LifeinourVan 2017 European Roadtrip Highlights – so what makes it to the top of the list?
With the clinking of glasses ringing in our ears and snow falling, we sat down as a family over the New Year to discuss the year past…. What would prove to be the biggest learning experience? Which place gave us the most fun as a family….? Which adventure did the girls love the most??
Completed a tour of the UK’s most family friendly cities including Exeter, London, Lincoln, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich….
Before heading for Bluestone Wales in Pembrokeshire.
Explored Eastern Europe including Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria and Germany including some fantastic new drone videography with Aussies on Tour
Before moving into Croatia & Italy including some fantastic new drone videography and outdoor adventures with Aussies on Tour
Starting again in Pembrokeshire, we spent time as an extended ‘3G’ holiday with both sets of grandparents before heading off to explore Southern Europe with one set (and their new motorhome)
Finishing off a fantastic shared journey with the girl’s grandparents, we spent time in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg enroute to the UK
Explored Northern France briefly before sadly a close family bereavement brought us home to the UK
Continuing to explore the UK including Mid Wales, North Yorkshire and Northumberland
Having loved our extended stay in France with one set of grandparents, we decided to challenge them to a 21 day tour of Southern France & Northern Spain.
Saw us head for a weekend in Pembrokeshire before completing a full month exploring Yorkshire’s family attractions and motorhoming opportunities.
Broadening our UK experiences, we finished York and headed for the Midlands, UK
And last but not least, we focused on a Christmas theme and took the opportunity to see as many UK stately homes, christmas markets as we could…
So how does it look in sheer figures:-
- Countries Visited – 18
- Miles Travelled – 21,032
- £ Spent – £18,451
- Days on the Road – 329
- Family Experience – 141
- Outdoor Adventures – 78
- New Roadschooling Topics – 61
But what’s really impressed us in 2017?
We’ve tried to pick out a few personal highlights from 2017… so we hope you enjoy finding out what really inspired us to say “wow, can’t believe we get to do this…..
A city that just seems magical to kids and adults alike!
And what will 2018 hopefully bring?
Well, we have every intention of finishing off the remaining countries of Europe so we can say we’ve visited all 42 countries (35 so far and counting!) & add more to our RoadSchooling Adventures for our girls.
But there are some places on our wish list that we can only hope we end up this year, or at least in the near future… We can all dream!!!