Newest Pit Stops

Fan for Life: Taking your kids on a baseball pilgrimage

If you haven’t taken your kid on a pilgrimage to Fenway Park yet, what in the world are you waiting for?  Now is a fine time to create some wonderful childhood memories, and every kid remembers their … Read More

Learn to surf in the Algarve

One of the best outdoor activities for children is surfing. Not only is it a great form of cardiovascular exercise that will help keep your child physically fit but, once a child learns to surf, they … Read More

Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich Vermont

The Montshire Museum of Science is considered one of the best children's museums in the US, and for good reason. The museum has some wonderful exhibits inside, but perhaps the best (and most unique) … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

Five fall weekend getaways to take on a budget

School's in session, and magically, travel costs have dropped! Resorts and theme parks across the U.S. are offering discount packages to entice autumn travelers, but what if you only have weekends … Read More

Five haunted hotels worth visiting this Halloween…if you dare

My kids tend to be frightened by kid-friendly haunted houses, let alone a haunted hotel, but if yours are made of heartier stock, a stay at one of the following haunted hotels might be just what you … Read More

Planning a Family Ski Vacation: Where to Go for Snow

In the past few years, the ski scene has changed with changing weather patterns. For the many families who only take one major ski vacation per season, it’s more important than ever to know where to … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

Travel Gear We Use: Best tote bags for travel

We've already declared our favorite travel day pack, perfect for carrying all your necessities (and the kids') during a typical day traveling, but what about the larger tote bag you need in airports … Read More

Fall travel wear: guide to Aventura leggings, tights, and tunics

You all know how deeply my love of Aventura Clothing runs. I love it so much, I am an Aventura and Ecōths ambassasdor, partnering with them for three years now to bring their travel-friendly styles to … Read More

Travel Gear: Carry-on airport essentials

Whether you are going on a long vacation or quick business trip, it can greatly help to  have the portable charging convenience that comes with using a power bag and sliding power case. When it comes … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

Five fall weekend getaways to take on a budget

School’s in session, and magically, travel costs have dropped! Resorts and theme parks across the U.S. are offering discount packages to entice autumn travelers, but what if you only have weekends free? Try any of the following give fall weekend getaways that won’t break the bank. Bonus: not a crowd in sight! 1. Visit a…read more»

Five haunted hotels worth visiting this Halloween…if you dare

My kids tend to be frightened by kid-friendly haunted houses, let alone a haunted hotel, but if yours are made of heartier stock, a stay at one of the following haunted hotels might be just what you need for a memorable Halloween vacation. The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC: Rumor has it that the ghost known…read more»

Planning a Family Ski Vacation: Where to Go for Snow

In the past few years, the ski scene has changed with changing weather patterns. For the many families who only take one major ski vacation per season, it’s more important than ever to know where to go for the best conditions. And yes, NOW is the time to book! Planning a family ski vacation: Where…read more»

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Disney Vacations

Disneyland hotel pick: Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

The following guest post is written by Pit Stops for Kids contributor Elizabeth Bickford. Need a Disneyland hotel pick? The Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance has one of the best locations and properties combined in the Disneyland resort area! We had a great stay with our two daughters ages five and seven. The…read more»

How you can get Disney Vacation Club points for less

What family hasn’t dreamed of a magical Disney vacation? The characters, the rides, the enchantment…and oh yeah, the cost! Planning a family getaway to Disney is not only expensive, but it can also be stressful and difficult. These days, there’s just so many different ways to “do” Disney that it can be nearly impossible to…read more»

Tips for celebrating the holidays at Disneyland Resort

The holiday season truly is magical at the Disneyland Resort, bustling with special events, entertainment, and decorations. It’s also bustling with holiday crowds, which can certainly impact your experience. Here’s how to enjoy all the holiday magic while navigating the masses. Tip 1: Know when to go The holiday season at Disneyland and California Adventure…read more»

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International Destinations

10 tips for using ferries for Northwest travel with kids

If you travel extensively throughout the coastal northwest, your route will eventually necessitate using Washington State (WSDOT) ferries or BC Ferries. Both are well-run ferry transportation options, but can seem intimidating to the occasional Northwest traveler. My family and I learned the ropes (at least, most of them) the fun way on a 10 day…read more»

Learn to surf in the Algarve

One of the best outdoor activities for children is surfing. Not only is it a great form of cardiovascular exercise that will help keep your child physically fit but, once a child learns to surf, they are likely to keep up the hobby for years to come, meaning it’s a fantastic way to teach your…read more»

Australia with kids: Night Fire at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

The following is a guest post from reader Heather Hoeffling. While in Cairns, Australia, looking for something “different” for dinner and a way to learn about Aboriginal culture, our family of four (including two boys, age 12 and 16) decided to try Night Fire (think Hawaiian luau) at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Our evening began…read more»

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