Remember the first time your mom and dad took you to the beach? Or maybe, the first time you went camping in the family RV… and it was the coolest time of your life as a kid. These are good memories of our childhood that we’re thankful for because of our parents. You have a lot to thank your folks for, even if they didn’t take you to Disneyland or somewhere fancy.
Now that you have grown into an adult (probably with a family of your own) and perhaps has attained a great amount of success in life and career, it is the perfect time to turn things around by returning the favor. A dream getaway will definitely delight your parents. This is one of the most thoughtful and unexpected things you could ever give them.
Then again, if you can’t shoulder all the expenses that go with traveling such as hotel accommodation, plane tickets and whatnots; you can assemble the siblings to shell out a few bucks for that once-in-a-lifetime getaway your parents truly deserve. More importantly, getting an overseas travel insurance is a must for the traveling elders. This will surely come in handy when some unfortunate circumstances happen – just to be sure and keep your parents all covered.
So, Where to Go?
There are several destinations that are senior citizen-friendly. It’s not that your parents are too old or something – it’s about taking them to the ideal places that will give them an unforgettable experience.
At their age, there are things you may want to consider. First of all, they are past the ‘young and wild’ (YOLO) phase. So check off those extreme activities you may have on your list. Think of quality fun leisure time!
Here are some recommended destinations to keep their getaway blissful and stress-free (according to Travel & Leisure):
The Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Staff will greet your folks with a warm smile and a glass of margarita as their welcome refreshments. The resort has a surreal view of the Sea of Cortes meeting with the Pacific Ocean in a dramatic fashion.
Goldeneye, Oracabessa, Jamaica – According to Ian Fleming, the English author of all James Bond novels, the Goldeneye is one of the Caribbean’s most heavenly destinations.
Soho Beach House, Miami – This lively party spot within Miami’s glamorous private social club is a small open-to-the-public hotel where everyone learns how to party – even the old folks!
Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico – The scenic view is to die for. The cascading turquoise ocean water will totally clear your parents’ mind from stress and worries. Dorado Beach embodies the shimmering image of Puerto Rico. The beach resort is situated on the oceanfront former surrounded by a lush tropical forest and vibrant marine life.
Le Pavillon de la Reine, Paris – An ideal place where mom and dad can have some romantic time together. A conversation behind the spectacular 17th-century Place des Vosges, or a walk down the Marais arrondissement can be a sweet delight for your parents.
Nevertheless, whatever destination you choose, as long as they will have the best time of their lives, it won’t matter where. And that will definitely put a smile on your heart as their kid.