Disney done right: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

I wrote recently on the benefits of staying on-site in Walt Disney World. Of course, deciding a Disney resort is right for you and your family hardly narrows down your field of options, given that at last count, there were almost 20 of them to choose … [Read more...]

Six reasons to love Great Wolf Lodge

The Christmas decorations are down, the kids are back in school, and Valentine's Day is just around the corner...time to start planning spring break travel! Our family thinks the Great Wolf Lodge offers the perfect antidote to dreary March days, … [Read more...]

Disney done right: Making the most of your Disney vacation

At Pit Stops for Kids, we're big fans of Disney, but we know planning (and enjoying) a Disney vacation with kids can be overwhelming! In our upcoming series of articles, Disney Done Right, we offer our (kid and parent tested) tips for making the most … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Five things to do from our front door

As you know, we loved our HomeAway vacation rental in South Tahoe. Not only is this house idyllic, comfortable, and convenient, but it sits right in the midst of Eldorado National Forest, providing acres of wilderness to explore right from the front … [Read more...]

Don’t leave home without it: favorite tech travel aids for the road

It's holiday road trip season! Next week, the Pit Stops crew will be loading up the minivan (yes, we've got one...we're a genuine road-tripping family) and driving to beautiful South Lake Tahoe, where we'll spend six days reviewing everything from a … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Dreaming of a White Christmas

As mentioned in past installments of our Home (Away) for the Holidays series, Pit Stops for Kids is excited to team up with #1 vacation home rental company HomeAway to learn just how easy and affordable the vacation rental process can be. To this … [Read more...]

Keeping kids safe this holiday season: SafetyTat review

Are your kids prone to wandering off while on a family vacation, at a theme park, or just out for the day? Mine can be. (I like to call it 'being inquisitive', not disobedient!) One memorable summer day at SeaWorld San Diego, I actually lost sight of … [Read more...]

Think global this holiday season with Passports with Purpose

It's that time of year again...time to get involved in one of the web's most vibrant and change-effecting annual fundraisers, Passports with Purpose. If you want to make a difference this holiday season, this is the place to be. Each year, … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Introducing an Alternative to Hotels

Halloween is over, and for me and my family, that means one thing: the holiday travel season is upon us! Instead of staying home for the holidays, the Pit Stops family is excited to be reviewing >this beautiful HomeAway property near Lake Tahoe, CA … [Read more...]

Travel Tip: Legoland’s Premium Play Pass

If you plan to visit the increasingly popular Legoland California in Carlsbad, CA during their peak summer and holiday periods, you might consider upgrading your admission tickets to Premium Play Passes. Not widely advertised, this upgrade allows … [Read more...]