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...]

Travel Gear We Use: Best water bottles for kids

Next up in the Travel Gear We Use series: best water bottles for kids! We go absolutely nowhere without our water bottles...one per family member. They need to be durable, spill proof, fit in car cupholders and backpack water bottle pockets, and be … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Best diaper bag for active families

Today on Travel Gear We Use, we're excited to showcase the best diaper bag we've seen in a long time. The Timbuk2 Stork looks and acts like a rugged messenger bag, but has everything families with babies need while on the go. When my kids were … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Child Safety Products

There's nothing quite as stressful as keeping an eye on a child in a big crowd. Whether you're in a theme park, on a crowded city street, or in a busy national park, these child safety products will give you some peace of mind. Every … [Read more...]