Five great family vacation destinations

...to embrace as soon as it is safe to do so! Planning a family vacation is a delight, but it is not always the simplest of tasks. Finding the right destination is key - somewhere that has something to offer the whole family, with attractions and … [Read more...]

Ways to elevate your ski day: backcountry ski excursions, clinics and more

If you generally ski lift-served terrain (hopefully with your family!) but find yourself routinely wanting to elevate your ski day with a little more adventure, there are some very obtainable and accessible ways to do so! Whether you've already skied … [Read more...]

On being a skiing family: From the first green run to a family ski vacation

Recently, I read a Facebook update from a friend and fellow travel writer that declared something along the lines of, "Third time's a charm! On our third ski vacation, we finally fell in love with skiing." This happy statement made me reflect on … [Read more...]

Squaw Valley CA with school-aged kids and teens: where to stay, dine, and ski

A ski vacation is the perfect socially-distanced getaway, in the outdoors! Every ski resort experience is different this season, so visit Squaw Alpine's website for the latest COVID updates and regulations..Squaw Valley CA has long enjoyed a … [Read more...]

Six holiday card ideas for traveling families

Travel may look a bit different these days, but savvy travelers are apt to adapt to any of life's inevitable curveballs. Hit the road with a mask, always practice social distancing, and give us your best “say cheese!”  Here are six unique … [Read more...]

10 easy ways to decorate your hotel room for the holidays

The Pit Stops for Kids crew will be spending the holidays in a Tahoe vacation home this year, so I'm making plans now to make our stay as festive as we'd enjoy at home. If you, too, will be spending your winter holidays away from home, we have 10 … [Read more...]

Backcountry skiing basics: How to get into the sport

It's never been a better time to get into the backcountry and leave the crowds behind! Here's how to get into the sport during the COVID season! An avid downhill skier and snowshoer, I've been noting the small but growing trend toward backcountry … [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 family vacations during a time of social distancing

If you’re an adventurous family, you're probably itching to travel again. Travel is coming back, but it will look different than in the past. We took an amazing rafting trip--and felt completely safe--in the midst of CV-19, for instance. Then, we … [Read more...]

What to expect from a ski vacation during COVID

Skiing and snowboarding families should expect some differences at ski resorts this year. Ready to try a ski vacation during COVID? Read on! The good news: ski vacations are inherently safe, since they're outdoors with plenty of fresh air and … [Read more...]