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As a young girl, I often dreamed of taking some sort of road trip with my mom. It just seems like a right of passage to sit next to your mother and hear about the world from her perspective. Alex Pawlowska, a Polish Instagram sensation and founder of Looking for Heroes — a social media project — had the same desire. And after a death in the family, she knew that trip had to happen — and soon. After losing her grandmother, Pawlowska realized just how short life is. She told the Huffington Post:

So she invited her retired mother, Halina, on the trip of a lifetime. The two traversed to the U.S. on an incredible coast-to-coast adventure that lasted 3 weeks. They visited everywhere from New York to Washington and all the places in between, taking beautiful, heartfelt pictures near famous landmarks to document their journey together.

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Pawlowska, whose photography consists of capturing unique people while sharing a perspective of their lives, got the biggest lesson of all from her 63-year-old mother.

The caption reads:

A vacation, with your mom, while seeking out influencers who are changing the world for the better? Sounds good to us!

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Pawlowksa told HuffPo:

Such wise and beautiful words from a woman who seems to know what she’s talking about. Now we’re collectively wishing we could take a road trip of our own! This is the dream! See ore of their amazing adventure in the clip below: