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

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 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

What to Do in Freiburg, Germany with Kids?… Visiting My old Haunts.

We arrived much later than initially planned so we knew that we would only have very limited time to explore the family-friendly must-see places in Freiburg. We managed to squeeze in some kid-approved agenda the following day which basically meant . . a go-slow walk around the city center, city park and playground, and an … Continue reading What to Do in Freiburg, Germany with Kids?… Visiting My old Haunts.

A family-friendly day visit in the city of a count who married a mermaid. . . Luxembourg (day 25, summer camping road trip)

Sunny-side-up greetings from the city of a Count who married a mermaid. . . already, it's a great set-up for an adventure with kids, isn't it? And Luxembourg is a family-friendly city at that! Even if you only have a day here with your kids, below is a quick guide for you on what family-friendly … Continue reading A family-friendly day visit in the city of a count who married a mermaid. . . Luxembourg (day 25, summer camping road trip)

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)

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