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 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! 😊 If you're expecting to see something like Taal Volcano, Mount Fuji, Mount Etna or Eyjafjallajökull, 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

A Free Electrons Family Camping Road Trip Break in Poland in Pictures

Before resuming our camping road trip back to Spain, here are some pictures from Polska/Polonia/Poland. 😊 A 2-kilometer walk from the parking through the woods and to the beach. Stilo beach, entrance 52. White sand, clear water... too cold for us. Kaj with "the spider" on at Stilo beach, Poland. Łeba sea port, Poland. For … Continue reading A Free Electrons Family Camping Road Trip Break in Poland in Pictures

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

Day 12+13: Road Trip with Kids in the Heart of Champagne Country

Would you let your child take a sip of champagne? What about a dabber? What if you are in champagne country in Reims, France and you had just finished a tour of a champagne cellar? So, we (parents) "splurge" a bit and visited "Vranken Pommery"--a champagne producer housed in what looks like a castle that … Continue reading Day 12+13: Road Trip with Kids in the Heart of Champagne Country

Day 9: Family Camping Road Trip in Bergerac to See About a Man with the Long Nose

From D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers in Condom to Cyrano de Bergerac in France, we begin the second week of our family camping road trip from Spain to Poland this year.  For the most part, coronavirus social distancing guidelines are being followed with the ubiquitous face masks, particularly indoors. Cyrano de Bergerac, the boys and … Continue reading Day 9: Family Camping Road Trip in Bergerac to See About a Man with the Long Nose

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!  We've crossed the French border and arrived at our camping site with no problems.  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