Family-friendly Things to Do in the Land of Sherry, Flamenco and Dancing Horses–Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain

Looking for a family-friendly, long-weekend getaway?  Come to the land of sherry, flamenco and dancing horses--Jerez de la Frontera near the Atlantic coast of Andalusia, Spain—and have a bit of sun, sea, sand and perhaps a sip of sherry too.  It’s a gem of a destination with a diverse set of activities for everyone.  If … Continue reading Family-friendly Things to Do in the Land of Sherry, Flamenco and Dancing Horses–Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain

In Pictures: Review of Family Camping El Astral near Salamanca, Spain (Day 38)

After a restful camping in the south of France in the Pyrenees mountains and a sort-of rushed stopover visits to Hemingway's Pamplona and Cervantes' Salamanca, we were running out of steam. . . and time. Here’s a quick review in pictures of Camping El Astral, in the town of slaughtering bulls, Tordesillas, in the province … Continue reading In Pictures: Review of Family Camping El Astral near Salamanca, Spain (Day 38)

In Pictures: Quick Stop in Salamanca on Day 39 of Our Family Camping Road Trip

We were running out of time. The school year was about to start. And yet, we just had to squeeze in this one last stopover, a quicky, in Salamanca to see the city of Cervantes (you know, Don Quixote?, the Shakespeare of Spain, NO?), the third oldest western University that also lies on a path … Continue reading In Pictures: Quick Stop in Salamanca on Day 39 of Our Family Camping Road Trip

In Pictures: Review of Family Camping Errota El Molino near Pamplona, España (Day 38)

After a restful camping in the south of France in the Pyrenees mountains and a sort-of rushed stopover to see where angry (some, castrated) bulls would run after brave men and women in white-colored shirts and red handkerchief in a festival called San Fermin, we had to land our gypsy caravan in the dry plains … Continue reading In Pictures: Review of Family Camping Errota El Molino near Pamplona, España (Day 38)

In Pictures: No Bulls, Not Even Bull$h*t, during this Quick Stop Where Bulls Run after Man in Pamplona, Spain (Day 38)

Our second family camping road trip from Spain to Poland and back is coming to a close. Here's a quick stop in pictures to see where the bulls run during the world famous San Fermin festival (in Pamplona, Spain) that separates man from those who risk their manhood to the horns of the beasts. P.S. … Continue reading In Pictures: No Bulls, Not Even Bull$h*t, during this Quick Stop Where Bulls Run after Man in Pamplona, Spain (Day 38)

Day 28-29 Road Trip: Santiago de Compostela + Family Camping As Cancelas

One of us (parents) is religious and it's the job of the other to support that one and raise the kids together in open manners of the soul and the self. I suppose that's co-existence. And so here we are finally in Santiago de Compostela--the end point of all pilgrimage routes of the Camino de … Continue reading Day 28-29 Road Trip: Santiago de Compostela + Family Camping As Cancelas

Day 26-27 Road Trip: Caveman Paintings in Cueva de Altamira + Family Camping in Cantabria

"Tata, can we go to that cave with paintings on the walls?", our then 7-year old asked. This summer, during the return trip on day 27 of our family camping road trip from Poland to Spain, we finally visited the Altamira cave in the beauty that is Cantabria in northern Spain. So, from the beaches … Continue reading Day 26-27 Road Trip: Caveman Paintings in Cueva de Altamira + Family Camping in Cantabria

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 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del Castañar

I tend to have a diarrhea of words so I'll limit these posts to 12 sentences...for now 😊. We finally get to visit this medieval Spanish village of Miranda del Castañar right across from The White Donkey Camping. It still has its well-preserved fortification walls with four gates facing cardinal directions (you know, north south, … Continue reading Day 3, Family Camping Road Trip: Medieval Town of Miranda del Castañar

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