Cruising Options for Families of 5 and More

Image via Wikipedia If your family doesn't fit the standard travel industry mold of two adults and two children, you've probably experienced frustration at one time or another while booking vacations, hotels, and the like. I know I have, and I … [Read more...]

Junior Rangers: One of the Best Kept Secrets of National Parks!

In honor of this weekend's free admission to National Parks, Pit Stops for Kids would like to remind readers about one of the best programs the National Park system offers: Junior Rangers! It's easy to sign up, it's (usually) free, and it's an … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Backpack for Family Travel

I can't travel without a trusty backpack, so while on our most recent road trip, I paid close attention to the types of bags and packs other families carried in and out of restaurants, museums, picnic areas, and on hikes and tours. As you'd guess, I … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day Keeps the “Are We There Yets” Away

Or at least, that's my hope as my family and I embark upon a 22-day road trip, touring four national parks, six family-friendly resorts, eight states, and a partridge in a pear tree. Well, maybe not that last one (which means it's sure to show up on … [Read more...]

When Pit Stops are Far and Few Between

When we first planned our recent spring break trip to Death Valley, CA (more on that to come!), I knew pit stops en route would be in short supply. I'd noted the lack of places to stop and play on Google Maps, and I thought I'd planned accordingly. … [Read more...]

Madrid-Barajas International Airport

The cost of airfare for five has kept our family vacations grounded for a couple years now. While our budget restrictions have led to finding many great pit stops while on the road (crammed into a Prius, no less!), I do dream of the (relative) ease … [Read more...]

Travel tip: road trip preparation with kids

We're all about getting out of the car on long road trips and stretching little legs and exploring what the local community has to offer, but what about all those quality hours spent in the car? My family and I are leaving tomorrow for a two week … [Read more...]

Extensive Great Wolf Lodge review: Grand Mound Washington

This past week, my family and I spent two nights and two days at The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA. We arrived at the resort at approximately 9 pm on a Sunday night. The lobby was still filled with children watching the evening animatronics … [Read more...]