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Wondering how to participate in PADI Women's Dive Day? We have information for getting involved and enjoying a scuba excursion!
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What to do off the slopes in Breckenridge? Dog sledding and snowmobiling, of course! http://pitstopsforkids.com/snowmobiling-at-breckenridge/
The town of Breckenridge Colorado is known for its epic skiing and snowboarding, but there are many other ways to enjoy the snowy mountains here. Whether you want to plan a day away from the slopes during a longer vacation or have non-skiers among you, head out to Good Times Adventures, about twenty minutes from...read more»
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I love Breckenridge. Meant to go this year but couldn't!
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In time for Valentine's Day, our new favorite couples' hotel in Portland! Check out the Society: http://pitstopsforkids.com/grown-up-getaway-society-hotel-portland/
Love unique properties, boutique hotels, and repurposed buildings? Portland has the motherload. It seems that every time I turn around, a new boutique property has opened in my favorite Northwest city. The latest: The Society Hotel, which we checked out on a rainy January weekend. No doubt about it, the Society Hotel is ideal for a grown...read more»
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Think you have to get on a plane to ski in the mid-Atlantic? Check out our contributor's experience in North Carolina! http://pitstopsforkids.com/a-southern-snowcation-in-north-carolinas-high-country/
The following post is written by guest reviewer Sue Rodman of Field Trips with Sue. Living in the Deep South has its advantages. Our mild winters mean pretty much any outdoor activity has year round accessibility. My boys have even been able to swim in the ocean over Christmas break. But when winter rolls around, sometimes...read more»
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So much fun!
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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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We've done the Luxor w/ teens... they got a kick out of the "slanty" elevator.

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I will admit that before we arrived in the City of Lights, I was intimidated by the Paris dining scene. We don’t speak much French, we’re not foodies, and we don’t like snails (sorry). After spending five days in Paris with kids, well, I’m still intimidated by the Paris dining scene, but we ate there...read more»
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Delicieux!
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Have teens ready to ski hard at Breckenridge? We have a guide for skiing Breck, by kids who can ski! http://pitstopsforkids.com/guide-to-skiing-breckenridge/
Breckenridge Mountain is a huge ski resort with something for absolutely every type of skier and rider. On our latest trip, we went with our teens and pre-teen, who are all expert skiers and riders. I thought I’d let them tell readers their favorite places on the mountain from their perspective. If you have older...read more»
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We love city tours on two wheels! Read about our experience with Fat Tire Tours Paris! http://pitstopsforkids.com/touring-paris-with-fat-tire-tours/
While planning our itinerary for Paris with kids, I kept hearing about an English-language, Paris-based tour company that goes around on bikes. My family loves exploring cities by bike (you may remember how we gushed about Bike ‘n Roll in the States), so we contacted Fat Tire Tours and set up a morning with them....read more»
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25 Tips for International Travel with Kids Tips to help parents who are planning to travel abroad with their children.  - Lisa Goodmurphy - Google+
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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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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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Southern Oregon
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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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  • Whitworth University
    English, Journalism, 1994 - 1998
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