When to upgrade to Park Hopper tickets at Disney theme parks (and when not to)

When buying Disney theme park tickets, families have the ability to upgrade to Park Hopper tickets. What does this mean? Instead of gaining admittance to one park per day, you have access to all four (plus water parks, if desired). Do you 'need' Park … [Read more...]

Glamping trips to book this summer

Have you ever enjoyed turn-down service…in a tent? How about foot warmers, breakfast in your camp bed or nightly s’mores service? Even if you’re a hardcore camper, happy to rough it, c’mon…this sounds pretty great, right? Get your glamp on at the … [Read more...]

25 Unplugged family vacation ideas

When planning your next family vacation, do you daydream about a mythical place when cell service drops to zero and the front desk staff has no WiFi code to give? Such places exist, and they’re ripe for family adventure! From budget-friendly to … [Read more...]

Tips for family leisure travel

As families, there reaches a moment where you feel that you need that fun environment. Recreational activities are important in that they give the family a break from the busy weekly schedules. Kids need to develop strong bonds among themselves and … [Read more...]

How to travel in style with kids

It is that time of the year when most of us are already planning for our next travel destination. After a long stretch of body chilling winters, summers make us all happy for all the right reasons. Families traveling with kids have an extra reason to … [Read more...]

Tips when traveling with kids

 Holidays are always fun and relaxing, but it can also be completely opposite if you are traveling with small kids. Many parents shudder at the thought of traveling with kids because of all the horror stories about cranky kids. However, it can be a … [Read more...]

How to plan college visits for your teen

As a family who's always loved learning on the go, we're excited to be diving into a new version of educational travel: college touring for our teens. At first, figuring when, when, and how to plan college visits can feel daunting, but in fact, we've … [Read more...]

Travel tip: How to save for world travel

Traveling the world is the new global dream. Almost everyone I know has world travel on their bucket list of things to do. It’s not surprising. When you see one stunningly beautiful picture after other of your travel buddies or of your favorite … [Read more...]

Where to go for spring break: affordable spring break ideas for families

If you live in a cold climate like me, you're probably ready for some fun in the sun. Or maybe you get plenty of blue sky, and want to experience snow one last time before summer. Either way, we have budget spring break ideas for you. Read on to … [Read more...]

How we planned our European trip on a budget

This winter, the Pit Stops for Kids crew will be heading to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy. Our entire trip has been planned with budget in mind, by necessity! If your family, like ours, wants to plan a European trip on a budget, we have … [Read more...]