The start of a new year always brings a bout of inspirational changes – from newly healthy dieters to gym goers, resolutions run amok. Yet every year, it always seems that once we get busy, back into our routines and away from the waist-gaining deliciousness of the lazy holidays spent at home with friends and family gain, we never actually live up to the resolutions we try to set.
We get back into our routines and often tell ourselves we’re too busy to achieve the things we once resolved we’d do. For many of us, this means we get into a habit of hibernating through the colder weather and shorter days. Whether you’ve already been an avid traveler or plan to become one in the decade to come, the truth is that there’s no time like the present to take that trip or go on that journey.
This holiday season, it is estimated that over 115 million Americans will travel for the Christmas season. This includes road trips to grandma’s house, family trips during the winter break and even holiday escapes to somewhere warm and tropical. Regardless of the destination, over 1/3rd of Americans will be heading out and the smart ones will remember this hygiene essential before they do. Gone are the days of trying to remember everyone’s toothbrush or deodorant. Families from sea to shining sea have come to embrace the convenient travel-ready hygiene kit that has it all. So let’s take a quick look at how families across America are saving time and money this holiday season.
Crunching leaves hit the ground as the chill in the air signals the approach of colder days. Bathing suits are swapped out for pashmina scarves and leather boots. As we put away the candy corn and dust off the cobwebs of Halloween, November marks a perfect time for traveling with friends, family and loved ones. It’s shoulder season, which means prices won’t be as expensive as they will be after Thanksgiving kick starts the holiday season and with it, higher flight prices across the US and overseas.
So why not take some time off before the rush of the holidays begins and the Christmas markets across Europe cause airfare prices to soar? Get in your car, or head to the nearest airport, and try one of these amazingly quaint and less-explored favorite fall destinations.
As the leaves start to change colors and a winter chill blows in from the North, American families from sea to shining sea are gearing up for the great American road trip this fall. It might be driving through New England to see the best of fall colors or simply packing up to spend Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house, but millions of Americans will soon be hitting the road and travel has never been easier. Granted, this is in large part due to portable DVD players and devices that keep kids from fighting in the back seat. However, it is also because packing up your family’s hygiene essentials is a breeze with custom convenience travel kits. The road awaits you this fall and now you’ll have everything you need to keep the family smelling fresh along the way.
Every year throughout corporate America, gifts are given to employees to show appreciation. From coffee mugs to golf towels, these gifts more often than not are a mere duplicate of what someone already owns. There is no practical value in one more coffee mug or one more golf towel. However, there is a great deal of practical value in gifting pre-packaged hygiene kits that are sure to find some use during the next holiday or travel for work. Let’s just take this Unisex Hygiene Kit for example.
For many children, the back-to-school shopping craze is an opportunity to purchase fresh clothes, sport new haircuts and if you are lucky enough, a new pair of sneakers. The body is the armature of the self and when children feel confident through personal appearance it often translates to other aspects of life. Meanwhile, a great number of children from sea to shining sea return to school with no such feeling. For families living in impoverished communities, even the basic necessities of hygiene are often overlooked. The result is a child ashamed to go to school and growing up far from confident. Fortunately, teachers and administrators around the nation have taken notice and are taking action. Charities and schools are giving the gift of confidence through the power of prepackaged hygiene kits to children in need. A simple and affordable act of compassion that pays off in a big way in the lives of children.
Summer time temperatures and longer days of sunlight can make now as good a time as any to take that dream Euro Trip. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean has never been cheaper, and as a result, island hopping in Greece or pub crawling in Germany are suddenly very realistic ways to spend a week (or even just a weekend for those East Coasters) off from work. To cut costs even more, you can travel on their budget airlines without checking a bag. Carriers like Ryan Air often offer international flights across Europe for 7€, and even for the last minute, spontaneous travelers among us, you can find flight prices as cheap as trains and busses that’ll shorten your journey by half the time (although I’d still recommend cheap busses through companies like Flix Bus, as its way better for the environment).
The 4th of July is just around the corner, and especially since this year it falls on a Wednesday, for most of you, that means you’re getting a nice long weekend! (Bonus points if you took off work for the whole week - how can we get your job?)
If you’re taking a road trip this weekend, or later on this summer, here are 8 must-have items that you can’t forget to bring along with you!
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Most people often think of the holiday season as the biggest “family time” (and it can be, considering it’s usually the only time you’ll see Cousin Jimmy who lives on the other side of the country). But right now is probably the best time to grab your whole gang and get in the car (or hop on a plane) for a long weekend adventure. You'll beat the crowds - and the prices - plus there are plenty of short-term get-aways to be had just before the craze of summer sets in and everyone’s out from school.
The great American road trip is the stuff of legend from sea to shining sea every spring in America. Trips to the beach, Disneyland, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore and more are taking place this season as families pack up the car to hit the road. Perhaps none more famous than the hilarious National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, long car rides with the family can really test a family’s cohesion. Nothing tests that more than poor hygiene and smelly feet trapped in a minivan for 12 hours a day. Fret not, as an impromptu road trip or planned vacation doesn’t have to mean substandard hygiene. Convenience Kits International offers the go to solution for hygiene on the go and there is a little something for every family member at the ready.
March is just one of those months where you have no idea what to expect. Between March Madness and the old cliche “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb,” it really is an unpredictable time of year. You can go from a snowstorm to a nice 70-degree day.
But one thing is certain about this rather hectic time of year: SPRING BREAK! Whip out your hot pink ski masks and get ready to party in paradise like James Franco. Whether you’re staying Stateside in Miami or dusting off your passport to hit up Cancun with your sorority sisters, there’s a few things to keep in mind before jetting off.
Anytime I travel, be it for 2 weeks or 2 months, there are always a few comforts from home that I miss on my adventures.
No matter where in the world you may come from, we can all agree that we each have our own favorite products and stores that we frequent. We’re loyal to certain brands and carry around extra knick knacks that we cannot seem to live without.
But after spending the past year and a half living overseas, I’ve started to miss these American staples more than ever before. So much so, that I’ve compiled a list of 13 American Products & Brands You’ll Miss Abroad
Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, there’s not much worse than missing a flight. Except, of course, missing a connecting flight, which means you’ll also be stranded in an unknown city (and perhaps country, or worse, without any of your checked baggage). Most likely, your travel plans are altered due to a circumstance beyond your control, be it erratic weather conditions or worse, plane maintenance.
In my case, going from JFK to HKG it happened to be both. I scheduled a direct flight with a 4 hour stopover in LAX, which normally would leave plenty of time to catch my overnight flight to Hong Kong. Except we were 6 hours late leaving New York. This caused me to miss that last flight out of Los Angeles and spend an extra 12+ hours in the airport. I could’ve bought myself a hotel room. But I decided not to, since I was trying to save money! Had I anticipated my delay in travel plans, there are so many things I’d wish I’d done differently. In case you ever find yourself in a similar situation, here’s a few key tips to survive so you can have as comfortable a time as possible.
Family reunions, old friend reunions, events and outings just won’t feel how they should this holiday if you have to look for odds and ends on your vacation. You want to create time for what’s important, like catching up with everyone and making unforgettable memories; not spending more money and time looking for essential items at your destination. Even after spending up to $40 on tiny toiletries, you might only get hygiene items you don’t trust. It’s best to have a carry-on you can keep your personal care items in. On the other hand, packing a carry-on for a vacation can seem herculean. How do you pack everything you need while staying TSA-compliant?