How to Celebrate Mother’s Day While Travelling the World

A woman on her laptop at Jollyboys Backpackers in Livingstone, Zambia

Mother’s Day is a special occasion that allows us to celebrate the important women in our lives. But what do you do when travelling the world while your mom is home? While it can be challenging to show your love and appreciation from afar, there are still plenty of ways to make your mom feel special on her day.

Here are some ideas on how you can best celebrate Mother’s Day when she’s at home and you’re travelling in Zambia, or anywhere in the world:

Plan a Video Call

One of the best ways to connect with your mom when you’re far away is to plan a video call. Whether through Skype, FaceTime, or another video conferencing app, a video call can be a great way to catch up and share your adventures with your mom. Set a time that works for both of you, and make sure you have a good internet connection. You can even plan a virtual tour of your current location and show her some of the sights.

Send a Care Package

If you won’t be able to see your mom in person, why not send her a care package? This can include items that remind you of your travels, such as postcards, local snacks, or souvenirs. You can also include a heartfelt letter or a small gift that you know she’ll appreciate. Make sure to send the package in advance so it arrives in time for Mother’s Day.

Arrange for a Special Delivery

If you want to surprise your mom on Mother’s Day, consider arranging for a special delivery. This could be anything from a bouquet of flowers to her favourite meal from a local restaurant. You can use a delivery service to ensure that the gift arrives on time, and make sure to include a note to let her know that you’re thinking of her.

Create a Photo Album

Another way to show your mom that you’re thinking of her is to create a photo album of your travels. This can be a physical album or a digital one, and it can include photos of your adventures, as well as messages to your mom. You can even include some of your mom’s favourite songs or create a personalized playlist to go along with the album.

Make a Donation in Her Name

If your mom is passionate about a particular cause, consider making a donation in her name. This is a thoughtful gesture that shows your mom that you know and care about her values. You can choose a charity that is important to her or one that aligns with your own values and send her a card or email to let her know about the donation. You can also consider donating to a charity and volunteering for a day while you’re travelling – like ZAWS animal charity in Livingstone that always needs dog and cat food and funds for outreach educational campaigns. Feel free to ask us at Jollyboys Backpackers how you could make a valuable impact

In conclusion, even if you’re travelling the world, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day with your mom. Whether it’s through a video call, a care package, a special delivery, a photo album, or a donation, there are many ways to show your love and appreciation from afar. So, take some time to plan a special gesture for your mom this Mother’s Day and let her know just how much she means to you.

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