How to Plan The Ultimate Solo Mom Vacation

by - 3/06/2018 01:00:00 PM

I’m often asked how I go about Planning my mommy vacations as I like to call them. As I’m typing this post. I’m actually on a flight headed on one. If you’re not a solo traveler. You’re probably thinking, No kids, no spouse, no friends. Solo travel isn’t forever. However, Even if you do plan the Ultimate Mommy Vacation things happen and sometimes you can be left to go on the vacation by yourself. So I would suggest, even if you like taking group trips. Always create a plan “B”.

How To Plan The Ultimate Solo Mom Vacation


I wanted to start off with the heavy hitter. Budget! Create a budget, know how much you want to pay for the trip, estimates for any information that’s applicable. Flight, Hotel, Transportation, Food excursions. Knowing how much this trip is going to cost you can be a very important component.


My suggestion would be a travel saving account for yourself. Even if you have no plans. It’s nice to have the money set aside for when you do decide to go. If you know your budget, you have a good idea of how much you should be saving on a weekly or monthly basis to make your dream a reality of taking this mommy vacation.


The best part of taking you money vacation is that it’s on your own terms you don't have to coordinate with anyone else's schedule. You can take your vacation whenever it works for you and your family during the week or even on the weekends. I keep a printout of my son's school calendar. It’s so much easier for me to plan my Mommy Trips around his schedule. I try my best to plan off-season from basketball and football because that works best when I don’t have to worry about coordinating pickups for practices and games. Do what works for you and would make your trip as stress-free as possible. 


The ultimate Mommy Vacation is all about the location. What I like to do is create a running list of places that I would like to visit. Now, this is where a budget comes in handy. Based on how much you want to spend you can do the process of elimination that way. Don’t feel pressured that you have to take your mommy vacation somewhere fancy. Even if your first trip is a staycation and you book a room at this cute boutique hotel in your state or within driving distance to your home make the most out of it and pamper yourself.


Throughout the year, you may receive gifts. My biggest suggestion if money is tight is to ask your friends/family instead of giving you a gift they can assist you with going on the ultimate mommy vacation or if you receive larger gifts. You can ask them to pay for your flight and/or hotel. I also would suggest creating a “wish list” with items that you would need for this trip. New Camera, lens, floppy hat, sunglasses, selfie-stick, travel bag, suitcase etc. This makes a great option for those who don’t know what to get you. Give them options! If you don’t want to be too specific, I like stocking up on Amazon and Starbucks gift cards. You never know when you might need something last minute from Amazon and Amazon Prime is CLUTCH. If you follow me on Snapchat I was chatting about how I was looking for the ultimate travel tripod for my trip and I was able to get my order within two days of ordering which was one less thing I had to worry about. Plus, you never know when you might need something. Starbucks gift cards come in handy as well because most airports have a Starbucks plus you can pretty much find them in any state/country.


I honestly love going with the flow depending on where I’m visiting. However, I do my due diligence about the place that I’m visiting. Some of my favorite sites to visit is Yelp and Trip Adviser. I read the review of the places that I’m staying at. A lot of times, the reviewer will leave helpful information that’s not found in the FAQ section. Like convenient restaurants or places nearby. If I’m not staying at an all-inclusive restore, I try my best to do research and check out yelp for restaurants close by. I’ll also do google searches for fun things to do in the area. “ Places to Visit in Florida” etc. Pinterest is also a great resource for trip information and itineraries. The best part about this trip is that you're planning your itinerary around your needs and if you want to just go with the flow. Go with the Glow! 

Do you go on Mommy Vacations?

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  2. This covers all the bases. Now I just have to take a moment to mark the day on my calendar!


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