Try the World Subscription Box Review: Tokyo + Coupon!

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The Try the World subscription box, who kindly sent me this box to review, is a newer travel subscription box that sends a new box based on an international location every other month. I love travel, so this box is perfect for me! Tokyo is one place I haven’t had a chance to visit, so I was so excited to get this box.


try the world subscription box review The Cost: $45, every two months

The Products: Every other month you will receive unique products from a different city in the world as well as fun facts and important information you would need to know if you went to visit that country.

The Concept: Try the World is a great way for you to learn and experience a different city in the world without having to leave your home. The detailed information they provide would also be useful if you chose to visit that country one day, making this the perfect box for seasoned travelers too.

 The COUPON: Use coupon code SUBSCRIPTIONMAVEN to get $10 off your first box!


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The box included an information card on the food and lifestyle items.

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Also included in the box was a postcard and a ton of different informational cards on Japanese culture.



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Origami Paper – Retail Value  $7.95

I remember when I was in grade school a woman from Japan came to our class and tried to teach us origami. Ever since, I’ve had an obsession with the craft. The sheets included are so cute, I can’t wait to create a few animals for my daughter.

try the world subscription box review Chopsticks Retail Value – $2.00 each

I learned how to use chopsticks in college  while eating Indian food. Ever since, I love to use chopsticks any chance I can get. These are so beautiful (I will probably take a close up of the pattern on Instagram), I don’t want to use them!

Imuraya, Yokan Red Bean Jelly - Retail Value  $3.99

These were very interesting. They are lightly sweet, but also a little savory. The mixture of the bean mixed with the slightly chewy jelly is definitely a combination you need to get used to. My mother used to eat these as a child, so she was more than happy to take them.

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Aoi Tea Company, Matcha, Sencha and Genmaicha Teas - Retail Value $3.00

I love green tea and trying different types. I am going to have lots of fun trying these. Matcha is a finely powdered green tea that is actually very good to cook with! I especially love making green tea cookies with it.

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Takaokaya, Nori Roasted Seaweed - Retail Value $1.00

I love seaweed, so this was great to get in the box.

 Konpeito Sugar Candy – Retail Value $1.50

I didn’t try these candies yet, but one of my sisters did and she didn’t feel any particular way about them. She said they didn’t really have a strong flavor.

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Kingodo, Senbei Rice Crackers – Retail Value $2.50

Yum! I love rice crackers! I ate one of them before I could take this photo and the rest were gone in a couple of days.

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S&B, Ginger Paste – Retail Value $2.75

I love cooking, so any ingredients are always exciting to get. I’ve never used ginger paste, so it will be fun to use it to make traditional Japanese dishes.

Morinaga Milk Caramels – Retail Value $3.00

Thoughts: I really liked this box. My values were estimations and on the  low end, simply because I was not able to find really good values online. Besides that, I am super impressed with the variety and number of products. I’ve never come across most of these products before. The level of detail about Japanese culture was also a lot of fun to read and learn. I think that while this box is on the pricier side, it may be worth it for someone who is planning on traveling because this makes a wonderful introduction to the culture.

What did you think of the Tokyo Try the World subscription box?

Escape Monthly Review December 2013 Italy – Vacation Subscription Box

Escape Monthly is one of the boxes I look forward to the most! Each month, they send a vacation in a box with a new destination theme. These boxes include books, food, beauty products, etc from the destination they are featuring. The variety in the box is what I love the most. This month the destination was Italy – their first international box! Each box comes with a travel pamphlet with details about the products and fun facts about the destination. Additionally, one lucky winner each month will win a vacation to that destination!

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The initial view of the box had me excited!! I wanted to dive right into everything!

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Skin & Co Roma Truffle Body Gel ($11) and Roma Truffle Body Milk ($11)
Both of these products smell delicious! My hands feel soft and smell great! I will not be gifting these to someone else! Also included was a code for $19 off your order at Skin & Co!!

Living Abroad in Italy ($19.95) and Province of Terni guide book
Each month Escape Monthly includes a travel book for the destination. I love this! I would never buy a travel book unless I was visiting, so this gives me the opportunity to learn about places I might never visit.

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Isiciliami Passione Pasticcera ($9)

I am really looking forward to trying these cookies!

Olio and Olive Castelvetrano Olives ($9)

These look sooooo good! I will save these for a special occasion to pair with cheese and wine.

La Civetta Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($2.50)

I am not much of a cook, but I am sure this will beat the store brand olive oil I currently use!!

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Perugina Baci ($2)

Italian truffles…you can’t go wrong with these!

Rigoni Di Asiago Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread ($8.35)

This is delicious! I could easily eat this entire container in one sitting! Goodbye Nutella!

Escape Monthly is $49.95 per month. Use code YOURESCAPE to save 20% off your membership for life!! This brings the price to $39.95 per month! Next month will be Colorado – I can’t wait to see what they put together. This box had a value of over $70.

Interested in trying Escape Monthly? Click here to visit their website.

This post is written by Subscription Maven reader, Tiffany and contains referral links – thank you!

TravelBox Founder’s Box Review December 2013

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I am very passionate about travel and exploring the world. Anything that promotes this belief is something I am always interested in so when TravelBox kindly offered me a box to review, I had to say yes! TravelBox is a new subscription box for anyone who loves learning about other cultures and travel.

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The Cost: $33 a month, plus $5.95 shipping

The Products: TravelBox finds innovative products from around the globe. In each box you can expect an assortment of products that will prepare and inspire you to travel, provide essential travel gear, entertainment and snacks as well as beauty products.

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Dreams Essentials Sleep Mask (US) – Retail Value $10.95

To be honest, I cannot sleep with sleep masks on and I tend to give them away in spa-themed gift baskets. I’ve heard really great reviews about this particular sleep mask though!

Breffo Spiderpodium (UK) – Retail Value $ 19.95

The Spiderpodium is a super bendy contraption that you can use to hold you phone, camera, iPod or other small device for you. It can be attached to other objects or bent to stand up like a podium. This already turned out to be a handy contraption to have on hand.

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Luxe France City Guide - Retail Value $9.99

I am not really one for travel guides, but I was expecting one in the box. I am glad it is for Paris because it is a city that I am not too familiar with, but would like to visit again soon.

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Guylian Artisanal Truffles (Belgium) – Retail Value $1.09

I am such a huge fan of these chocolates. I used to buy them all the time, but haven’t had any since coming back to America. I was in pure bliss when I saw these!

Lanoilin Agg Tval Eggwhite Facial Care (Sweden) – Retail Value $4

I already have this facial soap and this is the best product I’ve ever used on my skin before. To have an extra, especially since I’ve been saving my current bar until I could get more, is awesome. This soap is great for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin, so I am really glad to see this in the box.

Thoughts: The box costs just under $40 and the total value of the box is about $46 so the overall value is right on the mark. They also include a product card that tells you the exact value of the product you have instead of the total price of the full-sized version if you only have a smaller sample size in the box. I like that there were a variety of different types of products and from all across the globe. That is what impressed me most about the box. Many of the products are some of the more popular products each country is known for which is also really neat. I think this box has a really wonderful concept and would also make a really nice gift to anyone who loves to travel or wants to experience the world around them in the comfort of their own home.

What do you think about TravelBox? Is this a box you would be interested in trying out?