Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child – Bailey From Dish Our Town

This is interview number 19 in our series of Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child”.  We have another great traveling child for you to meet and it’s Bailey, from “Dish Our Town”!

We have been in touch with their family for quite sometime online and are very excited to share her story with you.  Let’s see what she has to say.

Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child, see what Bailey from Dish Our Town thinks about long-term family travel around the world. Read more on Wagoners Abroad

 

Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child – Bailey From Dish Our Town

Dish Our Town Bailey in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Provide us with a little background on who you are, where you are originally from, name, age and what you are doing with your family, any siblings? 

My name is Bailey.  I’m an 11-year-old from New York City.  My parents and I have always loved traveling.  On Independence Day (July 4) of 2015, we set off to travel full-time.  We have been to many places in Southeast Asia, and we are now in London.  We also went on a road trip in France!  We travel to different places for quite lengthy times, so that we can live like locals would.

Where do you call home?

New York City

What do you like most about traveling?

Food is my main reason to travel…  Ha ha!

How long have you been traveling and where have you lived so far?

We have been traveling since July 4th, so for about 7-almost 8 months now!  We have lived in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, France, and England.  We have also traveled to different cities/islands in these countries.

Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child, see what Bailey from Dish Our Town thinks about long-term family travel around the world. Read more on Wagoners Abroad

What have you learned from your travels thus far?

I have learned about lots of history and science mostly.  It really helps with homeschool!  I have learned lots about culture and cuisine in different countries as well.

Tell us about how you are receiving your education?

I am doing homeschool.  I am personally very motivated, so I make up for off-days!  We tour quite often, and I learn loads from museums and stuff.

How many languages can you speak and at what level?  Was it difficult to learn?

I can only speak English.  I speak it quite well I think.  I can speak half-languages though.  My goal is to learn French, it’s SO pretty sounding!

Do you have many friends?  Tell us about them.

I have 4 best friends back at home and a cousin who is like my brother!  We love playing lots.  I haven’t made many friends abroad except for London.  I befriended twins from another family with a website, and we basically live with them!  Having friends really helps when you are traveling.  It just makes you happier!

What is your favorite adventure?

London is my favorite city so far, it’s charming and I love the British accents.  Ha ha!  I also love the food!  The weather and city life was a relief after I died of heat in Asia…😂

Dish Our Town Bailey at the Winter Wonderland in London

Do you have a favorite game you play when you travel?

I like to play Minecraft and build things I see around the world.  I’m currently enrolled in Gamed Academy for Minecraft Homeschool and have been promoted to be a GM (Game Master) on the server, which is very cool!  I also like coloring book apps and fashion apps.  I also play with art materials and do diy’s and similar things.

Is there anything you miss seeing, having, doing?

I do miss New York a lot.  I miss normal school, 100 different cuisines to choose from everyday, and the hustle and bustle.  London is quite similar, and I like the city life, it’s much cleaner than New York though!  I miss school, my apartment, and my extended family the most.

What is the one thing you are happy you brought with you?

My iPad and my stuffed animal, Abile.  Abile is a moose, and I still sleep with her.  She’s so cute!  My iPad is my school, art, and fun center every day, all day long.

Dish Our Town - Dish Our Town Bailey in Lyon's food market in Croix Rousse

Where do you want to go next?

I’m currently staying in London for quite a while.  I actually think my next stop is New York! My mom’s is going to Berlin, and I don’t know about my dad.  I do want to go to Greece some day, because I absolutely love lamb chops!  I also NEED to go to Japan, because ramen is my favorite food ever.  I also love kawaii stuff and anime.  Everything Japanese is perfect.

Do you have your own blog or write about your experiences? 

I don’t have my own blog, but I write travel stories on my parent’s blog, Dish Our Town.  I have my own column called Little DOT (Dish Our Town)!  I write monthly usually.  I enjoy writing quite a bit, actually! It’s easy when there is inspiration all around!

Thank you Bailey for sharing with all of us!  

Dish Our Town Bailey and her Mom And Dad at Grand Place in Brussels

If you want to get to know the Tolentino Family a little better, check out their blog Dish Our Town, click here.  Feel free to comment and ask them more questions.

We often are asked about what the kids think of their experience as a traveling child and how things are going.  Do they have friends, how are they being educated and are they social?  

We thought these are likely questions for all types of families, so we decided to start a family travel interview series “Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child”.  We don’t often get exposed to the opinion of the kids and perhaps think we should.  We all know the Wagoner kids are full of their two cents worth, and are loving travel.  If you would like to read other interviews in our Traveling Child Series, just click the image below.Through the eyes of the traveling Child Interview Series. We often are asked about what the kids think of their experience as a traveling child and how things are going. Do they have friends, how are they being educated and are they social? We thought these are likely questions for all types of families, so we decided to start a family travel interview series “Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child”. We don’t often get exposed to the opinion of the kids and perhaps think we should. We all know the Wagoner kids are full of their two cents worth and are loving travel. If you would like to read other interviews in our Traveling Child Series visit WagonersAbroad.com Thanks for following along!  Do you have a traveling child who would like to be part of our series?  Just let us know.

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring Bailey in through the eyes of the traveling child, it’s so much fun to see her responses to your questions. Looking forward to meeting more traveling kids in your series.

  2. Such a thrilling & exciting experience of travelling Bailey! Thanks Heidi, for sharing this wonderful story of such an adventurous & brave child. Would like to read more stories in through the eyes of the travelling child.

    • Oh thanks so much Alessa. Bailey is a great young lady. Yes we do have more traveling children in our series, so be sure to read them all.