Travel Writing: inspiration from the New York Times

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.

Where in the world would you travel if you could?
What is your fantasy vacation?
What would your fantasy road trip be like?
What crazy adventure would you want to take?
How has travel affected you?
What famous landmarks have you visited?

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?

The coolest thing I’ve seen in nature? I think that might have to be a black molly, a  caterpillar that likes living in hay ricks. I know it’s not very exotic, but it’s cute and hairy while still retaining a certain ugh factor…

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