Travel Director: Larry Womack
Regions: Western USA
Trafalgar’s Travel Directors play a key role in providing each of our guests with a truly memorable experience. From the moment your Trafalgar journey begins, our Travel Directors share their local knowledge and provide a personalised, one-of-a-kind insider’s view of each destination. They are experienced travellers, learned historians and culture buffs whose job is to help you become immersed in the places you visit.
Travel Director Larry Womack took a few minutes to talk to the Trafalgar Blog to share some of his experiences and give some insight to why he loves what he does.
Tell us a bit about yourself Larry…
I am passionate about American and Native America History. I spent twenty years as Publisher of newspapers all over California.
What is the best part of your job?
Meeting so many wonderful people and showing them this great country.
What’s your best Hidden Treasure?
Elephant Seals at San Simone. They are magical.
What is your most memorable on the road moment?
Watching my passengers step off from a flight over the Grand Canyon and the tears in their eyes as they are stunned by the beauty of the canyon.
What vacation photo would you recommend our guests have to take?
Monument Valley – there is something so magical about the place.
Staple travel items?
My iPod – nothing sets the mood better than music. And my camera to take pictures of all the wonderful people who make up our experience – our guests!
What is your tip for feeling like a local when traveling?
Eat and sample all the local foods, from Navajo Taco’s to a wonderful seafood stew at Cioppino in San Francisco.
What is your favourite food within your region?
Mexican food. Mexican food has been part of this region long before the Americans came.
Must Buy Souvenir?
Anything Native American; you will only find it here in America and their craftsmanship is outstanding.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My guests – they allow me to display my passion about the West and all the history that has taken place over hundreds of years.
What is your best Travel tip?
Eat drink and be merry – take it all in – this is your vacation!