Family Travel Gear Review and Giveaway


Our family loves spending time together. We have such a great time just hanging out, laughing and playing with the boys whenever we have a day together. We, as well as our boys, also love spending time with my husbands parents and brothers as much as we can. We are a pretty close knit bunch. About three years ago we had to move about 80 miles south of my in-laws. This was a huge adjustment for our family because we went from literally living one block away to 80 miles away! Over the past three years we have spent so much time in the car with the boys going back and forth once a week or so to see our extended family, not to mention our friends too.

With one in diapers, and one still potty training I have a ton of things to pack for these day trips. My boys also love to take a ton of toys and video games with them too. What I find most challenging, besides getting all three kids in the car, is having a secure and kid friendly place to put all of their snacks, drinks and games. That is why I jumped at the opportunity to review the Kids Car Organizer XL, as well as a couple of travel games, from Family Travel Gear.



Family Travel Gear has been in business since 2005 and is completely focused on all things travel for you and your family. Whether you are traveling by car or airplane they The well traveled family of five behind Family Travel Gear really knows their stuff, and personally tests out all the products that they sell. They do their homework to ensure that their customers will be pleased with the travel items that they receive. The backseat organizer that I received was no exception!

As soon as I took it out of the box I knew that this was an amazing product! It folded up nicely and it also opened up without any problems either. Inside there are adjustable dividers to organize and separate whatever your kids need. The outside has pockets all the way around. It is equal on both sides - to eliminate bickering over who has what, genious! We used the pockets in the front for the boys cups. It worked way better than the dinky cupholders on the sides of their booster seats. The padded sides keep contents insulated too, which makes this organizer double as a fabulous picnic bag! The top has a flip up design which acts as a tray. This enables children to color without the crayons rolling away, or eat without spillage on the floor. I love that! Benji is always eating fries in the car and they are seriously all over the floor. - SO GROSS! This awesome organizer buckles to the seat belt to keep it secure and has a handy carry strap so you can easily transport all the kids items at once. I can't tell you how many trips I make back and forth to the car when we get home from visiting our family. I can't carry all the toys and video games at once so I end up making several trips to get it all in the house. This organizer, hands down is the best that I have ever seen, or used. Little Oscar saw it and thought that it looked just as good as I did apparently because he asked me if he could have it for his birthday! Lucky for him he gets to share it with his brothers and doesn't have to wait until his birthday rolls around again. Needless to say I would definitely reccomend this organizer to any family no matter how much time they spend in the car together. You can get an extremely durable Kids Car Organizer XL of your own from Family Travel Gear for only $36.99.

Below is a picture of our boys using the Kids Car Organizer XL.





Family Travel Gear also sent the boys a couple of their best selling travel games for kids. Both Oscar and Benji received Flip a Fish and Mini Dozer. These were a big hit with the boys. They didn't even wait until I put them in the car before they started playing with them. These games are simple and fun. Family Travel Gear offers several flip and magnetic games, including my personal favorite Wooly Willy. A great way to pass the time in the car. And at only $1.99 a piece you simply can't go wrong. These games coupled with the all the stuff they can fit in the backseat organizer will surely put off that all too familiar question, "are we there yet?". Well, maybe at least for a little while anyways!


While I was looking through all of the wonderful products offered at Family Travel Gear I came across something that I just have to mention. One of my biggest problems in my travels, whether it is short trips or long trips in the car, is my blasted garbage can. Because we have a family of five no tiny litterbag will do. I have a large round pop up trash bag but it drives me nuts! It is always falling over and spilling the garbage all over the floor. Either from my driving or my boys just knocking it over for sport. Then I have the unpleasant chore of reloading all the nastiness back inside, over and over again, until I finally remember to dump it out. I have been on the lookout for the pefect travel garbage can for months. I checked all the local parts stores and they only had really small bags so imagine my delight when I discovered the Talus-TrashStand Floor Litter Bag XL.



I am so going to buy this! The Talus-TrashStand Floor Litter Bag XL holds up to 2 gallons of trash, perfect for large families. It is leak proof and it has weighted bottom with grips that hold it firmly in place whether it is empty or full. It has pockets on the side for wipes or tissues. This baby also has a lid! The lid will really come in handy to contain any fast food odors. I love that it wipes clean or you can put a trash bag inside to line it if you prefer. I know that I am definitely going to be purchasing the Talus-TrashStand Floor Litter Bag XL, especially because it is only $18.50. I will gladly pay that amount if it keeps me from having to touch the nasty stuff inside the garbage every time it spills over!

At Family Travel Gear they can help you find just what you need to create a fun, safe and happy environment for you and your kids while traveling. Whether you need bags, books, organizers, toys, comfort items or GPS systems (if your like me and get lost inside your own neighborhood!), Family Travel Gear is the one stop shop for all of your travel needs. They even have a tab where you can select what type of travel trip you are taking and they will list all the products that you could need or want for that type of trip. Simply amazing. You can really see that they have put themselves into the shoes of their customers and made it as easy as possible to locate what they need, as well as suggest products that their customers may not even known existed. I for one will be telling all my friends and family that they need to check out Family Travel Gear before their next trip.

Family Travel Gear is graciously giving one lucky Pretty Pink Momma reader the Kids Car Organizer XL, one Flip a Fish travel game and one Mini Dozer travel game!

How to enter: Visit Family Travel Gear and comment back on this post telling me what your favorite travel item on the site is, other than the ones that I have mentioned in this post. For example, you can tell me a travel game but you must be specific and tell me which one other than Flip a Fish, Mini Dozer or Wooly Willy. Open to US and Canadian residents only.


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Why are your boys so ding dang adorable in their car seats?! LOL! I love this thing! Must. Have. I'm already a follower! :-)
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I think the tiger trunki is to cute. Thanks for the chance.

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I love the mini travel tin that looked like it had checkers among other things.
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love the harley ladybug rideon
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I like the Car entertainment organizer.
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I also like the Snack and Play Travel Tray
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I really like the Car entertainment organizer
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I would really love to try the Motion Sickness wrist band --- my one daughter has car sickness when we travel. Thanks for the great giveaway:)
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kids tray activity center ~~~ so many great items :) thanks for the opp
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Feed the moose said…
the ride on suitcase is precious, and would provide much entertainment during layovers!
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My favourite item is the Custom Comfort Neck Pillow by Lewis N. Clark.

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