LifeinourVan | Looking back over an amazing year of family experiences across 2017... but what comes out on top?
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??
So here it is, the youngsters have wrestled control of the keyboard for today's blog, and they've decided to create a New Year special.....
2017 was our families most adventurous and widely travelled year yet! We've had so much fun capturing our travels and hope the adventures continue throughout 2018 and beyond. So having pretty much wrung every conceivable drop of adventure out of 2017, we've cruised Croatian Island, explored Eastern European Cities, discovered some of Europe's finest family campsites & even found time to go Coasteering in Wales…
Our 2017 experiences have now included 35 European countries and over 55,000 miles across Europe. So here’s a quick roundup of every place we ventured to in 2017!
We’ve now written over 750 travel articles, blogs and reviews providing advice, tips and experiences for other families from our experiences across Europe in our motorhome. But here's what happened month by month in 2017.
January - Completed a tour of the UK's most family friendly cities including Exeter, London, Lincoln, Cambridge, Birmingham, Norwich....
February – Before heading for Bluestone Wales in Pembrokeshire.
March – Explored Eastern Europe including Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria and Germany including some fantastic new drone videography with Aussies on Tour
April - Before moving into Croatia & Italy including some fantastic new drone videography and outdoor adventures with Aussies on Tour
May – 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)
June - Finishing off a fantastic shared journey, we spent time in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg enroute to the UK
July – Explored France briefly before a close family bereavement brought us home to the UK
August – Continuing to explore the UK including Mid Wales, North Yorkshire and Northumberland
September – 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.
October – Saw us head for a weekend in Pembrokeshire before completing a full month exploring Yorkshire's family attractions and motorhoming opportunities.
November – Broadening our experiences, we finished York and headed for the Midlands, Uk
December – 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:-
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.....
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!!!
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