Why You Should Make The Time To Travel With Your Mum
The short story is that travelling with my mum is absolutely hilarious. But there is a longer, more meaningful benefit to travelling with your mum, as an adult. Not only is it good for your mental health, general well-being and happiness, it can also strengthen a mother - daughter (or son) bond like nothing else ever will.
In this post, I am going to share with you all the reasons why I enjoyed travelling with my mum so much over the last year. Maybe this will inspire some of you to book a trip with your mum too!
1) Creating Memories Only The Two Of You Will Share
I could write an entire book on memories that myself and my mum have through our travels and all of them are side-splittingly hilarious. It's so lovely when we are together and one of us says "remember that time in Malta when...." and we just roll around laughing. These are memories that I will cherish forever.
2) Improved Mental Health and Wellbeing
I travelled with my mum to Cape Verde for a week back in January. I have not lived at home since I was 18, so at first, the thought of spending a whole week with my mum was a little daunting. Actually, because we laughed so much and had chance to actually have proper catch up's, I know we both came home from Cape Verde totally refreshed and in happy places. We had some serious conversations too, which I believe are really important to have with your mum. At home, both myself and my mum work together in our family business, and because we don't live together, we rarely have chance to spend proper quality time together unless it's planned around our schedules. So when we travel, we have all the time in the world to check in on each other and ensure we are bonded.
3) Having No Regrets
In the last year, my mum and I have travelled together 4 times. Our first adventure together in September 2019 to Salzburg, Austria, was the best one. As you can probably gather by now, we laugh a lot when we are together, but I also wanted to travel with my mum so that, when the day comes where she or I may no longer be around, we can be rest assured that we had a special trip together and no-one will ever be able to take that away from either of us.
At the end of the day, you only get one set of parents. Each person's relationship with their parents is different, but I have no regrets and I am so lucky that I have had the chance to travel with both my mum and dad this last year and create special memories with them both to last me a lifetime.
Have you been able to travel with your parents since being an adult? Where did you go? I'd love for you to share your stories with me in the comments below!