Must-see Maastricht (days 17+18, summer camping road trip)

It's hard to go out and see the city of Maastricht when the kids are enjoying their time with other children at the camping site (Days 17 & 18 on our second summer camping road trip). But to see Maastricht, we must! Even if we care less that the treaty that founded the European Union … Continue reading Must-see Maastricht (days 17+18, summer camping road trip)

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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)

What makes family camping both fun and practical?

When thinking about camping, especially family camping with kids, many of us automatically think of the difficulties and inconveniences involved.  You know. . . uncomfortable bed and bugs everywhere, high-traffic toilets, and how it takes a lot of time to do anything like cooking, cleaning, pitching tents and breaking camp. Too many to think that … Continue reading What makes family camping both fun and practical?

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

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?