During a few quiet moments recently, I spoke to my eight year old son about the travelling we have done in the last year in order to gain a better insight into where we should go next and what he enjoys the most. He is 8, and as such, some answers were insightful, others not so much.
What do like most about travelling? Seeing sites like zoo’s and aquariums and just going to new places.
Do you like flying and what do you like most about it? I like flying and the feeling when the plane takes off is really, really, really, cool.
What don’t you like about flying? Nothing.
Do you like car trips? Yes.
What do you like about car trips? Not having to listen to strangers conversations like in airports.
What don’t you like about car trips? Stepping outside to go pee on the side of the road and being car sick.
Do you prefer staying in hotels or rental apartments? Hotels because sometimes there is a pool.
What is your least favourite place we have visited? British Museum because it was so crowded and busy.
What is your favourite country you’ve visited? Wales (We just got back from Wales so it was reoccurring in our interview. He choose France as second after some discussion.)
What is your favourite Museum? Wales (National Museum Cardiff, again we just got back so it was fresh in his memory but I you ask me, it was the Louvre because of the Mona Lisa, though we had to tear him away from the Vatican Museum as well.)
What is your favourite place that was just for kids? Legoland.
Where did you like the food the most? Greece because I loved the squid we had there.
Where did you like the food the least? Barcelona (no justification offered…not too sure why).
What is one place you’ll never forget? The Eiffel Tower because we went up so high and saw the whole city.
Where do you really want to go that you haven’t been? Just new places, nowhere in particular.
Some of what I learned was a surprise, like his enjoyment of Greek food, other stuff I could have easily guessed. Through talking with your family, you to can better plan travels that everyone will enjoy.
Happy and safe travels!