Things you can’t fly with this summer

Summer travel is returning this year after a hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re gearing up to go somewhere this year, you may have forgotten about those pesky TSA rules. Some make more sense than others. For example, there … [Read more...]

Safe travel: 3 medical conditions that could prevent you from flying

The idea of getting on a plane again and heading off somewhere exciting is something many of us cannot wait to do. For most people, this is easy – we simply book a ticket, arrive at the airport, check-in, and fly. Yet for some people, it is not quite … [Read more...]

Teens flying unaccompanied: what to do when things go wrong

On Pit Stops for Kids, we've written tips for parents whose kids are flying solo. But what about teens? Most airlines allow kids aged 5-14 to fly as unaccompanied minors (with kids 5-7 restricted only to direct flights), which leaves kids 15 and up … [Read more...]

Homeopathic travel remedies: five items you need now

Have you tried homeopathic travel remedies for family travel? We've written about the best first aid kits for family travel, and even about items that should be in your bug-out bag for road trips. But the items we use most often to cure common … [Read more...]

6 important health tips for frequent travelers

When it's time to travel again, follow these tips to continue to stay healthy in the air. It's true that travel broadens the mind, allowing us to experience new cultures, taste new food and see amazing new sights that stay with us forever. To make … [Read more...]

Using FlyLine for cheap airfare booking

We like to think we're pretty good at finding the lowest airfare for any trip. But it's complicated and usually makes us want to pull our hair out. Plus, it seems there's a new third-party airfare booking app just about every five days...how to know … [Read more...]

Hassle-free guide to getting your US passport for kids

Need a US passport for kids? Getting your child his or her first passport doesn't have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Yes, you need to clear an afternoon or morning to the task, and yes, there's a wait time involved, but the process is simpler … [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...]

How to find the lowest airfare prices for any trip (STEP BY STEP)

Securing low airfare doesn't have to be frustrating, stressful, or futile! Cheap flights are out there, if you know where to look and how to book! You can take control of your airfare purchasing by planning ahead…far ahead. Here's how to find the … [Read more...]

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Tips for buying airfare from third party airline booking sites

If you'll be among the many families deciding to buy airfare this year, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of third party airline booking sites competing for your business. Buying airfare using third party airline booking sites can reward you … [Read more...]