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How I Afford World Travel With Four Children

How I Afford World Travel With Four Children

We’re all about traveling the world in the Houseful of Nicholes, and with four children, it can get a little pricey. But I have a secret about how we travel to a different country each month for super cheap! Wanna hear it?

Atlas Crate

That’s it. That’s the secret. We use Kiwi Co to transport us to different countries each month, and we love it. I get my wish to have children who are in love with global adventures, and they don’t have to sit in an airport for hours on end and run on their little legs to make connections. Although the ladybug’s legs are longer than mine these days, you know what I mean.

We’ve been using these subscription crates since they were only known as Kiwi Crate, and before they added the impressive line that they have now. We’ve moved on from the Kiwi Crate to the Atlas Crate, and use them as support to our geography lessons for homeschool.

Atlas Crate Save 30% On Your First Month’s Subscripton

How Kiwi Co. Crate Subscriptions Work

  • You order which crate you want – They all do different things and we’ve tried four different versions so far. Kiwi, Atlas, Tinker, and Maker. However, the montly subscriptions we’ve had have only been for Kiwi Crate and Atlas Crate.
    • Panda Crate (0-24 months)
    • Koala Crate (Ages 2-4)
    • Kiwi Crate (Ages 5-8)
    • Atlas Crate (Ages 6-11)
    • Doodle Crate (Ages 9-16+)
    • Tinker Crate (Ages 9-16+)
    • Maker Crate (Ages 14-104)
    • Eureka Crate (Ages 14-104)
  • Pre-pay for the year, or pay monthly. Both options have free shipping
  • Order from the shop
  • Receive your box each month

Every month, you’ll receive a curated box that focuses on one item. In the Atlas crate, they are country focused. Each crate features seven Atlas Cards highlighting each country’s geography, customs, landmarks, history, and foods. These cards can be combined to build an information-rich adventure book of almost every country in the world. You start with the world in general. Creating a working globe, with a heart to place where you and your little ones live.

Lil’ Miss has really taken to looking for the box every single month, and has taken to being the lead on working through each box. This month, she chose to work on Spain and Mexico at the same time, and well…we got into a pretty deep discussion about the similarities of Spain and Mexico, and what made both countries wonderfully different.

She loves to flip through the cards that come in each box and immediately find the recipe card and the art project. Those two cards will always be first if she has anything to do with it. She enjoys going over the instructions and seeing just how she can make each activity her own.

So, if you’re wondering how much all of this world travel costs us each month, it’s $19.95 monthly at the most, or $16.95 per month if you pay annually. We say it’s worth it. I just went back to check photos and realize that we’ve been receiving boxes since 2013. Say WHAT?!

Each box gives you a great big Hello in the official language of each country and then whisks you off to travel for hours on end.

So. Would you like to travel the world monthly with your children? If so, come on and join us!

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