About the author

Amy Whitley is a travel writer and founder of family travel website Pit Stops for Kids, the mom of three boys, and an outdoor adventure writer for OutdoorsNW Magazine.
Beaches in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Beaches: Finding the Best Beaches in Costa Rica for Families

With over 600 miles of Pacific coastline and 100+ miles of Caribbean coastline, Costa Rica has a range of beautiful beaches that offer everything from crystal-clear, calm waters to world-famous surf spots. This is a country with high eco-standards and a sense of adventure. Families can expect Costa Rica beaches include plenty of recreation and...

Portland Christmas Lights: 5 Not-to-Miss Holiday Light Shows in Portland Oregon

Every December, Portland, the City of Roses turns into the City of Lights as some of the best light shows and festivals of the Northwest light up the winter sky.

Surviving Holiday Air Travel: Tips to Keep Your Holiday Spirit

Our family travels during the December holidays frequently and has the following tips to offer:

Find Family-Friendly Ski Resort Programming and Amenities

Ok multigenerational ski trip families! You’ve read about when to book your winter ski vacation (that would be now!) and you’ve decided what type of lodging is right for your family. But where to go? Pick a destination with a wide range of family friendly ski resort programming.   There’s a reason why Keystone is featured...

Service Travel on a Fathom Cruise

Photo by: Bigstock/Christian Baloga On a sweltering hot day in mid-June, my two teen sons and I found ourselves in the heart of a Dominican barrio, elbows-deep in murky tubs of paper pulp. We were on a service travel to the Dominican Republic. Rapid Spanish buzzed around our ears while we tried our best to snag...

Top Family Camping Gear: What to Pack on Your Next Camping Trip

  Whether your family is headed to a state park or national park this summer, camping trips don’t have to break the bank. That said, having the best family camping gear you need for outdoor adventure can go a long way toward having a family of happy campers. I’ve been reviewing outdoor gear for Practical...
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