[:en]Travel Memories from Alexandra [Fluent In Frolicking][:nl]Reisherinneringen van Alexandra [Fluent In Frolicking][:]

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 “What is your most memorable childhood travel memory?” That’s what I’ve asked over 50 travel bloggers and other travel addicts. These are their personal stories and photos. 

 

 Today, I interview Alexandra from Fluent in Frolicking!

 

 

Hi Alexandra, do you remember the first time you went travelling? 

One of the first trips I remember taking was to Disneyland! We flew from Hawaii to California. I’m sure for some other reason than going to Disneyland, but for the little 5 year old girl in me that is all that mattered.

 

I was super excited and made friends with Cinderella!  It was the last trip my family took together before my parents got divorced.

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

Both of my parents were hippies! My father is from the Bronx and my mom from Detroit, yet each somehow found themselves living in Hawaii. My parents are not surprised by my zest to see the world at all! I’m so thankful to have parents that fully embrace the idea of their only little girl frolicking around the world.

My dad hitchhiked across America at least three times (he even went to Woodstock) and has been to practically every state. My mother had a sailboat with her first husband and sailed from Michigan down to the Caribbean, where my brother was born, then across the Atlantic up to Denmark, down to Morocco before crossing again to the States. She then hitchhiked through Canada and road-tripped to Mexico with my brother, all before he was 5 years old. She then made it  to Maui somehow.

 

 

What was your favourite holiday destination as a child, a teenager and an adult? 

 

Childhood

Disneyland once again is the only trip that I really can remember! I don’t think anything can compete in a child’s memory.

 

Teenager

My first out of the country experience was with my father to Bangkok and Phuket at age 19. I vividly remember hating Bangkok and thinking my dad was a freak for eating strange food on the street. Oh how times have changed. I swore for years I would never go back to Bangkok no matter if you paid me. Now it is one of my favorite cities and I dream of Thai street food.

 

Adult

No matter where I go in the world I have come to realize I’m happiest on the beach! Maybe it is the island girl in me, but there is nothing better than sitting in my hammock between coconut trees! The best thing about this being my favorite holiday destination is that it can be easily obtained in so many parts of the world: Hawaii, Brazil, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Morocco, Mexico, etc.

 

 

Can you tell me what your memory is with this image? 

 

 

Travel Memories from Alexandra [Fluent In Frolicking]

 

This photo was actually taken not on a trip but where I grew up. Sometimes it is possible to travel to a foreign locale right from home.

The women in the picture is Ama, Patabi Jois’s wife. Patabi Jois is the founder of Ashtanga Yoga and my mother used to go to his classes when he visited Maui and I would sit on his wife’s lap! I remember staring up at her and being fascinated with the red dot on her forehead.

 

 

Can you remember a specific travel item/gadget you used to take on a trip as a child?

Disposible Cameras!

 

 

Did the way you travelled as a child changed much when you grew up?

We didn’t take many trips in my youth. Hawaii is so far from everything that it makes it really hard to vacation from. When I moved to SF I started to take trips a few times of year. It was then that my love of travel really blossomed.

 

The world seems so much more accessible to me as an adult than it did when I was a teenager stuck on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Finally: What is your best tip for making a trip memorable?

For me the best trips involve going somewhere where the food is amazing and the culture is foreign! This can mean something different for everyone, which is great.

Italy can be strange enough to still feel like you’re time traveling in the little villages, while eating the best pasta of your life. Or maybe you seek something more challenging like dealing with the crush of humanity in India while devouring a Dosa!

 

 

If you want to read more of Alexandra’s stories, be sure to visit her website:
 Fluent in Frolicking.

 

 

Click below for the Travel Memory Interview Archive:

 

Childhood Travel Memory Interviews

 

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“Wat is jouw meest memorabele reisherinnering uit je kindertijd?” Dat vroeg ik meer dan 50 reisbloggers en andere reisgekken. Dit zijn hun persoonlijke verhalen en foto’s. 

 

 Vandaag interview ik Alexandra van Fluent in Frolicking!

 

 

Hi Alexandra, do you remember the first time you went travelling? 

One of the first trips I remember taking was to Disneyland! We flew from Hawaii to California. I’m sure for some other reason than going to Disneyland, but for the little 5 year old girl in me that is all that mattered.

 

I was super excited and made friends with Cinderella!  It was the last trip my family took together before my parents got divorced.

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

Both of my parents were hippies! My father is from the Bronx and my mom from Detroit, yet each somehow found themselves living in Hawaii. My parents are not surprised by my zest to see the world at all! I’m so thankful to have parents that fully embrace the idea of their only little girl frolicking around the world.

My dad hitchhiked across America at least three times (he even went to Woodstock) and has been to practically every state. My mother had a sailboat with her first husband and sailed from Michigan down to the Caribbean, where my brother was born, then across the Atlantic up to Denmark, down to Morocco before crossing again to the States. She then hitchhiked through Canada and road-tripped to Mexico with my brother, all before he was 5 years old. She then made it  to Maui somehow.

 

 

What was your favourite holiday destination as a child, a teenager and an adult? 

 

Childhood

Disneyland once again is the only trip that I really can remember! I don’t think anything can compete in a child’s memory.

 

Teenager

My first out of the country experience was with my father to Bangkok and Phuket at age 19. I vividly remember hating Bangkok and thinking my dad was a freak for eating strange food on the street. Oh how times have changed. I swore for years I would never go back to Bangkok no matter if you paid me. Now it is one of my favorite cities and I dream of Thai street food.

 

Adult

No matter where I go in the world I have come to realize I’m happiest on the beach! Maybe it is the island girl in me, but there is nothing better than sitting in my hammock between coconut trees! The best thing about this being my favorite holiday destination is that it can be easily obtained in so many parts of the world: Hawaii, Brazil, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Morocco, Mexico, etc.

 

 

Can you tell me what your memory is with this image? 

 

 

Travel Memories from Alexandra [Fluent In Frolicking]

 

This photo was actually taken not on a trip but where I grew up. Sometimes it is possible to travel to a foreign locale right from home.

The women in the picture is Ama, Patabi Jois’s wife. Patabi Jois is the founder of Ashtanga Yoga and my mother used to go to his classes when he visited Maui and I would sit on his wife’s lap! I remember staring up at her and being fascinated with the red dot on her forehead.

 

 

Can you remember a specific travel item/gadget you used to take on a trip as a child?

Disposible Cameras!

 

 

Did the way you travelled as a child changed much when you grew up?

We didn’t take many trips in my youth. Hawaii is so far from everything that it makes it really hard to vacation from. When I moved to SF I started to take trips a few times of year. It was then that my love of travel really blossomed.

 

The world seems so much more accessible to me as an adult than it did when I was a teenager stuck on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Finally: What is your best tip for making a trip memorable?

For me the best trips involve going somewhere where the food is amazing and the culture is foreign! This can mean something different for everyone, which is great.

Italy can be strange enough to still feel like you’re time traveling in the little villages, while eating the best pasta of your life. Or maybe you seek something more challenging like dealing with the crush of humanity in India while devouring a Dosa!

 

 

Als je meer van Alexandra’s verhalen wilt lezen, bezoek dan zeker haar website:

 Fluent in Frolicking

 

 

Klik hieronder voor het Reisherinnering Interview Archief:

 

Childhood Travel Memory Interviews

 

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