How to make summer family travel plans with a printable calendar

Summer is right around the corner, so kids could already be waiting for family trips. As we’ve said before, family travels help your family bond and build memories that you will later cherish. How to make summer family travel plans can be the … [Read more...]

Six tips to save money on travel

Taking a vacation and getting away from the daily grind is so important. Sadly, for many people, taking a holiday seems like an expensive luxury. It doesn't have to be this way, though. Here are several ways you can save money on a holiday. 1. … [Read more...]

Travel planning: When and why to partner with a family vacation planner

Here at Pit Stops for Kids, we're of a DIY mentality. If you're a regular reader here, you probably are, too. We encourage you to travel by offering as much useful, free information as we can, so you can make informed decisions before booking your … [Read more...]

Travel tip: Where is it appropriate to use drones with kids?

Have you seen drones circling overhead on recent travels? We have! While it's important to follow specific useage guidelines (personal drones are prohibited in some places), if you have kids clamoring to fly a drone either at home or while on … [Read more...]

Hassle-free guide to getting your kids’ first passport

Getting your child his or her first passport doesn't have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Yes, you need to clear an afternoon or morning to the task, and yes, there's a wait time involved, but the process is simpler than most people realize. … [Read more...]

Plan your next family vacation in Ecuador

Is it a good idea to go to South America with kids? No – it’s a great idea! Ecuador, a geographically diverse little equatorial country on the Pacific coast of Northwestern South America, is an ideal destination for a family vacation. With its … [Read more...]

Family packing for a trip to New York

When preparing for a family vacation, it can seem as though there are countless concerns and considerations. Well before you actually leave, you must decide on an agreeable destination, carefully determine your budget, schedule the perfect timing for … [Read more...]

Best budget vacations with kids

We enjoy all types of travel, from those bucket-list moments to the cheapest of camping trips. The good news: kids love it all! Traveling with children can be stressful enough without having to worry about the budget, but with a little planning it … [Read more...]

Three northwest backpacking routes for families

Parents with young children: you absolutely can backpack with kids! Our family has found success by choosing backpacking routes that are short on distance but big on rewards, whether that be in the form of a fun lake or river to swim in, dramatic … [Read more...]

Travel tip: Earn money for travel recs with TRVL

I love the shift in travel to include so many peer-to-peer travel planning services. For instance, we use Airbnb and Uber regularly when we travel, both to save on our travel budget and to meet locals in the places to visit. New to this share-economy … [Read more...]