And now, imagine how surprised I was when I found out they made DVDs in the choose-your-own adventure style! I had no idea it was even possible. I received a copy of TripFLIX as a member of Team Mom and finally had a chance to sit down and watch it.
It was pretty cool. The first menu lets you choose a region of the US to start a road trip. I picked the South, since I live there and figured I'd have an idea of how accurate it was. Then, you pick an ending destination. I picked the South again because I was short on time.
My journey started with a visit to the Orioles baseball stadium, hosted by teenagers Alex and Emily. Then, we had some SC trivia before moving onto visiting Rock City.
The hosts are friendly and I think they would definitely appeal to a pre-teen, but this concept might be a bit young for anyone 13 or older (at least if they went to public school). :)
I enjoyed watching the journey and seeing where we would go next. Per the Trip Flix website:
With twenty five exciting destinations, interactive trivia games, blooper reels, and even a lesson on how to do the “TripFLIX cha-cha-cha,” there’s something for everyone !At $19.99 it might be a little expensive for one-time use, but since you can view it several times and pick a new itinerary each one, it would probably be worth it. My daughter is too young for this video now, so I'll be giving my copy to a certain young lady who is getting ready to start at a new school in a few weeks! (but you have to e-mail me so I know you really do read my blog!)
TripFLIX contains over two hours of fun, educational, family-friendly content to enjoy while traveling or crerate a vacation in your own home.