A Peek Inside My Quarterly Travel Boxes

by Gigi Griffis

As you might already know, this year I joined the box revolution, adding hand-curated quarterly boxes of travel goodies to my site and taking on a handful of box subscribers.

The first box just went out to those early bird subscribers and it was seriously a blast to curate.


Since everything in the box was collected during my road trip, this box’s theme was US Road Trip. Inside, subscribers found:

:: The purest mineral salt in the world, harvested from Yellowstone National Park

:: A signed copy of my newest guide: New York City: 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, & How to Fit In

:: An American flag scarf

:: A popular turkey chili mix from Deer Valley Resorts in Park City, Utah

:: Two post cards, from New York and the Grand Tetons, that demonstrate the wide range of what the US has to offer

:: An Epic Wipe…a massive biodegradable wet wipe that they’re marketing as a shower in a bag

:: A chocolate bar with edible dried flowers from Washington, DC


Plus, they got coupons from Jackson Hole Food Tours, Carpe DC Food Tours, and NY Water Taxi.

The total value of everything in the first box, including coupons and not including shipping materials, was about $110.

Pretty good for a box that costs $55, right?

post cards

So, now it’s time to start collecting for my second quarterly box, this one spanning the length of Canada. The Canada Box will ship out in September/October and sign-ups are closed, but you can still get in on the third and final box of 2016 [update: sign-up closed!].


Thanks again to all my subscribers. It’s been fun shopping for you and I look forward to sending out that Canada Box in a few months!

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Lauren Bishop June 27, 2016 - 2:22 pm

Very cool idea! I like that you are bringing a little taste (smell, touch, sight) of the world to those who might not be able to travel extensively.

Montecristo Travels (Sonja) June 30, 2016 - 11:38 am

I loved getting my box! A friend got me this as a birthday present and it’s awesome! We went ‘glamping” in tree-houses 2 weekends ago and brought the salt with us! and the chocolate. Was such a nice touch of luxury to have in an otherwise very simple meal plan.

Can’t wait for the Canada box – will be interesting to see… as a Canadian… what is chosen!

Anyone hesitating to sign up — DO IT!

Kristine July 6, 2016 - 10:27 am

Gigi- I love this idea. So creative! I always have people saying how they live vicariously thru my travels- now you’ve given people a way to actually have souvenirs from your travels!!

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