Unless she’s still your number one travel buddy, the chances are it has been a while since you made plans to travel with your mum. So, rather than gossip about your aunties and cousins over a cup of tea, why not do something extraordinary together?
Making plans to travel with your mother is one of the best – if not the best – ways to bond and create new memories. Whether it’s a mother-daughter trip, mother-son travel or a whole family travel experience, creating those special and extraordinary moments together on the road will be memories you’ll talk about for years to come.
Here are seven types of trips and travel experiences that are best shared with your dear mum.
A city break
A classic in terms of mother-daughter or mother-son travel escapes, a city break is a perfect trip to reconnect over a few days together. Exploring a new city means different things for different people, and when you travel with your mum it might mean days shopping small boutiques and high-end stores in the CBD, and nights spent enjoying a fancy fine dining degustation experience. Whatever your style, a city break is a great type of trip to reconnect with your mum. Whether you want to explore London or New York, Cape Town or Bangkok, there are plenty of options for an escape.
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A multi-stop adventure
Step it up to an international adventure and spoil your mum with the trip of a lifetime. If it’s been a few years since you traveled with your mother, planning a big international tour that will take you through many countries could be the ultimate way to make new, incredible memories together. Maybe your mum has a long list of countries she would love to tick off her bucket list. Imagine helping her make that happen while spending time together and experiencing these new places for yourself too. Sounds like a win-win.
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Going on safari might be on your personal bucket list, and who better to take than your family? Imagine surprising your mum with an unforgettable family travel experience like a safari trip. Bouncing around in the back of a jeep, bond over the great outdoors as you try to spot the Big 5 up close in the wild. On a safari tour or wildlife holiday you could be exploring South Africa’s incredible national parks, watching the Great Migration across Kenya and Tanzania, or spotting Bengal tigers in the wild in India.
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A Christmas markets trip
There is something childlike and magical about visiting European Christmas markets. Travel with your mum to a cosy winter wonderland as an early Christmas treat. When dreaming of where to go, don’t limit yourself to the most obvious Christmas destinations like Berlin, Vienna, Cologne or Salzburg. In fact Zagreb, Prague, Budapest and even Bath in the UK, have amazing Christmas markets where you can wander around city squares with mulled wine in one hand and gingerbread in the other while looking at stalls and enjoying old-world entertainment.
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There’s something extra relaxing about being surrounded by a body of water. Soak in incredible views while traveling to new places in an exciting way that you just can’t experience while exploring by road. Maybe you dream of a sun-drenched holiday hopping between the Greek Islands, or want the adventure of voyaging the wild landscapes of Alaska. Some people love cruising for the fact that you don’t have to unpack and repack at each destination and if your mother is in a much older demographic with limited mobility, cruising can be a great way for her to experience new sights and places with less walking.
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A foodie adventure
Travelling via your stomach is one of the best ways to experience the local culture. If you and your mum are big foodies then expand and inspire your palettes with a culinary trip. Base your mother-daughter or mother-son travel experience around visiting restaurants and farms, attending cooking schools, dropping into cellar doors and dining on the best local produce. It could be drinking wine in Tuscany or learning how to cook traditional Peruvian food.
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A walking holiday
Love the great outdoors and always wanted to try a walking holiday? While out there soaking in mother nature, you never know what types of new deeper conversations you might strike up when you travel with your own mother. Learn more about yourself, the environment and your own family on a special walking holiday. City lovers can hit the pavements of Paris and London on a walking tour, while keen hikers might prefer guided hikes through national parks in the USA and Canada.
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Will you travel with your mum on your next family travel experience? Let us know where you will go in the comments…