By Alexis Tiacoh, on July 16, 2020

At-home Activities for Families to Inspire Wanderlust

Everything seems to have changed over the last few months though two things remain the same. One – parents are equally, if not more, busy as they were before, and are looking for more and more creative ways to entertain and educate their children at home. Two – even though we’ve had a lot more if it, parents crave quality time with their kids.

Anyone who has ever gone on one knows that a family vacation can spark curiosity, strengthen relationships, and create lifelong memories. The positive effects of a trip, no matter how small, foster a psychological mood that we call a Vacation State of Mind. Looking for ways to tap into those vacation vibes? Your family is in for a treat – we’ve got something extra special for you.

Expedia’s Explorer Journal

To all vacation-deprived families and those longing for a break, we’ve created an adventure journal to help kids tap into a Vacation State of Mind, anytime, anywhere. It’s full of activities for you and your little ones to remember past trips, learn about new destinations, and dream about future travels. Download and take off! You can print it or use it on screen.

We want to see what your explorers create on social media! Don’t forget to hashtag #ExpediaExplorers.

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What’s Inside?

You’ll find creative prompts to seed curiosity, inspire conversations, and encourage self-expression. Some may spark some lively discussions at the dinner table! Together with their parents/caregivers, children will:

  • Reflect on and share past travel memories
  • Engage with other family members with a spirit of adventure
  • Learn about places around the world
  • Dream about future travels
  • Plan the next trip


Other ways to tap into a vacation state of mind