My Dream Destinations for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is already this weekend. And I haven’t prepared any itinerary to celebrate it with my mom and the whole family. We’ll probably just eat lunch somewhere. I feel a bit sad that my sister and youngest brother won’t be here, since they’re both working abroad…

I’ve always viewed Mother’s Day as a time when my mom (and I, haha!) should take a break from everything. Household chores and work stuff. And be able to relax and enjoy some me-time away from the kids. Haha! It’s the reason why I’m writing about my dream Mother’s Day vacation.

May or may not happen, LOL, but hey, one can dream, right?

So, if ever I can treat my mom and I to a Mother’s Day holiday, I have three destinations where I want to take her:


This is an automatic choice for me because my lola is currently based there. I’m sure my mom would like to see her mom, which she can’t even on a yearly basis.

Also, I’ve only been to Cebu once. That time, I’ve only seen Mactan and the Lapu-Lapu Monument. I haven’t been to Magellan’s Cross and Basilica del Santo Nino. And the Temple of Leah. If I were to go to Cebu, I’d visit those places.


Truth be told, I’ve never been to Boracay. And neither has my mom. So why not visit the island that’s known to be one of the best in the world? Veritable travel sites like Conde Nast, TripAdvisor, and Travel + Leisure have mentioned Boracay as a top island destination. And a lot of travelers have been raving about its sand and scenery. Boracay would be an awesome place to be, especially that it’s still summer in the Philippines.

Boracay Island, Aklan
Boracay Island, Aklan. Photo from


Since my mom’s not keen on traveling too far (and she’s nervous when riding a plane or ship), I’ll just take her up to Rizal. Although the roads leading up are a bit winding, there’s nothing Bonamine can’t fix, LOL!

This is also inspired by my recent trip to Rizal with friends. We ate in a Korean bakery along Sumulong Highway, then had lunch at a secluded yet popular pizza place, and then visited the windmills in Pililla. I loved that experience that I want to share it with my mom, too. Of course, we can always just stay at a hotel in Rizal and enjoy some pampering. 🙂

There you have it, my dream Mother’s Day destinations. Hope I can take her to any of these. Maybe next year, but I’ll have to really prepare for that. 🙂

To all moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy this special occasion with your loved  ones. 🙂

This post was inspired by’s 5 Places to Visit With Your Mother. If you want to book hotels for this Mother’s Day — or any other day– at any Philippine destination, log on to

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