Make More of Mother’s Day 2012: True Stories of ‘Mother and Child’ Adventure Holidays

Our online community is a global meeting place, where people who love active luxury holidays can get together to inspire each other and share practical information about the best travel experiences in the world. In the build up to Mothers Day 2012, the forum’s founders have noticed a hot new trend emerging. It promises to make this year’s celebration of motherhood truly memorable for some lucky ladies.

Member, Libby MacFarlane, helps explain: “Every year my Mother and I embark on a heart-opening Mother/Daughter adventure – from the white sand beaches of Asia, to the bold snowy peaks of Colorado, to the cobblestone streets of Paris. It offers us the space to truly connect with each other, while finding ourselves. These trips have opened me up to a world outside and a world within, and most importantly a world shared between a Mother and a Daughter.”

AdventureTemples Director, Nadia Pendleton (whose sons, aged 3 and 1, have joined her abroad as bumps and babes) continues: “Memories of seeing my eldest Luca ride a baby elephant in Thailand, or little Marcus giggling as he tickled a huge Boa Constrictor snake in Dominica, will stay with me forever. For some of our members, like Libby and her mum Paula, freshly-cut Mother’s Day flowers no longer seemed to ‘cut it’. But, booking a holiday together can be the perfect gift, whether you get away on the day itself, or another time that is special to you. It is really inspirational and a lot of our members have decided to try it.”

So if buying chocolates isn’t ‘thinking outside the box’, or a card just isn’t ‘pushing the envelope’, it might be time to consider booking a Mothers’ Day holiday of a lifetime. Inspired by members’ stories, we offer a truly special getaway, set in the gentle backwaters of Kerala. Swap stories and create shared memories for the future, practice Yoga, take cookery and art classes, enjoy cultural visits and walks, or simply sit on the deck of a houseboat admiring the spectacular flora and fauna in this unique natural environment.

A stay at 5* Zuri Kumarakom Kerala, a deluxe spa resort set in 18 verdant acres on the shores of Lake Vembanad costs from £1395pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation. The spa offers Ayurvedic practices alongside Western and Oriental therapies and suites have stunning gardens with private plunge pools.

This trip features in our coffee table book, ‘The 50 Best Luxury Adventure Holidays in the World’ – 2012 Edition, which makes a great Mother’s Day present in its own right (RRP £25).

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Make More of Mother’s Day 2012: True Stories of ‘Mother and Child’ Adventure Holidays


  1. What a perfect idea! I usually book us both in for a Spa day and nice meal, but she would be speechless if I took her on this holiday! All the activities are perfectly suited, we would both love them equally. It feels really good to be able to give something back to your parents. I suppose that this type of thing would be possible with some of your other trips too, not just India?

    Inspiring for travel enthusiasts as ever!

  2. Hi Elise,

    We’re pleased you like it. A mother-daughter experience is possible on practically any trip you and your mum would fancy trying! We would love the chance to try and fit a trip around both your preferences, needs and desires :)

  3. Ed said: On March 13, 2012

    I’d love a mother-son holiday, where has a good mix of adrenaline and relaxing activities?

  4. Hi Ed,

    Take your pick! I see you also commented on our ‘No April Showers, Guaranteed’ Blog in Peru and Chile; you could always start there! In each location there is a great mixture of Mind, Body and Spirit activities and adventures I’m sure you would both love; Wine tasting, historical, volcano and desert treks, scuba-diving, hot springs and star-gazing (I could go on…) Each one I’m sure would make a wonderful memory you and your Mother will cherish (and re-tell!).

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