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Hiking in Picos de Europa with kids

Hiking in Picos de Europa with kids

As we rounded the final corner and caught sight of the cable car station, relief swept over me. We had finished the longest ever hike with the kids – 14.5 kilometres (9 miles). Sure, it was mostly downhill but it was a long way and the last three kilometres were tough. Near the end we…

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Self-guided 4 day family cycling trip along the Danube river in Austria

Self-guided 4 day family cycling trip along the Danube river in Austria

A multi-day cycling trip was one adventure I really wanted to do this year. Despite being a keen cyclist, I have never done any cycle touring and thought it would be fun to do a cycling trip as a family. We all like riding bikes and we bought second-hand bikes for our campervan trip around…

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Rivers, lakes and mountains in Slovenia

Rivers, lakes and mountains in Slovenia

In August we decided to head south to explore the rivers, lakes and mountains in Slovenia. We spent 10 amazing days exploring Triglav National Park, Slovenia’s only national park, located in the north west of the country. The star attraction is of course Mt Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak at 2864 metres. We made our way…

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Montenegro in pictures

Montenegro in pictures

In July 2017 we spent a week travelling in Montenegro. Our experience there saw the country catapulted to the top of the “must visit again” list. Stunning scenery, magnificent national parks and significantly lower day to day costs contributed to a really wonderful week. We arrived in Bar, Montenegro off the car ferry from Italy and…

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Four generations of family visits in Switzerland

Four generations of family visits in Switzerland

Family visit in Switzerland After spending a great week with friends in the south of France in the town of Cotignac we drove north into Switzerland. While there we caught up with long time family friends in the small village of Villigen, north west of Zurich. It is amazing to think that four generations of…

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3 days exploring Paris

3 days exploring Paris

From chilly England to sunny France Our unplanned England adventure in May was cut short by a surprisingly efficient UK Passport Service. I had my new UK passport in my hands just 2 weeks after I submitted the application. We had been making our way over to Wales but the weather had turned so unusually…

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The adventure in Europe begins!

The adventure in Europe begins!

We have arrived in Europe We have arrived in Europe, England to be precise and super keen to commence the next leg of our adventure. First let me introduce you to our new family member. Christened “Sunny” by the kids, Sunny is a 17 year old, 7 metre Knaus Sun Traveller motorhome. Sunny has been…

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