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???!!!聽 What about those cute and comfy little apartments with nice balconies, real beds, real bathrooms, hot water, kitchen, windows and doors??聽 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

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?

Regeneracja baterii przed rozkladaniem namiotu na Kempingu w Garmish-Partenkirchen, Niemcy. Two young kids recharging their batteries before pitching a tent in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany. www.freeelectrons.family

Samochodem przez Europ臋 z ma艂ymi dzie膰mi. Szale艅stwo, czy przygoda? A mo偶e szale艅cza przygoda? :)

Jak zorganizowa膰 niedrogie rodzinne wakacje, kt贸re zadowol膮 zar贸wno Wasze pociechy, jak i Was? Czy da si臋 zaspokoi膰 Wasz膮 dusz臋 podr贸偶nika, jednocze艣nie zapewniaj膮c moc atrakcji dla Waszych dzieciaczk贸w? Tak, da si臋! Dla nas takim rozwi膮zaniem okaza艂a si臋 rodzinna objazdowa podr贸偶 samochodem po Europie. Brzmi szalenie? Boli g艂owa na sama my艣l d艂ugiej jazdy z dzieciaczkami wierc膮cymi si臋 … Continue reading Samochodem przez Europ臋 z ma艂ymi dzie膰mi. Szale艅stwo, czy przygoda? A mo偶e szale艅cza przygoda? 馃檪

By car across Europe with small children. Madness or adventure? Maybe a crazy adventure? :)

Here's the unedited translated text of the original post in Polish "Samochodem przez Europ臋 z ma艂ymi dzie膰mi. Szale艅stwo, czy przygoda?... (which has pictures), using GOOGLE TRANSLATOR--savior of these semi-nomadic travelers. You can also use the Google button at the bottom of each post to translate from English to your language of choice. How to organize … Continue reading By car across Europe with small children. Madness or adventure? Maybe a crazy adventure? 馃檪

First-time family camping road trip summer: How much will it cost?

The cost of things we think we need for our first-time, family, camping road trip in Europe in the summer are listed in part one.  But what about the cost of sleeping, gas and food for this 6-week nomadic trip? Cost of Sleeping on the Road We need a total of 45 days for sleeping … Continue reading First-time family camping road trip summer: How much will it cost?