Five ways to keep your kids content on a road trip

Children are naturally energetic. They’re impatient and rambunctious. When you take your children on a trip with you, it changes the vibe completely. While you want to relax if you’re on vacation, it can be difficult having kids around. This is … [Read more...]

Common mistakes that could ruin your road trip

What’s the best way to get out of the house and spend a few days exploring the country? A road trip. It’s one of the most popular ways to travel during the summer months. The roads are clear, and the weather is suitable to travel to a new city or … [Read more...]

Flyover country road trip: Fun in flyover country

I'm very excited to share that long-time Pit Stops for Kids contributor Kathleen Basi, a proud lifelong resident of “flyover country,” released a road-trip-themed novel this spring, and agreed to share a few places she uncovered in her research. If … [Read more...]

Travel with a cat? What to take with you

Travel with a cat? Yes, you can! If you are going to arrange a trip in your furry friend's company, it is worth taking some essentials to help your cat feel comfortable and stay safe.  Even though dogs are believed to be better travel buddies, … [Read more...]

5 reasons to travel by car during a pandemic

When we found ourselves closed at home last year, we didn’t believe it would last for too long. However, people still stay at home globally and don’t know when the world will get back to normal. The challenging epidemiological situation led to the … [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...]

Six kid-friendly tourist attractions to visit in Pigeon Forge

Travel can be challenging right now. If you decide traveling is right for your family, be sure to social distance, wear masks, and quarantine upon your return. If you're ready to hit the road and take your family on an adventurer's journey, here … [Read more...]

Pit Stops for Kids’ Pre-Road Trip Checklist

As my family and I gear up (literally speaking!) for our upcoming 22-day road trip throughout the western states, piles of equipment, duffel bags, coolers, and the like are starting to dot the landscape of our family room. As I always wonder before … [Read more...]

The wonders of Wall Drug, South Dakota (in photos)

Have you stopped at Wall Drug, in Wall, South Dakota? If you've driven along I-90 in either direction, even hundreds of miles out, you probably have stopped. This fantastical roadside pit stop is absolutely worth a stop, or even a detour, to explore … [Read more...]

Travel Gear We Use: All-time favorite healthy travel snacks

Today's Travel Gear We Use segment isn't exactly gear, but does help us as we travel: we're rounding up our favorite healthy travel snacks. There are many, many products out there that claim to be wholesome, organic, and tasty. We've tried almost all … [Read more...]