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About Me & My Family

I'm a travel and eco blogger, freelance writer, and editor living in beautiful Oregon. I love to travel with kids (most of the time) and run a review site for parents called www.pitstopsforkids.com.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, energetic, scheduled
We Just Got Back From
A whirlwind tour of the national parks of the Southwest!
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Oregon state parks or Laguna Beach, CA. It's a toss up!
A Place We'd Love To Visit
St. John's in the US Virgin Islands
Favorite Vacation Memory
Watching my children explore Disney World for the first time!
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Stranded in the San Francisco airport at 2 am with a toddler and an infant. Not. Fun.
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288 Reviews

April 10 2014
1 family found this helpful
Morning Glory
1149 Siskiyou Boulevard,
"You should go to morning glory"
Morning glory is the best restaurant ever, says nine-year-old Tobias! He goes there every Friday for lunch, and it is very kid-friendly. "I like Morning Glory best best because of their perfect hash browns," Tobias says. Morning Glory serves breakfast and lunch in a very friendly location, with great wait staff. It's next to the Siskiyou School, making it perfect for students to go to!
February 15 2014
0 families found this helpful
Affinia 50 Hotel | kids travel, kids activities
Affinia 50 Hotel
155 E 50th St,
New York (Manhattan), New York
"Great midtown hotel!"
We loved our stay at the Affinia 50! The staff and doormen were excellent, the hotel is in a very safe neighborhood, and the rooms are huge by NYC standards! We had a large group (7), and were able to get a two room suite at Affinia 50, complete with a full kitchen. We saved so much money using the kitchen and grabbing groceries from the corner store next to the hotel. We were in walking distance of almost everything, too.
February 15 2014
1 family found this helpful
Cafe Lalo
201 West 83rd Street,
New York (Manhattan),
New York
"Best place to eat near the American Museum of Nat History!"
Cafe Lalo serves the best brunch food near the park! Keep your eyes peeled: you just might see a celeb here, though the ambiance is very chill. On Sundays, you'll have to wait for a table, but on weekdays after a visit to the museum nearby (or play time at the park) you'll be able to get in for a huge waffle or wonderful cinnamon roll without problem. My kids loved ordering off their international menu, with breakfasts from all over the world.
January 14 2014
0 families found this helpful
Keystone Kidtopia | kids travel, kids activities
Keystone Kidtopia
100 Dercum Square,
"Check the Kidtopia schedule when you arrive!"
Families coming to Keystone to ski need to check out the Kidtopia schedule! What is Kidtopia? It's both a place--Kidtopia headquarters are located in Dercum Square in River Run Village by the ice rink (at the bottom of Expedition Station)--and a program--Kidtopia events take place throughout the resort.

Kidtopia events can include fireworks, weekly parades (every Saturday night in season), the Kidtopia snow castle (at the top of Dercum Peak) and various activities in the headquarters, like face painting and scavenger hunts.

Check the schedule when you arrive, and keep in mind that you can visit the Kidtopia headquarters during any open hours (during our visit, it was 11 am to 5 pm) to enjoy indoor activities with kids such as painting and pottery. The headquarters houses Ready, Paint, Fire, a local business where kids can paint on canvas and make and fire their own mugs and plates. A great cold-weather or apres-ski activity!
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January 14 2014
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River Run Condominiums
129 River Run Rd,
Dillon, Colorado
"Great stay at The Springs"
Parents can easily get overwhelmed looking at all the condo-style lodging options in River Run Village, but don't worry: you can't go wrong! All River Run lodging is either ski-in, ski-out or a very quick walk to the River Run Gondola. Plus, you're steps from dining, ski rentals, Kidtopia headquarters, and Dercum ice rink.

We stayed in The Springs, which is located adjacent to the gondola and just over a pedestrian bridge from the village. We loved this combination of convenience and tranquility...it was very quiet! My son loved the heated outdoor pool with slide and hot tubs, and in the lobby area, you can find a toddler play room and a media/theater room. There's also a BBQ, but it was too cold on our visit to use it!

All rooms at Springs have full kitchens and dining areas. Our two-bedroom corner unit had a fireplace, large living room, and great balcony. We only wished we had a washer and dryer! When we wanted to eat out, we were very close to our favorite Keystone restaurant: Blue Moon Cafe. We also ate at Kickaboo Tavern.

The Springs has ski lockers, and the ice rink is about a 3 minute walk. We were hosted at The Springs by Keystone, but all opinions are my own.