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)

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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?

Passing through Valence, France? Here’s a quickie on what to see. . . in pictures

On the way up to Lake Geneva (Lac Lehman for you French speakers) from the Agde on the Mediterranean coast of France during last year's family fun camping road trip, we had an overnight stay in Valence, France. There wasn't much that our go-slow touring family could do in a town for an overnight stay. … Continue reading Passing through Valence, France? Here’s a quickie on what to see. . . in pictures

Scared of going camping with your family? Don’t be! Here are the 17 must-haves to bring on your fun family camping trip

Are we really going camping. . .with kids. . . for 6 weeks???!!!  What about those cute and comfy little apartments with nice balconies, real beds, real bathrooms, hot water, kitchen, windows and doors??  Are we really going to save so much money by sleeping on somebody's piece of grass in a tent, with bugs … Continue reading Scared of going camping with your family? Don’t be! Here are the 17 must-haves to bring on your fun family camping trip

From the mountain to the sea. . . in Agde, France for first time family camping

From Andorra we had come down the Pyrenees to our first camping experience in Agde, at the Mediterranean coast of France. It's the third oldest town in France, apparently! Since we never had time to research places, we had no idea until we got there. We set up our tent next to our little cabin/hut … Continue reading From the mountain to the sea. . . in Agde, France for first time family camping

Picture of a dog in front of a store with postcards. Text reads: "bau-bau! bub-bub!!" or Woof-woof in Catalan. Andorra. www.freeelectrons.family

Family-friendly things to do in Andorra la Vella, one summer day

Woof-Woof!!! How do dogs bark in Catalan? Benvinguts! From Zaragoza, we cruised through the dry lands of Aragon on the 7th day of our first-time, family camping road trip across Europe. Our theme of driving through no-toll roads did not pay off since we were tailing butts of trucks for the most part. We headed … Continue reading Family-friendly things to do in Andorra la Vella, one summer day