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Ever taken a mother-daughter vacation?

Have you ever taken a mother-daugter getaway? We'd love to hear from you! Check out our suggestions then be sure to share your own adventures by replying to this post.

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I  I have three daughters and one son, but I have never taken a mother-daughter vacation 😞  although I would love to take one especially the youngest one I am vacation I live in Tallahassee Florida and she lives in Kirkland Washington now . 

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When my daughter turned 13 (the beginning of her teens), she and I took a trip to the west.  We volunteered at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for a few days, then went on to the Grand Canyon and white water rafting.  We were gone for about a week and had a blast, just the 2 of us.

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I have been fortunate!  My daughter and I have taken the opportunity to have many trips together.  She owned a store in Orlando and would go to market in San Francisco and we always took at least one more day and sometimes a few days to do something.  We did a Caravan Tour through Canada that was fabulous and a year ago we did our dream trip.  We had planned for about 10 years to take a Viking River Cruise that included Germany.  We went for 2 1/2 weeks flying into Budapest a few days early and then cruise from there to Amsterdam.  It was great and we have lots of memories of beautiful places and fun things.

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Yes, my Mom and I took several trips together before she was stricken with dementia.  I love to travel and she was my traveling partner.  Even though she's still here physically, mentally she's not.  I feel as if I've lost my best friend.

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I was fortunate to travel first as couples with my husband and Mom and Dad. We took a wonderful trip to England & Ireland a few years back. Then after my Dad passed away, my Mom & I along with several friends and various female family members took some memorable girls trips the last few years. Now my Mom is also facing the confusion that comes with dementia and I feel like I've lost a great buddy and traveling partner. She still remembers our trips to some extent but can no longer participate. I'll miss our adventures together.

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The only one we have had a chance to take was 3 years ago shortly after my husband - her father passed away. I live in NC and she lives in OH so we don't have very many opportunities to go anywhere together. She took me to VA to visit my sister. My sister has Alzheimers. That was a gift to me to be able to visit with her. Then my daughter took me to VA beach. We had a great time together. I only wish we could do this more often. Thanks for letting me write about this.

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Yes my daughter and I went to 7 days Cruise in 2009. We had so much fun visiting the Cozumel, Belize and Cancun. Its so relaxing. We had massaged and a fabulous dinner.... so awesome. We watched the comedy show, played Bingo, Casino area. It was great memories!

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My daughter and I met in Omaha for an art retreat weekend a few years ago.  We had a blast!  We have had plans to do again, but our  work schedules have been hectic so the times we've tried to plan have not worked out. But now I'm retired so I can adapt easier to her schedule and it's on the top of the bucket list.

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My two girls and I have been goingon trips together since they were babies, and now they are old enough to be my girlfriends, so we go out to dinner and drinks, we started csuing last year we went to Cozumel and Yucatan spent two days in New Orleans, been to San Diego, CA we take road trips to Seattle, WA for the weekend when Peter White is in town at Jazz Alley we usually plan to go see him play. Sept 2016 we are headed to Miami, FL for two days and a cruise to Ocho Rios, and Grand Cayman. We are going to Australia next year in the spring, so im looking forward to that, We always have a good time andenjoy each others company,

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Took my two daughters to the Czech Repulic for ten days, to see where their Grandmother was born,  Had a wonderful tour guide that drove the entire area.  It was amazing, let us eat a the local restaurants of the hotels. Went to a spa, very interesting.  When we got home my one daughter made us a memory book of all the lovely pictures she took as a Christmas present.

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Would love to hear what airlines, restaurants, hotel, places to see, and any other suggestions you may have for our trip. Thank you in advance. Barbara (Tezky) Scott

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No, I never did because I am neither!

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YES! After recovering from cancer treatment, my Mom got down to Disneyworld (#1 on her bucket list) with my younger sister and me. We had a BLAST! No need for kids as an excuse to go - WE were the kids. She got down there 3 more times (with all 4 of her grandkids, 3 of whom were not born when she was first diagnosed) and I was with her each time, along with many other family members.

Also got to take a memorable trip from Seattle down to Mt. Hebo AFS on the Oregon coast (ex-station - I had been stationed there almost 20 years before and had helped close the station). We drove, stopping along the way to see anything we chose, including the Mt. St. Helens volcano area. It had erupted when I was stationed in Mt. Hebo. I recommend the area. Terrible devastation, but beautiful recovery - amazing view of the catastrophic event and recovery.

Finally, not just mother/daughter, as my Dad came along - Mom and I had long wanted to take the train trip across Canada, from Vancouver to Banff. It's a daytime-only trip (hotels each night along the way), strictly for sightseeing. Gorgeous! We finally got to go, Dad and my older sister joining us.

Mom was always such fun. Best traveling companion ever! Kept her childlike awe and wonder until the day she died. A great role model.

Please DO make time for mother/daughter trips - a rich and fun thing to do. You get to know your mother (or daughter!) so much better, as friends, not just parent/child.

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Yes, my daughter and I took the California Zephyr from Chicago to San Fransisco, it was so much fun! Got to see my aunt and uncle and my daughter was able to meet my cousins and their families.  She had her list of what she wanted to see and I had mine and we were able to get to all things on both of our lists.  The wine tour on her list ended up being one of my favorite things that we did.

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Yes, we have taken quite a few vacays together! Disney especially. Tapron Springs FL, Universal, Georgia, Biltmore...

We also like to cruise  together.Unfortunately we haven't taken any this year due to illness in the  family. We really enjoy traveling together and it also gives us new respect and love for each other and  realize how  short life is, so enjoy now!

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When I was around 9 years old I went with my mom  to Maryland to visit my aunt and uncle. It was a fun trip on the 5 star bus which served light lunch. I have to do this with my daughter once she graduates from Grad school to begin new memories. 

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My three daughters and I rented a motorhome and had it parked for the four day Stagecoach 2012 Country Fest.  It was one of the most memorable weekends of my life.  Sharing country music, drinks, and food with three of my favorite people made lasting memories for all of us.

 

This October we are traveling to San Antonio for round two!  Can't wait.  We have decided that four years is just too long and are planning another mother-daughters trip for 2018!

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Yes, more than one. On the train to Ohio to visit relatives. For her graduation we went to Disney World for ten days.  Hershey Park, Gettysburg and Lancaster. Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio.  And last year Oglebay in West Virginia for Christmas.

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My Mom and I have taken several trips together.  Once we took the train across Canada together.  Twice we went on a long road trip to visit old friends and family, which turned out to be great because several of the folks we visited are no longer with us.  She and I were both really glad to get to see them one more time.  Now that Mom is not able to travel much, I really treasure those memories.  I think she does too.

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In 1973, when I returned home from a month's trip overseas; and started a new job, in December of that year I earned 6 months on the job, I earned a week's vacation. My father (may he rest in peace) had surgery and so my mother and I decided to go down to Orlando, FL and we stayed in a nice hotel in Kissimee, FL. We had a great time of mother-daughter togetherness.

 

Reason we left my father and brothers because he was talking too much about his surgery and was upsetting to us both and we all decided that it was ok for my mother and I to get some mother-daughter time together. We all took care of my father before and after we came home. My mother and I even called home a few times to make sure all was well.

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My daughter and I traveled to my 30 year class reunion together....in Hawaii.  My family travels to Hawaii every other year since we have family in the islands.  This trip with my daughter was especially fun.  It was just the two of us.  We visited with family and went to all our special places.  And of course ate our favorite foods.  The highlight of the trip was my class reunion.  When we walked in the room everyone recognized my daughter since she looks just like her dad.  We had a wonderful time with all my friends.....remembering all the stories of years gone by.  

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While my mother was in her 80's and early 90's, we flew from Florida to NYC every year around my birthday in May.  We saw many Broadway shows in the span of 5-6 days, visited with family in the NY area, and had a lot of laughs.  Now that she is gone, I have the greatest of memories.

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I wanted to, and almost did. My step daughter wasn't getting along with her mother and I, her step father, wanted to take her away and help her with the situation. It just wasn't going to be, but I was able to help her when her mother got mad and went out to the car to wait for us. We had a great conversation, in private in the restaurant, and she was able to see much more clearly. It was great.
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Yes!  Last July I went to Africa to visit my daughter Erin, who was in the Peace Corps.  We met at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and it was SO beautiful!  It is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and we could see why! Lush greenery, and many beautiful waterfalls. She wanted someone here in the states to know how she lived there for two years, and I got to be the one!  We took a bus to Mozambique, where her village was, and I met her African family, and saw where she taught (in Portuguese!) English and Science. We walked everywhere, since she was not allowed to drive, and we even stayed in two different, low cost hostels that were set up bunk bed style, with both men and women in the same room (!) I came away with such an appreciation for what we take for granted here in the US. (clean water, plentiful food)  AND an appreciation for the awesome, independent young lady my daughter had become! We will travel together again, but for now she is going to graduate school in Minnesota!  Life is good!

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Several years ago I went on vacation with my oldest daughter. We went to Dominican Republic during Mother's Day. We stayed at an all inclusive resort and had a wonderful time. A few years later, I wanted to take my younger daughter somewhere, as well. She picked SanFrancisco. We also had a great time. I have the most wonderful daughters in the world!

 

 

 

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Several years ago I went on vacation with my oldest daughter. We went to Dominican Republic during Mother's Day. We stayed at an all inclusive resort and had a wonderful time. A few years later, I wanted to take my younger daughter somewhere, as well. She picked SanFrancisco. We also had a great time. I have the most wonderful daughters in the world!

 

 

 

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We just returned from a 4 day get away.  While there are occasional conflicts, the joys of being together, doing something we both love, out weigh any disagreements. 

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Yes this summer my daughter& grandaughter took me to my home own Corpus Christi we all had a ball🎉

It was one of my retirement gifts a memorable and wonderful trip with my family😎🚗

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