Road trips with teens

Anytime you travel with kids, you can expect a bit of work. Things that worked on your last trip might not work on your next one, especially if you will be traveling with a teen. This is also especially true if your travel includes hours upon hours … [Read more...]

Four days in the Canadian Rockies: Jasper and Banff National Park road trip

It's very hard to plan a trip to the Canadian Rockies. Why? No matter how ambitious your itinerary, there's always one more place to visit just a few kilometers down the road. But if you do have to scale your trip to under one week, here's how to … [Read more...]

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Quick and easy guide to kids’ road trip snacks

There’s a lot that goes into making a road trip happen. Your level of organization probably lands somewhere in between winging it and micromanaging every detail, and with kids, you always have to leave room for the unexpected. If there’s one thing … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: Five products we always have on road trips

The family road trip really is where the rubber meets the road. When it comes to best products for road trips, we prefer useful items to flashy ones, the tried-and-true over the new fangled. There are many, many items to bring on your next road trip, … [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...]

The ultimate family road trip through Spain: coast, city, and country

Guest post written by Katie Belle. Road trips and relaxation may seem like an oxymoron when travelling with kids. But, in fact, our two were so caught up with the sense of adventure, there wasn’t even one cry of ‘Are we nearly there yet?’. From … [Read more...]

Road-trip troubleshooting: when things go wrong on the road

I'll admit it: I've run out of gas on the road during a family vacation. (I've also had a U-Haul trailer break down on me in the middle of the night in the middle of Washington State, but that's another story.) It wasn't much fun, and I'll tell you … [Read more...]