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Colonial Williamsburg with kids: two-day Revolutionary City itinerary

There’s so much to do in Colonial Williamsburg with kids, prep work ahead of time is definitely essential. Luckily, planning a Williamsburg vacation is very user-friendly. It’s been called the … Read More

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Spokane family festivals: year-round family fun

Who says families need to go to Seattle or Portland to have a good time, see an up-and-coming band, or celebrate a quirky holiday? During the seven years we lived in Spokane, WA, we happily became … Read More

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Gettysburg with kids: where to eat and tour in town

The heart of the Gettysburg experience is undoubtedly the National Military Park battlefield sites. However, Gettysburg with kids isn’t complete without spending time in and around town. Because … Read More

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Williamsburg Woodlands: where to stay in Colonial Williamsburg

So, you've planned your Williamsburg itinerary with kids, but don't know where to stay in Colonial Williamsburg with kids? Official hotels of Colonial Williamsburg include options ranging from the … Read More

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Gettysburg with kids: where to eat and tour in town

The heart of the Gettysburg experience is undoubtedly the National Military Park battlefield sites. However, Gettysburg with kids isn’t complete without spending time in and around town. Because … Read More

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Philly hotel review: Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Need a Philly hotel review? We've got our pick! The minute we pulled up to Hotel Monaco Philadelphia on Chestnut Street in the heart of Philly’s historic center and met T, the hotel’s most lively … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

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Extend summer fun and win CLIF Bars with #MeetTheMoment!

As is usually the case with the Pit Stops for Kids family, we've had a wild and adventurous summer in the outdoors. I bet you have, too! I also bet you would like to win CLIF Bars! CLIF Bar, a … Read More

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Joovy Caboose VaryLight Graphite Stand-on Tandem Stroller review

It has a long name, but that's because it serves a lot of travel needs: the Joovy Caboose VaryLight Graphite Stand-on Tandem Stroller can expand from a single to a double like a Transformer, utilizes … Read More

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Travel Gear We Use: Sony Alpha a5000 review

For most family travel situations, I strongly advocate using a quality point-and-shoot camera so you can easily take shots on the fly (in water, on sand, where ever, whenever). However, there is a … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

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Teens flying unaccompanied: what to do when things…

On Pit Stops for Kids, we’ve written tips for parents whose kids are flying solo. But what about teens? Most airlines allow kids aged 5-14 to fly as unaccompanied minors (with kids 5-7 restricted only to direct flights), which leaves kids 15 and up in a completely different category. When kids 15-17 fly solo, they’re…read more»

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Road Trip Travel Hack: Stay nights at KOA…

We love to review destination hotels and resorts, but let’s face it: roadside motels booked solely for the purpose of an overnight pit stop en route on a road trip are usually nothing to write home about. Plus, an average motel stay is now over $100 per night. In the last year or so, we’ve…read more»

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Broadening Children’s Horizons Through…

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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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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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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Where to stop in Medicine Hat, Alberta

Driving along the Trans Canada Highway 1 through Medicine Hat? Stop for lunch or dinner at Tino’s and stretch your legs at the Tallest Teepee in the World! Tino’s Drive In is located at 860 14 St. SW (right off the highway). You’ll spot it by the castle exterior. Why stop? We’ll give you over 100…read more»

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Medalta Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat

If you’re traveling through Medicine Hat, Alberta, as we were during Day 2 of the Great Coast Road Trip (in partnership with Coast Hotels…check it out!) make a stop at Medalta. This 150-acre Canadian National Historic Site houses the historic ceramic factory and beehive kilns of Medalta in a one-of-a-kind museum. Families can tour the…read more»

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