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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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400 Reviews

June 15 2016
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Lodge at Big Bear Lake
40650 Village Dr,,
Big Bear Lake, California
"Convenient to downtown and ski resorts"
The Lodge at Big Bear Lake is right in town and has a rustic, country-style ambiance. The rooms are upscale and there is an exercise room and laundry room. The latter is useful when skiing in Big Bear. We didn't happen to use the pool (outdoor, heated), but the best thing about this hotel was the extensive free breakfast (with some room types). It was a menu-served breakfast at the restaurant on-site, and the service was wonderful.
June 15 2016
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Big Bear Lake Brewing Co
40827 Stone Rd,
Big Bear Lake,
"Nice place to relax in town"
We liked Big Bear Lake Brewing Co because it would make the adults AND the kids happy. It's located right in downtown Big Bear Lake, with a candy shop across the street (don't tell kids this until AFTER the meal!). You can even step inside the brewing area, which kids find fun to 'smell the yeasty smell'. The cuisine is typical brew pub fare, with some healthy options and great beer and burgers.
June 15 2016
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Captain John's Fawn Harbor & Marina | kids travel, kids activities
Captain John's Fawn Harbor & Marina
39369 North Shore Drive,
California 92333
"Awesome way to explore the lake!"
The best part of Captain John's is...Captain John! Yes, he's a real person, and he's a long-time resident of the lake. John is full of knowledge and stories about Big Bear, so if you can get on a boat ride with him as your guide, you'll be glad! I love that there's also a FREE frisbee golf course at the dock, so you can play after or before renting watercraft or going on a lake tour.
June 15 2016
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Snow Summit Bike Park | kids travel, kids activities
Snow Summit Bike Park
880 Summit Blvd.,
Big Bear Lake,
California 92315
"Awesome single track!"
Snow Summit is a great place for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers who want to enjoy lift-served track. There's a great bike shop on site that will rent mountain bikes (even have sizes for older kids as well as adults) and trails are well-marked by difficulty level. The lifties were friendly! There's also some forest service trails that are accessible from the top of Snow Summit, so you can get a longer ride utilizing these free trails as well.
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June 09 2016
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Grosse Savanne Eco Tours | kids travel, kids activities
Grosse Savanne Eco Tours
358 Chalkley Rd,
Bell City,
Louisiana 70630
"Highlight of the Creole Nature Trail!"
Located along the Creole Nature Trail, this guide company takes you out on the water of the marsh, where you can see SO MANY bird species, alligators, and more. While the rest of the driving trail is fun, this is the only way to be out on a boat. Recommended!