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.

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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Product Review – Omnom Chocolate

Every trip mom and I eagerly go on the hunt for gifts to bring home to friends and family. Chocolate is always at the top of my list, and I seek out what’s unique and local. On our recent trip to Iceland, I came across Omnom Chocolate. What immediately attracted me...

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The Tale of Mom’s Ferragamo Shoes

It all started with a pair of Ferragamo shoes. My 80-something mom has a bit of a vain streak and this trip was no exception. She had a beautiful outfit picked out for a family event, but our flight was delayed, and we no longer had time to swing by the hotel first to...

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Q&A – Adam & Family, The Wright Route

Thanks to Adam of The Wright Route for today’s awesome Q&A post. Be sure to follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What’s your name, where are you from, and share a little about your mom or dad.
My name is Adam Wright. I grew up in a few different countries including Brunei, Malaysia and the U.A.E. I am currently based on the Dorset coast of the UK with my wife and travel blogging partner. My parents have been based in Dubai for the past 15 years. My father is an architect and my mother a conceptual artist. They have both always loved to travel and have been to some incredible places all over the world. I don’t think they will ever slow down!

How often do you travel together?
At every opportunity. Living on opposite sides of the world means that the time we have together is precious. We have a yearly trip to join them for two weeks in Dubai every April. It’s usually a more relaxed easy-going affair, catching up with old friends and trying out new places in the ever-growing city. We also try to meet them somewhere else in the world for a bit of an adventure. So far we have explored South Africa and Jordan together, with plans to go to Sri Lanka next year.

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Q&A – Karlie (aka Miss Wanderlust) & Dad

Thanks to Karlie of Miss Wanderlust for today’s fabulous Q&A post. Be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What’s your name, where are you from, and share a little about your mom or dad.
Buongiorno! My name is Karlie Marrazzo and I am a first-generation Canadian from Edmonton, Alberta. My dad, Carlo, was born in the commune of Piane Crati in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. In 1958, when he was just five years old, he emigrated to Canada with my Nonna, his sister and brother, along with several cousins, aunts and uncles. Over the years he has been a mechanic, a photographer and an educator. My mom was a lab tech in a hospital, but her true calling was writing and anything else artistic. Both of my parents instilled in me a passion to look at the world through a different lens, to observe, create and share.

How often do you travel together?
Not as often as I would like! I am an avid traveler (they call me Miss Wanderlust, after all) and my dad is content to stay in Alberta. He loves camping and I... don't love camping. We took a lot of road trips to the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and British Columbia when I was a kid. Prior to our trip to Italy, the last time we traveled together was to the Canmore Folk Festival in 2011!

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