• 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:…

  • Our BIG ADVENTURE

    Converting our car into a minicamper

      Last time we wrote on how to choose camper for your travels. I also wrote that we decided to buy a Fiat Doblo and use it as a minicamper for our summer travels. In this post we will tell you all about our new ride and how we plan on converting our car into a minicamper!   Converting our car into a minicamper We selected this car because it met all our criteria for space, budget and easy travel and conversion. Just look at the size of the trunk!   We like the fact that the trunk is wide, deep, high and squared. And you know what we also…

  • Our BIG ADVENTURE

    How to choose a camper for your travels

    You have decided you want to travel (full-time) and you want to do this in a camper. If you already own one, great! If you don’t, you need to start searching for one. But how to choose a camper for your travels? How do you know where to start, what your options are, what you need? In this post we will write how we chose our mini-camper and which steps you can take to choose a camper that is right for you.   How to choose a camper for your travels: (online) research first Almost all of our searches start with an online research.¬†First, we researched on a camper for…

  • Our BIG ADVENTURE

    Cycling your way around the world

    Low-budget and environment friendly… …ways of traveling was what I was looking for. In 2019 we plan on traveling full-time in a camper. The costs of fuel, insurance and taxes and the burden on the environment keep bothering me. There must be a better way to deal with this, I thought. So I started researching the web on alternative ways of travel. Guess what I found?! The bicycle camper (or caravan)!!   Meet the bicycle camper! Well, we live in a real cycling country after all! As an alternative to a regular camper or caravan I found the bicycle camper! How cool is that?! No expensive taxes on your car,…