Newest Pit Stops

Five stops along the Icefields Parkway in Jasper and Banff National Parks

If you're visiting both Jasper and Banff national parks on your Canadian Rockies vacation (and you should be!), you will drive the Icefields Parkway connecting the two parks. This 3 hour stretch has … Read More

Olympic National Park with kids

Tucked away on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park offers the best of not one, not two, but three worlds: temperate rain forest, ocean beaches, and mountain peaks await … Read More

Guide to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with kids

On a recent tour through several California National Parks, I heard the same thing over and over again from fellow guests and even park employees: "We love Yosemite, but we've actually never been to … Read More

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Newest Resorts and Hotels

Where to stay in Banff National Park: Brewster’s Mountain Lodge

During a vacation in Banff National Park, visitors have three main lodging options: camping, hotels and lodges outside of the town center, or Banff town hotels. Because Banff can get crowded and … 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

Where to stay in Miami: Hampton Inn & Suites Midtown Miami review

A midtown Miami hotel is a good choice for a pre or post-cruise stay with easy access to the airport, or can be centrally-located for a Miami weekend away from South Beach. I recently checked out the … Read More

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Product Reviews and Giveaways

Holiday gift guide for adventurous families

Every August, I get a sneak peek into the holiday gifting season. Outdoor Retailer is the largest trade show for outdoor and travel gear, and each summer, they have all their new and … Read More

Travel Gear We Use: Abiie Huggs baby carrier review

Reviewed by our baby and toddler gear tester, Karyssa Booth.  Time for a baby carrier review! I received the Abiie Huggs carrier in the mail a couple months before my daughter could fit into it. I … Read More

Stocking ideas for families who travel

Need help filling those Christmas stockings this year? We're back with this year's 10 stocking ideas for families who travel! Whether you have small children who need entertainment on long road trips … Read More

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Travel Tips and Planning

Tips for family leisure travel

As families, there reaches a moment where you feel that you need that fun environment. Recreational activities are important in that they give the family a break from the busy weekly schedules. Kids need to develop strong bonds among themselves and also with their parents, and they can do this comfortably during family travels. Family…read more»

How to travel in style with kids

It is that time of the year when most of us are already planning for our next travel destination. After a long stretch of body chilling winters, summers make us all happy for all the right reasons. Families traveling with kids have an extra reason to be excited for all the family bonding that they…read more»

Tips when traveling with kids

 Holidays are always fun and relaxing, but it can also be completely opposite if you are traveling with small kids. Many parents shudder at the thought of traveling with kids because of all the horror stories about cranky kids. However, it can be a great way of family bonding if you plan it smartly. Here…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

Five stops along the Icefields Parkway in Jasper and Banff National Parks

If you’re visiting both Jasper and Banff national parks on your Canadian Rockies vacation (and you should be!), you will drive the Icefields Parkway connecting the two parks. This 3 hour stretch has been described as one of the most scenic highways in the world, and after our fall 2013 visit, I concur. The parkway…read more»

Where to stay in Banff National Park: Brewster’s Mountain Lodge

During a vacation in Banff National Park, visitors have three main lodging options: camping, hotels and lodges outside of the town center, or Banff town hotels. Because Banff can get crowded and parking and driving can be a hassle even in the off-season, we recommend a hotel in town to be within walking distance of…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 spend quality time with the kids in a region like the SEA. South East Asia is loaded…read more»

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