The best playgrounds in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain

So you've come to visit a city/town, hit all the need-to-see places, keep the kids engaged, and you only have a day or two. How do you do all that without losing your cool? Of course, kids get bored. We can only expect them to visit as many landmarks, museums and historical places, until they … Continue reading The best playgrounds in Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain

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Two young boys on a red sled coming down a slope. One is pointing outward. The other one upfront looks directly and bravely ahead, holding onto to his older brother. In the background. blue sky over the peaks of the mountain atop Hoya de la Mora, in Sierra Nevada, province of Granada in Andalucia, Spain.

Snow this far south in Europe?

With over 300 days of strong Andalusian sunshine here in southern Spain, you would not think that there would be snow. Think again! The Sierra Nevada, about a one-hour drive from the city of Granada, boasts the southernmost point of Europe where you can ski, sled and snowboard as late as early May.  You can … Continue reading Snow this far south in Europe?

family freeplay at the beach

Winter in Cadiz, Spain

Beach under the winter sun.  It is this happy houseband's favorite babysitter.  And what better place for our young boys to combine freeplay in three languages (Polish, English and Spanish) with getting some winter sun tan than here in the Costa de la Luz. In the first few days of March, we headed off to … Continue reading Winter in Cadiz, Spain

Joy to the World (por Rumba Flamenca) in the Spirit of Zambombas de Jerez

#familyfuntime audio and video recording a Rumba Flamenca version of "Joy to the World" in the style of Zambombas de Jerez.

First-time family camping road trip summer: How much will it cost?

The cost of things we think we need for our first-time, family, camping road trip in Europe in the summer are listed in part one.  But what about the cost of sleeping, gas and food for this 6-week nomadic trip? Cost of Sleeping on the Road We need a total of 45 days for sleeping … Continue reading First-time family camping road trip summer: How much will it cost?

What to bring for camping road trip?

What do we need for our first summer camping, road trip in Europe and how much will it cost?  Our Plan 333 calls for 3 weeks going up to Poland from Spain.  3 weeks staying with family.  And 3 weeks back down. It will be our first time doing this.  So, we expect to screw … Continue reading What to bring for camping road trip?

summer camping road trip across europe

"Hey, Babe! What do you think about driving up to Poland this summer?"  Here's another one of those wild ideas that enters the 1.2-kilogram, gray matter inside my hard head, flutters its fairy wings, grab on to a chunk of dying amygdala-gobbledygaga while in there, and just won't let go! #freeelectrons.family + summer camping roadtrip … Continue reading summer camping road trip across europe