How one overnight stay in the Auvergne (central France) sixteen years ago led to our family falling in love with a campsite, a river… and the dormant volcanoes that tower over them both.
“Congés annuels” – A badly-timed visit to Nîmes
A home exchange in southern France sounded like a great idea at the time. However, Nîmes in August with four kids and a dog proved to be one of our most challenging travel experiences yet…
The secret Roman aqueduct
Just a short walk away from a world-famous bridge in southern France lies an evocative 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct… that nobody seems to know about.
Two paths in the Pyrenees
How (not) to ask for hiking advice in the beautiful region around Cauterets, southern France (warning: this post contains grumpiness).
Kingfishers in the oasis: camping by the Río Duero
It may not be well-known or fashionable, but Tordesillas is a perfect stopover for families travelling between Portugal and France.
Hidden waterfalls and abandoned mills
The Cascadas de Oneta in Asturias, Spain are an amazing sight… but you need to be able to find them first.
An alternative Spanish beach holiday
Exploring the area around Luarca, Costa Verde. On foot. With four small kids and a dog.
New-found freedom and sunburnt feet: A day at Baleal beach
Why the whole family enjoyed a day out in Peniche, Portugal. Even me.
A return to the Castelo de Almourol
Eleven years after a surreal first visit, it was time for the whole family to retrace their father’s footsteps to a spectacular Portuguese castle.