Mother’s Day Special: 5 Fun Travel Experiences with Mum

5 Fun & Affordable Travel Ideas with Mum

With Mother’s Day around the corner, you may be wondering what present to give to your fantastiq mum. Before you splurge on the latest phone or a branded bag, consider this: According to science, one’ll get more happiness spending money on experiences rather than physical objects. So, here are 5 fun and unique travel experiences for you to share with your mum! Don’t worry, these won’t break the bank. 😉

1. Experience island life with Mum at Ranoh Island

Head on to Ranoh Island, south of Batam, for a fun and relaxing family weekend getaway. A stone’s throw away from Singapore, there are affordable and all-inclusive packages to this new island. Island activities include snorkelling and a water park where you can watch mum take off like a human catapult from the Fat Boy Blob!

2. Enjoy a unique face mask with Mum in Myanmar

Image Credit: Phyo Thida Myat Mon

Together with Mum, apply the yellowish-white paste known as Thanaka, the only natural face mask you’d need in Myanmar. More than just a cultural experience, Thanaka is said to act as an anti-inflammatory and sometimes, use as a sun cream.

#TiqOurWord Immersing in local cultures can boost travel experiences but you should ensure that you are adequately covered. For those with pre-existing medical conditions, Tiq Travel Insurance offers Pre-Ex plans that covers the essentials for a worry-free holiday.

3. Volunteer with Mum while on a cruise holiday

Following the inaugural Cruise Voluntourism with Genting Dream, Dream Cruises and Star Cruises now provides voluntourism options on selected departure dates. Imagine a relaxing no-fuss cruise trip with the family and hopping off-shore to volunteer your time for environment conservation, cultural preservation, or supporting local schools, etc. Mum will be proud of your initiative to lend others a helping hand!

4. Bond with Mum in a traditional South Korean bathhouse

In South Korea, traditional bathhouses are known to be destinations for close bonding. Experience a therapeutic bath session with mum and try of the Jjimjilbang (hardboiled — though the word means ‘bathhouse’ in Korean) eggs after your ‘spa’ session at a traditional bathhouse such as the popular Dragon Hill Spa Resort in Seoul without breaking the bank (less than S$15 per adult!).

5. Glamping with Mum in Cambodia wilderness

Image credits: Eco Lodges

Glamp in a floating tent built using eco-friendly materials and be surrounded by nature at the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge – an environmentally friendly yet luxury resort – in Cambodia’s Cardamoms Rainforest. Here, you can kayak down the river with mum, have a relaxing massage and indulge in the beauty of one of the world’ largest rainforests.

#TiqOurWord Glamourous camping can bring back memories of kampong (village) days for mum in a good way, as all creature comforts are taken into consideration.

Information is accurate as at 2 May 2019.