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.

To Mom on Her 92nd Birthday!

I often describe my mom as fabulous and feisty. What better words for a woman who at 92 years old, horseback rides regularly, travels the world, and exercises more in a week than I do in a month. Though what I admire most is her determination to never let age define...
Attempting to Photograph the Dark Hedges

Attempting to Photograph the Dark Hedges

Planning a trip takes inspiration and luck. When mom is involved, you get both. Once she came up with the brilliant suggestion to spend a few days in Northern Ireland before Iceland, I knew we had to see the Dark Hedges. I’d seen many photos and would always get drawn...

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Postcard from Iceland – Waterfalls

Postcard from Iceland – Waterfalls

Today Mom and I saw a couple of stunning waterfalls along the south coast of Iceland. First was Seljalandsfoss, creating a mist that wafted across the colorfully dressed tourists. You can even walk behind the cascading water, but prepare to be drenched. Though it's so...

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Hotel Adventures – Going Cheap in Rome

Hotel Adventures – Going Cheap in Rome

Worst hotel decision ever? Going cheap in Rome! “Mom, do you really need to bring that hotel up again?” In my head, I’m rolling my eyes. “That wasn’t a hotel, it was a hostel!” mom retorts. “No, mom, it wasn’t. Can you please just let it go….” We all have those little...

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Oh No, a Flat Tire—Mom to the Rescue!

Oh No, a Flat Tire—Mom to the Rescue!

POP!—a sound you never want to hear on a road trip. Mom and I looked at each other … uh-oh…. We were in England driving from London to Glastonbury. I called the rental car agency for help. Of course, they asked where we were. I looked at the endless miles of...

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And So We Begin… Our First Roadtrip

And So We Begin… Our First Roadtrip

Mom and I started our travel adventures when she was a spry 79. Of course there were many trips when I was growing up (and a few later ones with various members of the family), but this was our first big mother-daughter trip and her gift to me. She knew I’d been...

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Q&A – Kylie and Mum & Dad (and Sister too!)

Q&A – Kylie and Mum & Dad (and Sister too!)

What’s your name, where are you from, and share a little about your mom or dad.
I'm Kylie from Essex, UK. I have always been close to my parents, we all have similar likes and dislikes (see below!)

How often do you travel together?
We travel at least once a year together and it's always been that way since I was born!

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