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In our journey to the journey (the planning process for taking our kids on their first big international trip), we needed to find decent luggage for the kids. We needed something sturdy (that could handle the long trip to Kenya), something small enough for the kids to handle, and something easy to maneuver. The timing worked out well too, as we got these right before Christmas, so while they were a necessity, they also doubled as Christmas presents. #ParentingWin.
We decided on this Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds 20″ 4 Wheel Upright from Amazon (in red for our Iron Man fan, and cobalt blue for our Captain America fan). The reviews were good, and the size seems just right for the boys, who will be 6 and 4 at the time of the trip. They are essentially standard/adult carry-on size luggage pieces, but since the handle has an adjustable height, they can easily be pulled by older toddlers and young children. The 360 degree rotating wheels make them easy to maneuver, and the hard shell will allow them to stand the test of long, multi-plane journeys.
To up the fun ante, we decided to get them cute luggage tags with their favorite Avengers characters (Iron Man and Captain America). Since we couldn’t find decent luggage with the characters on them, we decided to go the route of choosing their favorite color for the bag itself, then adding the character luggage tags. They love them!
Our two bed-head, pajama boys enjoyed opening these big box presents on Christmas morning!
And they’re ready to travel! Well, not quite, but we are one step closer. More to come on our journey to the journey!
Papi Cruz says
It seems that you were able to accomplish several different purposes with the way you went about doing this. The children seemed to enjoy it as well. In addition, not having characters on the luggage itself will allow these to have many years of use as the children get older and their tastes change. Very smart.
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