Expedia’s travel-inspired gift guide for Dad

With various restrictions and social distancing measures in place, Father’s Day celebrations might look a little different this year. However, families shouldn’t let this dampen the mood from celebrating. To make this year’s celebrations extra special, Expedia has curated five great travel-inspired gift ideas to keep Dad’s wanderlust alive and make it a day he’ll never forget.



Indulge him with good food from his favourite place

As the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. That’s why the best way to delight and satisfy the big man this Father’s Day is through a good meal. Why not transport him to his favourite holiday by whipping up a traditional meal from there. Based on Expedia’s Vacation Deprivation study, 48% of Kiwis admit that cooking the local cuisine is a great way to keep their holiday high while at home. Try making a day out of it and theme each meal to a different country.

Treat him to a Dad-cation

Treat the old man to a dad-cation where he can refresh and rejuvenate. But don’t just treat him to any stay, seek out unique properties with great facilities such as a great sports bar or beautiful vineyard to make it the ultimate dad-cation. For a stay he will appreciate, set him up at the Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, featuring a championship 27 hole golf course, a luxurious spa, both indoor and outdoor pools and onsite restaurants, Dad won’t need to leave.



Gift him an experience he’ll never forget

Whether he loves the great outdoors or prefers to indulge in a tasty glass of wine, treat Dad with a great experience or activity. It’s also a great way to support the local tour guides and companies while treating him to something he loves. For the adrenaline junkies, this off-road monster 4×4 ride in Rotorua will definitely get the blood pumping, or for the more daring, challenge Dad to this zipline adventure while he enjoys the beautiful views of Queenstown’s forest. If it’s a glass of wine and vintage cars that he prefers, treat him to this unique experience, where they will cruise through the streets of Napier and visit one of the region’s top wineries.



Take him on a (virtual) tour

While making that physical trip overseas remains off the cards for now, there’s no stopping you from bringing Dad along for a virtual trip around the world. Whether he had a trip cancelled or has a destination on the bucket list, satisfy his wanderlust by exploring the city virtually or experiencing it online with a local.

Indulge in an interactive cooking experience all the way from Italy with Italian Chef ‘Gabi’ who reveals recipes learnt as a child from his Roman grandma, or if cooking isn’t his thing, buckle in and take a tour through the streets of Berlin instead. Simply create that perfect virtual itinerary by picking out the best ones from Expedia’s Travel from Home page.



Travel through memory lane with a sentimental gift

For the Dad that has everything, take him on a journey around the world with a fun viewing party of all his favourite memories. According to Expedia’s study, 79% of Kiwis look at past holiday photos and videos as a way to tap into their holiday state of mind. Whether it’s a digital compilation of photos and videos or flicking through physical photo albums, make a night out of it and relive the memories as a family. www.expedia.com


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