Day 36 Road Trip with Kids: To Home, Jerez de la Frontera in Pictures

After 36 days of family camping with kids from Spain to Poland and back, with a month break in Poland in between, we're finally home in beautiful and sunnysideup Andalucia! It took us over 4,116 kilometers, 56 driving hours and over 20 days on the road in a roundabout kind of return trip to avoid … Continue reading Day 36 Road Trip with Kids: To Home, Jerez de la Frontera in Pictures

Day 35 Road Trip with Kids: Birthplace of an Explorer? Colonizer? Or a Nutjob? A Day in Sines, Portugal in Pictures

Day 35 of our family camping road trip this year. We are almost home. Last stop: Sines, the first port of Portugal. Why Sines? Apart from Ferdinand Magellan, the first European to "discover" the Philippines, Vasco da Gama sparked an interest in me since childhood school days about the great explorers who went out into the great unknown when everyone else said, "Are you nuts?", or something to that effect. Here's our day in Sines in pictures, paying homage to the great nutjobs of their times.

Day 33 Road Trip: A Day in Porto with Kids in Pictures

Looking down old town Porto from the Luis I bridge. On day 32 of the return trip of our family camping road trip, we leave the way of the pilgrims in Santiago de Compostela, the Virgin Mary's stone boat in Murxia the end of the then-known world in Fisterra, for Porto, Portugal in this roundabout-kind-of-way, … Continue reading Day 33 Road Trip: A Day in Porto with Kids in Pictures

Day 31 Road Trip to Where Virgin Mary Rested at the End of Land, Fisterra–the Final Destination for Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago

From the Virgin Mary's stone boat in Murxia we drove a little over half an hour south to the "land's end"--Fisterra (as the name means) where some pilgrims continue to walked from Santiago de Compostela to reach kilometer 0.000 on the Camino de Santiago. It's also here where Mother Mary of Jesus supposedly had rested … Continue reading Day 31 Road Trip to Where Virgin Mary Rested at the End of Land, Fisterra–the Final Destination for Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago

Day 31 Road Trip with Kids: A Pilgrimage to the Coast where the Virgin Mary Came on a Stone Boat to See James, the Apostle, in Muxia, Galicia

It's important for the one of us who is a practicing Catholic, and more of a curiosity for the other, to visit the place where the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, allegedly landed on a boat made of stones to encourage James (Santiago), the apostle of Jesus, to continue to spread the word of Christ … Continue reading Day 31 Road Trip with Kids: A Pilgrimage to the Coast where the Virgin Mary Came on a Stone Boat to See James, the Apostle, in Muxia, Galicia

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