Month: January 2016

How to Get Your Friends & Family Pumped About Your Campaign


There are few funding opportunities as socially engaging and satisfying as crowdfunding. It brings people together, creates a sense of community and, most importantly lends gravitas to whatever it is that is being funded. If that’s your next foreign trip, you may be wondering how you can generate such a buzz. Equally, how do you excite your friends and family about your campaign?

Experts believe there are many advantages to crowdfunding, but those close to you may still need convincing. Well, you’re in luck – there are plenty of ways to engage your loved ones and get them involved in your crowdsourcing travel project. I’ve picked out 7 of the best.

  1. Create a video

Like any crowdsourcing campaign, you’ll need to create a video pitch in order to have a hope of generating maximum funding; people want to see you and hear your unique story before putting their hand in their pocket. This is the ideal opportunity to involve your friends. Everyone likes playing a star role in a home video, so why not ask them to help produce your promo video?

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8 Reasons to Drop Everything and Travel At Least Once in Your Life


Admit it. You haven’t traveled as much as you’d like. And there are probably a hundred of states and countries and islands that you want to visit. And, while you hate to admit it, most of those goals may never be fulfilled. But, why? What’s stopping you from getting up and going?

There are so many reasons to travel; here are eight of them.  

  1. Spontaneity is the key to happiness.

The first time I ever booked a flight on a Monday and departed on the following Wednesday was the most exhilarating trip of my life. Our ability to get in a plane and FLY, wherever we want to go, is unbelievable. Isn’t it tempting to know that you could be on the other side of the world this time tomorrow?

The happiest people I have ever met are the type of people who say yes. They aren’t afraid of dropping everything and going. They don’t overanalyze. They don’t worry or anticipate. They just live, and they are also the worldliest, most interesting friends I have.

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5 Reasons Why Freelance Writing Is A Great Choice For Avid Travelers

Freelance writing is not for everyone. But it can be extremely beneficial for the right type of personality and skill level. With the freedom to choose your schedule and ability to work in any location, it’s only natural that travelers flock towards a freelance career.

Some benefits of taking your writing freelance are obvious. But for travelers especially, there are unique tradeoffs that might surprise you. Sure, you are your own boss and building your personal brand, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Check out the following five reasons a freelance career could be the right choice for you.

Save Money

Believe it or not, freelancing will not only make you money, but will also help you save it. You can subtract gas and transportation, lunch and workplace clothing costs from your budget. These items and their prices can add up quickly. Five lunches in one week can total anywhere from $50-$75 per week. That’s easily $200 per month. Wouldn’t it be nice to put that towards your next trip or desired destination? And to start your freelance career you won’t spend any overhead. You most likely already have a computer and Internet connection. The only additional necessity is your writing skills (and those are free).


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3 Money Saving Strategies for Traveling Like a Boss Year-Round

No one wants to be stuck sitting in one place year after year, I certainly don’t. We all want to travel, but in many cases there’s this illusion that it’s too expensive. Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank. Today I’m going to show you three ways you can save money while taking a trip near, far, or even during the dreaded holiday months. Below are three Ways to save money regardless of when or where you’re traveling.

Not only is it possible to save money while traveling, but you can even make money too! How is this possible, you ask? Well, if you find yourself loving the nomadic life, then you can make money blogging by starting your own travel blog. Plenty of people have done this and never stay in one place for long as a result.

Here are some excellent tips to make your trip happen!

1. Booking and Planning Your Flight

For starters, always plan your flights in advance and visit discount websites to find the best possible deals. While connecting flights may be annoying, they can also save you money, so don’t immediately dismiss this option either.

As odd as it sounds, round trip tickets are sometimes cheaper even if you don’t use the return flight. If you can manage to fly in and out of the same airport, you’ll also save some cash.


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