What you need to know about health insurance while traveling

Spring break family travel is just around the corner, but unfortunately, cold and flu season is not yet over! If you're planning a family vacation, will your health insurance cover you on the road? Should you add holiday health insurance to your … [Read more...]

Camping with babies and toddlers: gear up!

The first time my family and I took our eldest son out camping, it was a three-day backpacking trek into Oregon's Columbia Gorge near Multnomah Falls, and he was 13-months old. Were we crazy? Well, yes, but we had a great time introducing baby Nate … [Read more...]

How to snag last minute holiday vacation deals

The holiday preparation is done and soon the kids will be out of school, but you don't have a winter vacation planned? There may still be time to find, plan, and execute the perfect holiday getaway for your family if you act quickly! Follow the tips … [Read more...]

Travel Tip: Luxe Home Swap review

Congratulations to Kayla, winner of our March giveaway! Meet our featured April sponsor: With more and more traveling families seeking out authentic travel experiences for their kids, home swaps can be a perfect solution. Families can list their … [Read more...]

Travel Tip: Spring break planning advice

Has cabin fever set in at your house yet? It certainly has here! Despite the fact that we're lovers of the winter months (and all the snow that's come with it in the last few weeks), the Pit Stops for Kids family is more than ready for spring … [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...]

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...]

Packing for a Family: Tips and Tricks to Ease the Load

Packing for an entire family can be daunting (not to mention time consuming). First there's the pre-trip laundry, sorting, and folding. Then there's the piling of bags in the car or airport security drop-off. And even after that, there's all the time … [Read more...]

Planning the Family Vacation

Having recently returned from our 22 Day A Pit Stop a Day road trip, I will admit I'm already thinking about our next vacation...where we'll go, when, and how we'll get there. Trip planning can be daunting, but breaking it up into stages and 'sharing … [Read more...]

Pit Stops for Kids’ Pre-Road Trip Checklist

As my family and I gear up (literally speaking!) for our upcoming 22-day road trip throughout the western states, piles of equipment, duffel bags, coolers, and the like are starting to dot the landscape of our family room. As I always wonder before … [Read more...]