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Get to know the whole family Rucksack!

Everything that is written on Rucksack is from me, Eva. But our trips are for the whole family. We think and discuss and argue about everything between heaven and destination until we agree on where to go. There can be a lot of discussion. We are three strong wills with strong opinions. One thing I have learned is that it is incredibly much easier to plan a trip with children under 10, than to plan a trip with a tween. We all have to get something out of our travels, which right now is a bit of a puzzle.

So, what does the rest of the family think? What is the best destination, where do we not want to go again and what are our dream destinations? Here comes the whole family Rucksacks travel dreams - "E" as in Eva, "A" as in Anders and "little E" for our daughter.

What kind of holiday do you like?

E: I love vacations where I can hike in nature and have access to a car! We don't necessarily have to go to different hotels every night (although we usually do), but I want to be able to move freely! I don't like pure sun holidays and charters with a teddy bear club.

A: Combination of city and nature in different flight stops.

Little E: Pool Vacation! Relaxing holiday!

Which three countries are your favourites?

E: For me, it is important that I should be able to feel safe when I move around the country. So I choose Australia, Portugal and Iceland.

A: Australia, USA, Singapore

Small E: Australia, Singapore, Thailand

Which three cities are your favourites?

E: Singapore, Melbourne, Berlin

A: Singapore, Seattle, Paris

Little E: Singapore, Cairns, London

What is your favorite hotel?

E: The Surin, Phuket (I often dream back to our villa overlooking the sea), the Cambrian in Adelboden and the Four Seasons Gresham Palace in Budapest.

A: The Ritz Carlton Dubai

Little E: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai

Which airline do you prefer to fly?

E: Emirates and SAS (Best flight attendants! Nudge nudge Sofie!)

A: Emirates and SAS

Little E: Emirates

Which countries/cities do you NOT long to return to?

E: Right now I have no longing to go back to either the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, India, Egypt or Turkey.

A: Manila and Saint Petersburg

Little E: A hotel in Austria where they didn't have wifi and the window was so high I couldn't see out!

What is your dream trip?

E: Around the world with Four Seasons Jet.

A: Road trip across the US (again). Also see more of Japan.

Little E: Cairns! Again!

Eve in Singapore

What is your worst travel memory?

E: When I got bilateral pneumonia in Australia and didn't realize it, but flew to Singapore before going to the doctor. Bad idea. A chest X-ray, bed rest and two different antibiotics later, however, I was able to fly home to Sweden!

A: A hotel in Paris during a train crash many years ago. It must have been rated -5!

Little E: When I threw up in Cairns. I had had a cold soup in the pool. Not fun!

Where would you like to go in 2019?

E: Besides our planned hiking trip to Madeira and our planned driving holiday in Italy, I'm dying to go back to Australia and New Zealand. Costa Rica also attracts.

A: Japan, Seattle and Hawaii

Little E: Cairns and Singapore

Do you like heat or cold on holiday?

E: Heat. Have no problem when it's really hot, but I hate the cold.

A: Heat. If I had to choose. Otherwise preferably "temperate".

Little E: Heat!

What three things do you always pack in your suitcase?

E: Camera, iPad and tweezers

A: Kindle, mobile charger and nail clippers

Little E: Clothes, sweets for the flight, mobile phone

We don't have many pictures of the whole family, most of them are as crooked as this one...

About the blogger

Travel blogger, gastronaut, photographer and family adventurer with over 55 countries in his luggage. Eva loves trips that include beautiful nature, hiking boots and well-cooked food. On the travel blog Rucksack she takes you to all corners of the world with the help of her inspiring pictures and texts.

6 Comments

  • Ann-Louise
    25 December, 2018 at 18: 59

    Fun reading! I have a similar post lying among my drafts, might as well take it and try to finish it.?

    Reply
    • Eve on rucksack.see
      28 December, 2018 at 20: 06

      Glad you liked it, Yaaaaa, finish writing that post! 🙂

  • FREEDOMtravel
    27 December, 2018 at 18: 26

    Nice post! Can also note that you seem to agree on quite a lot! 🙂 Greetings from Sri Lanka!

    Reply
    • Eve on rucksack.see
      28 December, 2018 at 20: 12

      We're so lucky that we're so well-coordinated, otherwise we'd never have gone on a trip! ??
      But I have to admit that the man was a little skeptical about Tallinn before we went here, nice that we don't always have to be 100% coordinated to get away?
      Hope you have a great time in Sri Lanka! ??

  • 4000 thousand
    29 December, 2018 at 18: 28

    Interesting to read.
    Thinking about doing some kind of travel interview with my kids as well. 🙂

    Reply
    • Eve on rucksack.see
      29 December, 2018 at 18: 33

      Yes, feel free to do so! Was super fun to read! It was also incredibly fun to ask the daughter about her travel memories and experiences and dreams. She remembered occasions and places that I had completely forgotten! Says something about how a trip can be experienced differently from person to person 🙂

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