Where to go for spring break: affordable spring break ideas for families

If you live in a cold climate like me, you're probably ready for some fun in the sun. Or maybe you get plenty of blue sky, and want to experience snow one last time before summer. Either way, we have budget spring break ideas for you. Read on to … [Read more...]

Winter vacation home rental process made easy

Ever rented a vacation home for a family holiday? Worried it might be a complicated process? Not sure how to go about it? Pit Stops for Kids can help! This post was originally published in 2010, when we rented our first winter vacation home in Lake … [Read more...]

Skiing with a Tween at Sierra-at-Tahoe

This post was originally published as part of our Home (Away) for the Holidays series. It's easy to find kid-friendly skiing in Tahoe, but what about those hard to please tweens and teens? I spent an extra day at Sierra-at-Tahoe last week with … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: South Lake Tahoe, CA

If a kid-friendly ski trip sounds like a great place to spend your spring break, South Lake Tahoe, CA is the perfect location! Having grown up in the Tahoe area, I am no stranger to the Sierra snow, sunny weather, and beautiful scenery that makes … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Adventure Mountain

If you have thrill-seeking kids when it comes to sledding, you'll want to stop at Adventure Mountain near Echo Summit on Highway 50 for great family-friendly snow play in South Tahoe. Much more than just your neighborhood sledding hill, Adventure … [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: Sierra at Tahoe’s Blizzard Mountain

Sierra at Tahoe is a wonderful place for families to ski or ride, but sometimes, you just want to take it easy with a day of snow play. Or maybe you have young children who aren't up for a day on the slopes quite yet. Either way, if your idea of a … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Sierra at Tahoe ski resort

We're a family who loves to ski. We've visited many ski resorts, including a large sampling of what the Lake Tahoe area has to offer. During our Home (Away) for the Holidays vacation week, our rental home is right at the base of Sierra at Tahoe … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: A Tahoe winter wonderland

Only two days into our Tahoe Holiday vacation, and we're convinced: if you're looking for a winter family getaway in the South Lake Tahoe area, you can't do better than to rent a HomeAway property such as this one we're currently enjoying near Twin … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Dreaming of a White Christmas

As mentioned in past installments of our Home (Away) for the Holidays series, Pit Stops for Kids is excited to team up with #1 vacation home rental company HomeAway to learn just how easy and affordable the vacation rental process can be. To this … [Read more...]