[:en]Travel Memories from Anne-Sophie [Sophie’s World][:nl]Reisherinneringen van Anne-Sophie [Sophie’s World][:]

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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 Anne-Sophie from Sophie’s World!

 

 

Hi Anne-Sophie, do you remember the first time you went travelling? 

When I was 15, I went to Austria for a summer language school. That was exciting too, first time abroad without my family, hanging out with kids my age, drinking German beer and going to discotheques even though we were under-age (things were a bit looser back then).

 

I stayed with an Austrian family and my temporary mum was the best cook ever. Decades later, I still remember her homemade cherry yogurt.

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

My mother much preferred holidaying at our cabin. My father died when I was only 2, so I never spoke with him about his travels. However, I’ve seen photos and found ticket stubs and maps from all around Europe. I’ve always yearned for foreign lands, so I suppose I’ve taken after him in that way. 

 

 

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

 

Childhood

Apart from our journey to New Orleans (see photo below), I spent all my childhood summers at our cabin. It’s on an island all on its own, in the middle of a deep forest lake, so we have to row to get there. It’s an ancient area, with deliciously spooky legends associated with it. My brother and I would row around the lake, paddle kayaks and canoes and roam about it the forest and explore. It’s quite possibly the most idyllic spot on earth.

 

Teenager

From my teenage years, I have fond memories of even more summer language courses in various countries and holidays with friends. 

 

Adult

As an adult, I love seeing new places. Nothing quite beats the thrill of hopping off a train in a new city, not knowing what’s around the corner.

 

 

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

 

 

Travel Memories from Anne-Sophie [Sophie's World]

 

This was my very first trip abroad. Mum took us kids to New Orleans; a long, complicated journey back then, including five airports. It was a very exciting city seen through my 11-year-old eyes. My youngest daughter is now 11, so it will be interesting to hear her take on the city when we return. 

 

 

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

I was never very attached to soft animals or any specific toy. Other than something to read and something to write in, I can’t remember any special items. I still bring books and notebooks along. 

 

 

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

There’s a time for everything. I’ve seen much more of the world as an adult – and I’ve taken my kids to every corner of it.

 

One way of travelling isn’t better than another, just different. 

 

 

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

Be curious!

 

 

If you want to read more of Anne-Sophie’s stories, be sure to visit her website:
 Sophie’s World

 

 

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’.

 

 Vandaag interview ik Anne-Sophie van Sophie’s World!

 

 

Hi Anne-Sophie, do you remember the first time you went travelling? 

When I was 15, I went to Austria for a summer language school. That was exciting too, first time abroad without my family, hanging out with kids my age, drinking German beer and going to discotheques even though we were under-age (things were a bit looser back then).

 

I stayed with an Austrian family and my temporary mum was the best cook ever. Decades later, I still remember her homemade cherry yogurt.

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

My mother much preferred holidaying at our cabin. My father died when I was only 2, so I never spoke with him about his travels. However, I’ve seen photos and found ticket stubs and maps from all around Europe. I’ve always yearned for foreign lands, so I suppose I’ve taken after him in that way. 

 

 

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

 

Childhood

Apart from our journey to New Orleans (see photo below), I spent all my childhood summers at our cabin. It’s on an island all on its own, in the middle of a deep forest lake, so we have to row to get there. It’s an ancient area, with deliciously spooky legends associated with it. My brother and I would row around the lake, paddle kayaks and canoes and roam about it the forest and explore. It’s quite possibly the most idyllic spot on earth.

 

Teenager

From my teenage years, I have fond memories of even more summer language courses in various countries and holidays with friends. 

 

Adult

As an adult, I love seeing new places. Nothing quite beats the thrill of hopping off a train in a new city, not knowing what’s around the corner.

 

 

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

 

 

Travel Memories from Anne-Sophie [Sophie's World]

 

This was my very first trip abroad. Mum took us kids to New Orleans; a long, complicated journey back then, including five airports. It was a very exciting city seen through my 11-year-old eyes. My youngest daughter is now 11, so it will be interesting to hear her take on the city when we return. 

 

 

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

I was never very attached to soft animals or any specific toy. Other than something to read and something to write in, I can’t remember any special items. I still bring books and notebooks along. 

 

 

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

There’s a time for everything. I’ve seen much more of the world as an adult – and I’ve taken my kids to every corner of it.

 

One way of travelling isn’t better than another, just different. 

 

 

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

Be curious!

 

 

Als je meer van Anne-Sophie’s verhalen wilt lezen, bezoek dan zeker haar website:
 Sophie’s World

 

 

Klik hieronder voor het Reisherinnering Interview Archief:

 

Childhood Travel Memory Interviews

 

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