Family First: Trafalgar on the Importance of Taking the Kids

From making lasting memories to developing compassion and healthy habits, the family behind Trafalgar shares why traveling with yours may matter more than you know.


Behind Trafalgar is a family just like yours. For more than a century, the Tollman family has lived the joys and challenges of traveling with multiple generations in tow. Along the way, they have come to understand—and now share—the lasting benefits of traveling with the most important people in your life.

Travel Memories Endure
Most kids are unlikely to remember what they received and hurriedly unwrapped on their last birthday (thanks for the socks, grandma), but they will never forget their first glimpse of the Grand Canyon, pretending to be a real gladiator in Rome or the magic of chasing leprechauns in Ireland. In recent years, adult travelers have come to value experiences above all else. It may be that they have learned what kids have essentially understood all along: that what matters most, what endures, is time spent together. Knowing this, you’ll never give back another vacation day again.

We’re in This Together
One of the most important lessons of travel is the knowledge that we, all of us, are in this world together. Trafalgar’s signature Be My Guest experiences—which connect traveling families with a local family at their table—bring that concept to life. Just one example: the chance to meet the Feeney family at their working sheep farm in Sligo. Plus, families who chose Trafalgar go with families from all over the world.

Connection builds compassion and is the ground in which the seeds of responsible travel grow. This matters more than ever. It’s why, like you, Trafalgar does its part, eliminating single-use plastics, offering tree-saving e-docs, and providing authentic, locally sourced dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities.


Time-starved parents will love the ease and convenience of booking a stress-free guided vacation with Trafalgar that includes quality stays, daily full breakfasts, many other meals and luxe transportation (yes, of course, with WiFi). With expert Travel Directors and Local Specialists to handle every detail, parents are freed from the frustration of planning and decision-making duties and can put their time where it’s best spent—on one another.


An awesome vacation that’s good for kids too? Shh, don’t tell, but Trafalgar does more than make it easy to connect with the world and for families to connect with each other. Trafalgar ignites a passion, making learning through immersive experiences that bring destinations to life fun, now and always.

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