Every school day since 2009 The New York Times has set a question as inspiration for narrative and personal writing. They are aimed at high school students and they have now collected 500 autobiographical prompts together. Any teacher reading this might find it useful for their own work in the classroom and you can download them HERE .
For the rest of us, the section on travel writing might act as a spur.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever seen in nature?
What are the best souvenirs you’ve ever collected while traveling?
Would you like to live in another country?
Would you want to be a space tourist?