[:en]Travel Memories from Juliet and Lane [SouthWest Compass][:nl]Reisherinneringen van Juliet and Lane [SouthWest Compass][:]

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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 Juliet and Lane from SouthWest Compass!

 

 

Hi Juliet and Lane, do you remember the first time you went travelling? 

Lane: After my dad got off work, we piled into the car – us kids in our PJs. Dad turned on Big Band music and lit up his cigar (road trips were the only time he ever smoked). I was six, so the drive to Myrtle Beach took longer than one hundred Bugs Bunny cartoons back to back.

 

I don’t remember the vacation so well, but it must have been good because I refused to leave the beach. As we were packing up, I took off running across the sand, like a hellion, claiming I was going to live there forever. Dad, a big rig trucker with a short fuse, came thundering after me. He grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and I knew I should abandon all hope. I was in major trouble, so the drive back felt even longer.

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

Lane: My dad’s only previous travel experience was serving in the Vietnam War as a welder. My mother, on the other hand, was born into a family of truck drivers. In the 1950s, my parents drove the original Route 66 all the way to California. I still have photos of the family in front of all the state signs. Eventually, Mom’s family hit all forty-eight continental United States.

 

 

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

 

Childhood

Juliet: I grew up in the U.K. and, as I child, went to France many times. I remember posing on the rocks of Carnac, buying souvenirs from the town of Brest (much to my amusement), and chipping my front tooth during a canoeing misadventure on the Dordogne. I also got to meet a real French artist – I have no idea if he was any good, but he wore a beret.

 

Teenager

As a teenager, it was all about California – the Land of Cool. I have an English mother and an American father (originally from the Golden State) and went to stay with family members any time they’d have me. Nothing could change my love affair with California. On one trip I was in two car accidents, a motorbike accident, and an earthquake and still bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles four years later!

 

Adult

As an adult, my favourite destination is any place new, especially locales with an abundance of nature. Big Bear Lake in California will always have a special place in my heart, as will Puerta Vallarta, where we went on our honeymoon. There, we released sea turtles into the ocean, helped bottle-feed baby jaguars, and I got bitten by a very young tiger (he didn’t mean it – my knee was in the way of his soccer ball).

 

 

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

 

 

Travel Memories from Juliet and Lane [SouthWest Compass]

 

Juliet: This was taken in Corfu, when I was about six. Some family friends lived there and I remember us going out on a boat together. It’s a little vague, but I think we dropped anchor at one point and people jumped off the back, into the sparkling ocean.

I wanted to swim too, but was convinced that the Greek version of Jaws would come and attack me – with baklava perhaps? I can’t remember if I had the guts to take the plunge, but I have wet hair in the photo, so perhaps I did take my chances in the Med.

 

 

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

Juliet: There’s a children’s party game in England called ‘pass the parcel.’ Music plays as kids pass a wrapped bundle around a circle. When the music stops, the kid holding the parcel can remove a layer of wrapping paper. The child who unwraps the final layer keeps the gift.

My mother adapted this for long car journeys. Every so often, I was allowed to unwrap part of said parcel. I believe she hid smaller items between every few layers of paper. It made long drives bearable for me and, I imagine, for my parents too.

 

 

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

 

Juliet: “It’s hard to forget the experience of wine tasting in the Chablis Region, when I was eleven. The French don’t export their best vintages and it ruined me for future tasting experiences (there seemed to be no drinking age in France, during the early 1990s)”

Lane: Amazingly, I still love road trips.

 

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

Lane: Go with someone you love.

 

 

If you want to read more of Juliet and Lane’s stories, be sure to visit their website:
 SouthWest Compass.

 

 

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 Juliet en Lane van SouthWest Compass!

 

 

Hi Juliet and Lane, do you remember the first time you went travelling? 

Lane: After my dad got off work, we piled into the car – us kids in our PJs. Dad turned on Big Band music and lit up his cigar (road trips were the only time he ever smoked). I was six, so the drive to Myrtle Beach took longer than one hundred Bugs Bunny cartoons back to back.

 

I don’t remember the vacation so well, but it must have been good because I refused to leave the beach. As we were packing up, I took off running across the sand, like a hellion, claiming I was going to live there forever. Dad, a big rig trucker with a short fuse, came thundering after me. He grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and I knew I should abandon all hope. I was in major trouble, so the drive back felt even longer.

 

 

Did your parents travel much before you were born?

Lane: My dad’s only previous travel experience was serving in the Vietnam War as a welder. My mother, on the other hand, was born into a family of truck drivers. In the 1950s, my parents drove the original Route 66 all the way to California. I still have photos of the family in front of all the state signs. Eventually, Mom’s family hit all forty-eight continental United States.

 

 

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

 

Childhood

Juliet: I grew up in the U.K. and, as I child, went to France many times. I remember posing on the rocks of Carnac, buying souvenirs from the town of Brest (much to my amusement), and chipping my front tooth during a canoeing misadventure on the Dordogne. I also got to meet a real French artist – I have no idea if he was any good, but he wore a beret.

 

Teenager

As a teenager, it was all about California – the Land of Cool. I have an English mother and an American father (originally from the Golden State) and went to stay with family members any time they’d have me. Nothing could change my love affair with California. On one trip I was in two car accidents, a motorbike accident, and an earthquake and still bought a one-way ticket to Los Angeles four years later!

 

Adult

As an adult, my favourite destination is any place new, especially locales with an abundance of nature. Big Bear Lake in California will always have a special place in my heart, as will Puerta Vallarta, where we went on our honeymoon. There, we released sea turtles into the ocean, helped bottle-feed baby jaguars, and I got bitten by a very young tiger (he didn’t mean it – my knee was in the way of his soccer ball).

 

 

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

 

 

Travel Memories from Juliet and Lane [SouthWest Compass]

 

Juliet: This was taken in Corfu, when I was about six. Some family friends lived there and I remember us going out on a boat together. It’s a little vague, but I think we dropped anchor at one point and people jumped off the back, into the sparkling ocean.

I wanted to swim too, but was convinced that the Greek version of Jaws would come and attack me – with baklava perhaps? I can’t remember if I had the guts to take the plunge, but I have wet hair in the photo, so perhaps I did take my chances in the Med.

 

 

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

Juliet: There’s a children’s party game in England called ‘pass the parcel.’ Music plays as kids pass a wrapped bundle around a circle. When the music stops, the kid holding the parcel can remove a layer of wrapping paper. The child who unwraps the final layer keeps the gift.

My mother adapted this for long car journeys. Every so often, I was allowed to unwrap part of said parcel. I believe she hid smaller items between every few layers of paper. It made long drives bearable for me and, I imagine, for my parents too.

 

 

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

 

Juliet: “It’s hard to forget the experience of wine tasting in the Chablis Region, when I was eleven. The French don’t export their best vintages and it ruined me for future tasting experiences (there seemed to be no drinking age in France, during the early 1990s)”

Lane: Amazingly, I still love road trips.

 

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

Lane: Go with someone you love.

 

 

Als je meer van Juliet and Lane’s verhalen wilt lezen, bezoek dan zeker hun website:
 SouthWest Compass.

 

 

Klik hieronder voor het Reisherinnering Interview Archief:

 

Childhood Travel Memory Interviews

 

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