Nicole Teagu

Today’s FundMyTravel blog post is an interview with  GoAbroad.com’s Win the World: Australia & New Zealand Winner, Nicole Teague.

Checkout the highlights of her amazing trip itinerary:

  • All flights included via Air New Zealand, sponsored by STA Travel
  • Nurse, monitor, and search for injured wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos on GoEco’s two-week wildlifevolunteering program in Port Stephens
  • Travel from Sydney to Cairns with Loka’s Mick pass, stopping at adventure points along the way including surfing and rain forests
  • Experience the incredible sights of the North Island of New Zealand on Stray’s Batten tour including sand boarding, a wildlife cruise, and specifically-developed Maori experience
  • Enjoy a homestay of your choice in Christchurch, New Zealand through Homestay.com

Nicole is very excited about this amazing opportunity, but still needs some help with a few expenses for the trip, so she created a FundMyTravel campaign. Find out a bit more about her and her campaign by reading her interview below:

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hi, I’m Nicole. I won the Win the World: Australia and New Zealand competition, which I’m very excited to embark upon!

How did you hear about the Win The World Australia and New Zealand contest? What made you enter?

I’d been subscribed to GoAbroad’s email for a long time, I’m interested in traveling and I like the resources and articles they have. So, when I got an email about the contest I entered.

Nicole Teague

What were you thinking when you found out you won?

To be honest, I didn’t think it was real! I had just woken up plus it’s a fairly unlikely thing, winning a contest of this magnitude.

What do you hope to accomplish through your adventures in Australia and New Zealand?

I just want to have fun and create memories! Do new things, meet new people. I have a few friends who are Aussies, it’ll be nice to see them as well if circumstances permit.

Why did you create a FundMyTravel Campaign?

First off, GoAbroad recommended it to me. Secondly, there are various expenses not covered and I need to find a way to cover them.

What do you like about the FundMyTravel Platform?

The ability to reach people otherwise unavailable through traditional fundraising.

What tools have you found helpful throughout the campaign process?

FundMyTravel has a good list of helpful ideas about how to proceed with the campaign.

What incentive schemes do you have for your donors? How do you plan on thanking your donors?

I don’t really have much to offer, I’m not artistic or articulate, I thought the idea on the FundMyTravel page was good, so I’m going to send postcards to donors.

Besides social media, how are you getting the word out about your campaign?

I’ve asked a few friends and family members with big networks to share the campaign as well.

What are you most excited about for your Win The World trip?

This will be my first international trip completely by myself!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I’m just really grateful for the fact that I am going on this trip!

Thanks Nicole, for taking the time to answer our interview! We at FundMyTravel wish you Happy Fundraising!

Click here to support Nicole’s FundMyTravel campaign!