Winter holiday season at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

We've reviewed Squaw Valley in the past, and the info linked is still relevant, helping you plan your Squaw Valley ski trip! But we're in the heart of the holiday season at Squaw Valley right now, and it's amazing! For a taste of what this iconic ski resort is like during the festive holiday season, read on! Holiday season at Squaw Valley: For our family, spending the holidays at a ski resort … [Read more...]

5 tips for successful holiday family ski trips

We spend many Christmases away for the holidays. By far our favorite holiday vacation: a holiday family ski trip in a ski resort condo. Three years ago, we spent Christmas tucked away in a South Tahoe HomeAway vacation rental, and past Christmases have found us exploring Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, BC Canada and the North Shore of Tahoe. Spending the holidays away allows us to focus on our … [Read more...]

Skiing with kids: Diamond Peak ski resort

If you've skied in Lake Tahoe with kids, I'm betting it was not at Diamond Peak ski resort. Why? Because this Lake Tahoe local favorite is just enough off the beaten path that not enough visitors discover it. It's very accessible, located, in fact, right in Incline Village on the northern Nevada side of the lake, and lower-than-average ticket prices beckon. Diamond Peak has seven lifts in … [Read more...]

Ski travel hack: How to afford skiing as a family

If you read this travel website regularly, you know we're a big ski family. I grew up skiing and wanted to make sure my kids grew up skiing, too. We've made ski vacations a priority, but it hasn't been easy. Skiing is expensive, and getting more so every year. How to afford skiing as a family: In early January, my family and I enjoyed a perfect ski weekend at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, one of … [Read more...]

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 soon-to-be-available products on display. We curated our favorites here at Pit Stops for Kids, just in time for holiday gift giving. Ready for the scoop on the newest, most innovative travel gear for 2018, … [Read more...]

Moscow with kids: How to tackle this unique city

Moscow is always a great adventure, and you are definitely excited if you plan a trip there. There are different attractions and locations worth admiring. These might be of great cultural, religious, economical, political, or financial importance. Moscow is an old city with a long and notable history. It has been the capital city of Russia for hundreds of years. Numerous political decisions … [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 as the Pink Lady has been haunting the hallways of the historic Grove Park Inn for more … [Read more...]

5 fun yet creepy places to spend Halloween

If you’re a wimp about the supernatural like me and my family, you’ll be content to spend Halloween safely at home, carving a few jack-o-lanterns and calling it a night. If however, you and your kids are made of heartier stock, read on to find five of the most fun, yet creepy places to spend Halloween this year. 1. Gettysburg, PA: Don't get me wrong...we love Gettysburg, but it can feel … [Read more...]

Plan your next family trip to Houston

Houston is a vibrant city with a lot to do and see. But, what you might not know is that Houston is a great place for family vacations. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or looking for something to do since you just moved into your Apartment in Houstin, Houston, Texas has been taking the country by storm in recent years. It's been ranked as one of the top cities in America and has been … [Read more...]

Spooky Pit Stops: Salem Massachusetts

If you have kids who laugh in the face of fear, this pit stop is for you! (And if you don't, keep reading anyway; there's something here for the fainter of heart as well!) The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 placed Salem, Massachusetts on the map as one of the spookiest places in the U.S., and while thankfully, superstition and ignorance have gone the way of pilgrim hats, the town still does a great … [Read more...]