Travel Gear We Use: What to pack in a car emergency bug-out bag

You may not be a doomsday prepper or preparing for a zombie apocalypse (or maybe you are), but every family should have a car bug-out bag for road trips and emergencies. So what's a bug-out bag? Not familiar with the term? Preppers define … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: 30 Road Trip Products

I know, your car is already packed to the gills for your family road trip. But trust us, you need these 30 road trip products and ideas to make your travel day run smoothly. We travel every month of the year, and test new road trip products every … [Read more...]

Five budget travel hacks you thought you’d outgrown

You traveled extensively as a young adult, but now you’ve settled down with a job and kids. Think your budget travel days are behind you? Think again! The following budget travel hacks can still be implemented with kids in tow. All that’s needed is a … [Read more...]

Winter driving tips for holiday road trips

It can happen in an instant, and last February, it did: one moment, we were making the turn from an icy highway onto a ski resort access road, and the next, we were sliding into a snowbank, nose first. Luckily, everyone was ok, but our car suffered … [Read more...]

6 Steps to Teach A Child Car Maintenance

Our oldest son has almost entered his driving days. With his learner's permit on the horizon, his dad and I have been giving him car maintenance lessons, from how to change a tire to when to top off the oil. He's riveted, of course, because he wants … [Read more...]

Car seat safety reminder and convertible car seat review

It's road trip season! Early summer is a great time to make sure your kids' car seats are installed correctly, and don't need to be replaced. Pit Stops for Kids got the latest scoop in car seat safety and car seat requirements from Safety1st Consumer … [Read more...]

Day trip from Dublin: Driving through the Wicklow Mountains Ireland

Dublin, Ireland is a great city to explore by foot and public transit, but there's so much beauty and history in the Irish countryside, families will definitely want to head out of the city limits at some point. We took the following day trip from … [Read more...]

Renting an RV: Tips for RV summer travel

As a parent, I understand the appeal of renting an RV for a family road trip. Your schedule is your own (and so is your bathroom!), and you're not confined to airports, flight delays, or even hotel reservations. On a whim, you can detour to visit … [Read more...]

A family-friendly road trip through Scotland

It may be small in size. But, what it lacks in stature, Scotland makes up in sheer variety. In just a short space of time, you can see rugged mountains, deep lochs, cosmopolitan cities and remote islands. Here are just a few of the best road trips in … [Read more...]

Road tripping with kids: are casino resorts worth a pit stop?

Most states in the US now sport some type of casino resort along major interstates and highways. How do you know if any are worth a stop? Of course, adults serious about vegas-style gaming can head to Las Vegas or try their hand at mobile gaming, but … [Read more...]