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Where can you make a pitcher of mai tais for the family while sitting on your own lanai? In a +HomeAway rental, of course. Check out our recipes for family cocktail hour (kids and adults): http://ow.ly/Lmywi #wholevacation #lethawaiihappen  
Editor at Trekaroo and Founder of Pit Stops for Kids, Amy Whitley, talks about her Kauai North Shore beach family vacation. Her family took the traditional family dinner to a new level with ‘family cocktail hour.' Mai Tai recipes included, cheers! 
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Where to stay in Las Vegas with kids: a review of a non-gaming, all-suites hotel!@MarriottvacationClub
Looking for a family-friendly Vegas hotel? The Marriott Vacation Club Grand Chateau fits the bill!
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Talking about the importance of teen travel on the blog today, with an interview with Jessie Voigts of +Wandering Educators 
Why kids should study abroad, and how parents can help make it happen. An interview with Jessie Voigts.
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Do you know what to do if lost in the wilderness? Do your kids? As a former Search and Rescue worker, this subject is near and dear to my heart, and I'm excited to share this article I wrote for fix.com: 
Be prepared for your next hike with a few simple wilderness survival tips! Find out what items will help if you get lost.
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Sleeping bag for 3 seasons: reviewing the #Eureka  Spero on @practravelgear today: 
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Have you heard of terrain-based learning? I break it down on fix.com today: #ski #tahoe   #sierraattahoe  
Terrain-based learning teaches you how to control your movements on skis before you try the hill!
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5 reason to book a small ship cruise with @AlaskanDreamCruises this summer! Sat down with a cruise expert with Alaskan Dream: 
A year ago, we wrote extensively about our small ship cruise experience with Alaskan Dream Cruises. If you liked what you read (and saw in our small ship cruise review video), now is the perfect time
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What to expect with AT (All Terrain) skiing off-piste, and where to go, who to go with, and what you'll need for this backcountry sport: 
Backcountry skiing for the rest of us: what you need to know to get into AT skiing.
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Would you go to Las Vegas WITH your kids? I just did, and found some great travel hacks to make Sin City kid-friendly.@HuffPoTravel http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-whitley/guide-to-las-vegaswith-th_b_6705964.html
Las Vegas may be the go-to weekend getaway hotspot for couples and singles, but what if you have kids in tow? Is there any way to navigate Sin City with children? Yes... and no....
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Great hacks, sounds like you are a Vegas veteran. Next time, take the Zappos tour downtown. We loved hearing about how their custom service and delivery system worked, and the tour is free -- including a pickup at any hotel!  Thanks for sharing.
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We've all been there: how to make the most of a bad weather ski day: 
On a recent weekend, we decided to take an impromptu ski trip. We spent $135 on a hotel room in the resort area, $250 on one-day lift tickets for our family of five (a discounted rate due to being sea
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Top hikes for kids in #DeathValley  National Park: where to go for an affordable and active Spring Break!
We love exploring Death Valley National Park with kids! After our fourth visit with kids (stay at either Furnace Creek Ranch or Furnace Creek Campground), we’ve narrowed down our list of favorite
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Looking forward to this - we're planning our first trip to Death Valley for Spring Break!
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  • Whitworth University
    English, Journalism, 1994 - 1998
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Writer. Editor. Outdoor travel lover.
Introduction
Freelance writer of everything from short fiction to travel how-tos, you may know me as the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids, sponsorship editor of Trekaroo, or columnist at OutdoorsNW Magazine. I write for Huffington Post Travel and am a TravelOregon #AskOr ambassador. 
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Family travel freelance writer, editor, and staff writer. Fiction writer. Reader. Road trip warrior.
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Writer, editor
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freelance writing, copy editing, marketing and sponsorship pitching, layout and design, social media
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  • Editor, freelance writer
    Pit Stops for Kids, Trekaroo, Go Green Travel Green, 2009 - present
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Santa Fe with kids: dining, shopping, and touring
pitstopsforkids.com

When most parents think of Santa Fe, New Mexico, spas and art galleries come to mind. However, this small town in the high desert has its sh

Mammoth Mountain lodging option: Mammoth Mountain Inn
pitstopsforkids.com

Mammoth Mountain Resort’s Mammoth Mountain Inn isn’t the flashiest lodging in the Mammoth area. Nor is it the newest. But for families needi

Top 10 Things for Families to do in Minnesota
blog.trekaroo.com

When most people think about Minnesota, snow, hotdish, and nice folks come to mind. Though I believe we are nice and I love my own Top Secre

Mammoth ski trip tips: Overview of Mammoth Mountain
pitstopsforkids.com

If you’ve been to Mammoth Mountain, you know that this California ski resort in the Eastern Sierras is bigger than life. Massive in size at

June Mountain skiing for families: the best kept secret of the Sierras
pitstopsforkids.com

Skiing families have heard of Mammoth Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the western US. But are your familiar with Mammoth’s littl

Keystone lodging review: The Springs at River Run Village
pitstopsforkids.com

During or latest winter Keystone ski trip with kids, we stayed in a two-bedroom condo in River Run’s The Springs. At the end of our trip, my

Black Butte Ranch: home base for Central Oregon outdoor recreation
pitstopsforkids.com

Every time we visit Central Oregon, we discover yet another family-friendly resort. While some resorts are best for golf vacations, and othe

Three family friendly destinations with holiday programming
pitstopsforkids.com

The winter holidays are a magical time of year to travel with kids. Hotel lobbies are well decorated, decorated trees grace city squares and

Win an Eagle Creek Adventure Expandable Duffel and Packing Cubes
pitstopsforkids.com

It's that time of year! The holidays are here, and so is the annual Passports with Purpose fundraiser! This grassroots-driven charity effort

Outdoor exploration with kids: Eastern Mountain Sports Schools
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EMS is one of my favorite outdoor gear stores, and I look to them whenever we need something new for backpacking, hiking, or climbing. But d

Win a dream trip to Sunriver Resort and help fight childhood cancer
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This September, the folks at Expedia have joined forces with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, giving you a chance to donate to a great

Berkeley CA’s Adventure Playground
pitstopsforkids.com

Remember playgrounds without padded mats below every surface and safety bars at every turn? Remember building forts in backyards with scraps

Sun and Family-friendly Fun in Whistler, BC
blog.trekaroo.com

“Go Mom!” “You can do it, Mommy!” Those were the encouraging cheers coming from my 4- and 5-year olds as I got on a bike and wobbled through

The Montage Laguna Beach: beach luxury for families
pitstopsforkids.com

Laguna Beach is one of Pit Stops for Kids' Best Beach Town picks, and one of our family's favorite places to visit in California. Any family

Family friendly Las Vegas: Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Desert Club Resort
pitstopsforkids.com

Guest post written by Sisily Calvert. While most think of Vegas as Sin City, my family loves to take the challenge of finding family friendl

Best Juneau day excursion: Sled Dog Discovery and Mushers’ Camp
pitstopsforkids.com

If given the opportunity to visit the Sled Dog Discovery and Mushers' Camp in Juneau Alaska, take it! It may well be the best Juneau day exc

Celebrate Family and the Magic of the Holidays at Disneyland
www.hiptravelmama.com

HipTravelMama shares tips for celebrating the holiday season at Disneyland Resort.

The Disneyland Resort with school-aged kids: What not to miss (by age)
blog.trekaroo.com

Southern California is one of the theme park capitals of the world, and for families trying to do it all (or all it’s possible to squeeze in

Top 5 things to do with kids in Colonial Williamsburg | The Mother of al...
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Colonial Williamsburg is an educational, fun, and fascinating place to visit with school-aged children. Here are highlights, including five

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