Giving the Gift of Travel

Published 10.30.23 – By Clara Ferance

Are you stumped as to what kind of present to give someone this year? There’s always someone in our lives that seems particularly difficult to buy for. Maybe it’s a family member like Dad or Grandpa, or the “I have everything I need” type of friend who is a complete enigma. It’s challenging to find a thoughtful, fitting gift, especially in a world filled with so many material possessions. But there’s one gift that stands apart – something that offers exploration, adventure, quality time together, and relaxation: the gift of travel! There are plenty of amazing trip ideas to consider that will perfectly fulfill your needs, whether you’re arranging a trip for a young couple, a few family members, or a large, multi-generational group.

Family Cruises

All aboard! It’s time for a travel adventure out on the water and cruises are a great way to keep the family together while catering to everyone. Whether you’re looking for a river cruise or a larger ocean vessel that stops in several ports, there are several options. Rosedale Travel recommends Royal Caribbean or Disney cruise liners for families with young children since they offer an array of fun amenities including water parks, mini golf, arcade games, family trivia nights, and other family-friendly activities. For others with grown children, a family cruise trip is an easy, all-in-one package that takes care of accommodations, food, entertainment, and more for the entire group.

Plus, there are so many creative alternatives that you might not have considered since they’re geographically unique. For example, a trip on the Great Lakes in the summer, a river cruise down the Mississippi, or a more luxurious stay (including youth programming) on the Regent Seven Seas. With an abundance of shows, games, spa sessions, sporty activities, excellent dining services, and other fantastic amenities, families can completely unwind with the gift of a cruise this holiday season!  Put together a leisurely, relaxing vacation with Rosedale Travel that suits the pastimes of all generations and allows you to leave behind the burden of logistical planning.

Personalized Trips

Our team will help you customize a luxurious experience for your loved one, giving them the chance to explore their hobbies and passions along the way. Think early morning yoga sessions overlooking serene landscapes, eating delicious gourmet cuisine, or spending an afternoon hiking in a national park. Send them to Alaska for a world-class fly fishing adventure in the pristine wilderness or plan a fitness-focused trip to experience playing pickleball on the sun-soaked courts of Scottsdale, Arizona. If someone you know has a passion for golf, book them the most unforgettable getaway to Scotland where they can tee off on some of the most legendary golf courses in the world! For those who dislike traveling by plane, there’s an unending list of drivable destinations to take a family road trip. Whether you book a private ranch in Colorado for the whole family, rent a beach house in Florida for the week, or go out west and drive up the California coast, a relaxing trip that balances adventure and wellness is the best way to help someone special de-stress and wholly enjoy themselves.

Milestone Celebrations

For many people, traveling is tied to family events and momentous occasions. Maybe a child or grandchild is graduating high school? Maybe someone is turning 50 years old or celebrating an important anniversary. Or perhaps someone simply wants to go on a special mother-daughter/ father-son trip. The gift of travel is perfect for these kinds of milestone events, especially if the gift giver knows what specific bucket list item or travel destination to have in mind. For bigger family groups, you can book an exclusive, private villa for a European holiday, Caribbean beach getaway, or any other locale you’d like to explore. Make it easier for other family members’ budgets by keeping it domestic – travel within the U.S. to visit bucket list places like New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, or San Francisco. These cities offer tons of attractions, concerts, sporting events, museums, and restaurants.

In addition to commemorating the occasion with the whole family, you can gift a trip just for the individual. For example, book a couple’s package at a wellness resort for grandma & grandpa’s anniversary or congratulate a newly retired friend with a celebratory girls’ trip to Paris (see some tips here). These milestone trips will most certainly create memories that’ll last a lifetime, and thanks to our Virtuoso membership, we’ll help your loved ones mark their achievement by traveling in style: they’ll receive extra amenities, tailored itineraries, and the ultimate VIP treatment.

No matter what kind of vacation you’re planning, at Rosedale Travel, we’ll help you organize a surprise trip that will bring your family and friends together and leave a lasting smile on their faces. Whether it’s a journey to a far-off destination or a quick weekend trip closer to home, our custom-built travel experiences aim to enrich lives and leave everyone with fond memories that they will cherish for years to come. Give the unbeatable gift of travel this year and schedule a consultation with us today!

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