Mother and daughter relationships can be rocky throughout the years, but there comes a time when all the tears and yelling turns into a friendship that will last forever. Despite the history between mothers and daughters, at some point, they come to realize that they can turn to each other about anything. Yes, there still be tears during those times, but the struggle will have lessened and will be replaced with a calm, where conversations can be carried on without judgement. Plus, those tears will also turn into laughter and hopefully a little shared ice cream! We’ve talked about taking babymoons before the baby arrives, mom solo trips at least once a year to rejuvenate yourself, and finding a way to keep romance alive while on a trip with kids. But, if you have a daughter, you should consider taking a trip with your precious girl sooner than later.
Why You Should Take a Mommy-Daughter Trip Now
1. Only the Two of You Making the Plans
Vacationing with too many people can cause vacation to become chaotic or turn them into a vacation that you will hate every minute of. However, when it is just the two of you, you both have a better chance of having the vacation of both your dreams!
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make decisions with just the two of you. Do you both want to go skydiving? Yes? Then go for it! Dinner at a restaurant that no one else in your family would ever step foot inside? Take advantage now!
2. People Watch and Say Whatever You Want
There are not too many people that you can say whatever you are thinking to, but mothers and daughters have that special bond that states that nothing is off limits! So, sit on the beach or on a bench on the street and say whatever comes to mind, as you watch the people that are around you.
3. Start Young to Receive Maximum Benefits
So many mothers and daughters choose to not vacation together until the daughter is in college or even later in life. However, when that happens, so much is missed!
If you are a mother with a young daughter, start vacationing with her right now! You will learn so much about her and I can guarantee that she will teach you how to view the world in a new way, which will be through her eyes.
4. Make Memories that Will Last a Lifetime
Memories made while vacationing as a mother-daughter will last a lifetime, no matter the age of the daughter at the time of the trip. You will each remember different parts of the trip, but as you both reminisce about it together, you will find that you can piece it together completely. At the same time, you may learn why the other person remembers certain things so vividly, when you cannot.
5. There is No Better Time than Now
The future is never guaranteed to anyone, which is why waiting for a mommy-daughter vacation could be a terrible idea. Instead of saying that you will plan a trip five to ten years from now, get started and plan one within the next six months.
Yes, you will probably have dozens of years ahead of you to travel together, but that just means that many more trips if you start sooner. Plus, it beats the alternative of never getting even one if the worst-case scenario happens.
Potential Destinations for Your Mommy-Daughter Trip
There are so many destinations around that world that the two of you could visit together and it can be quite difficult to narrow it down when the time comes to plan your mommy-daughter trip. However, depending on both your needs, a few destinations will be much better than any of the others.
Australia seems to be on everyone’s bucket list lately, so what better choice could there be for a mommy-daughter trip?
Start off in Sydney to see the Opera House and Sydney Harbour, before venturing out into the country to see the animals at the Australia Zoo. Trust me when I say that you will both have a hard time leaving to go home and you may find yourself with a new Australian vocabulary too!
Paris might be for lovers, but there is nothing wrong with turning it into a mother-daughter adventure! Start at the Louvre, before heading out towards Champs-Élysées for a little window shopping and some time at the Arc de Triomphe. You won’t be able to see the Cathedral of Notre Dame in all its glory, due to the recent fire, but you can still feel the uniqueness that pours out of the building as you are nearby. Don’t forget to have your picture taken at the Eiffel Tower before leaving, as that picture may be one of your favorites in years to come.
3. Disney World
If the daughter within the mommy-daughter travel adventure is young, and even if she is not, a trip to Disney World may be just the thing that the two of you need! Visit each one of the four Disney Parks or simply choose your favorite of them all and spend as much time there as you wish. Everyone falls for the magic of Disney, so do not think that you both cannot enjoy every moment when you are there.
4. New York City
New York City is full of bright lights, Broadway shows, museums, shops, historical sites, zoos, and more. In fact, your mommy-daughter trip probably will not be long enough to see everything that is on your list!
I recommend choosing two or three must-do items for your itinerary and then fill in the blanks with other things that are close by. That will ensure that you can see as much as you can in the time that you have available!
5. Mackinac Island
Step back in time and visit this island where vehicles are not allowed, and the Grand Hotel looks out towards the water. This hotel first opened back in 1887 and since that time, they have welcomed families every summer. While you can both explore the island via a bike, I recommend taking a look from the back of a horse drawn carriage too. At the end of every day, you should relax on the front porch, which happens to be the longest one in the world.
There are only some experiences in this world that only be found in one destination and nowhere else and Dubai happens to be one of them.
This rapidly growing city has managed to leap into the next century faster than any other city in the world and it is something that mothers and daughters will love seeing and experiencing together. Some of the massive skyscrapers are taller than anywhere else on Earth and you can both shop till you drop at one of the world’s largest shopping malls, Dubai Mall.
This Icelandic city used to be far from everyone’s radar, but in recent years, it is near the top of every traveler’s vacation destination list of must-sees. If you are looking for a mommy-daughter trip that is unique, then you will want to travel to Reykjavik. You can both venture out to see volcanoes and geysers before spending some time at the Blue Lagoon, soaking in the geothermal waters. I recommend planning your trip for when the Northern Lights are taking place, as they will make your stay more special.
As you can see, there are so many places where you can take a mommy-daughter trip and many of them are perfect for daughters of all ages. So, don’t delay planning your first, or even next, mommy-daughter trip, because you never know what you will learn, see, or experience together when you are there.