Travel Gear We Use: The Seventy2 Survival System bug-out bag

You may not be a doomsday prepper or preparing for a zombie apocalypse (or maybe you are), but every family should have a car bug-out bag, ideally for each family member and certainly for road trips and emergencies. Opt for the Seventy2 Survival … [Read more...]

Top ideas to get the family excited for a road trip

“No way—the kids are not spending their vacation in front of a screen!” Sound like an ‘easier said than done’ quote of the day? Once you’ve said this out loud, you’ve just laid a big challenge ahead. Yes, it’s an admirable goal, but you’ll … [Read more...]

Long-distance road trip guide: packing, planning and more

We love road trips here at Pit Stops for Kids! But we know they're daunting. After years of road tripping with kids, we've finally put together a comprehensive long-distance road trip guide: How to Prepare For Your Road Trip Even if you want to be … [Read more...]

Tips to ensure safe travel with a baby in the car

Whether you're going on a short drive to the mall or a weekend road trip with the whole family, ensuring your baby's safety during car travel is of the utmost importance. Safe travel: Keep your baby safe every time you travel by car You don't … [Read more...]

Auto Travel with your Pets: 10 approaches for safety and security

We can all agree that pets are part of the family for most people. They are always there curled up or trotting next to us when taking morning walks. They greet us happily in the morning or when we get back home at the end of a long work workday. … [Read more...]

Best food containers and bento boxes for the road

One of the best ways to save money and stay healthier on road trips is to pack your own food. Almost every road trip we take, we pack lunches and drinks, whether we'll be on the road a few hours or a few weeks. Since we banned plastic baggies and … [Read more...]

Family camping hack: Dispersed camping tips

Have you ever been on a road trip, paid around $100 a night to stay at a basic motel, and thought to yourself that you’d rather pay less and see more nature along the way? Or have you ever camped in a campground amid loud neighbors and wished you … [Read more...]

Road Trip Safety: What to do if your car breaks down

A few years ago, we were ten minutes into a six-hour road trip when we ran over a nail in the road and got a flat tire. Yep, only ten minutes in...and while it was a bummer to be sidelined so quickly, at least we were close to home. Within a few … [Read more...]

Midwest road trip: Perfect family-friendly suites in Bloomington illinois

This summer, our family was fortunate enough to discover the Holiday Inn and Suites-Bloomington Airport, for an overnight in Bloomington, Illinois, while on our way to points north for vacation. We thought it was going to be a quick in-and-out, but … [Read more...]

Three best road trip itineraries for active families

  No matter how much we vacation, road trips remain one of our favorite modes of travel. Why? Road trips offer a sense of adventure and freedom that's hard to beat. Plus, they're often more affordable, more flexible, and allow us to see … [Read more...]