NYC with kids: making sense of subways, taxis, and trains

During our four days in New York City this past June, we relied exclusively on subway trains, taxi cabs, and our own feet to get us where we needed to go. Despite being accustomed to using public transportation in other cities, I will admit we found … [Read more...]

Why I travel with kids

With fair regularity, I get asked why I travel so much with my kids. Isn’t it exhausting? Will they even remember it? How do you make the time to get away? I could give the stock answers, and I sometimes do: I travel with my kids because I want them … [Read more...]

Summer road trip resources: road-side safety from Allstate

The sun's out in most of the continental U.S., school's out for the summer, and the 4th of July is nearly upon us. This means it's road trip season for many traveling families! Here's how not to go insane, stay safe, and possibly (ok, probably!) even … [Read more...]

Disney Done Right: Star Wars Weekends at Disney Studios

Summer's here, and family travel is at its best! What better way to celebrate the end of another school year than with a weekend at Walt Disney World? If you have a Star Wars fan, there's no better time: Fridays-Sundays through June 12th, Star Wars … [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...]

Family-friendly city touring with Go Select

    Will you and your family be touring a city in the coming months as part of a family summer vacation? We will! The Pit Stops for Kids crew will be spending time in both New York City and Boston this June, and since we plan to visit … [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...]

West Coast Mouse: five Disney experiences not found in Florida

If you're a west coast family (like ours), you may associate certain things with Disney that those visiting the Florida theme parks do not: the original Disneyland Hotel, driving the 5 or 405 into Anaheim with excited kids bouncing in the back seat … [Read more...]

Great Wolf Lodge’s MagiQuest: Everything you ever wanted to know…but were too confused to ask

Great Wolf Lodge's signature live-action adventure game, MagiQuest, is one of the best things about the resort, but first you have to figure out how to play. Tweens and teens can usually figure it out on their own, but for younger kids, adult … [Read more...]

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Great Wolf Lodge water safety: why you don’t need to worry

As a family travel expert, I've experienced many family resorts with my kids, and can sum up Great Wolf Lodge's water park safety measures in one word: impressive. During our recent stay at the Grand Mound location, we enjoyed the water park under … [Read more...]