Arriving from the snow of Alsace to the spring sunshine of Luxembourg, we'd been a little surprised to see such a busy Europacamping Nommerlayen campsite. Full of Dutch caravans and motorhomes... But when we realised we had the opportunity to join in the campsite celebrations for the yearly celebration too mark King Willem Alexander's birthday ('KingsDay or Koningsdag'....). It just seemed the perfect time to add a new educational experience following recent visits to interesting places like Venice or Pula, Croatia.
Does your family love to explore new cities too? Need to escape for a few days? Want to compare weekend breaks to top cities such as Bordeaux, Dubrovnik or Copenhagen? Well, our European Cities Experiences page might be right up your street.... but today's article saw us visit the 'City of Bridges in Venice, Italy. A city renowned for its Venetian glass, lace, art, carnival masks, churches, palaces and public squares....
A new star was born in the camping world over a decade ago: The fifth star! Luxury campsites could be set apart for the quality of their facilities, location & accommodation... So having seen other Leading Campings sites including La Marina (Spain), Turiscampo (Portugal) & Camping Krk Resort (Croatia). We were excited to discover just what made Union Lido, the first ever Italian '5 star' Campsite, as we drove from Croatia to Italy, and the stunning location of Venice.
Our 'Roadschooling' Road Trip really has become an ‘adventure’ in every sense of the word with every day full of surprises as we move from one location to another. Now, everyday brings a new outdoor classroom / playground / family adventure for us to discover together as a family. Just like the fantastic Dinopark in Croatia which proved to be a great addition to our 'History' Roadschooling topics
It's not often you see a piece of ancient history that is as well preserved as the Roman Ampitheatre in Pula. Situated on the Italian facing, southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula, this amazing piece of architecture dates back to the 1st Century BC.....So if you get the chance to see Pula's amphitheatre, we think you'll be amazed by this limestone 'arena' that could hold over 23,000 spectators in its heyday in 27BC. One of the 6 largest 'arenas' left in the world, it stands over 100ft tall, with 15 gates and 'perfumed filled' cisterns in the towers to keep spectators refreshed during the action.
Do you Love Motorhoming? Are you one of those people who love to grab a wetsuit and go Scuba Diving? Well read on, as you might just love another of those Camping Adriatic campsites we've visited this month. Camping Marina near Labin is on the Istrian peninsula opposite our previous campsite at Camping Krk. Just over a 2hrs drive away, this coastline is by all accounts a mecca for diving enthusiasts.... So judging by the rubber suited people who have exited vans today beside or behind us or even emerged at times in front of our motorhome.... this campsite and diving centre is obviously the place to come!
With the spring sunshine hitting Europe, thoughts might just be turning to summer holidays later this year. So if you're looking for the best value 'family motorhome site' in Europe? A place to unplug from daily life whilst the kids are fully entertained? Why not consider taking your family on a camping / motorhoming adventure to one of Europe's 'Leading Campings' sites at Camping Resort Krk in Croatia.
Having experienced some fantastic sights on our European Roadtrip for over 500+ days now, we've also enjoyed celebrating festivals and special days in other countries. Loving the opportunity to see how different cultures/countries celebrate these days (i.e Hallowen in Spain or Bastille Day in France). So having seen how the Italians celebrated Easter last year in Catania, Sicily... we couldn't wait to see what Croatia would have in store for us this year....
Heading north from our sea kayaking and climbing adventures in Split, we've moved northwards up the coastal road (Highway '8') to visit Camping San Marino (part of the Camping Adriatic campsite group) on the island of Rab. Camping San Marino is similar to the Orbitur campsites of Portugal. Almost always great places to stay and you know the quality will be amongst the best of on offer across Croatia (just like we'd seen at Camping Solitudo in Dubrovnik earlier this month)
"Life's a challenge... you face it front on and accept the bumps/bruises or you just let it wash over you and watch from the sidelines"
Great advice we once got from a special friend, and it means we vowed to take every possible challenge as long as we feel it will benefit us (as a family) or help challenge the girls. So what better way to prove this than with another climbing adventure, this time with 'Red Adventures' in the Croatian city of Split
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