I have Groupon credit and airline credit I want to use up, and I was thinking about planning a surprise trip for my mom's birthday. I've been scouring Groupon like a hawk for good getaways, BUT all the ones I want are for out of country things, and most of my family doesn't have a passport (pout). That credit doesn't expire, so I can wait it out, but the airline credit dies in February. Then I think Vegas, but at this point in my life, I'd rather jet there with my friends for a weekend, not my mom, heh. We have a condo to use in Florida, but we've been there so much already, it wouldn't be a surprise. Then I thought 3-day cruise to the Bahamas - PERFECT! Then, *pout*, no passport. I called her today and told her to get one, and she started "blahblahblahing" into the phone. I feel bad - her and my dad don't get to go on many vacations anymore because of his work schedule, and someone having to stay home with my grandma, so he finally got a week off and is using the Florida condo with his golf buddies, and my mom couldn't get vacation approved. Her last real vacation was with me three years ago(!!!) to the condo. Then, I think New Orleans... which could honestly be the perfect idea. Can anyone else suggest anything?