5 Tips for Traveling to Europe With Kids in 2017

Traveling to Europe with kids is an exciting, rewarding, and exhausting experience. You'll create lots of family memories and give your kids invaluable chances to experience other cultures. At the same time, you need a lot more planning and plenty of … [Read more...]

Vacation menu planning with travel-friendly foods

Our Travel Gear We Use series has covered our top travel gear picks for road trips and favorite road trip snack foods, but what about vacation menu planning with groceries for meals on the go? We love staying in vacation rental homes when we … [Read more...]

How to find the lowest airfare for any trip (and every trip)

I hate the process of securing low airfare. It's frustrating, stressful, and sometimes feels futile. So many elements are out of the traveler's control: oil prices, airline policies, and other reasons for day-to-day fluctuations in the market. But … [Read more...]

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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...]

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...]

Top travel destinations of 2016

Here at Pit Stops for Kids, we travel approximately once or twice a month, all year round. In December of every year, we take a moment to reflect on the past year's trips, and try to select the five that stood out the most. It's a tough decision, and … [Read more...]

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Stocking ideas for families who travel

Need help filling those Christmas stockings this year? We're back with this year's 10 stocking ideas for families who travel! Whether you have small children who need entertainment on long road trips or teens who love the outdoors, the following … [Read more...]

Gift-free holiday: Why we opted for no presents at Christmas

Last year, we began planning a bucket-list two-week vacation to Europe. When we decided the best time for our family's trip was Christmas break, we, as parents, realized how unrealistic it would be to buy Christmas presents on top of the cost of the … [Read more...]

Tips to keep your family safe while traveling

Traveling the world is a great way to introduce your family to different cultures while having a fun time abroad. While in our experience, travel tends to be safer than your average day in your own hometown, every trip raises the possibility of risk. … [Read more...]