06/03/2014 11:59 EDT

Father's Day Gift Ideas: 12 Top Travel Experiences For Papa

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June 15 is fast approaching and the age-old question has once again returned: What to get dear old dad to honour him on Father’s Day?

Well, a 2013 survey found 13 per cent of dads wanted gift cards and eight per cent coveted the latest electronic gadgets. Overwhelmingly, the study revealed what pops – 40 per cent of them at least – really, really want is time with you and the family. See, he really is a softie and not just the guy who hogs the remote and mows the lawn.

You could do the same old thing – go for dinner, grill some steaks on the BBQ, and watch dad open up a wrapped box with a new tie. Instead, mix it up a bit and give him a travel experience he won’t forget. And unlike last-year's tie, these excursions come in all sizes – small, medium and large.

What’s he packing when he travels? Rod and reel? Flip flops and sunscreen? Compass and Coleman stove? Oakley sunglasses and Ocean Pacific board shorts? Small details like those will tell you plenty about the kind of traveller he is and will guide you toward a perfect getaway.

If you're still stuck, here are a few adventures to consider:

Best Father's Day Travel Experiences