Newest Pit Stops

Mount Rainier National Park two-day itinerary

On the right day, Mount Rainier National Park can rival the scenery beheld at National Park greats such as Glacier and Canada’s Banff or Jasper. Often hidden in cloud, the mountain framed by … Read More

Del Mar Racetrack: Fun for the whole family

The following guest post is written by family travel blogger Amber Mamian of www.GlobalMunchkins.com. Gorgeous weather, a nostalgic past, the season's top race horses, jockeys and trainers plus … Read More

Grand Rapids with kids: John Ball Zoo review

The following post is written by Pit Stops for Kids’ Midwest contributor, Kate Basi. Going to the zoo is a classic family outing in every part of the world. Grand Rapids, Michigan’s John Ball … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

Grown-up getaway: Ashland Hills Hotel

Now that school has started, or will start soon, this is a great time to get away with your partner to toast another great summer. Autumn travel has the advantages of providing less crowded hotels and … Read More

Top hotel chains for family travelers

We get asked for hotel recommendations all the time. And we have plenty to give: after all, we spend over 100 nights per year in hotel rooms, suites, vacation rentals, and condos. While specific hotel … Read More

Where to stay in Grand Rapids: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel review

The following post is written by Pit Stops for Kids' Midwest contributor, Kate Basi. Situated on the banks of the Grand River in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

Travel Gear We Use: Best iPhone Cases for Travel (updated)

Our Travel Gear We Use series continues with iPhone cases and covers. The 'best iPhone cases for travel' category includes a dizzying array of options, making it hard for families to know which iPhone … Read More

Travel Gear We Use: One really good shell

With the arrival of fall, now is a great time to talk about one travel gear essential every person should have in their closet: a really good, high quality shell. A shell is not an insulated … Read More

New travel gear: Tuo Travel Undergarment Organizer

We love using packing cubes. I'm a huge believer in organized luggage, with everything in its place. It saves parents time and sanity when on vacation with kids. This is why I'm excited to introduce a … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

Top hotel chains for family travelers

We get asked for hotel recommendations all the time. And we have plenty to give: after all, we spend over 100 nights per year in hotel rooms, suites, vacation rentals, and condos. While specific hotel picks in family travel destinations are important, it can be equally useful to know which are the top hotel chains for family…read more»

15 ways to fill the dog days of summer: late summer getaways and tips

By this part of summer, some families have already begun the school year, and the rest of us are in the last leg of vacation. If you’re like us, the planned summer trips are behind you, yet empty days still stretch ahead. How to fill these dog days of summer? We have 15 ideas for…read more»

Three best road trip itineraries for active families

  No matter how much we vacation, road trips remain one of our favorite modes of travel. Why? Road trips offer a sense of adventure and freedom that’s hard to beat. Plus, they’re often more affordable, more flexible, and allow us to see the country up-close and personally. AT&T is celebrating road trips this summer,…read more»

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Disney Vacations

How to plan your Disney Vacation with FastPass+

We have written extensively about enjoying Disney parks using FastPass. Is all this advice out the window now that Disney has introduced FastPass+ and Disney Magic Bands? The short answer: maybe. The game certainly has changed. How to plan your Disney vacation using FastPass+ and why it will make touring Disney parks easier than ever for those…read more»

Where to stay near the Orlando airport: a review of Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport

If you’re looking for a place to stay near the airport before or after your Orlando theme park vacation, our pick is the Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport. We made a reservation at the Sheraton following a long travel day, opting to arrive at our main destination of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort the next morning. After…read more»

Tips on how to make the most of a family holiday to Walt Disney World

The following post is brought to you by one of Pit Stops for Kids’ sponsors. Sponsored posts contribute to the site’s operational costs, so our editorial team can keep bringing great pit stops to vacationing families. A Walt Disney World holiday in Florida is a fantastic experience that all family members will enjoy, both parents…read more»

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International Destinations

A week stay at Three Bars Ranch, British Columbia

There are beautiful resorts and vacation properties all over the world. The best start with a stunning destination, then add experiences, dining, and activities in a way that feeds both a sense of adventure and the need for relaxation. Then there are a few truly special, tucked-away places that manage to do all of the…read more»

5 Indian Adventures for Kids

India is a land of contrasts, and though it is not often thought of as a place to take the family, Indian culture is extremely family orientated, and has a lot to offer its visitors, no matter what their age. So if you’ve booked your flights to India, and have the kids in tow, here are some…read more»

Scotland barge cruise tips: Seeing Scotland by waterway

European river cruises are gaining in popularity by the minute, and it’s easy to understand why: these itineraries allow for all-inclusive convenience and luxury without sacrificing the intimate look at local scenery and culture lost when booking a larger ocean cruise.   Scotland, with its canals and locks, is an especially ideal country to explore…read more»

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