How to prepare meals in a camper van

When your family hits the road in a camper van, you want your kids to be well nourished throughout your journey. After all, well-fed kids are generally happy kids, which can make your road trip more enjoyable. However, a small campervan kitchen might … [Read more...]

Where to ski in Utah: Solitude Mountain Resort

If you haven't already heard, 2017 is turning out to be an amazing ski year. From Lake Tahoe to the Rockies, and certainly in the Wasatch of Utah, the snow is falling, and falling, and falling. Guess it was a great season to try out the M.A.X. Pass, … [Read more...]

Airport hotel tip: Red Roof PLUS+ review

While destination resorts and luxury properties may be fun to write about (and read about), it's just as important to know about quality hotels for road trips and airport layovers. We have our go-to brands we trust, which now includes Red Roof … [Read more...]

Boreal Mountain Resort with the M.A.X. Pass

If you read Pit Stops for Kids' ski coverage regularly, you know we're big fans of Lake Tahoe, CA skiing. I grew up in the area, skiing at resorts throughout Tahoe, and we try to visit our favorite resorts at least once a season. However, until our … [Read more...]

The Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood: What to know before you go

If you have kids who live and breathe all things Harry Potter, and you can't take them on a trip to the motherland, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios is the next best thing. With the Wizarding World is now open on both coasts, … [Read more...]

How to save money on travel

My family and I are lucky enough to travel quite extensively for my job. However, we travel just as often on our own dime, and when we do, we're always on a budget (travel writer's salary...hello!). Need to save money on travel as well? What I've … [Read more...]

Born Wild: The importance of getting our kids into the outdoors

Happy New Year! I'd like to start 2017 with what I believe is an important subject: the value of getting our kids into the outdoors. Long-time readers of Pit Stops for Kids know that as often as possible, our pit stops, destinations, and adventures … [Read more...]

Choosing the right snack bags for road trips

Going on a road trip can be a lot of fun, but when you have children, it can make things a little challenging. You have to find ways to keep them entertained, and goodness knows they will eventually start complaining about being hungry. Chances are … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Winter jackets that pack down small

Winter is a tough time of year to pack light, but it IS possible to do so. The easiest solution: winter wear that packs down small. We love our 'puffies'! The best packable jackets keep kids and parents warm during winter travel, but fit well into … [Read more...]

Moving abroad? The hidden costs of expatriation

Not surprisingly, more families are considering the possibility of moving abroad than ever before. Becoming an expat family can be beneficial in many ways, but of course, a decision such as this takes careful consideration. After counting all the … [Read more...]