For a change this week I thought we'd look at where the Europeans go on budget vacations.
One typical area is the west coast of France. South of the River Loire. Tropical climate and on the edge of beautiful wine producing country.
Was one of my kids' all time favourites. The ones I'm looking at now are run by Eurocamp, a British travel company.
You drive to a campsite located between the beautiful beaches and pine forests that line the Bay of Biscay.
There you'll find a park with Static Caravans, Tents with lighting and fridges all erected. Beds off the ground. Swimming pools and adventure playgrounds for the kids. Golf, tennis, boules and fishing. They really are wonderful and something I've never found in the US. They're just so much fun for kids and adults too. You'll make lots of new friends. (You need to book in advance.)
It's the perfect place for exploring the wine growing regions. Chateaus and countryside. A little taste of rural France.