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...]

What’s included (and what you’ll pay extra for) onboard a Disney Cruise

Before our first Disney Cruise Line experience on the Disney Fantasy, I asked all you wise readers for your best cruising tips. As promised, the best ones are now featured in a cruising tips video at, but now that we're back, I want to … [Read more...]

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Disney family travel: is a Disney cruise right for your family?

Though we're fans of Disney family travel, as Pit Stops for Kids readers know, we were cruising newbies before we departed for our three-night cruise on the brand new Disney Fantasy. As active family travelers, we worried a cruise would limit our … [Read more...]

How to prepare for a Disney cruise

At Pit Stops for Kids, we cover all modes of family travel. However, there's one major category of family travel we've neglected (until now): family cruising. On March 26th, the Pit Stops kids and I will be embarking upon the brand new ship in the … [Read more...]

What you need to know about health insurance while traveling

Spring break family travel is just around the corner, but unfortunately, cold and flu season is not yet over! If you're planning a family vacation, will your health insurance cover you on the road? Should you add holiday health insurance to your … [Read more...]

Camping with babies and toddlers: gear up!

The first time my family and I took our eldest son out camping, it was a three-day backpacking trek into Oregon's Columbia Gorge near Multnomah Falls, and he was 13-months old. Were we crazy? Well, yes, but we had a great time introducing baby Nate … [Read more...]

How to snag last minute holiday vacation deals

The holiday preparation is done and soon the kids will be out of school, but you don't have a winter vacation planned? There may still be time to find, plan, and execute the perfect holiday getaway for your family if you act quickly! Follow the tips … [Read more...]

Travel Tip: Luxe Home Swap review

Congratulations to Kayla, winner of our March giveaway! Meet our featured April sponsor: With more and more traveling families seeking out authentic travel experiences for their kids, home swaps can be a perfect solution. Families can list their … [Read more...]

Travel Tip: Spring break planning advice

Has cabin fever set in at your house yet? It certainly has here! Despite the fact that we're lovers of the winter months (and all the snow that's come with it in the last few weeks), the Pit Stops for Kids family is more than ready for spring … [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...]