The best Mother’s Day gift may be time spent exploring the world.
Mother-daughter travel is among the biggest trends in the family travel niche, according to a 2017 report from Virtuoso, the world’s leading travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. “Mother-daughter trips tie into the trend of girlfriend getaways—women traveling together,” says Cece Drummond, managing director of designations and experiences at Virtuoso. “It’s likely on the rise because today, women have the money to travel and the social acceptance to do so that wasn’t present decades ago.”
The benefits of traveling with your mother (or daughter) include the obvious—planning and taking a trip together is bonding and enriching for you both—but there’s more: Traveling with your mom could be good for your wellbeing. “Having a strong female role model helps both men and women to have a healthier sense of self and a purpose,” says Suzanne Lachmann, Psy.D., a New York City-based clinical psychologist. “Your mother is the perfect person to take time away with so you can get to know who she is as a female who navigates in the world.”
Here, four diverse trip ideas to consider depending on how active the mother-daughter pair happens to be.
Additional reporting by Furthermore editors