Touring breweries and wineries (and how to take home souvenirs)

Indulging in a libation or two while on vacation has always been popular, but with the number of microbreweries and wineries popping up all across the country, it's now a  legitimate way to experience a new destination. Here's how to drink in the … [Read more...]

Spooky Pit Stops: Find a corn maze in 47 states!

Even so-called 'family friendly' haunted houses have become more and more frightening in the past few years, making us less enthusiastic about recommending them. If you're looking for some Halloween family fun that doesn't involve ultra-scary haunted … [Read more...]

Science City review, Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri is home to a science center once named one of the nation’s 25 best by Parents Magazine. Science City, housed in Union Station, offers learning experiences in a hand-on environment so well designed, the kids will never catch on … [Read more...]

Educational travel: hotel programs that teach while vacationing

Will you be pulling your kids out of school this year for travel? You can admit it here...we do it too! While we believe that travel aids a child's education, we also value the lessons they're learning in school. Therefore, when we do take kids out … [Read more...]

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The following post is written by Pit Stops for Kids' Midwest contributor, Kate Basi. Situated alongside the Grand River directly across (and linked by pedestrian bridges) from the heart of downtown, the Grand Rapids Public Museum houses an … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: One really good shell

With the arrival of fall, now is a great time to talk about one travel gear essential every person should have in their closet: a really good, high quality shell. A shell is not an insulated jacket, nor is it a rain jacket, though it does need … [Read more...]

Top hotel chains for family travelers

We get asked for hotel recommendations all the time. And we have plenty to give: after all, we spend over 100 nights per year in hotel rooms, suites, vacation rentals, and condos. While specific hotel picks in family travel destinations are … [Read more...]

Exploring Holland Michigan with kids

The following post is written by Pit Stops for Kids' Midwest contributor, Kate Basi. The town of Holland, Michigan was settled by Dutch immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has made a name for itself as a go-to destination for experiencing … [Read more...]

New travel gear: Tuo Travel Undergarment Organizer

We love using packing cubes. I'm a huge believer in organized luggage, with everything in its place. It saves parents time and sanity when on vacation with kids. This is why I'm excited to introduce a brand new packing solution: the Tuo Travel … [Read more...]

Tubing on Kauai: Kauai Backcountry Adventures

One of the most unique excursions families can take on Kauai is a tubing adventure through a sugar cane plantation. This adventure is very hard to describe until you’ve tried it: essentially, families are guided through the flumes and tunnels of … [Read more...]