Day 24-25: Road Trip Stop at the Beach in the Bay of Biscay in French Basque Country+Review of Camping Municipal Chibu Berria

"BEACH! Funally!," the boys yelled out! Today is beach day at the Bay of Biscay, at the coast of the French Basque region, south of Bayonne. Here it is in pictures and also a little review of Camping Municipal Chibu Berria. Beach day fueled by Swiss beer at the coast of French Basque country. 23 … Continue reading Day 24-25: Road Trip Stop at the Beach in the Bay of Biscay in French Basque Country+Review of Camping Municipal Chibu Berria

Day 22-23: What? Volcanoes in France!??! A Family Camping Road Trip in Central France in Pictures and Review of Camping de la Palle (Pontgibaud)

A chain of 80 extinct volcanoes that is, with the most visited one at Puy-de-Dome in the Auvergne region of (central) France! 😊 If you're expecting to see something like Taal Volcano, Mount Fuji, Mount Etna or Eyjafjallajökull, well this aint it.  The view at 1,465 above sea level is still impressive eventhough the sun … Continue reading Day 22-23: What? Volcanoes in France!??! A Family Camping Road Trip in Central France in Pictures and Review of Camping de la Palle (Pontgibaud)

Day 14+15: Road Trip with Kids, Bastogne, Belgium

WAR! Is that what Bastogne, Belgium is all about? Obviously not. But we came here for that. It's day 15 of our family camping road trip across Europe this year and it's time to teach the kids a little about war and a lot about peace. So, what family-friendly things can we do in Bastogne--the … Continue reading Day 14+15: Road Trip with Kids, Bastogne, Belgium

Camping Municipal in the Capital of Champagne, Epernay, France: Day 12 and 13 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

Day 12+13: Road Trip with Kids in the Heart of Champagne Country

Would you let your child take a sip of champagne? What about a dabber? What if you are in champagne country in Reims, France and you had just finished a tour of a champagne cellar? So, we (parents) "splurge" a bit and visited "Vranken Pommery"--a champagne producer housed in what looks like a castle that … Continue reading Day 12+13: Road Trip with Kids in the Heart of Champagne Country

Day 10+11: Family Camping Municipal in Vatan, France?

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?

Day 9: Family Camping Road Trip in Bergerac to See About a Man with the Long Nose

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

Day 7+8: Family Camping Road Trip in Condom… No Kidding!

"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!

Day 5: Crossing the French Pyrenees Mountain Border, Family Camping Road Trip

So onwards and upwards towards the Pyrenees we go. Continuing with our plan to travel to villages using smaller roads, we wonder if the French border will actually be open given the coronavirus situation. If it is, will there be some kind of screening or any kind of control? Viewpoint from Puerto de Larrau. Internal … Continue reading Day 5: Crossing the French Pyrenees Mountain Border, Family Camping Road Trip

Day 32 Camping Road Trip 🚗Off-the-Beaten-Path Perouges, France 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Family Travel Video

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