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Roadtrip #7 (Spain/Portugal) – Overview

Roadtrip #7

(Iberian Winter Sunshine)

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 our latest adventure down to the tip of Spain & Portugal to test life down south in winter…

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….


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

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From Nazaré to Batalha | A Taste of Central Portugal

As ever our itching feet were just waiting to see what else the region of Estremadura & Ribatejo has to offer.. so with time to spare and the winter sunshine on our faces, we headed out of the Natur Parc campsite to first explore Nazaré and then onto the truly...

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Inspired by Nazaré & it’s winter sun

Imagine holidays in Nazarre spent jumping into the vast pool for yet another splash around with the kids or evenings enjoying the numerous activities/shows on offer for all ages at Natur Park (ValeParaiso).  All in an idyllic setting amongst pine trees and...

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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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Perhaps not sunny Seville! But stunning as ever…

Visiting Spain soon? Considering a trip to Seville 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 Andalusia so much? Find out below…...

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LifeinourVan City Reviews | Bordeaux | France

Bordeaux in France Things we did in Bordeaux, France What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... Bordeaux really is as vibrant a city as Berlin or London in our humble opinion and perfect for kids! But don't miss the Bordeaux city pass as it has a great city...

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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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About The Author


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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