By Samantha Brown , Host of “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”
April 16, 2019
The gift of travel can be so thoughtful. And does anyone deserve a vacation more than a mom? I certainly don’t think so!
Here’s the thing: As a mom myself, sometimes there is nothing more stressful than prepping for a trip. From researching places to stay, to packing for the entire family and figuring out who’s going to check on the cat, the emotional labor many moms invest in a trip is the exact kind of thing they crave a vacation from.
Whether you’re looking to treat your wife, partner or your own mother with time away this Mother’s Day, my biggest suggestion is to not necessarily focus on picking the perfect destination. It’s more about allowing the hardest working, most devoted person you know a stress-free escape where she can unplug, relax and enjoy herself. Not to set the bar low, but I know some moms who look forward to the peace and quiet of their bi-annual teeth cleaning. A simple but thoughtful weekend away might be just the thing mom doesn’t even realize she’s craving.
Here are a few tips for making the gift of vacation a treat for mom. For best results, forward a link to this article to your significant other and/or print and casually leave on their pillow.