Five things to check on your car before a road trip

Summer road tripping season is almost here! A road trip is one of our favorite ways to see the world with kids, and it's also one of the most affordable. However, we're all so used to driving in our cars that I think we sometimes neglect a few safety … [Read more...]

Vacationing for better mental health

If you're reading this post during a time of social distancing, now is the time to plan and prepare for your next journey! When thinking about steps you can take to improve your mental health, don’t forget to consider the often overlooked benefits … [Read more...]

Travel planning: Mindfulness when on the go

If you're reading this during a time of social distancing, now is the time to plan your next family trip, when it's safe to do so! When you are traveling with children there will come a moment when everyone is stressed out and in a bad mood. In … [Read more...]

Top four travel toys for kids

We will travel again, and when we do, parents need to be prepared with some tools at their disposal. Whether it is a road trip or a plane ride to another country, packing the right toys to keep your child happy and busy is one of the most important … [Read more...]

Travel Tip: Benefits of booking online

Traveling is usually an essential facet of life for Pit Stops for Kids families. When we can all get back to traveling again, we want you to be ready with the best tips for booking that amazing trip to make memories again. Previously most … [Read more...]

Five family outdoor adventure vacations worth planning for

Embarking on a jungle trek in search of sloths. Skiing fresh powder accessible only by snow-cat. Climbing up a waterfall using only a rope tied to a tree. These kinds of adventures are not behind you now that you have kids. If anything, with the … [Read more...]

Why travel is an excellent form of education

"Nothing develops the mind like travel," said Emile Zola. And you can find great numbers of similar sayings from famous and ordinary men all over the world. What force makes people leave their safe and comfortable places and condemn themselves into … [Read more...]

Guide to flying budget airlines in Europe

If you’re like me, you find those super cheap budget airline ticket prices very tempting. €25 per person from Paris to Rome? €45 to Copenhagen? Sign us up! These prices are not too good to be true; families really can get fares like these on airline … [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...]

Italy with kids: Cinque Terre itinerary for families

On a trip to Italy with kids, you're likely to devote a good deal of time to art and history in Florence and archeological ruins in Rome. Afterward, escape the intensity of the city with this three-day Cinque Terre itinerary for … [Read more...]