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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.
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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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From Sitka to Ketchikan Alaska: Family Friendly Alaskan Cruise

Never have we enjoyed such a hands-on, educational, and adventurous trip; while we never cracked a book, we learned more in 10 days on our family friendly Alaskan cruise than we could have possibly studied in a month.

Finding Pit Stops on Family Road Trips

We’ve compiled our best ideas for top pit stops on family road trips. Every road trip has a final destination, but rare is the family who can make it to their nightly accommodations without a pit stop or two (or three…or four).
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Small Ship Cruising: Adventure Vacations on Water

My definition of cruising changed last year, when my family and I experienced a small ship cruise. Although it lacked a deck-top swimming pool and multiple restaurant options it offered instead the most cultural, beautiful, and exciting vacation my kids and I have ever had. Instead of a floating resort, we had a floating classroom,...
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Best All-Inclusive Family Vacations for School-Aged Kids and Teens

Are you planning an all-inclusive family vacation with school-aged and teen kids? Luckily for you, this age group reigns at all-inclusive resort properties! They will find no shortage of activities, programming, and amenities at resorts everywhere.

Top 10 Things to Do with Families in Wyoming

It's no surprise that the state is filled with natural wonders, wide-open spaces, and outdoor adventure for families. Wyoming is a great pick for a family road trip, historical trip for kids studying pioneering and Native American history, or adventure vacation filled with activities.

Road Trip Week: Utah Road Trip Itinerary for Families

Utah Road Trip Itinerary for Families. Read on for a seven day Utah road trip itinerary for families filled with Trekaroo-recommended dining, attractions.

Vancouver Lodging: Best Hotels for Families in Vancouver BC

If you're not sure where to stay with kids in Vancouver, we've got you covered. Vancouver is a very walkable city, with several neighborhoods in which to lay your head. Where to stay depends on what you need most: public transportation, quaint shopping districts, lots of nature, or even sporting arenas.
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