• Europe,  Family Travel,  Unschooling

    7 Weeks of Europe: week 2

    It’s all relative(s)! After a great first week of travels, our second week in Spain we met up with yet more cousins. Some we hadn’t seen in about 17 years, others in even 30! But still it was so nice and great fun to be reunited again. On monday we first brought our car to the garage to have our car window fixed. We then went to the local market and bought churros (again). Our cousin Gabri spend the whole day with us. We met his mother later at the beach and in the evening we met another cousin. On Tuesday we were mostly around the home waiting to pick…

  • Europe,  Family Travel

    7 weeks of Europe: week 1

    Reconnecting with friends and family Our first week of our Europe summer road trip has been foremost about meeting with old friends and familymembers. It is amazing seeing these people after years like time has not passed. Only some added wrinkles and dates on calenders tell us the truth: we have all grown older. Driving from the Netherlands to Spain Entertainment on the road On sunday evening we left in two cars. Our first destination was Durango in Spain. It took us about 20 hours to get there. It was hard to fight the sleep during night and it was hard in the hot sun during the day. We had…

  • Destinations,  Europe,  Family Travel

    5 Reasons to take your family summer Europe trip by train

    Traveling by train in Europe… we had done it before. Little day trips around the country, weekend getaways to Germany and Belgium. But never had we travelled as a family of 5 for a few weeks through several European countries. Until the summer of 2017. Our car had broken down the year before. We were leaving in October to spend 4 months abroad. So we were not planning on going anywhere during summer, especially since we are not a very big fan of flying. But then our kids took an interest in the WWII. Juul remembered he still wanted to visit Auswitz in Poland. So as true unschoolers/worldschoolers, we thought:…

  • Family Travel,  Our BIG ADVENTURE

    10 Ways to afford your family travels

        One of the questions we get the most, is how we afford to travel as a family that much, while only living of one income. Since we would like to inspire more families to travel, we decided to write a blogpost on the subject. We will share 10 ways to afford your family travels. We will use these ourselves while preparing for our Big Adventure!   How to afford your family travels: 10 ways to do it   #1 Save up! Okay, this is an easy one to get you started. Save money! If you already are saving, save some more! Saving will get you into living more…

  • Family Travel,  Unschooling

    13 Reasons why travel as a family

        Traveling as a family…stressful or fun? At times it can be both, but for us traveling as a family is most of all fun! We enjoy our little and big adventures around the world. Close to home or far away, short or long trips, traveling has been wonderful. Besides being mostly fun, traveling is great for other reasons too. In this blogpost we outline thirteen reasons why travel as a family (in random order). Thirteen reasons why travel as a family   1. Traveling broadens your mind You get to see and experience other cultures and ways of living. By staying with locals in Cuba, we got to…