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Four day trips from Rome (with or without a car)

We're in the midst of organizing our first family European trip, which is great fun. After all, your trip starts the minute you begin planning it! I've always loved Rome, so I know it will be on the … Read More

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Five Must Ride Coasters in the United States

There is something about strapping yourself into a tiny car and hurtling off into space that just makes you want to scream with glee. Even those who rarely take risks in their personal or professional … Read More

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Visit Whidbey Island with kids: Exploring Coupeville

Whidbey Island may be small, but it's tall, as my sons have noted after a map study. When families come to visit Whidbey Island with kids, it's useful to stay in the center of the island, within easy … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

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The way to see Grand Teton National Park with kids: OARS Jackson Lake 2-Day Trip

When I knew my family and I would be spending time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park, I immediately looked for an OARS trip to take in the area. After our five-day Rogue River … Read More

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Vacation Timeshares De-Mystified: a Look at Marriott Vacation Club

I remember my first encounter with vacation time shares like it was yesterday: I was thirteen, and bored stiff sitting in a stuffy hotel ballroom on a beautiful Hawaiian beach day. I was waiting for … Read More

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West Palm Beach vacation: Marriott’s Oceana Palms

Interested in a West Palm Beach vacation? I was curious about the Florida coastline, so for my first trip to Florida outside of Orlando, I checked out the Palm Beaches area north of Miami. Um, it’s … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

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Win an iTunes card and car freshener kit

At Pit Stops for Kids, we get requests from companies to try their travel products all the time. Without going into detail, we've pretty much seen it all, from amazing products we now use daily to … Read More

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Joovy Qool review: travel-ready stroller

The Joovy Qool lives up to its name. With a sleek design and luxury features that mirror those of the most expensive brands on the market, the Qool makes it look easy. Which is definitely the point, … Read More

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Travel Gear We Use: Vacation menu planning with travel-friendly foods

Our Travel Gear We Use series has covered our top travel gear picks for road trips and favorite road trip snack foods, but what about vacation menu planning with groceries for meals on the … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

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Vacation Timeshares De-Mystified: a Look at…

I remember my first encounter with vacation time shares like it was yesterday: I was thirteen, and bored stiff sitting in a stuffy hotel ballroom on a beautiful Hawaiian beach day. I was waiting for my parents to exit a time share sales pitch so we could embark on the promised snorkeling excursion at its conclusion.…read more»

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Three Oregon getaways to take without the kids…

Yes, we’re all about traveling with kids, but let’s face it: sometimes, Mom and Dad need to get away…solo. If you’re looking for a parents-only getaway in the Northwest, it’s hard to beat Oregon. Not to toot my home state’s horn too loudly, but we do have it all: nature and outdoors pursuits, wineries and farm-to-fork…read more»

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Win an iTunes card and car freshener kit…

At Pit Stops for Kids, we get requests from companies to try their travel products all the time. Without going into detail, we’ve pretty much seen it all, from amazing products we now use daily to ideas that never should have been made reality. We only agree to talk up products that we feel truly…read more»

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Airport Play Spaces

Copenhagan kids' space

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»

Logan's KidPort Play Area

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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International Destinations

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Four day trips from Rome (with or without a car)

We’re in the midst of organizing our first family European trip, which is great fun. After all, your trip starts the minute you begin planning it! I’ve always loved Rome, so I know it will be on the itinerary; however, I also know my favorite way  of experiencing the Eternal City (which consisted of multiple days…read more»

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5 Ways to Keep Kids Smiling in Fiji

Although Fiji is well known as a romantic holiday destination for couples, it is also a country that provides a great many things for families to do together. Kids are very well catered to in this hospitable country, and the warm welcome tourists receive from locals helps to get any holiday off to a great…read more»

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Hassle-free guide to getting your kids’ first passport

Getting your child his or her first passport doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Yes, you need to clear an afternoon or morning to the task, and yes, there’s a wait time involved, but the process is simpler than most people realize. Here’s what you need to know: Where should I go…read more»

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