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Roadtrip #1 (Western Europe) – Overview

Roadtrip #1

(Western Europe)

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what we (Catherine, Richard, Lottie & Libby) have done since September 2015.

A normal family just on an extra-ordinary adventure, so here’s the start of the adventure into France, Spain & Portugal!

Long story short

How did it all start….

We’re just a normal family of 4 (& a dog) but when kayaking the Dordogne in July 2015, a switch just flipped! Life’s too short, we needed to ‘live’ not ‘exist’ So we’ve taken up a ‘once in a lifetime’ family opportunity!

So here’s the first steps onto a roadtrip adventure that’s now over 700+ days old and includes visits to over 30+ European Countries….

INTERACTIVE ROUTEMAP (WESTERN EUROPE)

Route Overview

Miles Covered

Hours Driven

Days On Road

Cost Per Day (4 people)

Could you do it with your family?

Picture this. All your belongings safely stowed in the back of your motorhome. Imagine you sitting in the drivers seat, with the kids in the back, ready and raring to go for yet another family adventure in your trusty motorhome. The chance to discover amazing people, places, food and adventures across Europe. All for under £48/day (average in 2017) or £17,000/year.

Use our experiences to Help You

Hopefully you’ll find plenty to inspire and help you on your journey, but please shout if we can ever be of help… just drop us a line and we’ll get back as soon as we can get wifi signal!!!

We hope you enjoy these Route Specific Blog Posts below  but if you have a Question, we'd be happy to help you 

LifeinourVan City Reviews | Barcelona | Spain

Barcelona in Spain Things we did in Barcelona, Spain What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... The city is packed in high season, so best to try and visit in the shoulder season... for us the unmissable places include Park Güell, The City Beaches, La Rambla,...

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LifeinourVan City Reviews | Angers | France

Angers in France Things we did in Angers, France What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... As Spain's third largest city, Valencia has lots to offer in terms of attractions and places of interest, but it also provides a relaxed lifestyle of coastal beauty and...

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Portugal | Lisbon with Kids | 24hrs in Lisbon

Visiting Portugal soon? Considering a trip to Lisbon with kids? You’ll love it! Taking our kids to experience over 50+ Cities across 30+ European countries has been an immense experience for us… but why did we enjoy Portugal so much? Find out below…...

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Valencia Camper Park | The Perfect City Aire

After 700+ days on the road across the UK and Europe we've found spots with idyllic coastal views, mountainous aspects or quiet riverside getaways... but Valencia Camper Park is the perfect example of a brilliant city centre campsite/aire. aving...

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Campsite Review | Turiscampo | Algarve | Portugal

thinking of a visit to Turiscampo? Use our first hand experience to help make your stay even more special... Things we did at Turiscampo Resort in Portugal What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... Easy location to explore the Algarve and...

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Campsite Review | Camping La Marina | Alicante | Spain

thinking of a visit to La Marina Resort? Use our first hand experience to help make your stay even more special... Things we did at La Marina Resort in Spain What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... La Marina pretty much has it all... for either...

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LifeinourVan City Reviews | Valencia | Spain

Valencia in Spain Things we did in Valencia, Spain What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... As Spain's third largest city, Valencia has lots to offer in terms of attractions and places of interest, but it also provides a relaxed lifestyle of coastal beauty...

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Exploring Honfleur and then on to Blighty!!!

So with some sadness, we awoke this morning with the realisation that this leg of the wider European trip was ending tonight.... thankfully this was mixed with real happiness as we would soon be seeing both sides of the family and a chance to reunite with...

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Surfing, Pamplona then back north to Montagne….

Wow... another pretty busy day!!! Early morning start to test the girl's new archery kit!!! Far better than expected and well worth the 50 euros! Great fun for an hour or so then off to pastures new.... This included a fabulous drive on the coastal road,...

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Super cool San Sebastian….

Wonderful day in a wonderful place! Zany, super chic and full of people having fun!!! San Sebastian has the views to match the energy of it's townsfolk ..... endless runners, surfers, cyclists seem to populate the beach and it's fantastic promenade/cycle...

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Segovia to San Sebastian….

Perhaps one of the best driving days of the trip so far..... After a quick breakfast, following the coldest night of the trip so far (-2 deg) and with frost adorning the roof light, we packed up and left Escoril... a decent campsite if a little soulless.....

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Exquisite Segovia…

Hot chocolate opened the day for the girls.... brrrr it was chilly!!!!! Up t'North!!! After a very prolonged rest, much needed by the driver!, we started out towards Segovia at lunchtime.... We arrived at the Plaza del Torros after 2pm and immediately head...

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Discovering Cordoba in Spain | A new family favourite…

If the great cities of Andalusia were a flamenco troupe, Córdoba would play the cameo, the mysterious beauty appearing all too briefly before the noisier Seville and Granada take over again. It's a hidden Andalusian gem not to be missed.... ith...

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About The Author

Richard

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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