Road Trip Safety: What to do if your car breaks down

A few years ago, we were ten minutes into a six-hour road trip when we ran over a nail in the road and got a flat tire. Yep, only ten minutes in...and while it was a bummer to be sidelined so quickly, at least we were close to home. Within a few … [Read more...]

Midwest road trip: Perfect family-friendly suites in Bloomington illinois

This summer, our family was fortunate enough to discover the Holiday Inn and Suites-Bloomington Airport, for an overnight in Bloomington, Illinois, while on our way to points north for vacation. We thought it was going to be a quick in-and-out, but … [Read more...]

Long-distance road trip guide: packing, planning and more

We love road trips here at Pit Stops for Kids! But we know they're daunting. After years of road tripping with kids, we've finally put together a comprehensive long-distance road trip guide: How to Prepare For Your Road Trip Even if you want to … [Read more...]

Three best road trip itineraries for active families

  No matter how much we vacation, road trips remain one of our favorite modes of travel. Why? Road trips offer a sense of adventure and freedom that's hard to beat. Plus, they're often more affordable, more flexible, and allow us to see … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: What to pack in a car emergency bug-out bag

You may not be a doomsday prepper or preparing for a zombie apocalypse (or maybe you are), but every family should have a car bug-out bag for road trips and emergencies. So what's a bug-out bag? Not familiar with the term? Preppers define … [Read more...]

How to get kids to sleep while traveling (no matter what age)

I'll be honest: we've had some insanely sleep deprived family vacations. We followed every parenting book in the...well, book, but when our kids were babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, they struggled to sleep anywhere, no matter what we did. This … [Read more...]

Five pet-friendly road trip ideas

If you’re planning a road trip with the kids, you won’t want to leave your furry family members behind! It just wouldn’t be a vacation without them. Yet just like travelling with the little ones, a bit of advance planning can make a world of … [Read more...]

Renting an RV: Tips for RV summer travel

As a parent, I understand it can be appealing to rent an RV for a family road trip. Your schedule is your own (and so is your bathroom!), and you're not confined to airports, flight delays, or even hotel reservations. On a whim, you can detour to … [Read more...]

Need-to-know vehicle criteria for towing a camper

Owning a camper is a dream that’s shared by many Americans. It gives you true freedom of the road, allowing you to make any spot your home away from home. Campers are also the perfect option for family adventures since they bring everyone closer … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: 30 Road Trip Products

I know, your car is already packed to the gills for your family road trip. But trust us, you need these 30 road trip products and ideas to make your travel day run smoothly. We travel every month of the year, and test new road trip products every … [Read more...]