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