What NOT to forget when you go camping

There are things I nearly always forget when we go camping. So I’ve made this list for myself (you can read it too!!) to consult just before we walk out the door on our next trip. 1. Phone charger 2. Flip flops For unknown showers. 3. Tongs For the barbeque 4. Bin bags 5. Cold…

Cool and useful gift ideas for the camper in your life

I’ve complied this list over the last year, mostly inspired by gear envy at camp sites on our road trip; also things I’ve read about on other family camping blogs. I got No. 2 for the other half’s birthday and I plan to print this post out for him when he’s flailing around for a…

FAMILY HIKE
towards El Cielo, Nerja

Lately we have stopped looking for “child-friendly walks”. We are well over the buggy stage now, the kids are older and stronger and we find that once they’re with their friends and having fun, it is us old fogies that are struggling to keep up! So we’ve gone pro. And suddenly there’s so much to…

STUNNING CLIFF WALK
East of Nerja

Nerja is deservedly renowned for its beautiful beaches, but it is only the start of a magnificent stretch of coastline that extends all the way to Almuñecar. They draw a good crowd during the summer but at this time of year you can often enjoy a whole beach to yourself! This walk starts in the…

Camping Las Arenas, Cantabria

The sea on your doorstep on Spain’s northern coast. Camping Las Arenas was just how Antonio had described it: high on a hill with incredible views and bracing breezes, one of the few ‘free camping’ sites on the northern coast, almost surrounded by water facing the sea with a river running alongside.

Vall de Laguar, Alicante

Chilled camping half an hour inland from the Costa Blanca, Alicante in the fertile valley of La Vall de Laguar. This is a hikers, bikers, climbers and canyoners paradise, the jewel in the crown being the famous Barranc d’Infern or Hell’s Canyon.

Cortijo San Isicio, Cazorla

Spacious camping at a national park in Jaen. This was my favourite camp site of our trip. We had two massive strokes of luck. To begin with, because we arrived midweek, there was hardly anyone there so we got the most amazing pitch.

Camping at Cathedrals Beach, Lugo, Galicia

Exploring the Galician coastline and Spain’s most magnificent natural wonder Road trip: Day 14 – 16 July 2016. Ribadeo, Galicia, Spain When we planned our 3 month camping road trip, Cathedrals Beach was one of the first pins on the map. We stayed at Camping Poblado Gaviota primarily because of its proximity. Camping Poblado Gaivota…

There’s something about Sophie…

Aaaaw… what a cute giraffe. And guess what? This cute giraffe is the Number 1 bestselling baby product on Amazon! Who would have thought? I stumbled on that statistic a few months ago and was intrigued – I have three children and I’d never seen or heard of this toy before. Then we went back…