Lessons learned from less than satisfactory performance earned yesterday for back up plans that ended up in a motel because no camping site was available. So this morning we hit the road early to make sure we have camping in Switzerland, 5.5 driving hours away, to get us closer to see the biggest waterfalls in … Continue reading Day 18-19 Road Trip: Tips in Pictures for Visiting the Biggest Waterfalls of Europe+Review of Family Camping Schaffhausen Switzerland
Continuing with our plan to go family camping in small villages, away from big population densities (thanks to coronavirus), we move onwards and northwards, from Belgium to the Netherlands, and camped at Hovershoj rural "mini-camping" with playground, antique farm equipment, and billy goats. Unfortunately, one of my kids had an accident and we had to cut … Continue reading Day 16: Road Trip with Kids from the Highest Point of Belgium to Mini-Camping Hovershof Netherlands
For a glimpse of the World War 2-related things to do in Bastogne, we moved to Camping Renval in Belgium from Camping Municipal Epernay in the heart of champagne country in France on day 13 of our family road trip. Here's a quick review of this campsite. Standard pitch at Camping Renval in Bastogne, Belgium … Continue reading Review of Camping Renval in Bastogne, Belgium; Road Trip with Kids
Continuing with our newly discovered clean, calm and cheap camping municipal in France on days 12 and 13 of our family camping road trip from Spain to Poland this post-coronavirus-lockdown summer, we ended up pitching tent at Camping Municipal Epernay near Reims--the champagne country of France. In a word, this campground was BUSY. Standard pitch … Continue reading Camping Municipal in the Capital of Champagne, Epernay, France: Day 12 and 13 Road Trip with Kids
Well, there's not much here in this two-bar town of Vatan with a Twin Peaks-esque "classic" circus museum, except maybe for tranquility. In many ways that in itself is worth the stop. In its bucolic peace and pace lie the charm. Vatan is also a chance to rest and recuperate; to get back to our … Continue reading Day 10+11: Family Camping Municipal in Vatan, France?
From D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers in Condom to Cyrano de Bergerac in France, we begin the second week of our family camping road trip from Spain to Poland this year. For the most part, coronavirus social distancing guidelines are being followed with the ubiquitous face masks, particularly indoors. Cyrano de Bergerac, the boys and … Continue reading Day 9: Family Camping Road Trip in Bergerac to See About a Man with the Long Nose
"All for one and one for all!" A monument of The Three Musketeers in Condom, France reminds all who visit of that popular cheer. Yes, the boys continue to be fascinated by D'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers. So, we're here. "All for one and one for all!" On the 7th day of our family camping … Continue reading Day 7+8: Family Camping Road Trip in Condom… No Kidding!
"There are people here!," the boys said in excitement, almost in unison. After over 430-something kilometers on non-toll roads from Sierra de Francia towards the Pyrenees, passing by Salamanca and Bourgos, we arrive at our back up camping site in Fuenmayor. Unlike last summer's camping road trip, when we were flexible and chose our camping … Continue reading Day 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain
Here's our first family camping road trip after 3 months of strict coronavirus lockdown in Spain. When Spain effectively opened up its borders to the rest of the EU countries (and UK) on 23rd of June, about a week earlier than announced, we ended up scrambling to pack and head to Poland. But then questions … Continue reading Day 2, Family Camping in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown: The White Donkey
The beauty of being flexible and not having a strict schedule on the road is that when you spot a sign on a highway that grabs your attention, you can always STOP and make a detour to check it out. So, while looking for a place to stop and things to do in the south … Continue reading Day 32 Camping Road Trip 🚗Off-the-Beaten-Path Perouges, France 👨👩👦👦Family Travel Video