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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.

How to Plan a College Tour Road Trip with Your Teen

Got a teen looking a variety of colleges & universities? Learn how to plan a college tour road trip with your teen to explore what college life is about.
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50+ Ski Tips from Experts!

These 50+ ski tips from experts can help your family plan the perfect kid-friendly ski vacation. From ski school, to resort details to dining and more, bookmark these can't miss tips.

Why We Travel: To Raise Compassionate Global Citizens

The first time we traveled with my youngest son to Mexico, we found ourselves on a fairly isolated beach on the far tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. Other beachgoers comprised of a few other American tourists, but primarily British and French families on holiday, plus quite a few Mexican families off of school and work...
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More than Just a Tent: Alternative Family Camping Options

Alternatives to camping are great ways for families to up their vacation experience without upgrading to a hotel or lodge. Just be sure to book them early…these fun and affordable vacations fill up fast. Read on for four great camping alternatives to try this year!
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Guide to North Tahoe in Winter

Explore North Tahoe in Winter with your family with this handy guide on where to stay and where to play.
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Family-Friendly Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park

The minute we drove through the gates of Triangle X Ranch in Moose, Wyoming, and took in our surroundings of the dramatic Grand Teton mountains, rustic cabins, and horseback riding trails, I knew we’d picked the right dude ranch vacation for us
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O.A.R.S. Without the Whitewater: Kayaking Jackson Lake WY

Located in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, kayaking Jackson Lake WY is a perfect introduction to a Wyoming national park trip with kids as young as six
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Road School: Teen Service Travel with Adventures Cross Country

Teen service travel with Adventures Costa Rica offers your child a unique way to vacation and give back to the community while learning self worth.
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Road School: Pioneering History in California, Nevada, and Oregon

As lifelong residents of the Western US, my family and I love pioneering history. Since the moment my 4th grade class studied the California Gold Rush, I was hooked, and I’ve passed on my passion for this chapter of our nation’s history to my kids. Nearly everywhere we drive in the West harbors some vestige...
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