Passion for travel creates new business idea

Christina Armstrong with daughter Willow and some of her friends.

Christina Armstrong with daughter Willow and some of her friends.

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A former solicitor has swapped the law court for the airport and created a new business to teach children about the world.

Christina Armstrong left the law to work in the travel industry and has now turned her love of visiting new places into business Geo Journey.

I’ve always loved travel and have been lucky enough to do a lot of it.

Christina Armstrong

The subscription-based service provides children aged five to 10 with everything they need to find out more about the world. Featuring a cartoon owl called Geo and a puppy named Atlas, it all starts with an adventure kit containing scrapbook, passport, stickers, map, and bag.

Children then receive post from Geo and Atlas with activities and souvenirs and learn about a new country every month.

Whitburn-based Christina was inspired to create Geo Journey by her own children, daughter Willow, five, and two-year-old son Roman.

“I’ve always loved travel and have been lucky enough to do a lot of it,” she said.

“I worked on a summer camp in America as a teenager and now as a mum, I recognise just how important travel and experiencing different countries and cultures are to children’s education and development.

“Geo Journey started out as a project to get my own children interested in geography in a fun and creative way. I’ve designed the packs to encourage play and make learning fun.

Each edition is filled with quality items that children can return to time and time again to learn about the wider world around them.”

Christina is launching Geo Journey in time for Christmas.

Packs will be available to buy via her own website and through online channels such as Amazon.