Family. Is there anything more relatable across borders and language barriers than the family bond? When you see a grandfather helping his grandson button his coat, or a young daughter holding her mommy’s hand as they stroll down the street...these are moments we all recognize and relate to, no matter where we’re from or what language we speak. Those moments are perfect and precious; they are timeless. Family is everything.
After these particularly challenging days, the invaluable relationships we have with each other come into the spotlight. There is no time to waste; those perfect, precious moments are fleeting and we cannot let them slip away.
But the reality of everyday life is busy and hurried. We always have something else to do, somewhere else to be...and those precious moments feel farther away.
That’s why booking a family vacation these days isn’t a luxury — I truly believe it’s a necessity.
Booking a trip together means you’ve all dedicated space and time to make those precious memories that can last a lifetime. Booking a family trip is a promise to each other: We will step away from the everyday chaos and spend valuable time together learning, laughing, exploring, and truly loving life!
For a big family adventure filled with all of those things and more, Italy and Spain can be a real dream come true. I want to share with you the wonderful moments and memories that we can create when we work together to plan your perfect family trip.
Europe is my backyard and it’s where all of my family roots are, so I would love it if you would join me in experiencing the real Europe. You can learn all about me and what it’s like going to Europe with Travels with Audrey. And please feel free to contact me any time if you have questions about planning your big family trip to Italy or Spain!
Choosing Where to Go on a Big Family Trip to Europe
If you’ve been dreaming of a big family trip to Europe, you might be thinking of the famous sites, maybe the Colosseum in Rome or the Alhambra in Spain. There are beautiful, iconic buildings and famous landmarks all across Europe that are popular for good reason. I absolutely encourage you to see them for yourself!
But there are also an incredible number of under-the-radar destinations that you might not even know about. And, if you’ve never heard of them, it can be pretty near impossible to plan a trip to visit! That’s where a local expert comes in handy.
With me as your guide, we could visit lesser-known villages and explore local favorites that most tourists never see…
We can pick olives and be part of the iconic Mediterranean olive oil-making process...
...or take a fun, interactive cooking class with an exceptional local cook using all fresh, local ingredients!
We can sample delightful wines while basking in the sunshine overlooking the rows of vines…
...or explore the caves, beaches, and natural wonders where no tourists ever visit.
There are so many wonderful experiences to enjoy when you have a truly passionate local guide showing you the real Italy and the real Spain!
Of course, choosing where to travel when there is a whole group involved gets so much more complicated. You need to consider everyone’s interests and abilities; you need to look at budgets and distances between destinations. The logistics can be a challenge! So, again, I cannot overstate how much better your experience can be with the insight of a local expert.
I always recommend you slow down and do less on your trip to Europe; you will experience so many more wonderful moments that way!
Let’s Start Planning that Big Family Trip to Europe
Knowing how to plan a big family trip to Europe is one thing, but planning YOUR family trip means looking at the specifics of your group and planning the best possible trip based on each individual’s needs and interests. If you want to experience a wonderful vacation without the stress of planning it all, reach out and let’s chat about your plans. I would love to help your family make the most beautiful memories together.
“Andra’ tutto bene” has become my mantra these days; it’s a mantra of hope. In Italian, it means “Everything will be okay.” I believe we will soon see better days and I, for one, plan to make the most of that precious gift of time. Whenever you are ready to plan ahead for brighter days, I am ready to help make sure it’s the trip of your dreams!
As an added bonus, when you enquire, you will also receive my local insider tips for planning your dream trip to Italy or Spain.