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Yosemite National Park travel tips: best tours, hikes, and advice

Yosemite National Park is one of the crown jewels of the national park system, and for good reason. Its stunning geological features, wildlife, and rich history make it ideal for an outdoors family … Read More

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Guide to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with kids

On a recent tour through several California National Parks, I heard the same thing over and over again from fellow guests and even park employees: "We love Yosemite, but we've actually never been to … Read More

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Educational Travel: End of the Oregon Trail Museum

Historic Oregon City marks the official end of the Oregon Trail. It's also home to the best Oregon history museum you've probably overlooked. Only minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon City and its … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

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Kings Canyon lodging pick: John Muir Lodge review

Kings Canyon National Park's John Muir Lodge is located in the heart of the park's Grant Grove Village. Bustling in summer with campgrounds and tent cabin units, the village is nearly empty in the … Read More

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Where to stay in Sequoia: Wuksachi Lodge review

We love national park lodges! Our favorites offer incredible scenery, rustic ambiance, and a quiet, intimate feel, but also offer a few modern conveniences. Where to stay in Sequoia National Park? The … Read More

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Furnace Creek Ranch

Pit Stops for Kids' series celebrating our nation's parks (in honor of National Parks Week) continues with stunning and desolate Death Valley, CA, and specifically, The Furnace Creek Ranch. Much … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

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Travel Gear We Use: Healthy road trip snack ideas

Today's Travel Gear We Use segment isn't exactly gear, but does help us differently than most: as we roll into spring, we're reviewing healthy road trip snack ideas for family travel. The following … Read More

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Travel gear we use: sun protection clothing for kids and adults

Today in Travel Gear We Use, we're talking about best sun protection clothing for kids and adults. If your family plans to visit a warm-weather spring break destination, it's time to make sure you … Read More

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Travel Gear We Use: Favorite organic travel clothing for women

When I travel, it's crucial for me to have an easily-matching, comfortable, stylish yet utilitarian wardrobe in my suitcase. Because I believe in the brand and wear it regularly, I recently became an … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

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Travel Gear We Use: Healthy road trip snack ideas…

Today’s Travel Gear We Use segment isn’t exactly gear, but does help us differently than most: as we roll into spring, we’re reviewing healthy road trip snack ideas for family travel. The following items are treats and snacks we have with us as we hit the road. Clif Mojo bars What makes Clif Mojo Bars…read more»

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How to make a 5 item outdoor survival kit for $5…

We love getting kids into the outdoors! At Pit Stops for Kids, we’re fans of backpacking, camping, climbing, mountain biking, geo-caching…you get the idea. But as a one-time Search and Rescue volunteer who has spent countless hours teaching school kids how to stay safe in the woods, I want families to be prepared. Kids can…read more»

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RV and auto travel: Making it a pleasant road trip…

The following is a guest post by Joe Laing. Traveling with kids can be stressful, but you can eliminate much RV and auto travel stress by making sure the little ones are occupied as much as possible. Done right, you’ll have a relatively happy and quiet road trip. Whether you are driving off in an…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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International Destinations

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Enter the CaymanKind of Kid Contest

As our kids get older and better traveled, they’ve started to notice the needs in the world, and have desired to give back more. As a result, Pit Stops for Kids will be covering more volunteer, service, and educational tours in the months to come, both the US and abroad. Because we’re a family of…read more»

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A family friendly vacation in Lapland

The following post is written by Chrysty Miles. There are many holiday destinations that offer family-friendly facilities. However, for the holiday to be truly unforgettable, experience, it is important to pick somewhere that the whole family can enjoy. After all, parents deserve a break just as much as the kids do. Lapland is an ideal…read more»

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Tour Scotland’s best family campsites this summer

The following post is written by Oliver Harper. Taking a family road trip across Scotland is a great way to see the country and get back to basics. One of the loveliest routes to take starts at Dunblane and journeys north along the A9, passing many areas of natural beauty and places of interest. Along…read more»

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