Top ideas to get the family excited for a road trip

“No way—the kids are not spending their vacation in front of a screen!” Sound like an ‘easier said than done’ quote of the day? Once you’ve said this out loud, you’ve just laid a big challenge ahead. Yes, it’s an admirable goal, but you’ll … [Read more...]

Stocking ideas for families who travel

Need help filling those Christmas stockings this year? We're back with this year's 10 stocking ideas for families who travel! Whether you have small children who need entertainment on long road trips or teens who love the outdoors, the following … [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...]

SeaTac layovers are now something to look forward to

Flying with children is an activity that I have dreaded ever since I became a parent. I shiver at merely thinking about my child getting lost at the airport, transferring all the drama at home to the airport and trying in vain to calm down a child … [Read more...]

Where to Enjoy a New Year 2020 ski holiday in Europe

Are you looking forward to spending a wonderful New Year's Eve in Europe? With New Year 2020 around the corner, most people are busy shortlisting ideal ski destinations for an exciting vacation with family and friends. However, the majority of the … [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...]

Tips for celebrating the holidays at Disneyland Resort

The holiday season truly is magical at the Disneyland Resort, bustling with special events, entertainment, and decorations. It’s also bustling with holiday crowds, which can certainly impact your experience. Here’s how to enjoy all the holiday magic … [Read more...]

Travel planning: When and why to partner with a family vacation planner

Here at Pit Stops for Kids, we're of a DIY mentality. If you're a regular reader here, you probably are, too. We encourage you to travel by offering as much useful, free information as we can, so you can make informed decisions before booking your … [Read more...]

The Wizarding World at Universal Studios Hollywood: What to know before you go

If you have kids who live and breathe all things Harry Potter, and you can't take them on a trip to the motherland, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios is the next best thing. With the Wizarding World is now open on both … [Read more...]

Traveling the Canadian Rockies on VIA Rail

Overnight passenger train travel can be more expensive and slower than air travel today. So why should you go? And where? Train across Canada: after spending two nights traveling the Canadian Rockies on VIA Rail's Canadian, the 'why' is easy to … [Read more...]