Book Review of The World’s Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money is Worth a Fortune

Approximately 90 percent of content on Pit Stops for Kids is U.S. and Canadian-based, written to help families find the best destinations, tips, and experiences in North America. We consider ourselves experts in domestic road trip and outdoor travel, … [Read more...]

Safe holiday travel tips and Master Lock Safe Space review

An average of 34% of Americans spend 1-3 nights away from home during the holidays. Will you and your family be away?  Master Lock, maker of luggage locks and the innovative Safe Space, offers five tips for safe holiday travel: 1. Keep that … [Read more...]

Holiday magic at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel: win a stay with Passports with Purpose

Fewer sights are more magical than a luxury hotel trimmed for the holidays, with trees, silver Christmas ornaments, and holly. One of our favorites, the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, is already appointed with holiday cheer, from the sandy beachfront to … [Read more...]

Back-to-School lunches and fall travel with EasyLunchboxes

In the Pit Stops for Kids household (and probably yours) it's back-to-school time, but that doesn't mean the travel ends. We'll be enjoying many weekend trips and sports-related road trips, which means we're looking for school lunch box ideas that … [Read more...]

BubbleBum travel booster seat product review

It's not too often that I am presented with something completely new in the travel with kids product line. When I received the new BubbleBum booster seat for review, however, I was surprised: how could a small, lightweight, bright purple cinch bag … [Read more...]

Review of the Kelty Journey 2.0 child carrier and live chat giveaway!

  We like to trek around with our kids a lot, so I was excited to review the Kelty Journey 2.0 Child Frame Carrier. Like most families, we look to buy products that are versatile: meaning that they can be used by both kids and by both … [Read more...]

Camping with babies and toddlers: gear up!

The first time my family and I took our eldest son out camping, it was a three-day backpacking trek into Oregon's Columbia Gorge near Multnomah Falls, and he was 13-months old. Were we crazy? Well, yes, but we had a great time introducing baby Nate … [Read more...]

Kimpton holiday weekend giveaway: a stay at Hotel Monaco Portland

Last weekend, I joined four fellow travel bloggers in experiencing five distinct Hotel Monaco properties in five cities across the country for a family holiday getaway. We loved our stays so much, we want your family to experience your own Kimpton … [Read more...]

Planet Explorers guidebooks review and giveaway

Before any family vacation, I always advise educating kids on where they'll be going and what they'll be seeing. In preparation for our June 2011 visit to New York City, we read books, watched movies that promenently featured the Big Apple, and … [Read more...]

Do-it-all travel aid: why an iPad is a godsend while traveling with kids

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, the summer travel season is nearly upon us! Whether you have a road trip planned or a flight booked, chances are you have given some thought to what to pack to entertain your kids while on-the-go. … [Read more...]