• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…