid journal/non fiction volume. Part of the Axel & Ash ‘Insert Your Story’ series it includes writing prompts (“my wildest moment along the way,” “the most picturesque spots,” “a beautiful encounter”), gorgeous photography, inspirational quotes, and moving stories from travelers like yourself.
Adventure, My Road Trip Journal!
For car trips short or long, record your adventures, highlights, and even gas mileage in this multi-purpose travel journal geared towards road trippers.
I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded
While not specific to road trip travel, this fun activity book would make recording your car journey an adventure in itself! Filled with plenty of blank space for journaling, the notepad also features colorful illustrations, unique journey ideas, whimsical prompts, space to store important reference information, and a built-in pocket for collecting memorabilia.
Take Me On A Road Trip: Small Travel Journal Blank Notebook
If you want a bare-bones road trip journal, this one is for you. With 120 white pages this composition notebook allows your imagination to take over, with space to write, draw, or paste ephemera you collect on the road
Road Trip Journals for Kids
My Travel Journal : Traveling In The USA
Touted as “a vacation diary trip notebook for older kids to document their journey,” this road trip journal for kids offers daily guides exploring what they ate, saw, did, and enjoyed alongside blank pages for free writing. Children can document their road trip for up to 14 days and 14 cities.
The Ultimate Travel Journal For Kids: Awesome Activities for Your Adventures
More than just a road trip journal, this book features games, activities, and DIY souvenirs along with writing prompts for your kids to record their thoughts on their vacation.