Holiday travel giveaway

Who's ready for an AMAZING giveaway? We've teamed up with other top travel writers who know their stuff when it comes to...well, stuff. Travel stuff, to be specific. The stuff you will need and want on your next trip to make traveling with kids just … [Read more...]

Family ski wear checklist: What you need and which brands are best

Ski season is upon us, and if you're a skiing family, you're busy cataloguing your gear and checking to see what fits each family member. If you don't ski often, you may not be outfitted yet at all. If you only ski once a year or so, we highly … [Read more...]

Outdoor gear brands that give back

As a gear reviewer and travel writer, I am familiar with many travel brands and outdoor gear companies. As we head into this year's 'giving season', I'd like to highlight just a few that donate significantly to a charitable cause or program...not … [Read more...]

Travel style for men: Best travel wear brands

We have three men in our house...at least when it comes to clothing size. Our Pit Stops Dad and our two teenage sons all have a no-frills travel wear style, and they're never interested in a lot of shopping. But I know how important it is to buy … [Read more...]

Gift for outdoor adventurers: Cairn subscription box review

I adore subscription boxes. Maybe it's the thrill of getting regular packages in the mail, or the fun of never knowing exactly what's going to be inside, but we've tried several varieties, from kids' craft boxes to snack boxes. By far the best we've … [Read more...]

WiFi hotspot in your car: ZTE Mobley review

AT&T reached out to us to product test their mobile hotspot, the ZTE Mobley. We said we'd give it a whirl on a seven-hour road trip, because I was curious about the pros and cons of having a WiFi hotspot in your car: after trying it out, would we … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Five items I never travel without

On average, I travel twice a month, either by car or plane. I'm in airports at least once a month. This is not as much travel as some people, to be sure, but it's enough that I've pared down my carry-on luggage to include only the essentials. Whether … [Read more...]

Travel gear we use: packing cubes and TSA bags for the family

Today in our Travel Gear We Use series, we're talking about using packing cubes to make family packing easy! Below are the packing cubes we use for every trip, as well as the carry-on liquid quart bag we recommend. Many families consider packing … [Read more...]

Travel tip: Fighting germs on vacation

I don't like to think too much about it, but there are a lot of icky germs out there, friends. Sure, there are a lot of benign ones, too, and I don't obsess over it, but none of us want to get sick when traveling. This is why I up my germ-fighting … [Read more...]

Products for parents who work on the go

None of us want to, but sometimes as parents, we simply must work on the go. My job has me working on the fly on airplanes (pun intended), in cars, and in hotel rooms on just about every trip we take, and while I'm the exception, I know most parents … [Read more...]