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 … [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 … [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 Bretagne. A Marriott Luxury Collection property, the … [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 … [Read more...]

Grown-Up Getaway: Wine and dine in Lubbock Texas

Last spring, we outlined the perfect Grown-Up Getaway to charming Fredericksburg, Texas, in the Hill Country. Now we’re back with one more--perhaps unexpected--Texas getaway: Lubbock. Everywhere I went in Fredericksburg, I was told by winemakers that … [Read more...]

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: the smell of the campfire, marshmallows roasting, … [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 … [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 off-season hotel deals are the norm. Recently, my … [Read more...]

Summer in Idaho: Schweitzer Mountain Resort with kids

In the panhandle of Idaho, high above Lake Pend Oreille and the picturesque town of Sandpoint sits Schweitzer Mountain Resort. While many people know Schweitzer as a ski destination, summer on the mountain has much to offer the active outdoor family … [Read more...]

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Maine with kids: Baxter State Park backcountry itinerary for families

Baxter State Park is Maine's largest expanse of untamed public wilderness. With almost 210,000 acres to explore, where do you start? Our Baxter State Park backcountry itinerary for families includes days in the frontcountry enjoying Baxter's car … [Read more...]