If you want to go on vacation but don’t have enough money, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is sending a stuffed animal so you can travel vicariously through its fake little eyes. Right?
Japanese travel agency, Unagi Travel, thinks so. For the low price range of $35 to $55 (plus the cost of shipping your stuffed animal to Japan), the toy of your choice can go on a guided tour of Tokyo or take a trip to onsen (hot springs). Those with a more adventurous spirit can select a mystery tour where the destination is revealed at the last minute.
This is a brilliant idea. The people who run Unagi probably couldn’t afford to take a vacation and came up with an innovative way to get other people to pay.
Personally, I’m not inclined to send one of my toys on a trip; I’d rather save that money so I can take the toy myself.
However, if the idea appeals to you, I have a terrific compromise. For $25, I’ll photoshop your favorite toy into the destination of your choice. Additionally, you don’t have to pay any shipping charges, just email a picture at no cost.
Heck. If you send me a picture of yourself, I’ll put you in the image instead.
My solution allows you to live vicariously through a toy’s (or your own) virtual vacation AND allows you to save to take a real vacation. How’s that for a win-win!
Need proof that I’ve got the skills? Look where Dewey and Mia have been.
May the farce be with you!