When to upgrade to Park Hopper tickets at Disney theme parks (and when not to)

When buying Disney theme park tickets, families have the ability to upgrade to Park Hopper tickets. What does this mean? Instead of gaining admittance to one park per day, you have access to all four (plus water parks, if desired). Do you 'need' Park … [Read more...]

25 Unplugged family vacation ideas

When planning your next family vacation, do you daydream about a mythical place when cell service drops to zero and the front desk staff has no WiFi code to give? Such places exist, and they’re ripe for family adventure! From budget-friendly to … [Read more...]

How to travel in style with kids

It is that time of the year when most of us are already planning for our next travel destination. After a long stretch of body chilling winters, summers make us all happy for all the right reasons. Families traveling with kids have an extra reason to … [Read more...]

Tips when traveling with kids

 Holidays are always fun and relaxing, but it can also be completely opposite if you are traveling with small kids. Many parents shudder at the thought of traveling with kids because of all the horror stories about cranky kids. However, it can be a … [Read more...]

How to plan college visits for your teen

As a family who's always loved learning on the go, we're excited to be diving into a new version of educational travel: college touring for our teens. At first, figuring when, when, and how to plan college visits can feel daunting, but in fact, we've … [Read more...]

Travel tip: How to save for world travel

Traveling the world is the new global dream. Almost everyone I know has world travel on their bucket list of things to do. It’s not surprising. When you see one stunningly beautiful picture after other of your travel buddies or of your favorite … [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...]

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...]