Where to stay in Banff National Park: Brewster’s Mountain Lodge

During a vacation in Banff National Park, visitors have three main lodging options: camping, hotels and lodges outside of the town center, or Banff town hotels. Because Banff can get crowded and parking and driving can be a hassle even in the … [Read more...]

How to spend two days in Banff National Park, Alberta

Hopefully, you have more than two days to explore Banff National Park with kids, but if you are limited on time, here's what you should do first. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies: Whyte Museum is a great place to start. It may be small, but … [Read more...]

Trips to Ireland with kids: tips for exploring Dublin, Cork, and Galway

Our Pit Stops for Kids international travel tips section is growing! Have you noticed? While the bulk of our travel focus remains on US and Canadian destinations, we encourage families to expand to international travel as well. Trips to Ireland with … [Read more...]

Paris on tight purse strings: budget travel from London to Paris

The following is a guest post on European travel. Paris is by far one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe but it is also one of the most expensive. Most capital cities have premium prices for everything from accommodation to food … [Read more...]

Top three hidden gems of the Caribbean for families

As a top destination for cruises and tours, the Caribbean has no shortage of enticing tropical landscapes and attractions. The region’s predictably warm, balmy weather and aquamarine sea attract visitors year-round. And yet, the Caribbean still … [Read more...]

The ultimate family road trip through Spain: coast, city, and country

Guest post written by Katie Belle. Road trips and relaxation may seem like an oxymoron when travelling with kids. But, in fact, our two were so caught up with the sense of adventure, there wasn’t even one cry of ‘Are we nearly there yet?’. From … [Read more...]

Top 10 Toronto kid-friendly activities for families

We love Toronto kid-friendly activities! Don't let this bustling center for business and commerce intimidate you! Families visiting Toronto will find much to do with kids, and much to love amid the busy streets and lively waterfront. Plus, Toronto … [Read more...]

A walk through Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market

The historic St. Lawrence Hall houses the St. Lawrence Market, a farmer's market nirvana teaming with the freshest local produce, fruits, berries, and homemade jams, syrups, and crafts. Families will also find stalls selling local meats, desserts and … [Read more...]

Why Should Families Consider Costa Rica travel?

Considering Costa Rica travel? Costa Rica may not be one of the most obvious tourist destinations for your family holidays this summer, but it's certainly worth considering if you want to teach your children about the importance of the world’s lush … [Read more...]

Toronto Islands: Centre Island activities kids love

Visible from Toronto's Waterfront and harbor, the Toronto Islands are easily accessible, easy to navigate, and easy to see in one day. Pick a sunny day of your Toronto family vacation to check them out! While a few islands are largely residential (or … [Read more...]