Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child – Cole & Jordan from The Barefoot Nomad

 How exciting this is interview number six in our series “Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child”.  Look who responded to our interview!  It’s Cole and Jordan, The Barefoot Nomad Kids.  Cole (8), Jordan (4) along with their parents, Micki and Charles, have been traveling off and on their entire lives!  We had the privilege of meeting them in person last Spring and they are a wonderful family.
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The Barefoot Nomad Kids  – Cole and Jordan

Provide us with a little background on who you are.
We’re Cole (8) and Jordan (4).  We both like superheros and playgrounds.  We’re both Canadian.  We’ve been to 13 countries (Cole) and 10 countries (Jordan).  My Mom jokes that we were born with our passports in our hands.
Where do you call home?
Canada.  We just moved our home base to Kelowna, British Columbia.
What do you like most about traveling?
  • Cole:  The kind of animals that you see.
  • Jordan:  Turtles.  We get to see turtles.
How long have you been traveling and where have you lived so far?
We’ve been traveling for eight months, and we’ve been to Canada, the USA, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Greece and Turkey.
What have you learned from your travels thus far?
  • Cole:  One thing is you can never really judge something until you really try it.
  • Jordan:  I learned how to sleep on an overnight train.
Charles and Jordan walking the paths near Ixchel
Tell us about how you are receiving your education?
  • Cole:  When we travel, the way that I do school is my mom and dad are my teachers but there’s also another teacher back in Canada.  I go to a normal school when we’re back in Canada.
  • Jordan:  I started kindergarten this year and just started school for the first time.
How many languages can you speak and at what level? Was it difficult to learn?
  • Cole:  Hola. One.   Hello. Two.   Aloha. Three.  Bonjour. Four.
    English 100%. Spanish 10%. Hawaiian five words. French 30 words.
  • Jordan:  English, and a little bit of Spanish.  Hola!
Do you have many friends?
  • Cole:  OK.  Brett, Jojo, Zach, Kailey, Ella, Hailey, Olivia, Lars and Anya.  I have tons of friends back from my old Kamloops school, too many to remember.  Ken, Colton, Cooner Y, Conner S, Tristan, Maddy, Ken, Lainie.  Let’s see, there’s Michael and a lot more.
  • Jordan:  Ella, Maddie and Sophie, Lars and Anya and Ken.  Oh and Hailey and Olivia!
What has been your favorite adventure?
  • Jordan: The camel ride.  But it hurt our bums.
  • Cole:  I liked riding in a hot air balloon and riding a camel, but I don’t consider anything we did a real adventure.  Walking around in forests or places where there are not paths would be an adventure for me.  Or walking around in the desert.  Anywhere we can make a path behind us, but still able to get lost.
Do you have a favorite game you play when you travel?
  • Cole: Usually there are three games we play. Skylanders, Pokemon and MinoMonsters.
  • Jordan:  PBS Kids.
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Is there anything you miss seeing, having, doing?
  • Cole:  Cosmo, our cat.  Grandma and Papoo, Grandma, Ken my best friend.  All my friends.
  • Jordan:  Ella and Cosmo, Grandma and Papoo (her word for her Grandpa) and my other Grandma.  Lila (Grandma’s cat).
What is the one thing you are happy you brought with you?
  • Cole:  Kitty, a stuffed cat who we pretend can fly and who loves water and can talk.
  • Jordan:  Turtley. My stuffed turtle who wears a hat and can talk.
Where do you want to go next?
  • Cole:  On an adventure in the forest.
  • Jordan:  To Hawaii.
Do you have your own blog or write about your experiences?
Yes, we have our own blog at mininomads.com, we don’t write on it a lot, but sometimes mom and dad put photos we take on their blog at thebarefootnomad.com
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If you would like your child/children to be a part of “Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child” series, please contact us.

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

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7 thoughts on “Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child – Cole & Jordan from The Barefoot Nomad

  1. Hi Cole and Jordan!

    I was very impressed that you’ve been to so many countries in only 8 months of travel! Nice!! 🙂

    Say “Hi!” to Kitty and Turtley, I’m sure they’re loving traveling around the world with you guys 😉

    This was a very interesting interview, thanks guys!

  2. Hi Jojo and Cole! I miss you very much and Lila talks about you all the time (MEOW MEOW) Loved your interview-we are all so proud of you!!!!

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