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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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347 Reviews

October 14 2014
1 family found this helpful
Hoodoo Mountain Resort | kids travel, kids activities
Hoodoo Mountain Resort
NFD 2690 Rd,
Oregon 97759
"We loved our day at Hoodoo!"
Hoodoo is a community-focused ski resort, with a large day lodge filled with pool tables, foosball, and couches! The terrain is challenging for advanced skiers and riders, but there's a large learning area too. While there, try the 'snow bikes'...a Hoodoo speciality! Can't beat the prices, too!
October 14 2014
0 families found this helpful
Mt Ashland | kids travel, kids activities
Mt Ashland
2 Mt. Ashland Ski Rd,
"Great hometown ski resort!"
We taught our kids to ski on Mt. Ashland, and love continuing to ski here, where it's 'steep and deep'! Mt. Ashland is only 25 minutes from Ashland Oregon, and has a large, old-fashioned day lodge and a ski school and rental service. The prices are still 'small town' here, and pass holders really get a great deal. It's affordable to ski at Mt. Ashland!
October 12 2014
0 families found this helpful
Sailfish Marina and Resort | kids travel, kids activities
Sailfish Marina and Resort
98 Lake Drive,
Palm Beach,
"Eat at Sailfish with the family!"
The restaurant and seafood market at Sailfish is big, loud, lively, and fun. In other words, it's perfect for families with kids. The entrees can get a bit pricy, but there are kid-friendly menu items and great salads and share plates.

Be sure to check out the aquarium by the front door with kids, and if you have very wiggly ones, take them all the way outside where you can buy bread crumbs to throw to the fish in the water of the marina. They will come in droves!
October 12 2014
0 families found this helpful
Guanabanas Restaurant | kids travel, kids activities
Guanabanas Restaurant
960 North Highway A1a,
Florida 33477
"Completely agree with the other review!"
This restaurant is so fun! The entire place is outdoors, with shaded palm fronds, huts, and dense vegetation throughout. Kids will like the meandering walkways and the views of the water from the tables...watch small boats pull up to the tiny marina/dock! It's also fun to watch paddle boarders from here.

We had salads...the house salad with macadamia nut encrusted grouper was amazing! Guanabanas has a completely kid-friendly vibe!
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October 12 2014
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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum | kids travel, kids activities
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
500 Captain Armour's Way,
Florida 33469
"Great outing with kids!"
The Juniper Inlet Lighthouse is located in Juniper Beach Florida, not far from the West Palm Beach area. When kids are in need of a non-beach activity (maybe they're water-logged!) it's a great excursion with a historical lesson.

The lighthouse was commissioned and designed by Generals Lee and Grant, right before the Civil War. This collaborative project was their last before facing each other at the battle of Gettsyburg. Older kids who have studied history will find this interesting, but younger kids will love the climb up the spiral staircase to the top (must be 48"). The views from the top are stunning, and the breeze is a nice detail as well!

The exploration of the lighthouse is a guided experience; our guide also pointed out the light house keeper's place and one of the oldest, largest banyon trees on the property...just gorgeous. Afterward, your ticket (which is only $9 for adults and $5 for kids) also gets you into the small museum.
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