10 easy ways to decorate your hotel room for the holidays

The Pit Stops for Kids crew will be spending the holidays in a Tahoe vacation home this year, so I'm making plans now to make our stay as festive as we'd enjoy at home. If you, too, will be spending your winter holidays away from home, we have 10 … [Read more...]

Packing smart for kids: make or break your family vacation

There is nothing worse than getting hours away from home and realizing that you left someone's favorite bunny sitting by the door. Here are some simple tips that may make that easier or happen less on future adventures. Make the entire experience a … [Read more...]

How to stay healthy while traveling with the family

Traveling can be an exciting adventure, especially when you get to share it with family. Flying or driving to a new city, having new experiences, and getting to detach from your regular routine are things most people can look forward to when travel … [Read more...]

Cruise planning: Cruise line comparison and more

A cruise is a great way to enjoy multiple destinations while only unpacking once. Cruisers combine the convenience of an all-inclusive resort with the adventure of ports of call and international experiences. However, planning a cruise involves a … [Read more...]

Apps to make your traveling easy and enjoyable 

When planning to tour the world, the last thing that you wish to happen would be to get stranded because you do not know where to find a hotel room or did not get a notification about the flight’s rescheduling. Use these apps to travel around the … [Read more...]

How to get through a guided tour with kids

Are you struggling with ideas for your family vacation this summer? Why not do something different this year and visit one of Americas most famous cultural landmarks, such as going on a tour in New Orleans or San Francisco? We are big fans of guided … [Read more...]

Travel planning: When and why to partner with a family vacation planner

Here at Pit Stops for Kids, we're of a DIY mentality. If you're a regular reader here, you probably are, too. We encourage you to travel by offering as much useful, free information as we can, so you can make informed decisions before booking your … [Read more...]

Tips for planning a family reunion

Planning a family reunion can take as much effort and attention to detail as planning a small wedding. Bringing far-flung family members together in a way that’s both convenient and fun for everyone is possible, however, if you know when to start, … [Read more...]

Teen travel checklist: Preparing your teen to travel abroad

Last week, our teen departed for three weeks in Italy, without his parents. He traveled with a small group of student ambassadors for a cultural exchange and school program, and while chaperones will be available, they won't be with him 24/7. Because … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Traveling to Europe With Kids

Traveling to Europe with kids is an exciting, rewarding, and exhausting experience. You'll create lots of family memories and give your kids invaluable chances to experience other cultures. At the same time, you need a lot more planning and plenty of … [Read more...]