Traveling around the world and having crazy adventures is not so fun if you have no one beside you to share them with. The truth is, it is our loved ones and the people that we experience all of these things with that make the journey so precious.
For some, these people are their friends, for some, their partners, but for me, that is my family. Call me boring, mama’s girl or spoilt, but I enjoy taking trips with my mother. She is the person that has helped me become the person I am today; I am proud to say that she is truly one of my best friends.
Having said that, our occasional trips are my favorite thing that we do together. We don’t get the chance to do that as much as we’d want to, considering how busy we both are. However, regardless of everything, we never ever forget to book a flight to someplace new and make time for new adventures.
And this is why you should do it too! Here are 8 reasons why taking trips with your mom is something you should do at least once a year:
1. You’ll get out of your comfort zones. Doing this together will allow you to experience something new together. Leaving that ordinary, day-to-day life and changing the scenery for a few days will help you loosen your mind and recharge.
2. Your time is the best gift that you can give to your mother. Imagine this. Instead of buying her a bracelet or a perfume for a birthday, you surprise her with a two-way ticket to a new, incredible destination. How cool is that? I say, there is no other gift that would make her happier and more filled with joy than spending an adventurous weekend with you as her travel buddy.
3. You will bond even more. You’ve grown, moved out and naturally, she probably doesn’t even see you so much on a regular basis. You’ve both changed through the years and this will be the perfect way to get to know each other even better. Traveling together will help you bond in a very unique way.
4. You will become the best travel buddies. Traveling with your parents as a toddler and traveling with your parents as a grownup person are completely different things. You’ll get to look at your parent from a different perspective. There is no doubt that you’ll become the best travel buddies.
5. You will have all the time in the world to catch on one another’s lives. A trip, no matter, if it is a quick, weekend getaway, will give you the time to talk to each other and share all of those things that you’ve been meaning to share with each other.
6. You will get to experience new things together. Creating a bucket list with your mom and crossing things off your list is truly amazing. Plus making it a yearly tradition is even better.
7. You will strengthen your relationship. You will compensate for the time spent apart and trust me; it won’t be long before you book your next flight.
8. You will create amazing memories that will always stay with you. The time spent together, the adventures and the photographs will be the precious mementos that you will always remind yourself of when you think of your mom. Those moments will turn into memories that will last a lifetime.