Family-friendly paradise: a stay at Velas Vallarta

Guests arriving at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's Velas Vallarta resort should expect to be greeted in the spacious, breezy lobby by a friendly staff offering a cool, freshly scented towel and an ice-cold bottle of water. My husband and I were also … [Read more...]

The Grand Hyatt Kauai with babies and toddlers

Kauai, and Hawaii in general, is a great place for a family vacation, especially if you’re staying at the impressive Grand Hyatt Kauai. However, when you're traveling with children who are much too small for local and resort activities like surfing, … [Read more...]

North Country Farms: a stay on Kauai’s north shore

When it comes to staying somewhere funky and off the map, I’m all in—and this time, on a family vacation to the north shore of Kauai, HI, it paid off! We spent three nights and four days staying at, and exploring around, North Country Farms in … [Read more...]

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa: dining guide for families

During any resort family vacation, dining is a huge factor...both on the budget and in terms of enjoyment. While at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, I made it a point to try every dining option at least once in order to get the skinny (oh, don't I … [Read more...]

Aulani, a Disney’s Resort and Spa: what’s included in the Aulani value

There's no doubt about it: Aulani, Disney's new Hawaiian resort on the leeward side of Oahu, is jaw-droppingly fabulous. Throughout my stay, I experienced first class service, amenities, and activities across the board. For the average traveling … [Read more...]

A stay at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

I'll admit it: as my airport shuttle pulled up to Aulani, Disney's destination resort on Oahu, I expected to find Mickey front and center. I was prepared to greet that familiar pair of mouse ears from every angle: in person, in silhouette, in every … [Read more...]

Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa

Playas Uvero Alto Provincia La Altagracia Dominican Republic This review was submitted by Lindsay Aycan of Toronto, Ontario, who traveled to Punta Cana with her husband and two kids in July 2010. Punta Cana Resort and Spa, an all-inclusive … [Read more...]

Inn at Otter Crest

301 Otter Crest Loop Road Otter Rock, OR This pit stop submitted by Pit Stops for Kids reader Renea. Thank you for your support of Pit Stops for Kids, Renea! Touted as 'a place to play on the Oregon coast', the Inn at Otter Crest is comprised … [Read more...]

Del Mar Motel on the Beach

1702 Coast Bvld. Del Mar, CA The San Diego area is a family vacation wonderland (Legoland and SeaWorld, anyone?) and Del Mar Motel on the Beach is a wonderful option for your accommotions, often overlooked in travel magazines and guidebooks. … [Read more...]