We often are asked about our experiences as a family traveling with children, but what do the kids think? We decided to start a family travel interview series “Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child”. This is our second in a series of posts about the traveling child and we have been honored that Celeste responded to our interview.
Celeste is 5 years old and part of a family of 5 traveling with children. They are continually exploring different countries and experiencing all this world has to offer. Let’s see what she has to say about her experiences:
Through the Eyes of the Traveling Child – Celeste from 5 Around The World
Provide us with a little background on who you are.
My name is Celeste and we are a family of 5 traveling around the world. We are most recently from Dallas, TX. There are three kids, I am 5 and my siblings are 4 and 1 years old.
Where do you call home? Dallas, Texas
What do you like most about traveling?
I really like all the fun things we get to do. I love the water parks and carnivals we go to. We get to meet some pretty nice people and I get to pet so many different animals like baby tigers and elephants. And most I love all the fun foods we get to try. I love snails.
How long have you been traveling and where have you lived so far?
We’ve been traveling for 8 months and have lived in Penang for 2 months and Kuala Lumpur 1 month. We’ve mostly been moving around.
What have you learned from your travels thus far?
That I don’t need to speak the same language to play with friends.
Tell us about how you are receiving your education?
We practice my words and numbers but I start kindergarten next year.
How many languages can you speak and at what level? Was it difficult to learn?
English and a little Spanish. I know how to say hello and thank you in lots of different languages.
Do you have many friends?
I have lots of friends I miss back in Texas. But we find a lot of friends traveling too. I hope we see all our friends again.
What has been your favorite adventure?
I got to go zip lining and that was so fun. We get to ride big rides we would not be able to ride back home cuz I would be too little. I learned how to do a cart-wheel from my friend in Belgium. That was cool.
Do you have a favorite game you play when you travel? Simon says
Is there anything you miss seeing, having, doing?
I miss my friends and I miss my gymnastics class and soccer class.
What is the one thing you are happy you brought with you?
Where do you want to go next?
I want to travel to Hawaii. It’s a small island and everywhere you go you get to go to the beach. And there are lots of hula dresses.
Do you have your own blog or write about your experiences?
No, I am too young, but my parents do at 5 Around The World.
Celeste, Thank you for sharing with all of 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.
Thanks for following along! Do you have a traveling child who would like to be part of our series? Just let us know.