Newest Pit Stops

Dog sledding and snowmobiling in Breckenridge

The town of Breckenridge Colorado is known for its epic skiing and snowboarding, but there are many other ways to enjoy the snowy mountains here. Whether you want to plan a day away from the slopes … Read More

Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and his friends on your next visit to London

There's no doubt about it, children and adults all over the world are obsessed with Harry Potter and his adventures. From Harry Potter Book Nights, where fans gather to celebrate the Harry Potter … Read More

Ruby Falls, Tennessee

If you’ve ever been within a hundred miles of Chattanooga, Tenn., chances are you’ve seen billboards for Ruby Falls. The signs are big and obvious and might lead you to think it's a tourist trap, but … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

Guide to skiing Breckenridge with teens (by teens)

Breckenridge Mountain is a huge ski resort with something for absolutely every type of skier and rider. On our latest trip, we went with our teens and pre-teen, who are all expert skiers and riders. I … Read More

Grown up getaway: Society Hotel Portland

Love unique properties, boutique hotels, and repurposed buildings? Portland has the motherload. It seems that every time I turn around, a new boutique property has opened in my favorite Northwest … Read More

A Southern Snowcation in North Carolina’s High Country

The following post is written by guest reviewer Sue Rodman of Field Trips with Sue. Living in the Deep South has its advantages. Our mild winters mean pretty much any outdoor activity has year … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

Oregon travel without leaving home: Cellar 503 for Valentine’s Day

My husband and I always plan to get away for Valentine's Day, but it doesn't always happen. Or if it does, it tends to happen with kids in tow. This weekend, we'll be exploring the Shasta Cascades of … Read More

Tips for planning winter travel: SnowCast review

This post brought to you by SnowCast. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pit Stops for Kids. We love winter trips at Pit Stops for Kids, but traveling during the winter months to … Read More

Travel Gear We Use: Best day pack for international travel

I've been conducting travel bag reviews here and at Practical Travel Gear since 2009 and 2011 respectively. That's a lot of reviews! I've tried crossover bags, messenger bags, backpacks, totes, and … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

Oregon travel without leaving home: Cellar 503 for Valentine’s Day

My husband and I always plan to get away for Valentine’s Day, but it doesn’t always happen. Or if it does, it tends to happen with kids in tow. This weekend, we’ll be exploring the Shasta Cascades of Northern California (with kids!) but we’ll be brining a taste of Oregon with us…just for the grown…read more»

Hitting the road with a pint-sized co-pilot: Safety tips for single parents

Just because you are a single parent with small kids doesn’t mean you can’t – or shouldn’t – get out there and see the world!  It does, however, mean that there are some safety considerations particular to your situation that you should think about before hitting the road. Join a car club If you aren’t…read more»

Tips for planning winter travel: SnowCast review

This post brought to you by SnowCast. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pit Stops for Kids. We love winter trips at Pit Stops for Kids, but traveling during the winter months to and from most North American destinations requires more trip planning and preparation than the average vacation. We recently returned…read more»

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Disney Vacations

Why you should get the Disney Dining Plan

Most self-respecting Disney budget blogs will tell you the Disney Dining Plan is not a savings. If you plan to stay in a condo with a kitchen and cook meals in-house, pack peanut butter sandwiches for the parks, and eat at quick-service restaurants only, they’re right. But while the plan may not give you a…read more»

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»

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International Destinations

Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and his friends on your next visit to London

There’s no doubt about it, children and adults all over the world are obsessed with Harry Potter and his adventures. From Harry Potter Book Nights, where fans gather to celebrate the Harry Potter series, through to tours of the locations and the studio where the movies were made, if you’re a Harry Potter aficionado you…read more»

Touring Paris with Fat Tire Tours

While planning our itinerary for Paris with kids, I kept hearing about an English-language, Paris-based tour company that goes around on bikes. My family loves exploring cities by bike (you may remember how we gushed about Bike ‘n Roll in the States), so we contacted Fat Tire Tours and set up a morning with them.…read more»

Tips for touring the Eiffel Tower

Whether you think of the Eiffel Tower as cliched or iconic (or both!), it’s undoubtedly a must do on a family trip to Paris. We actually loved the time we spent at this most famous landmark, especially since we made a day of it. We started our morning with a bike tour with Fat Tire…read more»

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