SidekicksTravel

Every day is an Adventure

Provincetown, Massachusetts · 391 Sales

SidekicksTravel

Every day is an Adventure

Provincetown, Massachusetts 391 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting Sidekicks. Currently we are only able to accept orders through our website www.sidekickstravel.com We hope to reopen our Etsy store in the near future for standard and custom orders.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 12, 2017

Thank you for visiting Sidekicks. Currently we are only able to accept orders through our website www.sidekickstravel.com We hope to reopen our Etsy store in the near future for standard and custom orders.

Becky Buckley

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About

Our Story

In April of 2011 we excitedly welcomed our daughter into the world. 2 weeks later the movers arrived to box up all of our belongings, and 2 months after that we were living in Morocco. It’s not the average story of bringing home your newborn, but it was our story – and we loved the adventure we embarked on!

While on our 2 year sabbatical living overseas we took full advantage of this unique opportunity. We spent about half our time in Rabat, my husband studying while I learned to manage a household with a newborn in tow and only slightly more language skills than her. The other half of the time we were traveling, and we did it all; or at least tried to. We traveled Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. We traveled by car, train, plane, ferry, and more. It was a dream come true…

We were grateful to have had our daughter right before embarking on this wonderful adventure knowing how much extra time we would be able to spend with her. What we didn’t know was how lucky we were to be starting the parenting process in such an atypical fashion. Never having been parents before and not have any other young kids in the family my husband and I started the journey with very few preconceived notions; and living so far off the beaten path from Western culture we were able to learn much more organically. Don’t get me wrong, we shed a tear over our lack of dishwasher and clothes dryer every now and then; but over all there was a lot more to be gained than lost.

What we gained, among other things, was a daughter who was bred for travel; and two parents (us) that were masters at improvising and adjusting so that anything was possible. Our ultimate test was 3 months of traveling throughout Europe with 2 backpacks and a stroller. Our daughter started the adventure at 15 months and was the ripe old age of 18 months when we arrived back home. It was a once in a life time experience that couldn’t have gone smoother if we tried. It also brought my packing and organizational skills to a whole new level. That trip was the first step towards what is now Sidekicks Travel.

The next step was the new challenge of traveling with a toddler. A baby was easy, but a toddler has opinions; a toddler needs activities, challenges, and space. This was true both traveling and at home. While toys were available locally the selection was low and the prices were high; and ordering things online was possible but not immediate or even quick. So I casually started making her toys with items around the house or materials I could find locally. After several months of largely being at home playing happily with her homemade toys we headed off on short trips. The packing process was effortless at this point until I found myself standing over her collection of toys. Her toys would have entertained her but were not in the least bit travel friendly – they were either made of breakable pieces, bulky, or unable to be easily packaged. So as my husband packed the car I ran around the house with small bags and containers grabbing anything that might replicate one of her toys. Silicon cupcake molds became color sorters; pompoms became restaurant safe building blocks, popsicle sticks became musical instruments, and so on. Little did I know this frantic gathering resulted in the original line of Sidekick Travel toys.

Needless to say we’ve come a long way since then – in both the activities themselves and in the best way to organize, store and travel with them.

I hope you enjoy some of the activities that made so many of our adventures and memories possible!

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  • Becky

    Owner

    I’m an architect, military spouse, and mother of a 5 year old; excitingly trying something new that fits our ever-changing lifestyle.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 23, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

non-returnable items:
Gift cards
Downloadable software products

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery

Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at 75andSunny.sidekicks [!at] gmail.com.

Sale items (if applicable)
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at 75andSunny.sidekicks [!at] gmail.com.

Shipping
To return your product request the shipping address by sending us an email at 75andSunny.sidekicks [!at] gmail.com.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.