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.

Postcard from Iceland – Reynisfjara Beach

When thinking of beautiful beaches, one often conjures up the image of silken white sand stretching along a backdrop of palm trees. This, indeed, is a gorgeous sight to behold. But one of the most unique and stunning beaches I’ve ever seen is Reynisfjara Beach in...

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What Fun Looks Like at 89

What do you do for fun when you’re 89? Go horseback riding of course! That’s what mom did on our recent trip to Iceland. One might think it’s a risky hobby for a senior citizen, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Getting older has meant that mom’s legs aren’t what...

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Q&A – Erin & Mom, World Wanderers

Thanks to Erin of The World Wanderer for today’s lovely post. Be sure to follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Snapchat (@WanderingErin).

What’s your name, where are you from, and share a little about your mom or dad.
Erin Marie Musich, New Jersey. My mom is a first-generation American, as her parents were born in Ireland. As a child, she would spend her summers living in Ireland and as a toddler, her family even moved back for a bit. While her travel throughout Ireland was relatively extensive, she had barely scratched the surface on the rest of the world. After a big European trip back in 2006, my mom is hooked on travel and her and my dad go away each summer for a few weeks. They've broadened their horizons and have even added Cambodia and Vietnam to their bucket list. I'm so amazed watching them fall in love with the world as I have!

How often do you travel together?
Not as often as I'd like. Two years ago, I took her on a winter weekend getaway to Saugerties, New York and last May, we went to France together on a Viking River Cruise.

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Q&A – Cheers to Kaylene & Mom

Thanks to Kaylene of Cheers to Traveling for today’s wonderful 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.
I'm Kaylene from just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. My mom is kind and a true delight to be around. She introduced me to traveling from a young age. She often traveled with me for tennis tournaments when I was younger, and now we travel for leisure.

How often do you travel together?
My mom and I do a couple trips together a year. We've visited Savannah, Georgia and NYC so far this year and are currently looking at planning a trip to Hawaii in December. We've now been to over 20 US states together.

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Q&A – Amanda & Family, Chasing Their Sunshine

Thanks to Amanda (wearing pink) from Chasing My Sunshine for today’s fantastic Q&A post. Be sure to follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

What’s your name, where are you from, and share a little about your mom or dad.
Hi there! My name is Amanda and I'm currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. I'm from a pretty small town where cornfields were my neighbors. My parents have always been supportive of me slowly moving further and further away from home...because that means they get to come visit! They both love casinos, bingo (I swear they're in their 50s!), and riding their bikes for hours on the weekends.

How often do you travel together?
The past few years we've made it a point to travel together at least once a year. My sister too!

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