So you’ve done the unthinkable; agreed to a vacation with your mom and/or dad. Well, I am here to help you get through it. Being that I have a ton of experience traveling with my mom, I have been able to learn a few tricks to get through the vacation without a hitch. If your parents are anything like mine, they know each and every possible nerve they can annoy. But fear not, it is possible for young adults to successful travel with their parents.
To begin with, when booking your flights pick seats that are not beside each other. This works perfectly in my family since my mother prefers the aisle and I prefer the window. By not sitting beside each other you’re able to get some alone time without hurting your parent’s feelings. Having some time alone to decant is vital on long family vacations.
My second tip would be to plan activities that do not require you to experience it together. For example, in London, my mother and I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum together. We were able to explore separately and reconvene once we were done. If you haven’t caught on yet the key to this is having time apart.
My third tip would be to book an accommodation that is large enough for everyone. If you are someone who likes to spread out all your stuff and your parent isn’t, try finding a hotel or Airbnb that has a double sink and extra storage. This allows you to stay out of each other’s way, minimizing the potential disagreements. Use this link to save $40 on your first Airbnb, that will definitely please your parents.
My last tip would be to remember that as much as they annoy you, they are your parents and love you dearly. After all, you wouldn’t be on that amazing tip if it wasn’t for them. A bit of gratefulness goes a long way. If I can manage to travel with my crazy family, I know you can as well. Hope you all have safe and fun travels.