Thursday, July 22, 2010

Travel Kits Review


When going on vacation, whether it be by car or plane or train or boat, there are certain things that you have to take into consideration.  How long are you going to be gone?  What are you going to pack?  How long is the trip itself going to take?

One thing that doesn't always come to mind is how on Earth are you going to keep the children entertained during the trip?  If you're like me, and your road trips are generally 10 hours or more, there is a LOT of time to fill.  Sure, you can travel at night so the kids are sleeping, but even THAT doesn't last for long.

That is where something like The Old Schoolhouse's e-book Travel Kits: A Simple Way to Bless Others can come in handy.  For $12.45 you get 93 pages of ideas for special gifts to not only give your own children to make those trips much more bearable, but also to give to OTHER people so that THEIR trips run a bit more peacefully (perhaps even as a thank you if they're coming to visit you).

The 14 chapters take you all the way from determining how much and what needs to go into the travel kit, to ideas for giving it away and for opening the kits while on the road.

In the beginning they remind you of some things to consider, such as the size of the vehicle, gender of the child receiving the gifts, and whether each one should be unique or more of a "one size" sort of deal.

There are loads of ideas on what to put into the packages, keeping the items together, even all the way down to fun ways of storing different food items or craft supplies to help prevent complete backseat destruction zones.  (Not that those EVER happen on long road trips ;)  )

Loads of ideas for gifts, from practically free to more elaborate and sometimes pricey.  And as if all of THAT wasn't enough, and didn't provide inspiration to make with the giving, there are pictures throughout the e-book of sample travel kits and gifts within the kits to jump start you.

While we aren't making any big trips this summer, I will definitely be putting these ideas to use when we make our next long trek to visit family.

If I can get Link to ever take a vacation...

You can read about my fellow Crew member's experience with this product and many other products over at the TOS Homeschool Review blog.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this e-book for the purpose of writing this honest review.  I received no other compensation from The Old Schoolhouse or anyone else associated with this product.


KatieCorbett said...

Nice review, I too liked this e-book, great ideas!!

Julia said...

Very neat!

Catherine said...

I really enjoyed this E-book. I'm glad you did, too. Very nice review.