Newest Pit Stops

Year-round outdoor exploration from St. George Utah with kids

Need a home base for your Zion National Park adventure? How about a launching point for fall and winter outdoor exploration of Southern Utah? St. George fits the bill, with red rock canyons, mountain … Read More

Best snowshoe tour in Bend: Wanderlust Tours

Another day, another excellent outdoor experience with Wanderlust Tours! What makes Wanderlust the best snowshoe tour in Bend? My family and I first experienced Wanderlust during a kayak tour of the … Read More

National parks of Canada: Jasper National Park, Alberta

Parks Canada calls Jasper National Park the 'gentle giant of the Canadian Rockies', but it seems pretty mighty to us. A gateway for outdoor adventure in all seasons, Jasper is known for backcountry … Read More

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National parks of Canada: Jasper National Park, Alberta

Parks Canada calls Jasper National Park the 'gentle giant of the Canadian Rockies', but it seems pretty mighty to us. A gateway for outdoor adventure in all seasons, Jasper is known for backcountry … Read More

Luxury stay in Crete: Marriott Luxury Collection Blue Palace

The Blue Palace, a Marriott Luxury Collection resort, is located on the north side of the island of Crete, Greece, at Elounda, about one hour’s drive from the Heraklion airport. This side of the … 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 … 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

Five family outdoor adventure vacations worth planning for

Embarking on a jungle trek in search of sloths. Skiing fresh powder accessible only by snow-cat. Climbing up a waterfall using only a rope tied to a tree. These kinds of adventures are not behind you now that you have kids. If anything, with the right planning and the right guides and tour operators, they’re…read more»

Are you making these six travel mistakes?

Whether you are a regular or first-time traveler, you are prone to making some mistakes which will cause you some stress and even spoil your trip. However, with a little research and planning, you can avoid some of these common travel blunders and enjoy your vacation. Here are some travel mistakes you should avoid: 1.…read more»

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»

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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

National parks of Canada: Jasper National Park, Alberta

Parks Canada calls Jasper National Park the ‘gentle giant of the Canadian Rockies’, but it seems pretty mighty to us. A gateway for outdoor adventure in all seasons, Jasper is known for backcountry backpacking and skiing, but also plays host to a number of family friendly destinations of the less extreme variety. Here’s what to…read more»

Luxury stay in Crete: Marriott Luxury Collection Blue Palace

The Blue Palace, a Marriott Luxury Collection resort, is located on the north side of the island of Crete, Greece, at Elounda, about one hour’s drive from the Heraklion airport. This side of the island is without doubt the more touristy side, but for good reason: its beaches are beautiful, the small towns hugging the…read more»

How to visit Knossos Crete

Knossos Crete, one of the most important archeological sites of ancient Greece and the one-time capital of Minoan Crete, is conveniently located just outside Heraklion. You will fight for room between crowds from bus tours here, but if you go early, you should be able to beat the heat and the worst of the lines.…read more»

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