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When I was young, I learned a lot about travel from my mother. She taught me how and what to pack. And most importantly, she taught me how to power-sightsee. "You never know when you'll be back," my mother used to say as she and my dad pushed my sister, brother and me to another art museum or Gothic church. Decades later, my mother and I still travel together, but now that she's in her mid-80s, our roles have changed.