What is included in the subscription kits?
The subscription kits are curated packages that brings a taste of various cultures from around the world to your doorstep. Each kit is focused on one country of your choosing. The individual kits include a timely 6 page, 4 color newsletter covering the country's politics, business, culture, sports, and geography. The kits also include detailed maps, currency conversion, a recipe and a craft from the country, language cards and awesome virtual tours, a flag patch and PEACE stickers in the language of the county. A letter from your tour guide Nate giving you a summary of his stay in each country. And the first kit includes a sturdy backpack to store all your travel information. See a preview of our kits by clicking here.
How do your subscription kits work?
Our subscription service allows you to choose a plan (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or one year) and receive a new cultural world kit each period. Subscriptions automatically renew, but you can easily manage and cancel your subscription through your account settings.
What countries have you traveled to? Can I order a specific country?
19 countries are available in total, covering countries from every continent. The countries that Nate and Zeus have traveled to include Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Egypt, India, Guatemala, Russia, Netherlands, Greece, Kenya, Peru, Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, Norway, Switzerland and South Africa.
You can either order a subscription plan or if you have a favorite country that you would like to learn about or are traveling to, you can order any individual country by itself.
What age group are the kits designed for?
The kits were designed for kids ages 9 to 15, but are finding many adults and grandparents are enjoying the kits!
Who develops the content for the kits?
We used a team of educators, seasoned travelers that are passionate about travel and we assigned a country expert to each country, someone that has a direct tie to the country to develop the content for each kit.
Can I send one of your boxes as a gift to someone else?
Absolutely! We offer a number of ways that you can share this cultural experience with loved ones and friends. Choose a plan and simply have it shipped to the person you'd like to send it to. We will include a fun card with your note handwritten inside. Just make sure to specify the note!
We also offer a number of different kits that allow you to send 3 countries of your choice rather than just 1. A Grandparent Kit is another fun option, that allows you to send your grandchild a kit each month and you receive the 6-page newsletter, so you can review the countries with them and share past family travel stories with them. Read our Gift Guide for more details.
Are there going to be more countries available?
Yes! We have new countries in the works as we speak. Sign up with your email on our website to receive updates and we'll let you know as soon as more countries become available.
What is your return or refund policy?
Monthly subscription kits, if unused and undamaged, are eligible for return within 30 days. All return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. Returns will be accepted here:
Backpack the World
200 4th Ave. S
St. Petersburg, Florida. 33701
Return packages must include:
- Order number
- Account name
- Reason for return
How long do your products take to ship?
Kits will ship within 5 days of receipt of order. Going forward on subscriptions, the shipping will occur on a monthly basis from the original date of shipment.