Guide to visiting Iceland in the winter with kids

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've been hearing the word 'Iceland' related to 'family travel' for a few years now. Families can have a great adventure in Iceland during the warm months (in fact, stay tuned for a guide to camping in … [Read more...]

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Travel Gear We Use: Best day pack for international travel

I've been conducting travel bag reviews here and at Practical Travel Gear since 2009 and 2011 respectively. That's a lot of reviews! I've tried crossover bags, messenger bags, backpacks, totes, and roller bags. Finally, I think I've nailed it. I … [Read more...]

Top countries to travel to for alternative medicines and treatment

Do you know anyone who's experienced medical tourism? Would you be interested?  Long before the introduction of conventional medicine, there was an effective, natural and less expensive way of healing. However, it has been hustled aside by medical … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: GoTenna review

When we visited Paris last winter, we spent a wonderful day in the Louvre. At least, it was mostly wonderful, except for the two hours we spent looking for each other. My husband had our two older sons in one section, and I had our youngest in … [Read more...]

The best countries for family vacations: where to go now

The best gift every parent can gift to his child is the ability to travel. But to travel anywhere without much of the thought giving is not really considered being an excellent way to do it. To gift your children all the best, you should, at least, … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve in photos: Celebrations around the world

Whether you're celebrating New Year's Eve at home, at a hotel or resort, or in a winter vacation home or relative's home, we wish you a wonderful night! Because none of us can be everywhere at once, we're bringing you photos of New Year's Eve … [Read more...]

What terrorism won’t take from me

As many readers know, we plan to travel to Paris next month. I’ll be very honest: current events have us unsettled and saddened on many levels, including, of course, the impact on our trip plans. Here is why we’re still going. Terrorism won’t … [Read more...]

Understanding the ESTA Application process for travelers to the US

We’ve talked a lot about how US families should go about getting passports for international travel, but what about those from other countries wanting to travel to the US? When do you need more than just a passport, how do you avoid the hassle of a … [Read more...]

Travel Medicine tips: What you need to know before traveling internationally

Every parent knows the mantra that goes through one's head before any major trip with kids: please stay healthy, please stay healthy... No one wants a family vacation ruined by illness, and just as important, no one wants to risk their children's … [Read more...]

How we planned our European trip on a budget

This winter, the Pit Stops for Kids crew will be heading to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy. Our entire trip has been planned with budget in mind, by necessity! If your family, like ours, wants to plan a European trip on a budget, we have … [Read more...]