Why a holiday is the perfect way to bond with the family

Family celebrating and raising hands after hiking up to the top of Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA.

With a long stretch of lockdowns, we’ve found ourselves not being able to see our extended family properly for quite some time. As we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel with restrictions easing, we can get planning a well overdue reunion. And there’s no better way to reconnect with loved ones than on a family holiday.

1. A reunion like no other

Happy family rafting in North America.

It’s time to treat yourself to a family reunion that really has that WOW-factor. After spending so much time in each other’s gardens over the past year, we’re ready for a change of scenery and the opportunity to embrace experiences with each other that don’t include a picnic blanket and BBQ. We’re ready to get those endorphins pumping around the body again, and travel with the family can deliver exactly that!

2. It’s not virtual!

Cute little girl looking inspired at a wild orchid in Borneo tropical rainforest.

Whilst it had been essential to keep us in contact with family and friends, it’s no secret that we have all become fatigued with the virtual world – there are only so many virtual quizzes we can face! As humans we crave interaction and love making memories, even if they might be socially distanced. We’re more than ready for a little face-to-face time with those that mean the most to us, and can’t wait to start filling the photo albums back up.

3. A feast for the senses

Australian celebrity chef Adam Swanson happily watching his kids learn to make fresh pasta from an Italian chef in Rome.

Sights, scents and sounds leave a lasting impression – all it takes is for a smell of freshly baked pizza to flow through the air, and memories of a balmy summer evening in Florence come to mind. Bellissimo! From the sounds of tropical wildlife on a cruise through the lagoons in Costa Rica, to the incredible visual grandeur of the Grand Canyon in the USA, a family holiday is packed full of experiences that are a feast for all the senses.

EXPERIENCE ON: Gladiators Gondolas and Gold family tour

4. Inspire curiosity

Family dressed up and roleplaying as Roman gladiators.

With so many multisensory new experiences packed into a family holiday, it’s the ultimate place to inspire the younger members of the family. Roleplay as a brave Roman soldier with unique family experiences at Hadrian’s Wall and really bring to history to life. Budding explorers will appreciate, not just the cultures they visit, but also the quality time they get to spend with their family on vacation.

SEE A KID’S PERSPECTIVE OF ONE OUR FAMILY HOLIDAYS: Rediscover Italy with TV chef Adam Swanson and his kids

5. Relax knowing everything sorted

Multi-generational family having a toast whilst they sit down for a meal at an Italian vineyard.

Ever get dread about organising the family holiday? Well, you don’t need to with a guided tour. All of the finer details are sorted for you on Trafalgar family packages including accommodation, transport, experiences and many meals. Even the latest health authority and local government guidelines are vetted out for you. Whether you choose to join fellow families on a Trafalgar family package or to travel exclusively with just family and friends on a private tour, all you need to do is decide where to go and who to bring – we will take care of the rest! Meaning you can focus on enjoying family time.

FIND OUT MORE: Your Perfectly Planned Trip With Trafalgar

6. Memories that last a lifetime

Back view of active family of two, father and son, enjoying valley and mountain view in Yosemite National Park, California.

Travel can be one of the most rewarding experiences a family can have together. The adventures you will experience together will create wonderful memories that will last well after you arrive home. And the beauty of travel with the family is found in the variety of experiences each generation seeks out. From sailing Croatian cruises to trekking the Canadian Rockies, to cowboys and the wild west, there are plenty of opportunities to try something new in top family travel destinations. 

See Trafalgar’s full range of family holidays: Trafalgar Family Tours

Find out more about our Private Group options: Trafalgar Private Group Tours & Holiday Packages

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