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Washington DC with kids: How to take a White House tour

Going into the White House was one of the highlights of our Washington DC trip. Many families are unsure how to take a White House tour. It's not as complicated as most think! The tour is self-guided, … Read More

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Washington DC Bike ’n Roll Monuments at Nite Tour

We love patronizing Bike ’N Roll whenever we’re in major cities (and want to save our feet from lots of walking). We’ve reviewed Bike ’N Roll in NYC, and didn’t hesitate to book a tour with Bike N … Read More

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Washington DC with kids: Touring the US Capitol

I always promise honest reviews here at Pit Stops for Kids, but this one will be brutally honest…and maybe a tad unpatriotic. While vacationing in Washington DC with kids, it’s hard to skip a tour of … Read More

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Top reasons why Breckenridge is a perfect family ski vacation

Pit Stops for Kids is happy to take part in the third annual Back to Ski Week, which includes tips on planning a family ski vacation as well as chances to win prizes. To learn more visit the Back to … Read More

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Where to stay in DC: Grand Hyatt Washington

Wondering where to stay in DC?  We love Grand Hyatt hotels. When budget allows, the Grand Hyatt option ensures great service and even better amenities. (Check out our additional Grand Hyatt reviews … Read More

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Five fall weekend getaways to take on a budget

School's in session, and magically, travel costs have dropped! Resorts and theme parks across the U.S. are offering discount packages to entice autumn travelers, but what if you only have weekends … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

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Win the Advance SE 65+ car seat from Safety1st!

Show of hands: how many of us have noted the 'Baby on Board' diamond-shaped sign in the windows of countless cars over the past three decades? How many of us have owned one, driven a car with one, or … Read More

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Fall wardrobe essentials for carry-on friendly travel

If you've ever tried to fit everything you need for a week away in a carry-on  bag (or even a weekend's worth), you know it's essential that every clothing item have a purpose...or two or three. When … Read More

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Win a San Francisco Ride the Ducks giveaway!

When we visit cities, we love to start the trip with an entertaining, kid-friendly, yet surprisingly educational city tour with Ride the Ducks. We've experienced the ducks in cities from Philadelphia … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

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Fall wardrobe essentials for carry-on friendly…

If you’ve ever tried to fit everything you need for a week away in a carry-on  bag (or even a weekend’s worth), you know it’s essential that every clothing item have a purpose…or two or three. When we travel, we pack carry-on only, and to be honest, I never have trouble fitting all the kids’…read more»

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Top reasons why Breckenridge is a perfect family…

Pit Stops for Kids is happy to take part in the third annual Back to Ski Week, which includes tips on planning a family ski vacation as well as chances to win prizes. To learn more visit the Back to Ski site and sign up for the newsletter, follow @back2ski on Twitter, or like it…read more»

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Five fall weekend getaways to take on a budget…

School’s in session, and magically, travel costs have dropped! Resorts and theme parks across the U.S. are offering discount packages to entice autumn travelers, but what if you only have weekends free? Try any of the following give fall weekend getaways that won’t break the bank. Bonus: not a crowd in sight! 1. Visit a…read more»

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Airport Play Spaces

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Copenhagen Airport

If you find yourself with time to kill with a baby, toddler, or child at Copenhagen Airport (International) this busy family travel season, an oasis awaits on the upper level overlooking the food court. (The only caveat is the lack of an elevator, so if you’re traveling with a stroller, be prepared to carry it.)…read more»

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Logan International Airport

Boston, Massachusetts If you find yourself flying this holiday season, a layover in Boston wouldn‘t be the worst luck in the world. Logan International Airport’s KidPort is a kid’s paradise, conveniently located in the Terminal C departure area. Sponsored by Boston Children’s Museum, this is much more than a play area; it’s a hand’s-on learning…read more»

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Zurich International Airport

Zurich, Switzerland The Zurich/Kloten International Airport is one of the few in the world to offer staffed nursery and play centers for their youngest fliers. Called “family services”, the two playspaces are located in Transit A, between the transfer desk and special assistance desk, and in Ground 1, right past security clearance next to the…read more»

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The fantastic four: Awesome Christmas sunshine destinations

Already looking for Christmas destinations? If you and your family have been rendered gloomy by the wintry weather, the best Christmas present that you can give yourselves is to head to sunny climes during the festive season and treat yourselves to the warm sunshine of winter. If you can’t handle the traditional Christmas at home…read more»

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Educational Travel: Sending your child on a teen service trip

Remember that post from a few months back, where I discussed our preparation for our teen Nate’s teen service trip with Adventures Cross Country? We’re back with a full trip report! If you’re considering sending your teen on a service trip next summer, read on! Spoiler alert: he loved it! Last July, Nate embarked on…read more»

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Broadening Children’s Horizons Through Travel

If your kids play computer games that take them to other worlds, exploit that interest by traveling to places which inspire them. Parents and kids can broaden their horizons through exposure to another culture, its cuisine and customs, and still have a ball on vacation. Try Ancient Greece or Egypt Bargain holidays could allow a…read more»

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