How to enjoy a multi-generational family trip

It’d been quite a few years since I’d taken a holiday with the family (my parents and younger brother). And those embarrassing arguments over where to eat and who wanted to see what were still ingrained on my mind.

So when it was suggested that we take a trip together once more, with gran in tow, you can’t blame me for wanting to jet off into the sunset or think up some elaborate excuse as to why I couldn’t join them. Neither of those happened, of course. And I’m pleased to be able to share the successes of this family holiday.

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A Trafalgar Italian Holiday

This year some of our team members here at Trafalgar’s digital team, went on a Trafalgar familiarisation trip. Ross, our Digital Copywriter was one of the lucky ones and this is his account.

Which trip did you go on?

I went on the first four days of Trafalgar’s 8-day Italian Holiday trip.

Where did you go?

My trip began in Rome, where we spent a few days exploring sights like the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican, before moving onto Venice.

I left the trip in Venice, however the rest of my group went on to visit Lake Garda, Pisa and Florence. It took heaps of willpower to tear myself away early!

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Where can you find the world’s best beer?

Stout, wheat, lager, pale ale, IPA – beer is one of the world’s most popular drinks.

With Oktoberfest fast approaching, this week we’re taking you on a journey – and raising a glass – to some of Europe’s best beer-producing countries.

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New England Fall Foliage

The best place to go leaf-peeping in the USA is in New England.  From Connecticut to Maine, come October the scenery of the New England states will turn into a sea of red, orange and yellow hues. Here are a few spots that offer some amazing leaf-peeping opportunities.

Autumn foliage over lake

Autumn foliage over lake

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What’s been missing from your travels?

Recently, I was lucky enough to join one of Trafalgar’s trips around Europe, visiting the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and France. Working, for a travel company, I’m obviously a keen traveller myself and have been all over the world, but I never realised what was missing from my holidays – a Travel Director. Here are 5 reasons why:

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A Maori Hangi

When travelling to New Zealand, you’ll notice that the Maori culture is very prevalent throughout the entire country. One of my most memorable experiences of my trip to New Zealand was having an authentic hangi dinner.

A hangi is traditional Maori meal that is cooked by steaming food which is usually placed underground. I had mine in Rotorua.

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Photo by Leandroid under Creative Commons Licence

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Why travelling alone takes you further

This post is written by Linzi Clark. She writes more inspiring travel stories on her personal blog Office Breaks.

The holiday season is with us once more bringing with it joy and sorrow in equal measure.  If you’ve ever despaired of your partner spending endless days frying on the beach, you’ll know that the 24-7 intensity of the holiday season can test even the strongest relationship.

If friends are now confined to half-term breaks at holiday parcs, venturing solo to far-flung destinations can be liberating for some but equally daunting for others.

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