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How old were you when you first travelled?

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11. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Ignoring travels before i was actually born, we moved from Wales to England when i was 17days old (essentially, my parents wanted me to be born in Wales, but were living in England at the time so went to my Grandparents).

Went all around England and Wales then, but didn't actually go to a foreign country until i was about 10 or 11 (northern France on holiday).

12. Posted by globie07 (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

6 when my parents took me to visit Thailand...details are fuzzy but I know I got my taste for chilli dried squid on that trip!

13. Posted by lex (Full Member 32 posts) 12y

I was taken to Sardinia at about 9months old and apparently developed a deep love of salami and spaghetti so in literally every single photo my chubby little paws are grabbing handfuls of pasta and my face is absolutely covered in tomato sauce! Thankfully i've mastered cutlery now, just about...

14. Posted by mtnfreak (Full Member 31 posts) 12y

Under that definition of travelling, I was 21 before I travelled! But I don't think that's fair....I've been travelling all over Aus since I was about 1 I guess...I think you should see a bit of your own country before seeing the rest of the world!

15. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

I agree! It's definately important to see as much of your own country as possible.
I like to be able to tell people cool things to see and do so they'll come and enjoy my country as much as I am enjoying theirs

It definately counts
m

16. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 12y

I travelled all over Canada as a child with my family. Summer vacations were always road trips.

The first time ever I touched foreign soil was for a day in Washington. I was 7 years old. For some reason I hardly remember Washington at all- not even the city we were in. All I remember is some pink peddly flowers in people's flower pots on their porch steps (that alliteration was so unintentional)! But I remember the rest of that trip quite well. We drove to Kelowna first and then Vancouver to visit family in both places. I remember a bbq on the beach and that we got locked into a park because it closed "at dusk." And then we took a ferry across some of the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver Island where my Dad made us go on a zillion educational hikes and we went to Long Beach where we chased sea gulls and looked for sand dollars and swam in the Ocean for the first time- I even remember how it felt in those huge, strong waves, trying to jump into them like it at a wave pool- and my sister and Dad climbed on craggy rocks and saw a snake shed its skin . .. .. Strange that I don't remember Washington .. . .

17. Posted by orienteyec (Full Member 84 posts) 12y

I'd never gone out of a small city in China till i was 10....after ten years old, i traveled all around...that's why after ten years old, my maturity has been growning extraodinarily fast

18. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

Aside from a pre-natal trip to Belgium where I obviously developed an affinity toward chocolate , the first trip I remember taking in a foreign country was a road trip down to Florida when I was 8 years old. We drove down from Montreal (road trips seem to be ingrained in me), and I remember stopping off in Washington, D.C., to check out the White House, and then making another stop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, before finally arriving in Orlando, Florida, for a fun-filled week visiting Disney World, the Epcot Centre, and the MGM Studios.

19. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Well, a travelled a lot in Canada when I was a kid, and I did a lot of day trips to the U.S. for shopping (I don't know how many pairs of sneakers and cases of Dr. Pepper my parents bought when we went down to Plattsburgh over the years, lol) but since we're being confined to overnight foreign soil trips I'd have to say going to Greece and Italy when I was 15. It was a group thing my high school did for older students at spring break (we were lucky, we had two weeks!). It was also the first time I went anywhere with friends. Ahhh the memories!

Cheers,
Katie ;)

20. Posted by Mimi84 (Full Member 71 posts) 12y

3 months old. I'm half Iranian so we were travelling to Iran to see my relatives. But we stopped over in Russia for a day and according to my mum, she wrapped me up warm because she was sure Russia would be cold, having seen lots of news reports showing everyone in winter garments. Anyway, it was boiling hot and so she had to unpack and dress me in something more suitable.

I can't say I remember any of it, but I love to travel and I'm glad I've been able to since I was of such a young age.

xx

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