Educational Travel for kids: Orlando beyond the theme parks

When most families think of Orlando, two words come to mind: theme parks. We understand; after all, we offer Disney World tips for families and reviews of Disney attractions. However, families looking for educational travel ideas,  whether as pit … [Read more...]

An adventure in Miami designed by kids

Looking for a great place to take the kids on vacation? If you left it up to them, they might choose Miami Florida – there's a lot more to this Sunshine State than Orlando’s Disney and water parks, that’s for sure. There's a whole week or fortnight's … [Read more...]

Educational Animal Kingdom attractions (your school-aged kids will love)

Can a theme park be educational? We had our doubts...until being schooled by Disney's Animal Kingdom. Usually fans of the latest and greatest headliner attractions (read about how to tour any Disney theme park attraction in 15 minutes or less), my … [Read more...]

A stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of our family's favorite--if not thefavorite--DisneyWorld resort. When readers ask me, "Why pay to stay at a DisneyWorld resort?" I always cite Disney's impeccible attention to detail, from the in-room touches to … [Read more...]

Disney Done Right: Star Wars Weekends at Disney Studios

Summer's here, and family travel is at its best! What better way to celebrate the end of another school year than with a weekend at Walt Disney World? If you have a Star Wars fan, there's no better time: Fridays-Sundays through June 12th, Star Wars … [Read more...]

Disney done right: Dining in the ‘World’

If you're looking for tips on how to save money on meals in Disney World, this is not the place. Nor will this article tell you where to find the best fries, best pizza, or best cinnamon roll (although that would be the Main Street Bake Shoppe). … [Read more...]

Disney done right: How to enjoy the ‘Magic’

Yes, that's 'Magic' with a capital M, because ultimately, we're paying (and hoping)  for nothing less when we book a Disney vacation with our kids. Instead, what we often experience (or witness others experiencing) is exhaustion, over-stimulation, … [Read more...]

Disney done right: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

I wrote recently on the benefits of staying on-site in Walt Disney World. Of course, deciding a Disney resort is right for you and your family hardly narrows down your field of options, given that at last count, there were almost 20 of them to choose … [Read more...]

Disney done right: Making the most of your Disney vacation

At Pit Stops for Kids, we're big fans of Disney, but we know planning (and enjoying) a Disney vacation with kids can be overwhelming! In our upcoming series of articles, Disney Done Right, we offer our (kid and parent tested) tips for making the most … [Read more...]

Naval Aviation Museum

1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL The National Naval Aviation Museum, located within Navel Air Station Pensacola, makes for a wonderful (and free!) pitstop along I-10. Parent reviewer Jen of Two Kids and a Map and … [Read more...]