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 6: Family Camping Larrau & Hiking Gorges Kakuetta with Kids

Success!Β  We've crossed the French border and arrived at our camping site with no problems.Β  Camping Larrau serves as our homebase for a hiking trip to Gorges Kakuetta (a canyon with a cave, tunnel and waterfalls) and Passerelle d'Holzarte--a narrow footbridge suapended 180 meters above a canyon. Fun! At about 3.8 kilometers roundtrip hike, up … Continue reading Day 6: Family Camping Larrau & Hiking Gorges Kakuetta with Kids

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 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

Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del CastaΓ±ar

I tend to have a diarrhea of words so I'll limit these posts to 12 sentences...for now 😊. We finally get to visit this medieval Spanish village of Miranda del CastaΓ±ar right across from The White Donkey Camping. It still has its well-preserved fortification walls with four gates facing cardinal directions (you know, north south, … Continue reading Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del CastaΓ±ar

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

Day 32 Camping Road Trip πŸš—Off-the-Beaten-Path Perouges, France πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦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. Β So, while looking for a place to stop and things to do in the south … Continue reading Day 32 Camping Road Trip πŸš—Off-the-Beaten-Path Perouges, France πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦Family Travel Video

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Visit CERN Switzerland βš› Birthplace of the Internet πŸ†“ Home of the Large Hadron Collider πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦Family Video

Visit the WHAT!??!?!?! Yes, the Large Hadron Collider where nano-little things go bang so we, humans, can learn about the mysteries of our universe and how we are all made of. . . stars. But "What's THE BIG BANG?", my seven-year old son asked. That's the goal: make them ask such questions. Mission Accomplished. Here's … Continue reading πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Visit CERN Switzerland βš› Birthplace of the Internet πŸ†“ Home of the Large Hadron Collider πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦Family Video

Is Geneva Worth a Visit? Day 30 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Camping Road Trip with Kids σ ¨πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ Family Video

Here's our family-friendly, fun and almost FREE things to do in Geneva, Switzerland in one day... with kids or without (for you singletons out there). Check out the "jazzy" video too! Onward and southwards we moved on our camping road trip from the city of bears (Bern) to the capital of peace, the city of … Continue reading Is Geneva Worth a Visit? Day 30 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Camping Road Trip with Kids σ ¨πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ Family Video

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ A Quick Dip in Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland σ ¨πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€ Family Video

Life before (and likely after) coronavirus lockdown. . . So, what's that one of the family-friendly things to do in Lausanne, Switzerland if you only have an hour or two? Lake Geneva, of course. at least for us with two young, energetic boys who just wanted to swim in the lake on the return trip … Continue reading πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ A Quick Dip in Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland σ ¨πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€ Family Video