Family-friendly Things to Do in the Land of Sherry, Flamenco and Dancing Horses–Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain

Looking for a family-friendly, long-weekend getaway?  Come to the land of sherry, flamenco and dancing horses--Jerez de la Frontera near the Atlantic coast of Andalusia, Spain—and have a bit of sun, sea, sand and perhaps a sip of sherry too.  It’s a gem of a destination with a diverse set of activities for everyone.  If … Continue reading Family-friendly Things to Do in the Land of Sherry, Flamenco and Dancing Horses–Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain

Home After 39 Days of Family Camping Road Trip with Kids, Part 2

From Salamanca to home in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain; the last leg of our road trips is usually the longest. Our second family camping road trip has come to an end, after some 7,538+ kilometers, 95 driving hours and 26 minutes (at least), 39 days, 26 stopovers, and 39 towns in 5 countries. . … Continue reading Home After 39 Days of Family Camping Road Trip with Kids, Part 2

In Pictures: Review of Family Camping El Astral near Salamanca, Spain (Day 38)

After a restful camping in the south of France in the Pyrenees mountains and a sort-of rushed stopover visits to Hemingway's Pamplona and Cervantes' Salamanca, we were running out of steam. . . and time. Here’s a quick review in pictures of Camping El Astral, in the town of slaughtering bulls, Tordesillas, in the province … Continue reading In Pictures: Review of Family Camping El Astral near Salamanca, Spain (Day 38)

In Pictures: Quick Stop in Salamanca on Day 39 of Our Family Camping Road Trip

We were running out of time. The school year was about to start. And yet, we just had to squeeze in this one last stopover, a quicky, in Salamanca to see the city of Cervantes (you know, Don Quixote?, the Shakespeare of Spain, NO?), the third oldest western University that also lies on a path … Continue reading In Pictures: Quick Stop in Salamanca on Day 39 of Our Family Camping Road Trip

In Pictures: Review of Family Camping Errota El Molino near Pamplona, España (Day 38)

After a restful camping in the south of France in the Pyrenees mountains and a sort-of rushed stopover to see where angry (some, castrated) bulls would run after brave men and women in white-colored shirts and red handkerchief in a festival called San Fermin, we had to land our gypsy caravan in the dry plains … Continue reading In Pictures: Review of Family Camping Errota El Molino near Pamplona, España (Day 38)

In Pictures: No Bulls, Not Even Bull$h*t, during this Quick Stop Where Bulls Run after Man in Pamplona, Spain (Day 38)

Our second family camping road trip from Spain to Poland and back is coming to a close. Here's a quick stop in pictures to see where the bulls run during the world famous San Fermin festival (in Pamplona, Spain) that separates man from those who risk their manhood to the horns of the beasts. P.S. … Continue reading In Pictures: No Bulls, Not Even Bull$h*t, during this Quick Stop Where Bulls Run after Man in Pamplona, Spain (Day 38)

In Pictures: Review of Family Camping le Gave d’Aspe in the French Pyrenees near the Spanish border (Day 37)

Somewhere over the rainbow.. Way up high.. And the dreams that you dream of.. Once in a lullaby, oh.. Somewhere over the rainbow.. Bluebirds fly.. And the dreams that you dream of.. Dreams really do come true-ooh-ooh... I had this wonderful song (Israel Kamakawiwoʻole version) in my head when driving in the south of France … Continue reading In Pictures: Review of Family Camping le Gave d’Aspe in the French Pyrenees near the Spanish border (Day 37)

In Pictures: D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers at the Village of the Wolf in Gascony (Day 34)

Onwards, southwards. . . from an accidental pilgrimage at the land of green lentils and black Madonna in Le Puy and a bucolic stay at Flower Camping near a French countryside castle, to the land of d'Artagnan, the Three Musketeers and Cyrano de Bergerac in Gascony in the south of France. The most famous of … Continue reading In Pictures: D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers at the Village of the Wolf in Gascony (Day 34)

In Pictures: Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Le Puy en Velay, A Pleasantly Unexpected Stop (Road Trip with Kids, Day 32)

During our second family camping road trip with kids across Europe we had an unplanned stop at an off-the-beaten path destination in the south of France, between Lyon and Toulousse, known for its green lentils and and one of the main roads to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage in France. Here it is in pictures. … Continue reading In Pictures: Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Le Puy en Velay, A Pleasantly Unexpected Stop (Road Trip with Kids, Day 32)

In Pictures: Review of Flower Camping in the middle of nowhere in southern France and Toulouse Lautrec’s Château Du Bosc (Day 33)

Family camping in France is one of the budget family vacation ideas worth considering especially when you travel with kids in the summer. With many interesting and enjoyable things for the kids and the family, like Alexandre Duma's hometown, an old medieval town and the three Musketeers, your French countryside trip can be quite fun, … Continue reading In Pictures: Review of Flower Camping in the middle of nowhere in southern France and Toulouse Lautrec’s Château Du Bosc (Day 33)