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What was the first trip that you can remember?

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13. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I had the first international flight - about 5 hours length connection, at age of two months, but can't remember that I consider it as a travelling. I used to fly a lot being a todler and took it cool, I never thought it's something special. Well, I was transported, so-called passive travel.

I think that 1st trip, with all attributes of travel, the one that I felt as a travel - it was long ride to the kindergarden in the city. We lived about 20km away, in military zone then. I was about 4 y.o. and it was my first independent "public relations". My memories from the kindergarden are sweet - I Iiked being there because of element of independency, duties (how weird!), having a good company of tiny bandits and even collective eating and afternoon sleep - I didn't have brothers and was quite excited about doing things together with other children. My 1st year in pre-school was short - with winter cold I became constantly sick.

Other "1st trip memories" are probably coming from same age, of may be a year earlier or later. It was no direct flight to grandies and we are flying via Moscow. Parents, taking me to see something unique: The magic clock with puppet show. Once a day, in 12 noon, dolls begun moving. Watching back - it's same idea alike a clock in Prague, and in many other European places, actually. I remember we travelled few hours by metro, changing lines, walking, taking a bus, etc. We were in hurry - not to late to performance.
OK. We got it. Ok, nice. Let's go now.

Then I remember clear family vacation on the Black Sea shore when I was four. We went to restaurant and it was a huge decorative aquarium there. I was not hungry and was watching fishes. When waitress finished with others, I still couldn't make a choice of meal. She proposed to take a fish. "What a fish?" - I mumbled. The waiters took me close to aquarium and, oh, horror!!! She proposed: " wanna choose one from here?" It was a serious trauma for the young mind, fishes and me - we already became friends.

14. Posted by VRTravel (Budding Member 56 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

The first camping trip I remember was right off of Lake Michigan. The whole camp ground was filled except for one spot so we were excited to stay there. During the night it poured and we woke up soaking and with a foot of water underneath us. We found out after taking down the tent and heading into the car that no one wanted that campsite because all of the water runoff would end up at the campsite because of its low location. We didn't make that mistake again

15. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1839 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Late fifties, a bus/coach from south London to the south east coast of England an hour away, to a caravan park. On sunny days we were on the beach playing sandcastles or swimming, then eating ice cream or in the penny arcades while our small amount of money lasted. We had a small oven and rings so mum cooked our food for us. We played cards, read or whatever in the evenings, having no TV there. We had a good time.

I've seen kids dragged around Asia, Down Under and so on and they do not look like they are having a good time. And it can take a day or more from home to hotel to get to such places, which can be hot and sticky, have mosquitoes, etc.

16. Posted by ossifyhart (Budding Member 19 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

There's a lot of cool stories...noted when camp sites are cheap look into why! It might because they're the center point of all the water runoff! That's really cool that you moved to Victoria, BC that's one of my favorite vacation destinations! Camping sounds like so much fun I'm glad summer is almost here!

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20. Posted by jancassoe (Full Member 10 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

My first trip was a camping tour on the south coast in spain in 1996. I loved it from the start and it was the beginning of my travel-life. Today i´m travelling 4 times a year. I simply can´t get enough