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 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! šŸ˜Š If you're expecting to see something like Taal Volcano, Mount Fuji, Mount Etna or Eyjafjallajƶkull, 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 20-21: Family Camping Road Trip Break with Friends in Bern, the City of Bears, Switzerland

Another good thing about family road trip is that you get to see friends along the way and, if your friends have kids, the kids get to play together like old ftiends.  Our good friends in Bern is becoming to be an annual pilgrimage for us and, eventhough the sun was shy during our visit, … Continue reading Day 20-21: Family Camping Road Trip Break with Friends in Bern, the City of Bears, Switzerland

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 16: Road Trip with Kids from the Highest Point of Belgium to Mini-Camping Hovershof Netherlands

Continuing with our plan to go family camping in small villages, away from big population densities (thanks to coronavirus), we move onwards and northwards, from Belgium to the Netherlands, and camped at Hovershoj rural "mini-camping" with playground, antique farm equipment, and billy goats. Unfortunately, one of my kids had an accident and we had to cut … Continue reading Day 16: Road Trip with Kids from the Highest Point of Belgium to Mini-Camping Hovershof Netherlands

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