Vacationing for better mental health

If you're reading this post during a time of social distancing, now is the time to plan and prepare for your next journey! When thinking about steps you can take to improve your mental health, don’t forget to consider the often overlooked benefits … [Read more...]

Travel planning: Mindfulness when on the go

If you're reading this during a time of social distancing, now is the time to plan your next family trip, when it's safe to do so! When you are traveling with children there will come a moment when everyone is stressed out and in a bad mood. In … [Read more...]

Tips to help overcome anxiety about traveling

If you're reading this during a stay-at-home order related to COVID-19, now is the time for planning your next adventure, when safe to do so. The fear of visiting a new, unknown place and the uncertainty of travel plans can contribute to so-called … [Read more...]

Top four travel toys for kids

We will travel again, and when we do, parents need to be prepared with some tools at their disposal. Whether it is a road trip or a plane ride to another country, packing the right toys to keep your child happy and busy is one of the most important … [Read more...]

Mega cruise guide to family cruise vacations

Wondering how to pick the right cruise? Our cruise guide will steer the way! 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 … [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...]

London: The perfect city for film buff travel

London is a cultural hub that’s been the main inspiration for countless cinematic classics. And, the capital city of the UK is also home to a huge amount of iconic attractions and landmarks that celebrate cinema’s rich history.  Film buff … [Read more...]

Why travel is an excellent form of education

"Nothing develops the mind like travel," said Emile Zola. And you can find great numbers of similar sayings from famous and ordinary men all over the world. What force makes people leave their safe and comfortable places and condemn themselves into … [Read more...]

Hassle-free guide to getting your US passport for kids

Need a US passport for kids? Getting your child his or her first passport doesn't have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Yes, you need to clear an afternoon or morning to the task, and yes, there's a wait time involved, but the process is simpler … [Read more...]

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...]