Newest Pit Stops

Fall pit stop: Seven Oaks Farm

If you're driving along I-5 through Southern Oregon in October or November, the place to stop is Seven Oaks Farm, just outside of Central Point. The Country Store is open every weekday (and … Read More

Five best things to do when you visit Miami

By far one of the most enticing things about visiting Miami, Florida is the fact that no matter when you go, you can almost always count on getting some sunshine. Yes, south Florida enjoys warm sunny … Read More

Grown-up Getaway: What to do in Breckenridge in fall

Why would you go to Breckenridge in fall? As one local resident, mountain bike pro, and chef put it, "Why wouldn't you?" Autumn is a special time in this Colorado mountain town. When I arrived … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

Church Landing at Inns of Mill Falls, Lake Winnipesaukee

The following review is written by Pit Stops for Kids' reader Deirdre Hall. As we drove north into New Hampshire I regaled my children with tales of camping at Lake Winnipesaukee when I was a girl: … Read More

Kid friendly hotels in South East Asia for families

Traveling to South East Asia with your family and children is indeed a unique experience. You can be sure that your family is going to have a whale of a time. It is an immeasurably happy experience to … Read More

Grown-up getaway: Ashland Hills Hotel

Now that school has started, this is a great time to get away with your partner to toast another great summer. Autumn travel has the advantages of providing less crowded hotels and restaurants, and … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

Stitch Fix for fall travel: wardrobe planning tool or indulgence?

So I finally tried Stitch Fix. Yes, I know I'm behind the times. I decided to take the plunge because I needed some fall travel clothing, and wanted to expand my style range a bit, and try a few new … Read More

Best food containers and bento boxes for the road

One of the best ways to save money and stay healthier on road trips is to pack your own food. Almost every road trip we take, we pack lunches and drinks, whether we'll be on the road a few hours or a … Read More

Best essential oils for travel

Like everyone else (it seems), I've recently started using essential oils in my home and for my family. While I don't deem them lifesaving (gasp!), I do believe essential oils add to our family's … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

Packing smart for kids: make or break your family vacation

There is nothing worse than getting hours away from home and realizing that you left someone’s favorite bunny sitting by the door. Here are some simple tips that may make that easier or happen less on future adventures. Make the entire experience a memorable one by packing smart: from packing the bag to actually getting to the destination.…read more»

Auto Travel with your Pets: 10 approaches for safety and security

We can all agree that pets are part of the family for most people. They are always there curled up or trotting next to us when taking morning walks. They greet us happily in the morning or when we get back home at the end of a long work workday. That’s why when a holiday…read more»

How to stay healthy while traveling with the family

Traveling can be an exciting adventure, especially when you get to share it with family. Flying or driving to a new city, having new experiences, and getting to detach from your regular routine are things most people can look forward to when travel is in their future. If you have stress in your typical day…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

Kid friendly hotels in South East Asia for families

Traveling to South East Asia with your family and children is indeed a unique experience. You can be sure that your family is going to have a whale of a time. It is an immeasurably happy experience to spend quality time with the kids in a region like the SEA. South East Asia is loaded…read more»

Italy with kids: Cinque Terre itinerary for families

On a trip to Italy with kids, you’re likely to devote a good deal of time to art and history in Florence and archeological ruins in Rome. Afterward, escape the intensity of the city with this three-day Cinque Terre itinerary for families.   Day One: Florence to Cinque Terre We took a morning train from Florence…read more»

Day trips from Paris you don’t want to miss

Paris is a magical city full of historic attractions. A week’s stay in this exciting metropolis isn’t long enough to take in all the sights. However, just outside the city are some of the most popular attractions in all of Northern France. Families with kids will enjoy seeing the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the…read more»

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