Ski trip planning hack: Using GetOutfitted to rent ski wear

Ski and snowboard wear is expensive--very expensive, in fact--and for some families, the cost to outfit everyone for one or two ski trips per season is simply not worth it. Our family skis much more often than that, but with the rate my teens are … [Read more...]

Southern California CityPASS or Go Los Angeles pass?

If you're planning a trip to Southern California, AND you plan to visit at least one or two major theme parks in the area, you will almost certainly save money buying either a Southern California CityPASS or a Go Los Angeles attractions pass. But … [Read more...]

Guide to Las Vegas with kids: family-friendly Las Vegas vacation

I've never thought of Las Vegas as a family-friendly trip idea, but in the past few years, Vegas hotels and attractions have made strides to be more kid-oriented. Now that our local airport offers a cheap direct flight to Las Vegas (as many do), … [Read more...]

10 easy ways to decorate your hotel room for the holidays

The Pit Stops for Kids crew will be spending the holidays in a Tahoe vacation home this year, so I'm making plans now to make our stay as festive as we'd enjoy at home. If you, too, will be spending your winter holidays away from home, we have 10 … [Read more...]

Top three hidden gems of the Caribbean for families

As a top destination for cruises and tours, the Caribbean has no shortage of enticing tropical landscapes and attractions. The region’s predictably warm, balmy weather and aquamarine sea attract visitors year-round. And yet, the Caribbean still … [Read more...]

Planning a summer vacation using online vacation deals

Summer travel is upon us! If you're planning a summer vacation, but are still trying to scrape together the funds, use your pre-trip planning period to find great travel deals online. Read on to learn how to save online on airfare, hotel rooms, and … [Read more...]