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...]

How to prep your house for holiday travel

You're going away for vacation...yay! But what about your home, sitting empty? We've all heard horror stories: the pipes froze and burst...the mail piled up, enticing theft...we really didn't leave our home secure. Here's how to prep your house for … [Read more...]

Five family outdoor adventure vacations worth planning for

Embarking on a jungle trek in search of sloths. Skiing fresh powder accessible only by snow-cat. Climbing up a waterfall using only a rope tied to a tree. These kinds of adventures are not behind you now that you have kids. If anything, with the … [Read more...]

Are you making these six travel mistakes?

Whether you are a regular or first-time traveler, you are prone to making some mistakes which will cause you some stress and even spoil your trip. However, with a little research and planning, you can avoid some of these common travel blunders and … [Read more...]

Five haunted hotels worth visiting this Halloween…if you dare

My kids tend to be frightened by kid-friendly haunted houses, let alone a haunted hotel, but if yours are made of heartier stock, a stay at one of the following haunted hotels might be just what you need for a memorable Halloween vacation. The … [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...]

What you need to know about going through customs with kids

To some parents, the thought of navigating immigrations and customs with kids is intimidating. For some, the first experience in customs will be during a trip to Mexico, or Canada. For all of us, it can be tiring, especially after a long travel day … [Read more...]

How to get the most out of an all-inclusive vacation

According to 2014 survey conducted by Allianz Global Assistance USA, 56% of adult Americans have not taken a vacation for at least a year. It could be because of lack of travel funds, getting tied up with work, or simply not interested. Nonetheless, … [Read more...]

Six tips for international travel with children

You and your significant other may be seasoned travelers with dozens of excursions under your belt, but traveling with your little ones is a whole different ballgame. Everything from packing to flying has another element of difficulty when you add … [Read more...]

Tips for multigenerational travel: vacationing with a large group

We have a lot of tips for multigenerational travel! Large-group vacations are a fantastic opportunity to get away with your family, friends, and loved ones. Family members who live far apart can reconnect and friends can get away from the daily grind … [Read more...]