Stories of traveling with parents

Vacations with Mom celebrates traveling with our parents. Through the lens of my own adventures, come on a journey. And please contribute stories and tips of your own.

Come on a journey with me. And I invite you to contribute stories of your own.

Saddling Up at 91

What’s it like to ride horses into your 90s? I interviewed my 91-year-old mom to find out.

Love Letter to Ireland

Is there a place that is so special that it makes your heart sing? For mom that place is Ireland. With each visit, she falls more in love. Every year we try to do a big vacation. As mom is now 91, I leave the decision of where up to her. I want each trip to be...

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Traveling at 91-years-old

Is there an age at which one should stop traveling? According to my mom, the answer is a resounding “no.” Yes, there are adjustments to be made and places that are no longer feasible to visit but none of that will keep her home. Travel isn’t just something that mom...

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Discovering the Magic of Dingle, Ireland

I wanted to share the first travel article I ever wrote. It was about mom and my trip to Dingle, Ireland, and it was the inspiration for this website. Thank you to Pink Pangea for publishing it. The original link on Pink Pangea is here.   Every few years, my mom and I...

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Q&A – Natalie & Family, Cosmos Mariners

Thanks to Natalie of Cosmos Mariners: Destination Unknown for today’s stellar Q&A post. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

What’s your name, where are you from, and share a little about your mom or dad.
Natalie Vereen-Davis. I'm from Charleston, South Carolina, though I lived all over South Carolina during my childhood. My mom and dad are my travel inspirations--they had my younger sister and I traveling when we were very small, which is why I love to travel so much to this day! My mom is an accountant and my dad is in banking, so our trip budgets were always very carefully balanced even before we left the house.

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An Accidental Adventure in Carpi, Italy

I like to share mom and my hotel adventures as a little reminder to plant seeds that all will work out—that the unexpected can turn into a cherished adventure. And that sometimes a little wild goose chase results in one of mom’s favorite highlights. It began with yet...

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Q&A – Lotte, Mom, & Their Phenomenal Family

Thanks to Lotte from Phenomenal Globe for today’s marvelous Q&A post. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

What’s your name, where are you from, and share a little about your mom or dad.
Hallo allemaal or Hello everybody in English! I'm Lotte, born and raised in the Netherlands but on a quest to explore as much of the world as possible!

I have always loved travel… From a very young age my parents have taken me and my sisters on amazing family holidays, going camping in France, road tripping around Norway, sightseeing in Italy and exploring around England. Amazing memories that I deeply cherish…

When I grew older I went on holidays with my boyfriend (now husband) and/or with friends. But I still regularly travel with my mom and dad. In fact, when looking back on 2016 I realized I made 4 trips with my parents in the last year! Yup, I love my family and I love travel and the combination of the two ;-).

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Castle Howard – A Gem in North Yorkshire, England

One of mom’s favorite things to do on our trips is to visit manors, historic houses, and estates. While planning a recent trip to England, I stumbled across Castle Howard on Twitter. Before I could even get a full sentence out, mom was on board. “Don’t you want to...

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Mom’s Top 5 Travel Moments of 2016

Travel with mom in 2016 ranged from the familiar—visiting friends in England—to the more adventurous. Mom loved our trip last year to Ireland, so this time we decided to explore Northern Ireland. And mom wants to finish off her 80s with a bang, so Iceland was just the...

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