Day 2, Family Camping in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown: The White Donkey

Here's our first family camping road trip after 3 months of strict coronavirus lockdown in Spain. When Spain effectively opened up its borders to the rest of the EU countries (and UK) on 23rd of June, about a week earlier than announced, we ended up scrambling to pack and head to Poland. But then questions … Continue reading Day 2, Family Camping in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown: The White Donkey

Day 1, Family Camping Road Trip in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown

Yay!  Two days delayed but we're finally on the road again, on a family camping road trip in Europe.  After 3 months of NOT being able to drive due to the strict coronavirus lockdown here in Spain, we were ready to hit the road. . . Again! Naturally there's a lot of concern about traveling/camping, … Continue reading Day 1, Family Camping Road Trip in Spain After Coronavirus Lockdown

A procession of piety during Holy Week (Semana Santa) along Calle Larga, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

Easter Holy Week Processions in Spain, This Year of Corona Virus?

Today marks the beginning of Easter. And you've guessed it! There are NO Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations this year in Spain (or anywhere else for that matter). Although mortality rates have fallen (thank God, Allah, Gaia and the Big Happy Buddha!), we are still on coronavirus lockdown. Since all is quiet on our west … Continue reading Easter Holy Week Processions in Spain, This Year of Corona Virus?

Two young boys at free play at the tree-lined park just outside the Aljaferia. The EU, Spanish and Aragon flags fly above the castle-fortress in the background. Text reads: Zaragoza with a symbol of a heart and an arrow behind it, and "www.freeelectrons.family".

IF there is only one thing to do in… Zaragoza, what will it be?

Family Summer Camping Road Trip with kids, Day 5: 2 hours of packing the car in Madrid, 193 miles (310 kilometers) of driving, 4 hours later and we arrived on July 4th--the United States Independence Day (hand over heart, hoorahhh!)-- for an overnight stay in Zaragosa/Saragossa. We have effectively less than a day here. So, … Continue reading IF there is only one thing to do in… Zaragoza, what will it be?

#FreeElectrons.Family - camping road trip Europe, Spain Madrid, Parque El Retiro. If you only have one thing to do in ... Madrid this summer, which one will it be?

If you can only do one thing in… Madrid this summer, what will it be?

"Madrid te abraza!". . . Madrid embraces you.  Family-friendly Madrid was full of pleasant surprises for all of us.  It was quite a beautiful, international and welcoming city with clean streets filled with happy-looking people.  As a capital city it has many things to offer visitors, including us families with little kids in tow.  But, … Continue reading If you can only do one thing in… Madrid this summer, what will it be?

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?

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