Reasons to Travel with Mom
I know your first reaction is probably one of surprise. What do you mean travel with my mom? Why would I do that? Let me share from a mom's point of view why you should travel with your mom.
To start, I am the mother of three, now adult, children. I have two daughter's and one son. Thanks to being in the travel industry for over 10 years now I've had a bit more access than most to have this wonderful opportunity to share with my children. We’ve done All-Inclusive, Cruises, and even went as far as Australia and New Zealand over the course of their teen/adult years so far. I wouldn't trade the time with them for anything. So, for all you 'children' out there let me tell you why you should be traveling with your mom. And quite frankly the distance and destination doesn't matter. It's all about the journey together.
She is your biggest supporter. We've been there through thick and thin with you. We've shared your triumphs and defeats. We've taken your anger and shared your joy. As a mom all we want is to see you happy and share in it with you. What better way for mom to continue her support for you then to see you wonder and watch you flourish on vacation together. This takes me back to watching my youngest master wind surfing while in the Dominican Republic.
You'll learn new things about her.
Maybe mom can dance or maybe not, but you'll have fun finding out. I chuckle at the memories of me and my daughter taking Salsa lessons in Costa Maya. Traveling with mom let's you see mom with her "hair down." Being away one-on-one lets you see mom as a person and not just as a mom. We often forget that are mom's were humans just like us before they took on that title and role of mom. Which means they have stories to share and a trip makes a great time to discover her secrets.
She deserves to be pampered. Remember this is the woman who likely wiped your bottom for months. She has been spat on, wet on, gone without food, and gone without sleep just to make sure you were taken care of. Mom has spent her whole life looking out for you. Make your mom feel special beyond mother's day.
You'll have fun. Your mom is up for adventure just like you. Or she may be willing to have her arm twisted to try new things with you. Flashbacks of bungy jumping with my son cross my mind. And with so many great places and ways to travel you can find options that allow you to both do things you like.
At the end of the day or should I say trip, you will have made mom very happy and you will have MEMORIES to last a lifetime. Most of all you shouldn't take for granted the time you have with her, so start now. Have a day out with mom or a weekend a way or a vacation of a lifetime, but no matter which you choose you should choose to travel with mom while you can.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, MS, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating custom itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide variety of leisure vacation planning.