• Europe

    7 weeks of Europe

    Preparing our family summer trip In a few days we will hit the road again. This time we will go on a 7 week family summer road trip through 9 European countries. Well, the kids and I will. During our 6th travel week Juul will fly home 5 days for work. It will be the first time ever to be apart for that long, so it is kind of exciting (in both a good and not good way). My mother will come and join us those 5 days, so we’ll manage just fine. Poor Juul working while we lay on the beach!   9 Countries in 7 weeks Our plan…

  • 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…

  • Our BIG ADVENTURE

    Travel planning: Decluttering the home

    Decluttering the home: a step closer to our Big Adventure Before starting our Big Adventure next year, we still have a lot of work to do. One of the biggest and most important tasks is getting rid of almost all our stuff. And that is a lot! Decluttering our home feels like a real challenge, but one that is also really fulfilling. I love how our house feels when it’s more empty!     Making choices We are still in the beginning of it all, so at this point it feels quite easy to decide what can go. We went through clothes, books, DVD’s, toys, kitchen supplies, gardening things (we…

  • 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,…

  • Cuba,  Destinations

    How to travel Cuba on a budget (with kids)

    Traveling Cuba with kids Traveling around Cuba with kids can be quite an adventure. It is a beautiful country, full with nature, wildlife, great beaches, music and friendly people. Other than you might expect, traveling in Cuba is not cheap! Especially when you are traveling as a family. In this blogpost we offer you our best 10 budgettips on traveling around Cuba with kids, to make your travels last longer!   10 Budgettips for traveling in Cuba with kids   Travel by public transport or with a shared taxi (Taxi Colectivo) Renting a car in Cuba is really expensive. Unless you are planning on traveling through the whole island in…

  • Our BIG ADVENTURE

    “We’ll always have Paris.”

    “We’ll always have Paris” Right? As the cold winter hits us in The Netherlands, we can’t help but think back on our last trip. Just over a month ago we were enjoying the Cuban sun in Havana, horseback riding in Trinidad and relaxing at a pool in Cancun area (Mexico). It seems like a hundred years ago when looking at the snow white streets in our home town. The time we spent abroad went by too quickly! It seems like yesterday we were at the airport getting ready to board our plane to NYC.   How to adjust back home? Being back after almost four months of travel is hard.…

  • Destinations,  United States

    Countdown to our next trip!

    Only 7 days to go! We started the countdown to our next trip: in seven days we will take off for almost 6 weeks of travel through the United States of America, Mexico (Cancun area) and Cuba before returning to the Netherlands at the end of January.   Our plans part one: USA train travel Next Monday we will start our travels. First, we’ll fly from Denver to New Orleans. Here we will stay about three days. From there we will travel to Memphis by train, where we will be about two days. In Memphis we will rent a car for three days and travel to Nashville and back. After this…