Travel Love – A Must-Have for Families Traveling to Europe
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Growing up I had the privilege to take multiple trips outside the United States. The experiences I had overseas broadened my horizons and (I hope) have made me a better global citizen. From the moment I found out I was pregnant with Goose – which occurred mere weeks after returning from a 2 week trip to France – I began to dream of sharing my love of travel with my own children.
Unfortunately the reality of parenting has made such a trip unrealistic for the past few years. Now that Nugget and Goose are both growing we have begun to plan their first visit to Europe. My husband is a bit airplane obsessed (see this post for proof!) so we are planning to return to France with the boys in 2019 for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Of course that will just be one small part of our trip and I am eager to show the boys Paris, the Loire Valley and hopefully a bit of the Languedoc Region as well.
Knowing that this trip is in our future, I was so incredibly excited to have the opportunity to review the City Family Kit from Travelove. Guys – this thing is amazing! I hardly know where to begin because I’m so excited to share it with you all!
What is Travelove?
Travelove was founded when an amazing woman named Katka decided to quit her job and combine her passion for her family and travel. As a native of Prague, Katka knew that she could share the very best parts of her city, far better than any outside travel writer. She used her knowledge to create the City Family Kit – an all in one kit to help entertain and educate children ages 4-7, 8-11, or teens while traveling through Europe. Currently Travelove sells kits featuring the following cities: Prague, Paris & Rome. More cities are already in the works, so if your destination isn’t currently listed keep checking back!
What Comes in the City Family Kit?
I received a Paris City Family Kit for review and to be honest I wasn’t quite sure what I would receive. When I opened the box I was overwhelmed by the level of detail. There is literally nothing you will need that isn’t included – even a pencil sharpener!
The kit comes in this darling box, carefully tied up with ribbon. Before I even opened it I knew I’d find something good inside. Inside the box there are 2 books and a plastic backpack style bag full of goodies (more about those later!)
“My Trip to Paris”
The first book is ‘My Trip to Paris’, a kids activity book. As you can see in the images below, the book is chock full of interactive activities and mini lessons. It’s designed as a companion to the smaller adult guidebook below, and the activities in the book correspond to one of the tours. All along the way there are fun facts about the sites you’re visiting and activities for the children to participate in.
“3 Days Paris with Kids”
The second book is “3 days Paris with kids”. This is more of a traditional travel guide for adults with a special emphasis on family friendly activities and attractions. What makes these books so special is that they are each authored by a parent who lives in the city so you get a real insider experience. Honestly this guide alone is fully worth the cost! The guidebook features 3 self-guided tours through the city with lots of family friendly extras. This info alone is worth it because it recommends kid-friendly restaurants, parks and playgrounds!
The Activity Bag
Finally, there’s the bag of goodies. As I stated earlier, Katka thought of everything in this kit. Most of the contents correspond to the activities in the ‘My Trip to Paris’ book. So there is a fun pen (with multicolored inks!) for filling out the written activities, bubbles and balloons where suggested etc.
- Reusable Drawstring Backpack Style Bag
- Custom Paris Stickers
- Blank Postcard to Decorate
- Colored Pencils
- Pencil Sharpener
- Glue Stick
- Magnet (you’ll have to read to find out what clever activity this is for!)
- Oil Pastels
- 2 Ballons
- Pen with Multicolored Ink
- Custom Landmark Stickers
If you’re like me, you probably could come up with your own educational activities to go along with your trip, but let’s be honest; planning an overseas vacation with kids is tricky enough. Why spend all your time planning activities for your trip when this kit will take care of it for you?
How Do I Get a Kit?
Just click here to visit the Travelove website where you can easily order your own City Family Kit. They’re even offering 2 free eBooks for download when you make a purchase! Whether you’ve already booked your trip or have just started planning I wouldn’t delay on ordering your City Family Kit. As soon as word gets out on how awesome these things are I expect the prices to go way up. It’s just too awesome of a bargain!