An ideal Mother’s Day gift is to treat Mom to a memory-making vacation. Whether it’s a trip with Dad, a special mother-daughter adventure, a vacation with the whole family, or a fun getaway with a girlfriend, Mother’s Day travel gives Mom the best present of all-quality time with someone she loves.
The appropriate Mother’s Day vacation of course depends on budget, her tastes, starting location, etc., but here are a few of the sorts of options that come up each Mother’s Day, just to get you started thinking:
1. Gourmet meal on a dinner train
Many trains around the United States and around the world offer special promotions for Mother’s Day. As one example, consider a trip on the Cape Cod Central Railroad. The three hour trip to and from the Hyannis Station crosses the Cape Cod Canal railroad bridge and visits the Cape Cod village of Buzzards Bay. On board, indulge Mom with a five course meal in the elegant dining car.
But there are plenty of other trains that offer similar promotions for Mother’s Day or other holidays. The Orlando Star Clipper Dinner Train in Florida, the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railroad in Wisconsin, and the Sierra Railroad Dinner Train in California, just to name a few.
2. Swanky pancake breakfast
There are few things in life more heartwarming than the wonderful tradition of considerate children eagerly making breakfast for Mom on her special day. Unfortunately there are also drawbacks to the tradition. One, the meal typically turns out inedible. Two, the kitchen is turned into an unholy mess.
But this year Mom can enjoy the same love without having to pay for it by smilingly forcing down whatever semi-food result the kids are able to come up with, and without spending most of her holiday cleaning the kitchen. Renaissance Hotels offer a Mother’s Day promotion where kids are allowed into the hotel kitchen to prepare a gourmet pancake breakfast for their Mom. The overseeing hotel chef will make sure things turn out as they should, and there’s no clean up to worry about.
3. World travel
OK, let’s say you’re just plain filthy, stinking rich, and you’re looking for the ideal mother-daughter bonding vacation. Check out Abercrombie & Kent’s special “Journeys for Women” tours. It’ll cost you several thousand dollars per person, but it’ll certainly be a trip to remember.
The Journeys for Women series features tours to such exotic locales as China, Egypt, Peru, Morocco, India, Kenya, and more. Check out what’s available when you and Mom are able to travel.
Have fun and create some memories on Mother’s Day, whether you’re traveling an hour from home, or halfway around the globe.