RIVER CRUISE TIPS: #6

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3 REASONS A RIVER CRUISE IS PERFECT FOR A SPECIAL MOTHER/DAUGHTER TRIP

Everyone should travel with their mom. (Well, if your mom is like mine, I guess.)

Mom and I travel well together. We get along but also know when to back off when one of us needs space.

Last October, we enjoyed sailing through parts of Eastern Europe on the AmaSonata. This year we head to the Christmas Markets on the Danube. And who knows what river cruise trip 2018 will bring?

If you’re planning a special mother/daughter trip, consider a river cruise.

Below are the top 3 reasons why river cruising works so great for this type of trip.

#1 COLLECT MEMORIES NOT THINGS

I have too much stuff. I fight clutter everyday. I thank my things for their service. But, I struggle to find the magic. (Oh, I try. I really do try.)

Mom is the same way. She has enough too. Occasionally, we find something we can’t live without. But mostly, we don’t exchange gifts. We make memories together instead.

And so far, it’s been fantastic. I highly recommend it.

Are you ready to quit collecting stuff and focus on creating memories? Talk to your mom. I bet she feels the same way.

And, if you’re the mom, talk with your daughter. Chances are she has minimalism books on her nightstand.

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Mom lighting a candle in memory of my dad at the St. Ana Monastery in Orsova, Romania. Miss you Pops!

#2 EXPLORE SHARED INTERESTS(OR DIFFERENT ONES)

As you sail through European cities on a river cruise, explore the small towns. Experience history first-hand. Eat yummy food. Meet local artisans. Shop a little (I know – no more clutter.) These things mom and I do together. And we have a ball.

On another note,I bike. Mom doesn’t. Some days, I sign up for the bike trip. Mom does something different that is just as fun. We meet for dinner and talk about our day.

River cruising gives you options. Some days you explore together. Other days, you do your own thing. At the end of the day, everyone is happy.

 

#3 CRUISE TOGETHER BUT HAVE YOUR OWN ROOM. HERE’S HOW:

Ok, you’ve decided. The pair of you are going to river cruise. 

Are you worried about sharing a room?

Mom and I share. We worked out a pretty good system that works for us.

But, I get it. Sharing a room doesn’t work for everyone. It’s not a problem. You can river cruise together but have your own room.

Here’s the thing:

You need to plan ahead if you want your own room.

I can find solo travel specials for you. You can enjoy your day together. Dine together. But sleep on your own. Just call me early. Solo travel specials are limited. And, they sell out.

So, there you have it. A river cruise is a great option for a mother/daughter trip. Now, you have to figure out when you will go.

Would you like to join ours? Come on! We’d love to have you. Contact me so we can chat more about it!

 

Note: I am eternally grateful to my husband for holding down the fort while I’m river cruising with my mom. I have the best husband ever.

 

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