Travel Gear We Use: best overnight backpack brands for kids and youth

As an editor at Practical Travel Gear and a gear reviewer for OutdoorsNW, I test a lot of travel products and outdoor gear. Some of this gear we keep and continue to use as a family, and some of it gets pushed to the wayside. Some of the … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Spring travel wear from Aventura Clothing

As you may have seen if you follow our Pit Stops for Kids social channels, I am again an ambassador for Aventura Clothing this year. What does this mean? It means I help Aventura promote their products with my honest reviews and endorsement of the … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Camping Comfort Items

We used to be hardcore minimalist campers...until we starting reviewing camping gear. Then we realized there's a whole slew of fun, convenient camping items we now can't live without. Turns out, we like to be comfortable! While we still camp in a … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Best cameras for small hands

A good camera or HD video device is essential gear for most families traveling today. We agree, and take it one step further: it's wonderful to put the camera in the hands of a child. Kids become more engaged with their surroundings when they have … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Eagle Creek USB Universal Travel Adaptor

Twenty-five years ago, I went on my first international trip on my own. One of my first purchases for my journey through Europe was a travel adaptor. It came in a big bag with lots of various-sized plug adaptors. A few months ago, I finally upgraded. … [Read more...]

Travel Gifts for Kids: best electronic travel accessories for kids

Will you be hitting the road or flying long distance on a trip this year? Slip one or more of these electronics' accessories into your kids' stockings this holiday season! Below, best electronic travel accessories for kids who log some serious travel … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Fall styles from Aventura Clothing

I'm happy to announce that once again, I have signed on to be an ambassador for Aventura Clothing. What does this mean to you? Just like last year, Pit Stops for Kids readers will get 60% off all Aventura Clothing. To get a 60% off Aventura Clothing … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Best iPhone Cases for Travel (updated)

Our Travel Gear We Use series continues with iPhone cases and covers. The 'best iPhone cases for travel' category includes a dizzying array of options, making it hard for families to know which iPhone cases to invest in. (Yes, they're getting more … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: One really good shell

With the arrival of fall, now is a great time to talk about one travel gear essential every person should have in their closet: a really good, high quality shell. A shell is not an insulated jacket, nor is it a rain jacket, though it does need … [Read more...]

GetOutfitted camping gear review

Remember our #1 ski tip from last winter? We described how to use GetOutfitted to outfit yourself, or supplement your outfit, for winter sports. We used GetOutfitted to 'rent' a pair of ski pants for my husband, who didn't want to invest in a new … [Read more...]