Stowaway Origins – We love exploring as a family, and having raised our kids on the Northwest Coast, we especially love everything about the ocean shore from tide-pools to blowholes & hidden caves.
We created stories for our adventures one of which was the Stowaway Starfish. As the story unfolded we designed our own ride along magnetic rubber sea stars to join us on our trips. Having driven thousands of miles with a Stowaway riding on the car, folks kept asking what it was and where they could get one. So we decided to share the story & character toys with others as “Stowaway Explorers” Discovering the world while riding on the family car.
Like other families, we struggled to keep kids engaged and contented on long drives. We found several mobile apps to assist with aspects of the trip, but none really brought everything together relevant to our family needs & interests. We tried various games and ideas that helped, but then we thought, “what if we turned the trip itself into an adventure game tied to a story?” Stowaway families could earn points for their travel time and learn about the trip along the way!
With input from friends & family we came up with the design for the Stowaway Mobile app, an innovative solution to make travel time more fun and less taxing for the whole family; we received a patent in August.
As a family we’re excited to share this solution, but we need your help. We’re launching a KICKSTARTER campaign early November to help bring the App to life. Please enter your email below to get early-access to deals & launch activities.