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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