Childhood memories revived in Mainz, Germany

Entering Mainz from the Wiesbaden side, where we camped out. Mainz, Germany was very special to me as a child. I would spend my summer vacation visiting my mom who used to work here. It was a little bit like a different planet for a kid from Poland in the early 90s... stores filled with … Continue reading Childhood memories revived in Mainz, Germany

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Thank God and Google for making camping “on the fly” easy (days 19-20, camping road trip)

Somewhere between camping sites on the Wesel-Datteln Kanal (north of Duisburg) and the Barleber See in Germany, we broke 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) on the 19th day of our family camping road trip this summer. Dancing with the ducks along the Wesel-Datteln Kanal... simple pleasures that come with Camping Lippetal in Germany. After a short … Continue reading Thank God and Google for making camping “on the fly” easy (days 19-20, camping road trip)

Must-see Maastricht (days 17+18, summer camping road trip)

It's hard to go out and see the city of Maastricht when the kids are enjoying their time with other children at the camping site (Days 17 & 18 on our second summer camping road trip). But to see Maastricht, we must! Even if we care less that the treaty that founded the European Union … Continue reading Must-see Maastricht (days 17+18, summer camping road trip)

Beer rules a day in Chimay. . . or two (road trip camping, day 15-16)

This scheiße-auf-der-strasse is starting to get old a bit. . . being on the road, that is. I think about that today, briefly, after waking up early, doing the morning routine, breaking camp, packing up and moving again on the 15th day of our family camping road trip this summer. But then, the words of … Continue reading Beer rules a day in Chimay. . . or two (road trip camping, day 15-16)

What makes family camping both fun and practical?

When thinking about camping, especially family camping with kids, many of us automatically think of the difficulties and inconveniences involved.  You know. . . uncomfortable bed and bugs everywhere, high-traffic toilets, and how it takes a lot of time to do anything like cooking, cleaning, pitching tents and breaking camp. Too many to think that … Continue reading What makes family camping both fun and practical?

Museum with kids?? Yes, you can! Family fun at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

Getting creative in front of the Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art in Bilbao, Spain (backtracking a bit, as we did not have the time to post this). Visiting a museum with kids can be fun! We try to expose our kiddos to as many different positive experiences as possible, which includes the places that we … Continue reading Museum with kids?? Yes, you can! Family fun at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain