Beautiful North Spain, stunning scenery, food and people around every corner. We meandered slowly down from basque territory into Cantabria along roads with unexpectedly stunning views over the hills, mountains and huge majestic wind turbines as the sun was just going down. Rolling green hills, mountains, lakes, deer, foxes and butterflies around every corner. There […]Read More Family Campervan Trip to Cantabria, North Spain.
Campervan Family time at Ullibarri-Gamboa Reservoir, Basque Country, around the North-west coast of Spain. After driving over the border from the West Coast of France to Spain, we were looking for somewhere we could go for a swim and relax in nature. Driving through the (thankfully flat, straight & cheap toll roads) weaving between the […]Read More Family Campervan Time at Ullibarri-Gamboa Reservoir, Spain.
Sleep plays an important role in restoring our physical health and helps our brains work faster and keeps us feeling good. Sleep is a mysterious thing, as it actually makes more sense for us not to need it. A sleeping creature is much more vulnerable to attack from predators. So why do we all need […]Read More Unschool Learning, Why Do We Sleep?
Campervan travels as a family in the Broceliande Forest are a truly magical experience. If you love nature, folklore and celtic history then Brittany is a magnificent destination for your travels. A local wizard by the name of Carl told us about the magical stories of the Broceliande Forest, King Arthur’s forest, Merlin’s tomb, the […]Read More Family Campervan Time in Merlin’s Broceliande Forest, Brittany.
Our family home school adventure has currently got us parked up in the campervan in Normandy, France. We have been lucky enough to be shown the sights by our friend Carl, who is a wealth of local knowledge and history. Carl invited us for a fun day with the ponies at his friend’s riding school, […]Read More Unschool Learning; Ponies, Dragons & Fairy Tales in Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, North France.
Our unschool family adventure in Normandy, began with hunting tanks. We figured as difficult as the concept of war is to talk about with young children we could not visit Normandy without taking the opportunity to learn about it. We visited the memorial de montormel museum, near Chambois. Showing the children the tanks, photos and […]Read More Unschool Learning, Tank Hunting & The Second World War in Normandy.
On March 20th we celebrated Ostara under a super worm moon, in the overgrown walled garden of an 18th Century convent. We went for a walk, listened to bird song, painted eggs, gathered bunches of Daffodils and spring flowers. We built a huge Bonfire with the wood we have been helping to clear from the […]Read More Ostara & Full Moon Celebration For Children.
The thing I love most about travelling Europe in a campervan as a family is the random encounters with magical people. We never have a plan. We wait and see what each day offers. On New Year’s Eve we were driving around Normandy pondering how we wanted to celebrate the turning of the year. We […]Read More Campervan Family New Year’s Eve Party in Normandy; New Friends, Music and Mud Slides.
We landed in Normandy as a family in our campervan between Christmas and New Year, determined to travel south slow, save money and learn new skills. Winter is the perfect time for a campervan family to learn new skills. Even in the most southern parts of Europe living on the beaches or in the forest […]Read More Campervan Family Winter Volunteering in Normandy.
Gifts can seem like a tricky thing for people to buy the family when you move into a tiny home. Our top picks for gift ideas is usually something practical that the children will love and use every day or something that is quickly consumable, like an experience or a pack of paints that can […]Read More Our Top Gift Ideas for the Little Van Dwellers in Your Life