Day 30 Road Trip: Following the Footsteps of Hercules in Northern Galicia

We are usually a slow-go family. However, this time we experimented with (for us) long day trips (read: 1 to 1.5 hour) from our base camping site in Santiago de Compostela to see the Tower of Hercules. Here is our "legendary" visit to the oldest Roman lighthouse that is still in use today in A … Continue reading Day 30 Road Trip: Following the Footsteps of Hercules in Northern Galicia

Day 28-29 Road Trip: Santiago de Compostela + Family Camping As Cancelas

One of us (parents) is religious and it's the job of the other to support that one and raise the kids together in open manners of the soul and the self. I suppose that's co-existence. And so here we are finally in Santiago de Compostela--the end point of all pilgrimage routes of the Camino de … Continue reading Day 28-29 Road Trip: Santiago de Compostela + Family Camping As Cancelas

Day 26-27 Road Trip: Caveman Paintings in Cueva de Altamira + Family Camping in Cantabria

"Tata, can we go to that cave with paintings on the walls?", our then 7-year old asked. This summer, during the return trip on day 27 of our family camping road trip from Poland to Spain, we finally visited the Altamira cave in the beauty that is Cantabria in northern Spain. So, from the beaches … Continue reading Day 26-27 Road Trip: Caveman Paintings in Cueva de Altamira + Family Camping in Cantabria

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 18-19 Road Trip: Tips in Pictures for Visiting the Biggest Waterfalls of Europe+Review of Family Camping Schaffhausen Switzerland

Lessons learned from less than satisfactory performance earned yesterday for back up plans that ended up in a motel because no camping site was available.  So this morning we hit the road early to make sure we have camping  in Switzerland, 5.5 driving  hours away, to get us closer to see the biggest waterfalls in … Continue reading Day 18-19 Road Trip: Tips in Pictures for Visiting the Biggest Waterfalls of Europe+Review of Family Camping Schaffhausen Switzerland

Day 17: 100th post, Family Camping Problem in Germany

Yipee Hooray! It's our 100th post. After a few weeks stay with family and friends in Poland we continue our family camping road trip, this time amidst the spike in coronavirus cases all over Europe--specially in places we intended to visit. Uggghhh! And today, the first day of our return trip, and after 3 years, … Continue reading Day 17: 100th post, Family Camping Problem in Germany

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 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain

"There are people here!," the boys said in excitement, almost in unison. After over 430-something kilometers on non-toll roads from Sierra de Francia towards the Pyrenees, passing by Salamanca and Bourgos, we arrive at our back up camping site in Fuenmayor. Unlike last summer's camping road trip, when we were flexible and chose our camping … Continue reading Day 4: Family Camping Road Trip in Fuenmayor, La Rioja, Spain