Wednesday, July 21, 2010

TOS Review - Travel Kits

Travel Kits:
 A Simple Way to Bless Others

Travel Kits, sold by The Old Schoolhouse in an e-book format was written by Donna Rees.  You can purchase and download your copy for $12.45 at The Old Schoolhouse.

 What are travel kits?  The product description for Travel Kits is  “a collection of items that will entertain and/or delight the passengers (especially the younger passengers), thus making the trip more pleasant for everyone. “  What you get is a 14 chapter, 93 page treasure trove of ideas of how to make travel more pleasant for you and your family. 

There are ideas for all types of travel, be it by plane or car.  Ideas for fun gifts to keep little ones happy on the road as well as get them excited about their destination.  There are even suggestions, complete with pictures, for how to cleverly wrap the gifts and how to distribute them to keep the fun and excitement going throughout the entire trip. 

Donna has also included ideas for blessing friends, be it with a travel kit or possibly a  new baby kit, a birthday kit, a new house kit, etc.  You name it, whatever the event might be, you can come up with a clever way to celebrate with your friends and family.  Travel Kits is a very creative way to bless anyone of any age. 

The book includes ideas on different types of gifts to include as well as places to purchase the items  inexpensively. 

Along w/ the gift ideas you’ll also find links to some interesting websites that can help make your vacation successful, from planning to packing to exploring  tourism sites to best gas prices along route to fun destinations,  etc.  There are also tips for packing food for traveling long distances as well as tips from seasoned road travelers.  At the end of the book you‘ll even find book recommendations for all ages.

We haven't traveled yet this summer but we are planning a trip this fall to California.  Normally our car trips have been filled with various complaints and the never ending, “Are we there yet?” Thanks to Travel Kits I have been thinking ahead and have begun tucking inexpensive items away to share with my family on our journey.  Since I have a few months to plan, I’ve been able to think about each individual and what they might like for their special gift as well as think of fun family gifts that we can all share together.  Knowing our destination is Disneyland, as well as a relatives wedding, I’m also able to gear some of the gifts with those themes in mind, another tip from Donna’s book.  I know this will add to the excitement for everyone involved.  I have most of my gifts thought out, either purchased ones or little items from around the house (ie videos, books, etc.), my next step will be the packaging, which will be a fun challenge for me.  I’m horrible at wrapping but Donna has given me the inspiration to make my packaging as much fun as the fun inside.

If the kids have as much fun opening the gifts as I have had in planning them, I know it will be a fantastic car trip over and back!  You'll have to check back in a few months to see the fun my kids had on their car trip but for now, shhh, I'm keeping it a secret. :)

Check out these other E- books offered by The Old Schoolhouse.  They have books that will satisfy just about any topic you can think of!

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I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.  


Denise said...

I enjoyed reading your review~ so fun to see what everyone has to say!

Jen said...

I am stopping by as a fellow crew mate. I decided to jump around to a few blogs and get to know others on the crew.

I really enjoyed your blog. Have a great day!

Nikki said...

We are going to be doing a lot of driving this fall, and I really like the idea of these little travel kits! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

I'm visiting from TOS, I enjoyed your review.