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.

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...
Daily Getaways Family Vacation Deals - watch out for the deal offered by the Omni Hotels

Daily Getaways: Family Vacation Deals not to be Missed

Whether you’re considering a family road trip, camping expedition, or far-flung adventure, everyone can use some savings. We are pretty excited to find some impressive deals perfect for families in the US Travel Association's Daily Getaways flash deals event. Here are our favorites so you can start strategizing to snag a deal for your family.
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