Product review: Little Passports

We're always on the lookout for educational products that teach kids about global destinations and cultures in a fun way. When we can't travel the globe or the US, the next best thing is to learn about new places from home! Enter Little Passports. This subscription series is a home run: it's creative, engaging, educational, and affordable. What is Little Passports? Basically, it's a … [Read more...]

It’s here! Lots to Do in Line: Walt Disney World edition

Over a year ago, I reviewed Meredith Lyn Pierce's Lots To Do In Line: Disneyland. I admitted to being a reluctant reviewer: After all, I believe in not waiting in Disney lines at all! But after reading through the book, I wholeheartedly endorsed Lots to Do in Line. There was only one thing missing...all of Walt Disney World. Now Pierce is back with Lots to Do In Line: Walt Disney World, which I'm … [Read more...]

Book Review of The World’s Cheapest Destinations: 21 Countries Where Your Money is Worth a Fortune

Approximately 90 percent of content on Pit Stops for Kids is U.S. and Canadian-based, written to help families find the best destinations, tips, and experiences in North America. We consider ourselves experts in domestic road trip and outdoor travel, and if you're here, it's probably because you're planning a domestic trip with your kids. But that doesn't mean we don't recommend crossing … [Read more...]

Safe holiday travel tips and Master Lock Safe Space review

An average of 34% of Americans spend 1-3 nights away from home during the holidays. Will you and your family be away?  Master Lock, maker of luggage locks and the innovative Safe Space, offers five tips for safe holiday travel: 1. Keep that lived in look. In 2010, more than 1.8 million homes were burglarized with 400,000 of those burglaries taking place between November and December3. … [Read more...]

Back-to-School lunches and fall travel with EasyLunchboxes

In the Pit Stops for Kids household (and probably yours) it's back-to-school time, but that doesn't mean the travel ends. We'll be enjoying many weekend trips and sports-related road trips, which means we're looking for school lunch box ideas that double for the car. Our solution: EasyLunchboxes. EasyLunchboxes is a great system for eco-friendly bento lunches designed by a mom. Based on the … [Read more...]

BubbleBum travel booster seat product review

It's not too often that I am presented with something completely new in the travel with kids product line. When I received the new BubbleBum booster seat for review, however, I was surprised: how could a small, lightweight, bright purple cinch bag contain a child's car booster seat? And yet it does. The BubbleBum is the first (to me, anyway) completely portable, travel booster seat for … [Read more...]

Camping with babies and toddlers: gear up!

The first time my family and I took our eldest son out camping, it was a three-day backpacking trek into Oregon's Columbia Gorge near Multnomah Falls, and he was 13-months old. Were we crazy? Well, yes, but we had a great time introducing baby Nate to the outdoors we loved, and I believe the experience (and others that followed) helped him acclimate at a young age to the idea of roughing it. Is … [Read more...]

Keeping kids safe this holiday season: SafetyTat review

Are your kids prone to wandering off while on a family vacation, at a theme park, or just out for the day? Mine can be. (I like to call it 'being inquisitive', not disobedient!) One memorable summer day at SeaWorld San Diego, I actually lost sight of then-three-year-old Calvin for a full five minutes (and as any parent knows, that's a long time!). As I looked for him urgently, I knew the chances … [Read more...]