Your first vacation was spent with your mom, so why not continue the tradition? Sure, your mom might not be the first person you think of when you think about taking a vacation, but we think she should be.
How about we give you 7 reasons why it’s the best idea ever to travel with your mom? Ready, set, go!
1. It Makes the Best Gift Ever
Your mom will love anything you buy her but better than a necklace or scented candle is time spent together making memories and having fun. Surprise her with plane tickets or a pre-booked cruise and you’ll see your mom at her most excited.
2. It’ll Get You Both Out of Your Comfort Zone
Take turns calling the shots in an unfamiliar location. Traveling with your mom will get you both doing things you might not do if you were on a trip with someone your own age. Being out of your comfort zone with someone else is actually proven to strengthen your bond.
3. Get to Know Each Other Even Better
You’ve grown and changed a lot since you moved out of the house, and your mom might not get to see the grown up man or woman you’ve become on a regular basis. Traveling together gives you the opportunity to show off who you’ve become, and who your mom raised you to be.
At the same time, your mom is no longer the disciplinarian trying to teach you ‘right vs wrong,’ and so it’s fun to get to know her on a more friendly and personal level.
Travel brings out the fun side in all of us. Embarking on new adventures together will open the door to discuss things you’ve never talked about before – especially if a few glasses of wine is involved.
Time is on your side! So, chat into the late hours without qualms, you’ll cherish these conversations for life.
4. You’ll (Likely) Make Good Travel Buddies
There’s always the mother-daughter or mother-son duo that doesn’t get along so well, but, for the most part, you’ll travel well with your parents because they’re the ones who taught you what travel is all about.
More than likely, you’ll want to splurge on similar things – be it a nice hotel or fancy food. “I got it from my mama” is a legit quote because you probably did get a whole lot from your mama.
Of course, everyone will have slightly different priorities when traveling, let’s say one of you wants to lounge around the spa and the other wants to go for a hike.
The great thing about traveling with your mom is that you don’t have to be fake, you can be completely honest with one another. Talk it out and find a comfortable balance that works for you both.
5. Cross Things Off Your Bucket List Together
Create a bucket list with your mom and I bet you both have some of the same things in mind.
Checking things off your bucket list is always fun but doing it with your mom is that much cooler. Plus, by making it a yearly tradition you can continue to check off items each and every year.
Make the whole extended family envious at the next get-together as you and your mom share a giggle over bull riding in Spain or floating down the river in a tire in Thailand.
Remember, you don’t have to go far to find bucket list items worth checking off your list. Even a staycation can offer the ideal opportunity to try something you’ve always wanted to do.
6. It’s the Best Way to Catch Up
Catching up over an hour-long dinner or an AM brunch only leaves so much time, and it’s never enough time. This is especially true if you don’t live close to your mom.
A trip, no matter if it’s a quick weekend jaunt or a week-long journey, gives you all the time you need to catch up on one another’s lives.
7. Form Incredible Memories to Last a Lifetime
No one likes to admit it, but mom won’t be around forever. This is your chance to make memories you can cherish forever.
You’ll never regret taking the time to travel with your mom. These are the most precious memories life gives us so take plenty of pictures and videos and cherish every single second of the adventure.
My sister and I are currently planning a trip to Nashville with our mom and we can’t wait! Where will you and your mom travel to next?