A suitcase that doubles as a toy!

As a Travel Founder and mom, I had to personally take the time to vouch for this product. Trunkis are a hit in my home even when we’re not traveling, with the kids riding on it through the house in tedious days. And when we are traveling, it’s a show stopper. People literally stop to smile and comment on us as I go through the airport with three energetic boys taking turns on our Tiger Trunki.

 

Sit-On, Ride-On, Carry-On!

 

Why you need it: It’s a spacious cute suitcase that doubles as a toy!

Why we like it: It has just enough space to pack for the weekend, and if you’re traveling for more than two days, it’s perfect for taking a couple of toys to entertain them during your trip.

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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Are we there yet? A Travel Kit to keep this question away!

Are we there yet? We love how this reusable Road Trip Travel Games Activities Kit keeps the kids busy while creating dozens of opportunities for the whole family to engage in old-fashioned road trip fun!

 

Let the kids track the progress of the trip!

 

Why you need it: It’s hard to keep the kids off electronics these days. This is a great way to have the kids actively participating in the progress of the trip and interacting with the whole family through playing all-time favorite games like hangman, connects, battleship, license plate hunt, and even a visual scavenger hunt for kids who can’t read yet.

 

Why we like it: The countdown cards keep kid’s anxiousness at bay, letting them know what to expect. The cards can be filled out in advance and hung with the string and wood clips included in the kit.  Then kids can follow along and have fun as landmarks and stops are reached.

 

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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This gym bag is our favorite travel bag!

This Travel Duffel bag with Wet Pocket & Shoes Compartment is advertised as a sports/travel bag, but if you ask us, you don’t really need that many pockets when going to the gym! 😸

There’s a pocket for everything in this bag!

 

Why you need it:  When going on a family road trip, less is more. This is a very lightweight bag with plenty of room. It’s very affordable, so for a large family and a long trip, you could consider purchasing one for each. This way you don’t to play legos with bulky luggage, and everybody is forced to pack only the necessary.

 

Why we like it: It’s built to last with its waterproof material and wear-resistant leather. We also absolutely love the insane amount of pockets in this bag, including a shoe compartment and inner pockets for toiletries!

 

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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The best water filter bottle for your next road trip

An amazing camping product with an impactful social mission? Count us in!  For every bottle LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottles, you buy, a school-age child in need receives safe water for an entire year. With this bottle, you don’t need any other single-use plastic bottles in life. It removes all bacteria and parasites with a carbon-activated filter, turning it into safe water in instants.

This bottle gets rid of 99. 999999% of bacteria

Why you need it: For every fill of the LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle, you avoid two plastic water bottles of water. And you provide a child in need with a whole year of clean water.

Why we like it: Because it eliminates the needs for other bottles, and it’s a practical way to keep yourself properly hydrated through any kind of trip. Simply fill it and drink it.

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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Keep track of your Road Trips through the USA

In this Post-COVID world, many families are choosing road trips as a way to safely get away from home. It’s a safe-distancing friendly activity if you make careful choices of destination, stay, and activities. We love this Scratch Off US States- USA Map because it’s a great tradition to start with your family, helping you choose your next destination and keeping the memories of previous trips alive.

A great family tradition to start now!

Why you need it: Because it’s a great way to visualize all the places you still have to go and remember the ones you’ve been to!

Why we like it: It’s a great tradition and a cute piece of decor for your home!

If you want to know more about how travel has changed after COVID, check out our Post-COVID Back to Travel Guide here.

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20 things we endured when going on road trips in the 90s

There’s nothing more American than road trips. But, hitting the road with iPads, GPS, organic snacks and unlimited data plans is no match for what the 90s kids used to endure.

Times were tough then… crammed into the back of a station wagon, driving endless hours, filthy gas station bathrooms, dad’s corny road sign jokes. How did we survive? Here are some more of the hardships people had to endure when going on the road trip in the 90s:

1. We listened to music in Walkmans.

No streaming, no shuffle, no skipping. You actually had to listen to the whole thing from beginning to end. For the kids who never heard of such a thing, here’s a pretty cool explanation of how this ancient device worked.

 

2. We talked to each other. Sometimes it was a bit too much, and some of us got annoyed.

 

3. We took naps in dangerous ways.

 

4. Our mood was influenced by the songs playing on the radio.

 

5. We danced to Boybands’ hits like there was no tomorrow, and without any intentions to post it.

 

6. We fought with our siblings (also like there was no tomorrow).

 

7. We had to wait for the cassette tape to rewind to listen to it (and pray that it didn’t get tangled in the process).

 

8. If the car broke down, we played outside in the rest area. No cellphone, no Netflix. WE.HAD.TO.PLAY.WITH.EACH.OTHER. Can you believe it?

9. We rode in the backseat in unsafe ways.

 

 10. We played games in the car. Some innocent (I spy with my little eye round-robin, license plate scavenger hunts), and some a little dangerous…

 

 11. Some of us – the strong ones – could read entire books in one road trip.

 

12. We knew the lyrics to 1000 songs and we sang together shamelessly!

 

13. We knew how to read paper maps. And there was no Siri to tell us all about nearby things.

 

14. We ate unhealthy snacks. And there was much more where this came from.

 

15. We stopped at random diners, the food was great and the people there were the friendliest.

 

16. No such thing as car selfies. We took photos of beautiful sceneries and our fashionable outfits.

17. We searched for Payphones to let the family know we were all right.

 

18. We made mixtapes especially for the trips. Not everybody thought it was awesome, but they all had to listen to it anyway.

 

19. We had to be very selective of the pictures we took, as regular camera films allowed us about 36 photos. And we still had to pray they didn’t develop blank. Polaroids were the closest to Instagram we had, and we had family gatherings after the trip to show off our pictures.

20. And after enduring it all as a family, we got closer to each other. It was the ultimate test of our love!

 

— The City Catt Team 😽