A young child stares outward from the bay window of the museum towards the mountain site of the decisive battle "Between the Cross and the Half Moon" in 1212. A #FreeElectrons.Family camping road trip Europe I stop in Santa Elena, Jaen, Spain.

Between the cross and the half moon… but where the *heck is Santa Elena?

What to do or see near Cordoba or Jaen?  If you're already gonna be there, make sure to save a day to visit an off-the-beaten-path, gem-of-a-destination: Santa Elena.  It is a little village in Spain between Andalucia and Castile-La Mancha.  It was a random stop, 4 hours drive from Jerez, and a little hop over … Continue reading Between the cross and the half moon… but where the *heck is Santa Elena?

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Regeneracja baterii przed rozkladaniem namiotu na Kempingu w Garmish-Partenkirchen, Niemcy. Two young kids recharging their batteries before pitching a tent in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany. www.freeelectrons.family

Samochodem przez Europę z małymi dziećmi. Szaleństwo, czy przygoda? A może szaleńcza przygoda? :)

Jak zorganizować niedrogie rodzinne wakacje, które zadowolą zarówno Wasze pociechy, jak i Was? Czy da się zaspokoić Waszą duszę podróżnika, jednocześnie zapewniając moc atrakcji dla Waszych dzieciaczków? Tak, da się! Dla nas takim rozwiązaniem okazała się rodzinna objazdowa podróż samochodem po Europie. Brzmi szalenie? Boli głowa na sama myśl długiej jazdy z dzieciaczkami wiercącymi się … Continue reading Samochodem przez Europę z małymi dziećmi. Szaleństwo, czy przygoda? A może szaleńcza przygoda? 🙂

By car across Europe with small children. Madness or adventure? Maybe a crazy adventure? :)

Here's the unedited translated text of the original post in Polish "Samochodem przez Europę z małymi dziećmi. Szaleństwo, czy przygoda?... (which has pictures), using GOOGLE TRANSLATOR--savior of these semi-nomadic travelers. You can also use the Google button at the bottom of each post to translate from English to your language of choice. How to organize … Continue reading By car across Europe with small children. Madness or adventure? Maybe a crazy adventure? 🙂

Ready for the summer?… a family fun camping road trip across Europe 2

Europe... here we go again!!! "Yeah... yuupeeee... wa-wow-weeeee!!!... Vamos por ahí"!!! Our children get so excited every time we talk about our upcoming summer camping road trip that will take us, once again, to many magical places and will let us experience new cultures and fun things (for both kids and parents) throughout Europe. All … Continue reading Ready for the summer?… a family fun camping road trip across Europe 2

Walking alongside a hooded penitent wife, a father carries a sleeping child, after a Holy Week (Semana Santa) procession in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain. Location: Plaza del Banco.

What not to miss, to expect and to do during Easter in Spain?

So, you plan to have a unique cultural experience for your Easter in Spain (Holy Week/Semana Santa). Here's what to expect whether you are going to be in Jerez de la Fronterra or anywhere else in Spain, particularly the big towns in Andalucia this Easter week (14-21 April this year) or at some point in … Continue reading What not to miss, to expect and to do during Easter in Spain?

What memorable family things to do with kids in Spain during the Holy Week (Semana Santa)? In Jerez de la Frontera, there are week-long processions of over 30 religious fraternities, 5-6 times a day, day and night, each taking hours, all over the city. Each procession has its "pasos" (floats) with sculptures of Jesus, Mary and scenes from the Passion of the Christ. This is a cultural and educational experience for the family, whether you are a Catholic or not, a believer or not. . . with children or not.

Easter in Spain: a unique cultural experience for the family

What memorable family things to do with kids in Spain during the Holy Week (Semana Santa)?  If you are here, you cannot miss it--the religious processions all week long. . .  everywhere!  In Andalucia such nazarenos (penitents') parades are apparently much more glamorous than in the northern parts of Spain.  In Jerez de la Frontera, … Continue reading Easter in Spain: a unique cultural experience for the family

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?