Fall wardrobe essentials for carry-on friendly travel

If you've ever tried to fit everything you need for a week away in a carry-on  bag (or even a weekend's worth), you know it's essential that every clothing item have a purpose...or two or three. When we travel, we pack carry-on only, and to be … [Read more...]

Teens flying unaccompanied: what to do when things go wrong

On Pit Stops for Kids, we've written tips for parents whose kids are flying solo. But what about teens? Most airlines allow kids aged 5-14 to fly as unaccompanied minors (with kids 5-7 restricted only to direct flights), which leaves kids 15 and up … [Read more...]

What you need to know about going through customs with kids

To some parents, the thought of navigating immigrations and customs with kids is intimidating. For some, the first experience in customs will be during a trip to Mexico, or Canada. For all of us, it can be tiring, especially after a long travel day … [Read more...]

Teaching kids airplane etiquette: how to create good fliers

We've all been there, either as parents or innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire: a disastrous flight during which kids are causing more than their share of trouble. Sometimes it's unavoidable: a tired baby a parent is trying to console, a sick … [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...]

Family friendly skies: five airlines that still go the extra mile

This past March, my sister flew to visit us for a spring break vacation. Since her husband couldn't leave work, she traveled alone from one coast of the U.S. to the other with her two-year-old and infant. A daunting task? Of course. One guaranteed to … [Read more...]

Travel Tip: Keeping kids entertained on long-haul flights

This guest post written by freelance writer Ross Fraser. Traveling with children on a flight particularly if it’s a long-haul flight, can be somewhat tiresome especially if the child or children you are taking are quite young. While easily … [Read more...]