Newest Pit Stops

Greece history tour: Visiting Delphi with kids

Located approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Athens, Delphi is like another world…a world tucked up in the mountains (yes, mountains!) of the northwest interior. According to mythology, Delphi is … Read More

Exploring the Acropolis area of Athens

Likely at the top of your must-do list for Athens, the Acropolis isn’t just one stop. Make a day of it by getting a thorough tour of the entire Acropolis area, dedicating your morning to the museum … Read More

How to spend two days in Banff National Park, Alberta

Hopefully, you have more than two days to explore Banff National Park with kids, but if you are limited on time, here's what you should do first. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies: Whyte … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

Luxury stay in Athens Greece: Hotel Grande Bretagne

Athens is a sprawling, hot, and bustling city, and if you want to be pampered when you make your way to your accommodations after each long day of sightseeing, make your home the Hotel Grande … Read More

Five haunted hotels worth visiting this Halloween…if you dare

My kids tend to be frightened by kid-friendly haunted houses, let alone a haunted hotel, but if yours are made of heartier stock, a stay at one of the following haunted hotels might be just what you … Read More

Grown-Up Getaway: Wine and dine in Lubbock Texas

Last spring, we outlined the perfect Grown-Up Getaway to charming Fredericksburg, Texas, in the Hill Country. Now we’re back with one more--perhaps unexpected--Texas getaway: Lubbock. Everywhere I … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

Traveling with kids: The best travel luggage brand to rely on

Traveling with kids and fun and exciting and a lot of other things. However, at the same, it can be tedious and overwhelming. The efforts start much earlier during the prepping and planning phase … Read More

How to brighten up your home using your best vacation photos

If you are anything like us, each time you go on a trip you end up taking at least a few photos. They are a great way to capture the moment and create fantastic family memories. Plus, usually, your … Read More

Aventura Clothing fall leggings and jeggings for travel days

I'm back with this travel season's Aventura Clothing picks! Listen, I continue to promote this brand as an ambassador because when I travel, I'm wearing Aventura about 80% of the time. Why? Most … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

How to choose the right hotel for the kids

Once you become a parent, your holiday wish list will often change. When traveling with the tots in tow your priorities are different, so it’s worth doing your research to find a hotel that fits your needs and budget. Once you’ve decided on a location – most probably short-haul, because let’s face it, who wants…read more»

Five haunted hotels worth visiting this Halloween…if you dare

My kids tend to be frightened by kid-friendly haunted houses, let alone a haunted hotel, but if yours are made of heartier stock, a stay at one of the following haunted hotels might be just what you need for a memorable Halloween vacation. The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC: Rumor has it that the ghost known…read more»

Outdoor gear brands that give back

As a gear reviewer and travel writer, I am familiar with many travel brands and outdoor gear companies. As we head into this year’s ‘giving season’, I’d like to highlight just a few that donate significantly to a charitable cause or program…not just during the holidays but all year long! Outdoor gear brands that give back: Lifestraw: Lifestraw…read more»

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Disney Vacations

Disney World monorail resort restaurants: where to go and when

We love the Disney World monorail: it’s iconic, fun, fast, and easy. Strollers slide on and off with ease, lines are always at a minimum, and for kids, it’s a ride in itself. We try to take the monorail as often as possible during a Disney trip, in order to keep stress at a minimum.…read more»

Disneyland California Adventure MaxPass and how to use it

Have you heard of the new Disneyland and California Adventure MaxPass yet? Here’s what you need to know about Maxpass, in order to maximize your time in the parks. First, the facts of Disneyland California Adventure MaxPass: Disney’s optional MaxPass designed to do two basic things: 1. take FASTPASS paperless in the parks, and 2.…read more»

Disneyland hotel pick: Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

The following guest post is written by Pit Stops for Kids contributor Elizabeth Bickford. Need a Disneyland hotel pick? The Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance has one of the best locations and properties combined in the Disneyland resort area! We had a great stay with our two daughters ages five and seven. The…read more»

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International Destinations

Greece history tour: Visiting Delphi with kids

Located approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Athens, Delphi is like another world…a world tucked up in the mountains (yes, mountains!) of the northwest interior. According to mythology, Delphi is called ‘the navel of the world’, and it really does feel like the center of humanity while you’re visiting. The sanctuary of Delphi, with its most famous…read more»

Exploring the Acropolis area of Athens

Likely at the top of your must-do list for Athens, the Acropolis isn’t just one stop. Make a day of it by getting a thorough tour of the entire Acropolis area, dedicating your morning to the museum and your afternoon to the outdoor sites. Here’s how to go about your day at the Acropolis area…read more»

Luxury stay in Athens Greece: Hotel Grande Bretagne

Athens is a sprawling, hot, and bustling city, and if you want to be pampered when you make your way to your accommodations after each long day of sightseeing, make your home the Hotel Grande Bretagne. A Marriott Luxury Collection property, the Bretagne is ideally located in the heart of Syntagma Square, right next to…read more»

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