My mother is the most wonderful person in the world. She gave birth to me, whipped my baby bum, kissed the tears away when I hurt my knees and she was there when I needed her. As we get older, we might not need our mother as much as we did when we were growing up, but she is still the most important woman in our lives. When I travelled with my mother to France last year, I realized why I love it so much to travel with my mom!
Why I love travel with my mom
As I am well aware other people might not be so lucky to have a good relationship with their mother or even have her in their lives, I am dedicating this post to my mom. Mom, here are my reasons why I love to travel with you.
#1 My mom always loves everything
She does! Whenever I propose to go to Timbuktu or Paris, she loves the idea. Shall we go to a museum or go for a hike? It doesn’t matter to her. She is open minded for all kinds of travel and destinations. She wants to please everyone but when I ask her what she really wants to do, she answers: It doesn’t matter to me, I love it all!
This makes planning a trip super easy, because I know my mom will be down for anything I throw at her, even a bike tour around Rome!
#2 My mom is curious about everything
Because she loves everything about travel, she wants to explore till the wee hours of the night. She always walks a mile further, there is always room for one more church in Rome to look at or have one more cup of coffee. When I travelled to Nice with my mother, she saw a waterfall and she didn’t stop pushing me to look for it, until we found it at the Castle Hill in Nice.
My mom is not the kind of person who goes through travel guide books (like me). But when I do share some travel background or cultural history with her, she always wants to know more. “Tell me more about this king or that landmark, please”, she will say. She is like a sponge and she wants to take it all in, resulting in me learning a thing or two more than I would when I travel solo.
#3. My mom appreciates travel more than anyone I know
My mother works really hard and deserves a break more often. If she goes on holiday, you’d think she wants to sleep in and relax a bit, but no, not my mom. She appreciates travel so much, she wants to enjoy it for the full 100%.
As I travel the world more and more and see more different places, I tend to get a bit blasé about the stuff I’ve already seen. Big church? Mwah.. I’ve seen bigger. Cute town..? Nah… Not as cute as the town in France from last year.
When I travel with my mom, her enthusiasm for all new things is contagious. Even the smallest village with the tiniest church, she will call lovely and she will want to see it up close. This way, when I travel with my mom, I find some really hidden gems like on our day trip to Entrevaux in France. And, it makes me more aware of how beautiful the world is, you just have to want to see it.
#4. My mom is easy to talk to
My mother can hold a conversation. It doesn’t matter about what subject or what time of the night it is, but my mom is the most ‘easy to talk’ to person. When I travel with my mother, we just stroll around a market and the conversations will flow freely. And they don’t stop either.
We once went to a Christmas Market in Germany by train and we started talking when we got on the train and only stopped when we returned home again after the day.
When I travel with my mother, it is a great way to catch up with each other and really have some deep conversations about life and stuff.
#5. My mom is the most patient photographer in the world
My mom is a patient person to begin with. Aren’t all moms? Well, mine is. But she loves to take photographs and will snap as many pictures as needed to get that one shot right. She will have 101 do overs of our selfie shots until they are absolutely perfect. I usually give up way before that and feel like: never mind, but she will try until it is perfect.
For me, this is a real plus because this means I get some pictures of me and my mom when we travel.
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Are you as fortunate as me to travel with your mother? Do you travel with your mom? Where do you want to take her for your next adventure? Share your stories in the comment section below!