An hour in Strasbourg with kids?

What can you do with kids in Strasbourg, France? We have a chance to see Strasbourg today for an hour or two, max. It's an unplanned stop and we have two young kids. Should we skip it? After all, we were in Luxembourg city for a family fun day trip yesterday. After clearing our camp … Continue reading An hour in Strasbourg with kids?

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EU without Borders: Schengen… with Kids!

Is it too early to teach "geo-political history" to your 3 and 7-year old kids? On the way to Freiburg, Germany we scheduled a stop at Schengen; a day following a kid-friendly one-day visit to Luxembourg City. After all Schengen was only a 40-kilometer (35-minute) drive. And it was where the whole idea of a … Continue reading EU without Borders: Schengen… with Kids!

Quick Review: Kid-friendly Camping Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg

Where's a cheap place to stay in Luxembourg with or without your family? Try camping! We (the free electrons family, with 2 young and very active children) review places that we have visited and things we have seen, generally from a foreign-family perspective. Here's a quick review of camping site "Camping Kockelscheuer" in Luxembourg where … Continue reading Quick Review: Kid-friendly Camping Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg

A family-friendly day visit in the city of a count who married a mermaid. . . Luxembourg (day 25, summer camping road trip)

Sunny-side-up greetings from the city of a Count who married a mermaid. . . already, it's a great set-up for an adventure with kids, isn't it? And Luxembourg is a family-friendly city at that! Even if you only have a day here with your kids, below is a quick guide for you on what family-friendly … Continue reading A family-friendly day visit in the city of a count who married a mermaid. . . Luxembourg (day 25, summer 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?