Dream Family Getaways

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We all have a dream destination, a place where we’d like to take our loved ones away for the experience of a lifetime. We asked three moms to share with us their dream vacation destination, and here’s what they had to say. [embed]https://www.flickr.com/photos/126038582@N02/26933002886[/embed]

Amanpulo! Or any island where we can choose to laze around or read or spend hours by the beach or go island exploring. No itinerary whatsoever, just long, leisurely days together in a beautiful, quiet place. Cel Coscolluela, mom of one

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I want to take them to the Maldives to see how beautiful and popular the Philippines can be as a travel destination, if we take care of and protect our land, beaches, and natural resources. I hope they will develop their love of our country and someday make their own mark in the progress of our nation. Bubu Andres, mom of three

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Lapland, the arctic circle! It’s equally beautiful in the summer as it is in the winter. It’s a place where people of all ages and walks of life can enjoy! It’s in the northernmost part of Europe where you are totally immersed in nature, which is a rarity in our day and age. There you can still find so much clean and fresh air, beautiful unspoiled scenery, unique gastronomy, and genuinely good-hearted people who always greet you with a smile. It is above all safe! The activities are abundant such as fishing in crystal blue lakes, hiking, sledding, boating, berry picking, and even the occasional visit to Santa’s hometown. Plus, the abundant exposure to wildlife is in itself a learning experience especially for children. If we could learn from the purity, simplicity, and the peaceful way of life then it would be worth every penny for the trip. It is truly heaven on Earth!

Triccie San Diego-Wirman, mom of two

This article first appeared in Urban Mom magazine.

Image courtesy of Yongkiet at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Amanpulo image from Aman resort website Arctic image from Direct Holidays website Maldives image from Luxe resorts website