As we surveyed the empty boxes across the wrapper paper covered living room on Christmas morning this year, my husband and I discussed the need to transition away from giving our kids so much “stuff” and instead gift them more “experiences.”
In fact, over the past year watching my children show true gratitude for all of the amazing experiences we get to have together as a family has been one of the most rewarding elements of travel blogging. (I’m not in this for the money ladies!)
So when I was approached by a new travel start-up called Tinggly, I sat straight up and listened. Basically, Tinggly is a fun and easy way to gift experiences.
The company has standardized pricing on amazing experiences all around the world. You’ll find experiences such as touring the pyramids in Egypt, learning how to make pizza in Florence and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. And every tour is U.S. $125.
With only a few clicks, you can purchase an experience on Tinggly and send it over to someone who can then redeem the voucher and make a booking when they are ready to do so. So the recipient of the gift is the one who gets to choose the experience. Isn’t that great?!
My family is heading down to Mexico in a few weeks for a warm and sunny spring break, so I started searching on Tinggly for experiences in the Riviera Maya.
As a new company, the inventory of experiences in some areas is a little limited. But they had a few experiences in the Riviera Maya, so we decided to try exploring the underground Cenotes and caves at Rio Secreto.
Using the custom gift code, it was easy to request the booking right on the Tinggly web site. I was contacted the next day by someone in the Tinggly office with a confirmation, and also received a confirmation from Rio Secreto the following day.
What do you think? Would you gift someone an experience using Tinggly?
[wufoo username=”aweekatthebeach” formhash=”z9mdv1r1xmdr8r” autoresize=”true” height=”340″ header=”show” ssl=”true”]