Family-friendly skies: five airlines that still go the extra mile

This past March, my sister flew to visit us for a spring break vacation. Since her husband couldn't leave work, she traveled alone from one coast of the U.S. to the other with her two-year-old and infant. A daunting task? Of course. One guaranteed to … [Read more...]

Family-friendly city touring with Go Select

    Will you and your family be touring a city in the coming months as part of a family summer vacation? We will! The Pit Stops for Kids crew will be spending time in both New York City and Boston this June, and since we plan to visit … [Read more...]

Long haul flight tips: Keeping kids entertained

This guest post written by freelance writer Ross Fraser. Traveling with children on a flight particularly if it’s a long-haul flight, can be somewhat tiresome especially if the child or children you are taking are quite young. While easily … [Read more...]

West Coast Mouse: five Disney experiences not found in Florida

If you're a west coast family (like ours), you may associate certain things with Disney that those visiting the Florida theme parks do not: the original Disneyland Hotel, driving the 5 or 405 into Anaheim with excited kids bouncing in the back seat … [Read more...]

Great Wolf Lodge MagiQuest: Step by step guide for parents!

Great Wolf Lodge MagiQuest, the resort's signature live-action adventure game, is one of the best things about the fun of Great Wolf, but first you have to figure out how to play. Tweens and teens can usually figure it out on their own, but for … [Read more...]

Great Wolf Lodge water safety: why you don’t need to worry

As a family travel expert, I've experienced many family resorts with my kids, and can sum up Great Wolf Lodge's water park safety measures in one word: impressive. During our recent stay at the Grand Mound location, we enjoyed the water park under … [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: Finding the right Disney resort for your family

When visiting Disney, we recommend fully immersing yourself in the magic of an on-site resort, but as a family of five, we also know the frustration families of five or more experience when seeking accommodations at a reasonable rate. Below are our … [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...]