Beer rules a day in Chimay. . . or two (road trip camping, day 15-16)

This scheiße-auf-der-strasse is starting to get old a bit. . . being on the road, that is. I think about that today, briefly, after waking up early, doing the morning routine, breaking camp, packing up and moving again on the 15th day of our family camping road trip this summer. But then, the words of … Continue reading Beer rules a day in Chimay. . . or two (road trip camping, day 15-16)

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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

#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?

Two young boys on a red sled coming down a slope. One is pointing outward. The other one upfront looks directly and bravely ahead, holding onto to his older brother. In the background. blue sky over the peaks of the mountain atop Hoya de la Mora, in Sierra Nevada, province of Granada in Andalucia, Spain.

Snow this far south in Europe?

With over 300 days of strong Andalusian sunshine here in southern Spain, you would not think that there would be snow. Think again! The Sierra Nevada, about a one-hour drive from the city of Granada, boasts the southernmost point of Europe where you can ski, sled and snowboard as late as early May.  You can … Continue reading Snow this far south in Europe?