Make More of Mother's Day 2012: True Stories of 'Mother and Child' Adventure Holidays From AdventureTemples

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Members of a world-leading luxury adventure travel community, share how they celebrate the bond of motherhood with activity holidays to remember forever

Kerala at Sunset with AdventureTemples (Zuri Kumarakom Kerala)

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Simon Calder - The Independent

The AdventureTemples online community is a global meeting place, where people who love active luxury holidays get together to inspire each other and share practical information about the best travel experiences in the world. In the build up to Mothers Day 2012, the forum's founders have noticed a hot new trend emerging. It promises to make this year's celebration of motherhood truly memorable for some lucky ladies.

Member, Libby MacFarlane, helps explain: "Every year my Mother and I embark on a heart-opening Mother/Daughter adventure - from the white sand beaches of Asia, to the bold snowy peaks of Colorado, to the cobblestone streets of Paris. It offers us the space to truly connect with each other, while finding ourselves. These trips have opened me up to a world outside and a world within, and most importantly a world shared between a Mother and a Daughter."

AdventureTemples Director, Nadia Pendleton (whose sons, aged 3 and 1, have joined her abroad as bumps and babes) continues: "Memories of seeing my eldest Luca ride a baby elephant in Thailand, or little Marcus giggling as he tickled a huge Boa Constrictor snake in Dominica, will stay with me forever. For some of our members, like Libby and her mum Paula, freshly-cut Mother's Day flowers no longer seemed to 'cut it'. But, booking a holiday together can be the perfect gift, whether you get away on the day itself, or another time that is special to you. It is really inspirational and a lot of our members have decided to try it."

So if buying chocolates isn't 'thinking outside the box', or a card just isn't 'pushing the envelope', it might be time to consider booking a Mothers' Day holiday of a lifetime. Inspired by members' stories, AdventureTemples offer a truly special getaway, set in the gentle backwaters of Kerala. Swap stories and create shared memories for the future, practice Yoga, take cookery or art classes, enjoy cultural visits and walks, or simply sit on the deck of a houseboat admiring the spectacular flora and fauna in this unique natural environment.

A stay at 5* Zuri Kumarakom Kerala, a deluxe spa resort set in 18 verdant acres on the shores of Lake Vembanad costs from £1395pp – based on 2 sharing, including flights and B&B accommodation. The spa offers Ayurvedic practices alongside Western and Oriental therapies and suites have stunning gardens with private plunge pools.

This trip features in AdventureTemples' coffee table book, 'The 50 Best Luxury Adventure Holidays in the World' - 2012 Edition, which makes a great Mother's Day present in its own right (RRP £25).


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