Capturing Family Vacation Memories

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There are a few key ingredients that go into creating lasting family vacation memories.

Journey Jotter Books helps you build a travel journal as unique as your child, no matter what your destination or budget.



Jessie Mouw – Founder of Journey Jotter Books

Jessie is the creator of Journey Jotter Books, a line of personalized travel activity journals designed to engage kids in all of their travels and promote lifelong learning and lasting memories.

Jessie worked as a social studies educator for several years in northern Virginia, where she lives with her husband and two kids (who are three of the best travel companions a person could have!) Following a 2016 family vacation, Jessie combined her passions for learning, teaching, and traveling to found Journey Jotter Books and put kids in the driver’s seat of their travel experiences.

About Your Host

Aaron Schlein is a family man, entrepreneur, and podcaster who knows first-hand about the transformational power of family travel.

When Aaron was a teenager, he began exploring the world with his grandmother, Shirley Schlein—to whom he is eternally grateful for igniting his passion for travel. Becoming a father inspired Aaron to pay forward his grandmother’s generosity and create media content to inspire parents to travel the world with their kids.

In the summer of 2018, Aaron partnered with the Family Travel Association to produce its official podcast, Family Travel Radio. Aaron lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife and two children (who are growing up too fast!)