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Places & Journeys – Story Prompts That Explain Why Special Places Mean so Much

We love to explore, but sometimes the best places are on our doorstep. Share your special places with family and future generations.

Explore these Story Prompts about special places and journeys from your life. Helping your family understand why these locations mean so much, and preserving happy memories for future years. Who knows, you may even inspire others to walk in your footsteps.

A beautiful campsite in nature.

Future Trips

What journeys, holidays or adventures would you like to undertake?

  • Do you have a country, city or region in mind?
  • Perhaps you have a journey planned, like a trek to Machu Picchu or a famous train journey?
  • When do you hope to make the trip and with who?
An aerial view of someone paragliding.

Biggest Adventures

What were your biggest travel adventures?

  • Travel is one big adventure, but were there special moments that were extra adventurous?
  • How did you feel about it before you started?
  • Would you do it again?
  • Do you have any recommendations for others who are interested in following in your footsteps?
A beautiful house surrounded by nature.

Dream Place to Live

Where would be your dream place to live?

  • What makes that place so special for you?
The flight information board at an airport.


Which countries have you visited or lived in?

  • How would you summarise your views on each country?
  • What did you like and dislike about different countries?
  • Which countries would you recommend others to visit?
  • What surprised you about the countries that others might find interesting?
  • Which are your favourite countries and why?
  • Which would you like to go back to?
A couple is busy in their kitchen.

Home Sweet Home

Can you make a video tour of your home while describing your favourite parts?

  • Home is so precious, yet it often gets overlooked when it comes to photos and videos.
  • As a result, the place where we spend much of our lives is often not captured. Photos of your bedrooms, bathrooms, and even ‘boring’ rooms like studies and garages will be treasured in later years as you try to recall the places you once called ‘home’.
  • Preserve the memories of your home, for you and those you live with. Armed with a camera, take a full tour of your home and garden and capture everything that you’ll enjoy revisiting in later years.
A view of a nice and old-fashioned street.

Your Neighbourhood

Can you photograph and map out all the special places in your neighbourhood?

  • They might not be interesting to others, but local places like parks, shops, restaurants and walking routes, are important to you!
  • Capture the places in your neighbourhood that you will enjoy recalling in later years.
  • Why not video a walking tour and describe what you see and how these places feature in your life?
A lady looking out to sea.

Miss The Most

If you were selected to leave Earth and colonise Mars, what would you miss most?

  • What is it that makes this precious little planet so special?
  • Is it the nature here that you love the most?
  • Is it the experiences on offer?
  • Or perhaps it’s the people?
An impressive city skyline at night.

Special Places

What would get listed on a map of all the places special to you?

  • Imagine sending future family out on a world tour of all the places you think are special.
  • Where should they go? Can you be specific, detailing an exact street, beach or coordinate?
  • If you’re accurate enough, future family members may stand in the exact same spot that you once did…
  • Why are these places so special? What are the stories behind the places?
A lady cooking on a gas camping fire.

Favourite Travel Memories

What are your favourite travel memories?

  • What are the standout memories from your travels?
  • Do they relate to specific places?
  • Was it the experience that made them special?
  • Or was it the people who you remember most fondly?
A father with three children on a paddle board.

Interesting Travel Stories

What interesting travel stories do you have?

  • Did something unexpected happen?
  • Do you have any photos of the occasion?
  • Who was with you?
  • Did you learn something from this experience?
An Asian-looking couple in a travel location.

How Travelling Changed You

Has travelling influenced you?

  • Has seeing different cultures and the way others approach life affected you?
  • Has your perspective been changed by seeing places beyond your home town?
  • Do you recommend others travel, and if so, why?
An old photo of a home.

Memories Of Old Homes

What memories do you have of your different homes?

  • Can you chronologically list the addresses of all past homes?
  • What did you like or dislike about these places?
  • Would you like to revisit them one day?
  • Do you have any photos?
An exotic-looking building in front of a mountain.


Which places would you recommend others to visit and why?

A big group of people going on a walk.

Favourite Journeys

What journeys or walks mean a lot to you?

  • Sometimes it’s the journey that’s special, more so than a specific place.
  • What are your favourite journeys?
  • Did you face any challenges on your way?
  • Do you have any recommendations for others undertaking this journey?
A mother with her child on their daily walk to school.

Daily Walks

Where do you walk daily?

  • Once-in-a-lifetime hikes are to be treasured, but your daily or weekly walks are perhaps even more important to preserve for your future viewing pleasure.
  • The walk to work.
  • Taking the kids to school.
  • Walking the dog.
  • Weekend treks with family.
  • These are the walks that really represent your life, and you’ll miss them when they’re no more.

Story Prompt FAQ’s

What are ‘places and journeys’ about?

‘Places and journeys’ focuses on worldwide locations that are meaningful in your life. It might be a place you lived, somewhere you travelled to or a journey you’ve made. Sharing your experiences preserves them for you to enjoy in later years and inspires others interested in exploration.

What are ‘Story prompts’?

Sometimes it can be hard to get start writing a story. Story Prompts help by providing creative ideas as inspiration. Simirity’s Story Prompts have been designed to ignite discussions in your family and inspire you to ask questions about your family’s past.

How can I use Story Prompts with my family?

Stories don’t have to be written, they can be spoken too. They are designed for both you and your family. As you review the prompts, consider how your parents or a sibling might answer. It you don’t want to write a story down that fine – they can serve as great inspiration for interesting family discussions.

All prompts are built into the Simirity App. Within the app, you can send them to family members as Story Requests. This is a great opportunity to ensure important family stories get discussed and preserved for future generations.


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