If you fancy seeing a little more of our travels in Wales then check out all our 'Wales Blog Posts' here, but if you're heading for Mid Wales soon then you might love this dash cam video of the mountain road between the Elan Valley and Devil's Bridge. It's that varied and scenic it's even going to make it into our 'Top 10 Scenic Drives' across Europe. But if you want to find out how this area stacks up for motorhomers, campers or families with kids then read on below...
Regular followers will know all about our forays into the Wiltshire / Hampshire borders to see the girl's godparents on their farm near Romsey... but both girls have been itching to see how a summer harvest happens in the UK. Especially after our homeschooling on a food journey from 'farm to plate'
If there's one thing we've learnt on our travels, it's that family time is precious and crucially important to young children. Our sabbatical from work has enabled us to take advantage of so many special opportunities. Spending quality time with close family and friends yet also allowing us to share truly special memories across Europe as a family.
Many consider Brittany one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in France (perhaps only rivalled by the famous Cote d'Azur). You’ll find over 1,780 miles of amazing coast, sandy beaches, hidden coves and oodles of French myths and heritage. Because it’s one of the few areas in France without a toll motorway, Brittany is perfect for a driving holiday. So with a fair-weather forecast and our hopes high after our scenic trip through Normandy, we set off to discover the ultimate road trip in Brittany.
On our circumnavigation of France last October (see here), we'd heard that 'Normandy is often described as the Devon of northern France, with Brittany as the corresponding Cornwall' Fortunate to have a few days to spare before we head south towards the Charente Maritime... we thought why not explore more of Normandy and where better to start than 'Vieux Port' near Honfleur.
For those kind people who've left comments to check up on how we are, thank you and this one is for you.....But don't worry we're still alive and kicking and ready for our next adventure. It's just we've been hugely fortunate to head in and out of Europe for so long without having to return for work, family or mechanical difficulties.... but like everything the luck had to end and it's been an extended period back in the UK trying to help out our families who needed us....
Although the last 21 days has seen'LifeinourVan' temporarily become 'LifeinaHouse'... there's still been plenty going on... so with us finally heading out for Leg 12 'French Adventures - Part 2', here's a quick recap of what we've go up to in the UK
Do you like heading out on a city break with your family? Discovering which UK and European destinations are best for visiting with children... You might already have thought of the obvious choices from the Italian splendour of Venice to the exciting city of Porto, but how would a smaller country such as Luxembourg fare? Well there's only way to find out so we headed into see Luxembourg by train from EuropaCamping Nommerlayen.
If you also love combining family campsite holidays with some healthy outdoor adventure? ... Perhaps you're kids would love the hike, scramble and climb to the tops of rocks just outside Europacamping Nommerlayen?... Maybe if you're feeling adventurous you could even challenge yourself to navigate along the narrow ledges or up through natural staircases or gaps in rocks in the harder parts.... Either way, it's an enjoyable walk whatever you choose and certainly suitable for all ages as you can see below.
They say travelling with extended families can be the stuff of dreams — or a living nightmare. For us, we've loved every minute of our shared roadtrip just like last year's 'A Taste of France' joint roadtrip together. So knowing the girl's grandparents loved their visits to Alsace, we've returned to it's capital Strasbourg to share one of our families favourites cities (find our tips for over 50 other European Cities here)
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