Are you thinking about taking the next “life goal” by travelling with your mom? Ask yourself, when was the last time you really spent quality time with her? We’re not referring to quick catch-ups, we mean really spending time with her.
And if you’re an adult, you would probably answer, “I can’t even remember”. Being an adult is difficult, you have to deal with problems at work and become busy with so many things that you should do. And this is the reason why it can be hard to make time for the people we cherish and love the most in life. So if you’re thinking to spend quality time with your mother, then here are five top reasons why you should!
YOUR MOM MAY BE YOUR NEEDED THERAPIST
Being with your mom daily may sometimes push disagreements especially when both of you are dealing with the stresses of daily life. However, this can completely change when you’re out on the road. Both of you are away from day-to-day responsibilities at home and work, relaxing at the beach or wandering the cobbled streets of long-lived cities.
You will notice that your conversations will start to flow effortlessly, and both of you will be more open and honest. And if you still have skeletons in your closet, you would be surprised that it can vanish instantly. You will notice that it would be easier to share and understand each other’s grievances. After the trip, you would notice that your relationship will be stronger than before.
YOU WILL ALWAYS FEEL SAFE
When we were young, our mom’s protective nature can feel really annoying instead of a blessing. But that changes knowing that she will never leave you even into adulthood. You will feel a strong sense of safety and confidence as both of you are jetting off around the globe and exploring interesting foreign cities.
Just imagine if you cross paths with an unpleasant person and there your mom is, always having your back. And if things begin to go wrong, a mother will always have the answers that you need and will provide reassurance. Plus, if you get lost in foreign lands, it won’t be that bad as long as you are with your mom.
YOU WILL LEARN TO TAKE CARE OF HER
While growing up, our moms have always been in charge of taking care of us during family vacations. She checks if everyone’s passport is already in her amazing handbag, makes sure that all of her children have enough clean clothes for a week, and brings Panadol in case someone gets sick.
And now that you are older and most likely a smarter traveller, this is the perfect opportunity to return all the sacrifices and amazing things that your mother has done for you. You can give her assurance that you’ll be the one to sort out the flight, hotel accommodations, tour arrangements, and choices of restaurants. So tell her to sit back and just relax, and you’ll take care of it!
YOU WILL DISCOVER NEW THINGS ABOUT HER
We think that we already know everything about our mom, but wait until you travel the world with her! Back home in normal family settings, every member usually moves according to their designated roles. But when it’s just the two of you off travelling, these assigned roles soon no longer function. The experience is very open and liberating, not just in conversations but in actions also. And you may be surprised and lucky enough to witness a different side of the person you call mom!
Aside from the funny embarrassing “mom moments”, you may get a deeper insight into your mom’s real personality and past. You may even admire her more for realizing that she’s actually a cool person after all! Gaining such new discoveries from your mom’s personality is one of the greatest travel experiences you would have.
YOU CAN THANK HER FOR EVERYTHING
Apart from sharing quality time and creating new memories with your mom, this travel is a perfect way to show your appreciation to her. You don’t want to forget what your mom has done for you and your family. Raising you was never easy, but she devoted her time, life, finances, and love to take you where you are today.
We’re sure that many of us feel that we should give our mothers the best reward. But remember that it doesn’t matter where you take her. Whether it’s extravagant or just a simple getaway, the important thing is that she can relax and enjoy the trip with you.
So have fun and enjoy the best travel experience with your mom! We would like to know where you’re going to take her! Let us know in the comments below.
Ivandrea Ollero is a writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel, one of Australia’s luxury hotels providing accommodation in Parramatta and great historical Sydney experience for tourists. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.