Mother’s Day

8 Favourite Dialogues of Moms Every Kid Has Heard on Sharing Their Travel Plan

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The love of a mom cannot be compared to anything else in the world. She is our friend, role model, guide and our teacher too. But there are times when she becomes a Hitler for us, after hearing our travel plans. No matter how hard we try to convince our moms, her heart sees it as an illogical thing. Almost every kid has witnessed the pain of taking permissions and getting bombs of sarcasm in return.

This mother’s day, we thought of compiling the most common dialogues that we have heard from our moms at least once in our life.

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The list doesn’t end here, there a few more like:

Kyun jaana hai ghumne? Abhi thode time pehle hi to gaye the!

Tum sab ladkiyaan akele hi jaa rahi ho?

Kahin nahi jana abhi. Agle mahine sab Haridwaar jayenge, saath mein chalna.

Whether its illogical or not, our moms will never let us do anything alone because we still are the star of her eyes. And accept it, we cannot find our favorite pair of shoes without her.

Tell us how many were you able to relate and we know you are still laughing. Do share your comments in the section below and tell us if your mom has some special dialogue.

Mother’s Day: How First Time Mothers Define Travel for Their Kids

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The pleasure of being a mother is unparalleled and the happiness of celebrating motherhood surpasses every other happiness of life. While the United States made Mother’s Day a recognised holiday, we Indians too decided to dedicate this day to all those women who worked day and night and sacrificed their needs for the well-being of their children. Going through labour pain and delivering a baby is not an easy task, and that memory is fresh for those who have just entered motherhood. These new mothers have new ways of thinking and big dreams for their children. They want to take their kids for a world tour, show them the Alps, Disneyland, Gold Coast, Athens, and what not! For them, exploring the vivid world with their children from time to time is like a challenge-a challenge that helps them learn new things and that makes the mother-child bond stronger. Let us hear it from them:

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Share your feelings as you will be celebrating your first Mother’s Day.

Arpita: Wow! My first Mother’s Day and that too of two little children. There is a feeling of ecstacy and fulfillment working within me.

Treena: My first Mother’s Day is special since me and my daughter Myra will be with my mom. I want to pay my regards to all mothers on Mother’s Day.

Rati: I feel blissful as I am all set to celebrate my first Mother’s Day.

Devlina: It is an awesome feeling to celebrate my first Mother’s Day. I feel that being a mother is what makes a woman complete. Cheers to all moms on this day!

Reshmi: Not only 8th May, as a mother every day is special and seeing my child grow each new day is a celebration.

Sanjana: It feels great to be a mother. Mother’s Day is what I have been waiting for.

Jyothi: Mother’s Day is a time for me to relish once again the joy of holding my baby tight and feeling my own heartbeats inside her.

In one line share your experience when you saw your child for the first time.

Arpita: I developed a sense of motherly pride and skepticism of carrying those cuddly twins in my womb.

Purnima: After she came out from my womb crying, a nurse had put her on my belly. It was the first time I held her. She was so warm, so soft, so small, but so cute.

Jyothi: I felt immense relief that she was crying with strong, healthy lungs. Now I realize how anxious I was for a healthy delivery.

Devlina: Tears of happiness ran down my eyes.

Reshmi: The moment was a mixture of joy, relief and pride, all at once.

Treena: With tears in my eyes, I felt that feeling of motherhood surpasses every other feeling.

Sarbani: A treasured moment that falls short of words to be explained.

Rati: Even if I had to write a book, it will be less. Myra is my life!

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How many trips did you sacrifice during pregnancy?

Treena: We are avid travellers and used to go for vacations in every 2 months. During pregnancy, I sacrificed around 5-6 trips and skipped all long weekend breaks.

Reshmi: I Sacrificed the Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Japan trip with my best friends. Something I waited for a long time!

Rati: I planned to visit Lonavla-Khandala for my anniversary, but my baby landed a day before that. So no sacrifices at all.

Devlina: As I was in total bed rest, I sacrificed several trips. The most precious one was my trip to Hyderabad, where my husband received the ‘best performer’ award.

Jyothi: Most often! I managed to kill my time by watching movies on babies or episodes in YouTube related to normal deliveries.

Now, as your child is here, which place you are planning to take your child for his/her first vacation?

Reshmi: When she was 5 months old, we took her to Australia. Though she was too small to enjoy Dreamworld, but loved playing on the beaches of Gold Coast.

Arpita: I am taking my twins to Los Angeles on 20th May.

Jyoti: I am really cherished that my baby is now a part of my adventure trips. Her first vacation was in Sydney. She had a great time at Sydney aquarium watching whales, sharks and other marine creatures. I am planning the next trip with her to Thailand.

Which country do you dream to explore with your child when he/she grows up?

Reshmi: On her 10th birthday l will take her to Shanghai, her birthplace. I want to explore Shanghai with Janhavi, as many fond memories are etched with the city.

Jyothi: I want to explore many countries, but first one is Australia, because it offers several adventure activities. Then Fiji, Thailand and Europe are in my list.

Sanjana: Greece, the historical wonderland. I will bring back a book of Greek myths to read for bedtime stories. My son will have plenty to enliven the imagination.

Treena: Disneyland in Paris. We will stay in a Disney hotel, go for buggy ride, make her eat with her favourite character, watch ‘Disney Dreams’ show and lots more.

Purnima: The whole Europe, where she can see the Alps, Disneyland, Eiffel Tower, green Amsterdam!

Sarbani: Our very own India. After all, incredible it is! LOL

Devlina: India it is! Hope he will love his homeland. Wink!

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Are you planning a vacation this Mother’s Day?

Devlina: Yes, a visit to my maternal home to meet my mom. It will be great for me and my mom to celebrate this special day together.

Reshmi: I have already started my trip to Kerala with my chubby cheek.

Jyothi: Yes certainly! We have bought a family annual ticket with which we can visit any place around Sydney.

Arpita: Yes, before leaving India, I am taking them to Shantiniketan, the land of Tagore.

Rati: A bit skeptical about the rush, so post Mother’s Day may be.

If you plan to gift your kid a travel kitty, which is ‘that one thing’ you would love to include?

Reshmi: A good camera, where we can capture her best moments.

Treena: A cool pair of shades for my super cool daughter. Wink!

Sanjana: Camera, so that he can capture all the special moments of his holiday.

Sarbani: A comfortable pair of shoes, so that she can walk and explore miles without getting tired.

Purnima: I will include a puzzle game in her kitty. I will love to help her solve the puzzle.

Jyothi: Her toy piggy, because she can’t leave without it.

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How you think that travel with your child can change your life as a mother?

Sarbani: Being a working mom, I will spend more time with my daughter on a holiday than at home.

Rati: Travelling with Myra can turn this otherwise laid-back woman into a quick-going one. Haha!

Arpita: Travel with my twins will certainly stretch my patience. LOL. However, I am glad to do it.

Jyothi: It has changed drastically. We are busy parents with tight schedules. Travelling with my daughter has changed my priorities. Packing for a trip is a big thing now. On every trip, I make sure she gets all her necessities. Also, as a mother, I became more choosy about the place to visit.

Devlina: Travelling and few days away from regular routine will increase the bonding and understanding between a mother and child.

Reshmi: We no more travel like backpackers. Travelling with my daughter has changed my priorities as a mother. Now, her priorities are my priorities. Because of her comfort, I disagree to things like long journeys and backpacking destinations. I feel holidaying helps a mom understand her child more.

Sanjana: Travelling with my child will make me more organised and responsible as a mother. It will help me learn new things in an unknown place.

Share a special travel memory you as a child had with your mom.

Jyothi: I have many beautiful memories with my mom, but our trips to Nepal to our grandparents’ place during summer holidays are the most memorable ones. As my brothers too accompanied me, those trips turned out to be more thrilling and exciting.

Purnima: My trip to Vaishnodevi. When I got tired walking for hours, mom took me on her lap and walked up to the shrine.

Sanjana: Definitely, a holiday with mom to ‘mamarbari’ (maternal grandparents’ home). Nothing can beat the warmth of maternal grandparents.

Treena: Kashmir, where I went during my childhood. The ride through Dal Lake on a shikara with my mom and dad is etched in my mind.

Reshmi: One that frequently comes to my mind is the drive from Siliguri to Darjeeling. I was leaning on my mother’s lap, enjoying the beauty of the hills, wondering how I can touch the clouds and questioning mom about the hills. Those questions may sound meaningless now.

Rati: During our trip to Darjeeling, when we had to visit Tiger Hills during sunrise, mamma made special arrangements of my woollen clothes the previous night to keep me warm and protected. I feel every small act of a mother for her child is a thing to remember forever.

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While these beautiful moms wait for their child to speak the word ‘mummy’, let us wish them ‘Happy Mother’s Day’. Go ladies, travel the world with your little heartbeats and have a mind-blowing vacation! Do share your stories with us too!

(Creative Credit: Priyanka Sharma)

7 Travel Lessons We Can Take From Our Mothers

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Mothers are considered to be the first teachers and the lessons given by them help us in almost every situation throughout our lifetime. Her teachings give us the strength and power to face different challenges of life easily. Many of her qualities are an inspiration and can be utilized in several ways. Taking a step forward, we have picked up a few qualities of mothers that can be utilized as travel lessons. Take a look and see how many have you learnt yet.

1. Money Saving Skills: A mother is known to be the home minister and knows how to smartly invest and save money. This lesson can be easily followed while planning a trip by recalling all the saving techniques she taught us during our childhood.  

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2. Planning in Advance: Moms like to do advance planning and save themselves from last minute hassles. This definitely is a tip that can be followed as planning plays an important role in taking a cost-efficient trip to our favourite place.        

3. Multitasking: From doing the household chores to making food, buying groceries to managing to make all family members happy; mothers are perfect in multitasking and hardly fail in anything. Taking this quality from her, we can definitely have a great vacation and do several things at the same time.      

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4. Organising: Whether it is about our birthday parties or preparing us for exams, our moms have amazing organising skills that one cannot have even with a degree. These skills can be learnt from them and implemented for our next group travel.  

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 5. Patience: The way she handles all our random moods and still loves us unconditionally requires a lot of patience. Matching up to her level is difficult, but doing that is itself an achievement that takes us one step closer to our destination.        

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6. Accepting Challenges: Accepting every challenge with a smile is the quality of a mother. Adapting the same quality and accepting the challenges will help us in making the most of our travel expedition.      

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7. Determination: A mom’s determination can change the look of the universe and even can make the world come to a stand still. Whatever she does, she is well determined about it. Picking up this quality of hers is definitely going to make our excursion amazing.

There are many more qualities that can be learnt and adhered from mothers, because there is no better teacher than a mother.

Tell us which travel lesson have you learnt from your mother in the comment sections below.

Mother’s Day: 7 Gifts that Your Travel Savvy Mom will Love

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The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness“- Honore de Balzac.

Second Sunday of May is indeed a special one. It is dedicated to those beautiful women across the globe who made us see the world. Yes, you got me right! 8th May marks the celebration of International Mother’s Day. So, let us keep our busy schedule aside for a while and plan a surprise for the beautiful moms who sacrificed their happiness, dedicated their precious time and gave our dreams a shape. From new moms to stay-at-home-moms, from single moms to full-time working moms, there is something for everyone. If you are tired of cliché gifts like coffee mugs or customized pillows, then we have some interesting things for you. This year, take her for a vacation and reward her with some unusual yet fantabulous gifts. You might or might not have a globetrotting mother, but our share of gifting ideas will definitely thrill her and take her miles away from the mundane life. Take a look below:

Wine Tasting Trip to Nashik

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Let your beloved mom feast her eyes with undulating vineyards nestled on foothills and watch grapes being plucked, crushed, blended, bottled and shaped into finished products in a tasting room- gift her a perfect wine tour. This is not all! Wine tasting in Nashik is accompanied by cycling past the hills, enjoying sunset over Nashik’s serene setting and wine touring in Sula Vineyards. Never mind if your mom tasted wine in the past. On this Mother’s Day, present her a glass full of world’s best ever freshly produced wine. Great expectations indeed!

Ayurvedic Spa Therapy in Kerala

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She must have let her feet go swollen, back go aching and nails go brittle all these years. Why not let her pamper herself with best Ayurvedic spa therapies offered in India’s wonderland called Kerala? Ayurvedic Kerala massages will give her body the much desired rejuvenation. Yoga and meditation session too will reward with a holistic experience. Book a stay in Kumarakom Lake Resort or Taj Malabar, so that your mom experiences a luxurious spa therapy in Kerala. She will remember this pleasant Mother’s Day gift forever.

Delightful Swim in the Infinity Pool of Wildflower Hall

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Perched atop the Himalayas, Wildflower Hall, Shimla, is no less than a fairytale luxury resort encapsulated by thick green forests. Its infinity pool located at an altitude of nearly 8,250 feet promises a surreal swimming experience. Keeping Shimla’s cool climate in mind, the outdoor pool is connected to a heated indoor pool. Here, swimming is rewarded with the pictorial view of snowy Himalayas and unending stretch of pine and cedar trees. Mothers love to get pampered, isn’t it?

Jaipur’s Best Looking Pair of Kundan Jewellery

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Jewellery is what she has treasured for years and filled her cupboard with. She might still fancy a traditional Rajasthani jewellery, especially a handmade Kundan set from Bapu Bazaar. It won’t cost much to take her to Jaipur, walk past the old narrow alleys of Bapu Bazaar and gift her an exclusive pair of stone-studded Rajasthani Kundan from one of the old shops of the market. And you will see the million dollar smile on her face!

A Luxury Lunch at Taj Mahal Hotel

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Taj Mahal Hotel in Appollo Porbandar, Mumbai, has several in-house restaurants that serve a range of fine delectable global cuisines. Reserve a table in either Shamiana, Masala Craft or Golden Dragon and treat your mom with authentic North Indian or Chinese cuisine on Mother’s Day eve. At the end, treat her sweet tooth with freshly baked cakes at La Patisserie. Your mom is definitely a great cook, but a fantastic meal by the side of Arabian Ocean will surpass all other gifts you have thought to surprise her with.

A Ticket to Casino in Goa

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Who said mothers are not happening? They only scold for the innumerable parties you attend every month? LOL. There are many globetrotting moms who cannot just reject a ticket to casino in Goa. If Vegas is not in budget, Goa can do wonders. Roll the dice, spin the wheels, tap feet to thunderous music, let her win luck and take her to a crazy happening world. Chances Casino, Deltin Royale Casino, Casino Pearl are few to be named. Which one are you taking your mom to?

A Stay Amidst Wild in Orange County Resort

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Orange County Resort, Kabini, set amidst 300 acres of spice and coffee plantations is admired for its exquisite hand-cut, rust-red Kodava architectural style accommodation units. As Kabini is sandwiched between two dense forest reserves, Nagarhole and Bandipur, a day or two in Orange County sums up to a luxurious stay amidst serenity of wilderness. Trip to Bylekuppe Tibetan Settlement, bird watching and jungle safari in Bandipur and Nagarhole sum up for an unforgettable Mother’s Day.

Mothers deserve a holiday, they deserve to be taken away from four-walled homes and daily chores to far off lands where spa sojourns, international cuisines, jungle safari, shopping extravaganza and vineyard tour happen to lend a mind-blowing trip she might have not imagined before. Loosen your purse strings this Mother’s Day to make it a memorable one for your creator.

To all mothers around the world, wish you Happy Mother’s Day!