How we planned our European trip on a budget

This winter, the Pit Stops for Kids crew will be heading to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy. Our entire trip has been planned with budget in mind, by necessity! If your family, like ours, wants to plan a European trip on a budget, we have … [Read more...]

How to Find Kid-Friendly Hotels in Malta

Beautiful beaches, plenty of culture, lots of tasty food, and historical locations to visit. A trip to the archipelago of Malta (located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea) is a great way for your children to enjoy a sunny beach holiday while … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve in photos: Celebrations around the world

Whether you're celebrating New Year's Eve at home, at a hotel or resort, or in a winter vacation home or relative's home, we wish you a wonderful night! Because none of us can be everywhere at once, we're bringing you photos of New Year's Eve … [Read more...]

Give your Kids Adventure on a Riviera Maya Vacation

There are amazing places to go to for a family beach vacation, but few can match the Riviera Maya. Situated on the coast of Mexico, Riviera Maya offers you and other adults a chance to relax and unwind, and children an opportunity to explore, learn, … [Read more...]

River cruise vacation: What to expect on a Vantage Travel river cruise

You only unpack once. You never have to plan, drive, or navigate in a foreign country. You wake up in a new city each day. All your meals are inclusive. If this sounds like a dream, you haven't tried a European river cruise! Whether you embark on … [Read more...]

Germany with kids: Five Bavarian cities not to miss

If the Germany of your imagination is storybook towns, medieval villages, vineyards and church steeples, you need to include the region of Bavaria (and its subsection of Franconia) in your European trip plans. After touring Germany with … [Read more...]

Spain with kids: What not to miss in Seville

Seville is a region in Spain that has something for just about anybody. From the great Catholic and Moorish monuments and buildings to the iconic historic bullring, delicious tapas bars and enchanting old towns and neighborhoods plus giant wooden … [Read more...]

Best places to take a river cruise in Russia

Home to a range of magnificent cities and unforgettable museums, it’s easy to see why Russia is increasingly becoming a popular vacation destination. Russia has a lot to offer in terms of Russia river cruise vacations. Even more – the incredible … [Read more...]

Gift-free holiday: Why we opted for no presents at Christmas

When we decided the best time for our family's bucket list trip to Europe was Christmas break, we, as parents, realized how unrealistic it would be to buy Christmas presents on top of the cost of the trip. While we would be budget traveling through … [Read more...]

What You Need To Know About Vietnam’s Ninh Binh

If it’s your first time visiting Vietnam, you’re probably looking forward to seeing Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and Halong Bay. They are the big names, with masses of tourists flocking there each year. They are hubs of culture and energy, and Halong has some … [Read more...]