What's Your Favorite Childhood Travel Memory?

What's Your Favorite Childhood Travel Memory?

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 16, 2010

When I was roughly 8, though potentially younger as I was always the kid that thought she was so grown up, my family rented a small cabin in the Lake of the Ozarks. The week was full of family fun of all sorts but no matter what each day held, I couldn't get it out of my head how cool it was to stay in a real cabin and right outside our door was... wait for it... shuffleboard!

Obviously it doesn't take much to entertain young minds and although my family took every chance possible to visit the local lakes and state parks, I remember playing shuffleboard with my brother in our swimsuits, slathered in sunscreen and not having a clue as to the real rules of the game like it was yesterday. Many of my other memories are from behind the lens of a camera as I was permanently attached at the hip to my pink 110 film camera. It recorded many a trip, including a few shots of the back seat, inside of the windows and occasionally up my brother's nose.

Thinking about vacations of days gone by often feels more relaxing than worrying how you're going to supply your own children with the same memories. If you struggle with this idea, make sure to check out Katie's post on The Definitive Made-up Budget Travel Guide, it will leave you stress free and back in the right frame of mind for sure.

So we'd love to know, what's your favorite travel memory from when you were a child? Did you cross an ocean? Pet a giraffe? Find a dollar on the floor of the subway? Check out a national monument? Let us know your thoughts below!

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