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Why Mother Daughter Trips are Good for the Soul

Who doesn’t love Spring break? Whether you use it as a time to get away with friends, explore a new place, rest and relax, or catch up with family, it is the perfect time away from college campuses, studying, and roommates.

The opportunities are endless on where you can go and the things you can do. You can go home and reconnect with old friends, splurge on a tropical vacation, go up north and engage in some of your favorite winter activities, visit family members in different states, travel to visit friends who go to different schools, or even pick up shifts at your job and earn some extra money. 

As much as one may get caught up in the idea of needing to go on a vacation with friends, as seen in many movies and all across social media during this time, nothing is better than quality time with your mother. 

Aaron Burden  

One way to enjoy yourself and get the most of your spring break is to take a mother daughter trip, and here's why! 

Packing up and getting away for a few nights with your mom means you can be relaxed. Often times, when you go on trips with your friends, it can feel like you are forced to constantly be on the go, hop from bar to bar, and be present in the social circle. Nope, this is not the case when you're with your mom. Getting to escape with your mother truly allows you to cut out stress and anxiety, and make time for relaxation. 

When you're with your mom, anything goes! You will have the chance to do all of the things you truly want and to be surrounded by the things you enjoy. For example, if you want to sit on the beach with a book, your mom will sit right alongside you with a book in her hand. If you want to go out for some appetizers and than crawl into bed at 8 pm, your mom will be right there next to you

Although, I call my mom almost everyday while I'm away at school, there is something about living two hours from each other that makes it hard to feel fully present in each others lives. Even a short trip or a night away with your mom can allow the two of you to catch up, fill each other in on what has been happening, and even vent back and forth if need be! A little trip may just be the perfect opportunity to bond. 

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You will learn a lot! 

Going on vacations and adventures allows two people to learn a lot about each other. If you go away with your mom, you will be able to learn about some of her favorite things and guilty pleasures, like going for ice cream before dinner or even getting up to capture the sunrise and then crawling back into bed for a few hours.

 

Also, you get to spend time with a person who is important and influential in your life! 

Although it's fun staying out all night and making memories with friends, there's nothing better than getting to experience a new place with someone who is extremely important in your life. You'll get the opportunity to create lasting memories! And trust me, the memories you get to make with your mom will be worth remembering.  

 

Lastly, and arguably the most important, neither you, or your mom, are getting any younger. You might as well jump at the opportunity to get away together while you still have the chance.

If your mom is anything like mine, than she looks like she hasn't aged since college. However, no matter how young and gorgeous she looks, the truth of the matter is that she won’t be here forever. And neither will you. 

With that, it's time to get planning and start booking your ideal mother daughter trip! 

These are just a few of the reasons why I've decided to pack up and head down South with my mother in March. But however you choose to spend your time, here’s to making the most and getting that much needed relaxation out of your spring break!