We spent two blissful weeks with our campervan in Rome, two small children (and a dog!) Found an idyllic free park up with free water, public toilets and shady trees, a 15 minute walk from the Spanish Steps (visit our patreon page for detailed write up). Our ethos for this part of our travels was […]Read More Top 10 Things to do in Rome, with a Small Budget and Young Children.
We tend to give big cities a bit of a wide birth with our tribe of two under fives, puppy and a long wheelbase van to park, preferring wide open spaces and outdoor nature play. However when we heard Aveiro described as the Venice of Portugal we just couldn’t bring ourselves to drive past without […]Read More A Free Family Friendly Day Out In Aveiro, Portugal.
Mystical & tranquil, set high up on a hill surrounded by twisty cork oaks. It’s hard to believe that this ancient stone circle was created in 5000BC, a whole 2000 years before Stonehenge. Standing in the centre is like being surrounded by a circle of old friends. Access is completlely free, the stones can be […]Read More Portugal Standing Stones – Cromlech of the Almendres, Evora.
Random last minute plans… usually a small part reckless but often quite a big part fun. So just as we were saying bye to our friend to travel south for 2 hours they invited us to this festival, we said yes and ended up driving north for 2 hours. So glad we ditched our plans […]Read More Portugal Freekuency Festival – 6th to 8th April
What is Workaway? Workaway is an online scheme whereby you pay an annual subscription fee (46.00 US dollars for a joint/family account) to have access to hosts that want to invite people to volunteer their time and skills to assist their many varied projects. Projects can include working on farms, small-holdings, eco-projects or even around […]Read More Our First Workaway Placement as a Family, Off grid in South Portugal.
The perfect place for us has got to be van friendly, enjoyable for small people with as much space as possible to run free – ideally in a natural spot. Off season in the Algarve the coast is magical and some days even sunny and warm with highs of 20 Degrees C. Most importantly the […]Read More Portugal for the Winter, Family Vanlife on the Algarve coast.
We have been making the most of friends driveways whilst getting the van a bit more winter-proof. It has been a labour of love and as keen as we are to get the work done we have found it difficult to have our van off the road intermittently for the last couple of months. Becoming […]Read More Ten ideas for easy Winter Living in the Van