Exploring the Cotswolds with kids

Want to add a dash of English country charm to your UK vacation? The Cotswolds are located within a day trip from London, but deserve a 2-3 day itinerary all their own. Unlike many European destinations which are ideal for public transit, the … [Read more...]

Top summer attractions in London UK for kids

The following guest post is written by Kaamna Dhawan of Momaboard.  My family of four moved to London a few months ago and I can honestly say that as major cities in the world go, London is probably the most kid-friendly in the world.  As my two and … [Read more...]

Day trip from Dublin: Driving through the Wicklow Mountains Ireland

Dublin, Ireland is a great city to explore by foot and public transit, but there's so much beauty and history in the Irish countryside, families will definitely want to head out of the city limits at some point. We took the following day trip from … [Read more...]

A family-friendly road trip through Scotland

It may be small in size. But, what it lacks in stature, Scotland makes up in sheer variety. In just a short space of time, you can see rugged mountains, deep lochs, cosmopolitan cities and remote islands. Here are just a few of the best road trips in … [Read more...]

Tour Scotland’s best family campsites this summer

The following post is written by Oliver Harper. Taking a family road trip across Scotland is a great way to see the country and get back to basics. One of the loveliest routes to take starts at Dunblane and journeys north along the A9, passing … [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...]

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...]

Fun family hostels for an international stay

Wake up in a Turkish cave, a rainforest treehouse, or aboard a 747 airplane that never flies when you check into one of these unusual hotels the adventurous folks at Hostelbookers recommend for families. Besides being easy on the purse strings, these … [Read more...]