In Pictures: Roman Ruins of Acinipo in Spain 🚗 a Stop on the Road to the Alpujarras

Here's our travel-day 5 of 23 days, in pictures. . . First stop: a Roman site in Spain of retired soldiers--you know, those dudes with "SPQR" tattooed on their arms, a long time ago? . . . And, of course, some ramblings on the road again in Spain, on the way to Las Alpujarras, on … Continue reading In Pictures: Roman Ruins of Acinipo in Spain 🚗 a Stop on the Road to the Alpujarras

In Pictures: Cave Houses of Setenil de las Bodegas + Family Camping Road Trip, Day 4

Paying a long farewell to our Andalusian paradise.. still here after 4 days on the road.. just can't get enough of it! Setenil de las Bodegas (we were drawn here by the "de las bodegas" and yes the wine is excellent ). Proud of the kiddos who survived a sightseeing tour in the heat of … Continue reading In Pictures: Cave Houses of Setenil de las Bodegas + Family Camping Road Trip, Day 4

In Pictures: Day 3 of Family Camping Road Trip + Review of Camping el Nogalejo in Setenil de las Bodegas, Andalucia

We are finally leaving our province of Cadiz and off to Setenil de las Bodegas. Why, you ask? The name has "de las bodegas"! We assume that refers to the place where they store the wines--the cathedrals of wine, as they say in Jerez de la Frontera. Today, on the first real leg of our … Continue reading In Pictures: Day 3 of Family Camping Road Trip + Review of Camping el Nogalejo in Setenil de las Bodegas, Andalucia

In Pictures: Sand Dune of Bolonia, Playa Valdevaqueros, Spain + Family Camping Road Trip Day 2

Happy Independence Day for all you 'Mericans out there! When we quit our jobs to change a lifestyle and moved to Spain for a family gap YEAR that turned into 1, 2, 3. . . and counting, we didn't think about family camping road trip across Europe at all. Heck, my wife and I were … Continue reading In Pictures: Sand Dune of Bolonia, Playa Valdevaqueros, Spain + Family Camping Road Trip Day 2

Road Trip In Pictures, Day 1: On the Road Again From Bolonia to Polonia + Review of Camping Paloma Near Tarifa, Spain

Polonia?? NO!!! Bolonia!!! 😉 Back on the road again!! You know that song? Yeah, babe! Checking out the sand dunes only two hours away from Jerez de la Frontera! This fourth European roadtrip of ours will definitely be a bitter-sweet experience... saying goodbye to our Andalusian paradise (for now) and being excited about our new … Continue reading Road Trip In Pictures, Day 1: On the Road Again From Bolonia to Polonia + Review of Camping Paloma Near Tarifa, Spain

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)