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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 Cole from Four Jandals!

 

 

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

Apart from the Fijian family holiday (read story below) we did also have lots of other trips through the South Pacific, especially to the Surfers Paradise in Australia. The whole travel experience used to be one giant adventure, even the flying which I have begun to loathe now.

We used to always stay close to the beach and our hotels would have a pool. As water lovers we were always either in the pool or the sea. It must have been so easy for Mum and Dad to keep us occupied.

 

At the end of each day we would write in our A3 scrapbooks about what we did, saw, and ate. And we always added photos, tickets stubs etc. I guess that was my first experience “blogging”!

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

Since New Zealand is so far from everywhere else it is hard to plan overseas holidays. Most people are limited to just one trip away, if that. And my parents were no different. Most of their holidays were to the Pacific Islands but they have been around the world a couple of times. I have always wanted to follow their footsteps to Rarotonga where they had their honeymoon. 

 

 

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

 

My favourite holiday destination has never changed as I have grown up. Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand has always been the best.

 

Childhood

When I was a child, we used to go away as a family every summer for 2 weeks. All we would do is swim, surf, dive and relax on the beach. It was perfect.

 

Teenager

It was the same as a teenager except my friends would come along for a big New Years party. With 40 people camping on the lawn we would enjoy a few beers in the sun and think that we were living the dream.

 

Adult

Finally as an adult now it is still my favourite holiday destination. It is only an hour and a half drive from my home of Tauranga so great for getting away for a quick weekend. It has all the basics but we go there to unwind. For example, while we have a TV there we hardly ever turn it on, preferring to read or play board games. It truly is the perfect place in New Zealand.

 

 

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

 

 

Travel Memories from Cole [Four Jandals]

 

This photo was from one of our first ever family holidays overseas to Fiji when I was just 6 years old. We stayed for a week out on Plantation Island. While it isn’t a traditional Fijian food by any means, they had this awesome donut stand where I was allowed a chocolate donut every day. Of course when it is 25+ degrees Celsius every day you can imagine how quickly the chocolate would melt. Hence the gigantic mess! 

 

 

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

Books were a big part of our travels. You could quite often find our family sprawled out across the living room of our hotel room with our noses in books. The only part that has changed is now we travel with eBooks so they are much lighter!

 

 

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

Our holidays as a kid were always active and that continues now. Luckily Adela is also very active so we seek out adventures like hiking, mountain biking or surfing when we are travelling.

 

While we do love a bit of culture, we would much rather be exploring the landscape than the streets of any city in the world.

 

 

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

Our 50 lessons learnt while travelling are really important to ensuring that all our trips memorable for us. Most importantly is that we have learnt that we need to follow our passions and not other tourists. This means we like to step outside our comfort zones, in comfort, while we travel.

 

 

If you want to read more of Cole’s stories, be sure to visit his website:
 Four Jandals.

 

 

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 Cole van Four Jandals!

 

 

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

Apart from the Fijian family holiday (read story below) we did also have lots of other trips through the South Pacific, especially to the Surfers Paradise in Australia. The whole travel experience used to be one giant adventure, even the flying which I have begun to loathe now.

We used to always stay close to the beach and our hotels would have a pool. As water lovers we were always either in the pool or the sea. It must have been so easy for Mum and Dad to keep us occupied.

 

At the end of each day we would write in our A3 scrapbooks about what we did, saw, and ate. And we always added photos, tickets stubs etc. I guess that was my first experience “blogging”!

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

Since New Zealand is so far from everywhere else it is hard to plan overseas holidays. Most people are limited to just one trip away, if that. And my parents were no different. Most of their holidays were to the Pacific Islands but they have been around the world a couple of times. I have always wanted to follow their footsteps to Rarotonga where they had their honeymoon. 

 

 

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

 

My favourite holiday destination has never changed as I have grown up. Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand has always been the best.

 

Childhood

When I was a child, we used to go away as a family every summer for 2 weeks. All we would do is swim, surf, dive and relax on the beach. It was perfect.

 

Teenager

It was the same as a teenager except my friends would come along for a big New Years party. With 40 people camping on the lawn we would enjoy a few beers in the sun and think that we were living the dream.

 

Adult

Finally as an adult now it is still my favourite holiday destination. It is only an hour and a half drive from my home of Tauranga so great for getting away for a quick weekend. It has all the basics but we go there to unwind. For example, while we have a TV there we hardly ever turn it on, preferring to read or play board games. It truly is the perfect place in New Zealand.

 

 

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

 

 

Travel Memories from Cole [Four Jandals]

 

This photo was from one of our first ever family holidays overseas to Fiji when I was just 6 years old. We stayed for a week out on Plantation Island. While it isn’t a traditional Fijian food by any means, they had this awesome donut stand where I was allowed a chocolate donut every day. Of course when it is 25+ degrees Celsius every day you can imagine how quickly the chocolate would melt. Hence the gigantic mess! 

 

 

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

Books were a big part of our travels. You could quite often find our family sprawled out across the living room of our hotel room with our noses in books. The only part that has changed is now we travel with eBooks so they are much lighter!

 

 

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

Our holidays as a kid were always active and that continues now. Luckily Adela is also very active so we seek out adventures like hiking, mountain biking or surfing when we are travelling.

 

While we do love a bit of culture, we would much rather be exploring the landscape than the streets of any city in the world.

 

 

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

Our 50 lessons learnt while travelling are really important to ensuring that all our trips memorable for us. Most importantly is that we have learnt that we need to follow our passions and not other tourists. This means we like to step outside our comfort zones, in comfort, while we travel.

 

 

Als je meer van Cole’s verhalen wilt lezen, bezoek dan zeker zijn website:
 Four Jandals.

 

 

Klik hieronder voor het Reisherinnering Interview Archief:

 

Childhood Travel Memory Interviews

 

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