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Mommy & Daughter take Puerto Rico!

Our mommy/daughter getaway is coming to an end. Getting the chance to soak up a little sunshine in the middle of bitterly cold March is such a gift. We spent time at the pool, beach, checked out different restaurants and cafes, did lots of walking to check out some of the historical sites, hung out with some of the locals, but one of the best parts of the trip was driving out to El Yunque Rainforest to do some Zip lining (it was my daughters first time), checked out the scenery and waterfalls…it was absolutely beautiful.

Mother daughter trips are a lot of fun and a great way to make memories that will last a lifetime. This is something I didn’t do with my mother as a child, and although finances were a little different when I had my son (I was a young mother), I still made it a point to do these things with him too, even if it was a road trip to Las Vegas for a few days, different hidden gems around California, Arizona and for two years straight I took him to Disneyland and California Adventure at least twice a month.

I’ve been really trying to make mother & daughter traveling a tradition, but I still think it’s very important and I highly encourage that people plan trips with just your girls/fellas, your spouse (one on one time is important) and even solo trips. I thoroughly enjoy our mommy/daughter trips, these experiences help us discover a little bit more about who we are and how we respond to unfamiliar territory. I’ve never been afraid to go anywhere new and learn about the culture, and one thing I have to always remember is that I’m dealing with a child that can get a little cranky so I definitely have to lay out the rules and also make sure I fit in some downtime so she is not overwhelmed. I am glad that I have a mini-me that loves to travel as much as I do, she has been to more places than most adults. Lately, she has found an interest in taking different foreign languages so she can better communicate with others when we visit new countries.....Such a great idea!

As life happens and work or family obligations take you farther apart from one another, it's nice to spend time together that isn't over a holiday, birthday or shared with several other family members. Even if you can only take one trip a year…DO IT! The memories, pictures and stories you'll share will be with you forever—and what could be better than that?

When is the last time you went on a mommy & daughter or son trip? Where did you go?

Here are a few tips if you're planning to visit Puerto Rico: