Friday, May 12, 2017

5 Mother-Daughter Get-Aways

It's always hard to come up with a perfect gift for mom (or anyone for that matter).  Since most people already have the things they need, I've often found it better to focus on an experience other than an item.

I've taken quite a few trips with my mom, some of them were quick trips and some were longer vacations.  I could go on and on with all the things that we do but I thought maybe these trips would appeal to those looking for some girls only trips. Although it may be too late to plan something like this for mother's day this year, you could keep it for an idea for next year or for when you want a trip with mom, a sister or a girl friend any other time.

                                       Here are 5 great Mother-Daughter Getaways.



1.  This is probably a no -brainer but how about a weekend at a Spa?  As you know, we went to the Hershey spa last month and it was a great mother - daughter experience.  Do you have a great spa near you?


2. Is your mom a history buff? If so,  she may enjoy touring the Newport Mansions. These Mansions sit along the coastline of Rhode Island and they are chalk full of history from the days of the Kennedys, Rockafellers, and Carnegies.  The Mansions are fully furnished as they were in years pasts and hold lots of interesting stories from  that time period. Today many of them are used for weddings and other high profile events. Some have been the backdrop for some famous movies.  We did this trip as a double mother daughter trip as we went with our mom and our nana.


3. My mom and I like to do cruises with just the two of us.  This is a great option for us as it does not require a lot of planning and because we are with in driving distance to many ports (advantage of living on the East Coast), we can cut out flying (which you know I hate to do). This allows us to keep expenses down and we can pack as much as we want!


4. Make a weekend out of a Dinner Theater or a Murder Mystery Weekend.  I use to go to a Murder Mystery weekend every year that was an all inclusive resort. The room, the meals, the entertainment, activities, and snacks, for the entire weekend were included. These can be so much fun!


5. You didn't think I'd leave Disney off this list did you? Whether your mom is a runner or not, The Princess Half marathon weekend is the perfect girls only get away.  If Disney is not your thing, perhaps participating in another girl themed race like the Diva Run!




41 comments:

  1. The Rhode Island mansion looks nice I've not heard of that place. My mom would love it. Have a great weekend

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    1. It's a great place to spend a weekend exploring!

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  2. The Newport Mansions are so cool. We walked around the coast near them when we were up there, but didn't do a tour.

    Great suggestions!

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    1. They are beautiful but I was must intrigued with all the stories behind them.

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  3. Would you believe that I've never taken a trip just with my mom? Unfortunately it's really too difficult for my parents to travel anymore. We'll be taking them out to brunch.

    My husband & I used to cruise a lot, but we haven't in quite a few years. I do kind of miss it -- and totally want to do a running cruise. :)

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    1. I wonder what a running cruise would be like?

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  4. My mom lives out West now, so we've done spa weekend at Ojai California and Los Angeles weekend. These trips sound great. I love experiences over things!

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    1. Those sound nice! I did see there were many spa resorts in CA.

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  5. My mom is not into fitness, cruises, or spa-type of indulgences LOL But the mansions might peak her interest (and mine, too!).

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    1. Definitely a great trip if you are into history!

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  6. My mom loves to travel but my dad wouldn't be happy if I whisked her off without him!

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    1. Haha, I guess you need to find something they would both enjoy!

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  7. My mom and I have done a few racecations together and they have been so much fun!

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    1. That's fun that your mom does that with you. Does she run too?

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  8. My family is doing high tea in Denver in a couple weeks for my mom. When we are down there for dinner last month, we found out one of the grande dame hotels has high tea, and she said that's what she wanted. We've booked a table on Memorial Day weekend.

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  9. My mom and I have never taken a trip together, just the two of us. We have traveled just the two of us, with my son/her grandson, but I don't see a solo trip for just the two of us happening until my son is much older.

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    1. I'm sure you would prefer to have your little boy with you. You would probably miss him too much if you didn't!

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  10. I want to try & con my mom to go out for a manicure & pedicure tomorrow - my mom has a hard time traveling - even being away from home for over an hour so trips for us cant happen but its all about just spending time together :)

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  11. How much fun! It's the memories that really mean the most.

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    1. Yes it is. It's really more about the people then it is the location. Not everybody understands that though.

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  12. For Mother's Day this year, my brother and mom are going skydiving! It's not something I ever have the desire to do but I'm glad that we got her the ticket- I think she's going to have a blast!

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    1. Wow! That amazing that she wants to do that.

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  13. These are all fun ideas, especially the spa and WDW for princess!

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    1. Yes, those were definitely some of the best trips!

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  14. These are all great ideas! My mom isn't a runner so we'd probably do best with a cruise! We've been wanting to do that for a few years now.

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    1. I hope you get to do a cruis. You will love it!

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  15. I can vouch for the Newport Mansions being a fun idea, especially The Breakers!! Plus the cliff walks are beautiful and you have to stop at Flo's to buy your mom a lobster roll :-)

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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    1. I do believe she did have a lobster roll on that trip, although I do not recall the name of the restaurant.

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  16. I'd be up for the spa day! Or actually any of those. I think experiences make the best gifts! Great list.

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  17. My mom and I have only gone on one trip together. Ever. Should probably change that...

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    1. One is better than none. Where did you go?

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  18. That picture of you and your mom running and holding hands is the best!!!!!! :) I never had a getaway with my mom. I don't think she is a "getaway" kind of person. But if she was, I would make sure I did it with her.

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    1. Thank you! Maybe you could take her into NYC for a show and spend the weekend there?

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  19. I would love to have a getaway with my mom, but I am not sure she would like it... she doesn't like vacations... it's strange.

    I love that you do all this things with your mom and Nana! What great experiences!!

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    1. Is your mom more of a day trip person? If so, they can be super fun too!

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  20. Fun ideas! I think I'd like a spa with some activities - like hiking.

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