We've all done it as children. Spin the globe, put your finger down, and wherever it lands, that's where you will go! But how many people have actually done it?
Since I was a child I've always been interested in the world and wanted to travel to all kinds of places. Now that I'm a senior in college and recently engaged, my adult life is coming on full force and I have yet to travel to any of these places.
With this campaign I plan to do what we all did as kids. Spin the globe and put down my finger. But this time, I'm actually going to go... and make a documentary of my experience to try and inspire others to follow their dreams!
We have many dreams as children. Who we will marry, what we will grow up to be, and what kind's of cars we will drive. But how many of them actually come true? With this campaign I hope to achieve a childhood dream and also inspire you all to join me in reaching our childhood dreams!
What We Need & What You Get
Placing a goal on this campaign is kind of tricky. I've asked for $9000, but now that I know where I am going, this number is much larger than what I will really need. I will likely only need half that amount. I will use the money to reach my destination, and participate in local activities (trying my hardest to avoid tourist traps), and try to really understand the local culture. I will make a video series on YouTube for all to enjoy so that hopefully I can encourage others to "Spin the Globe" with me! I will also have a companion join me to help me document my journey.
If the cost of reaching my destination is easily covered by the funds I receive, then I will re-invest the money in the Indie GoGo community by adding extras in the perks or donating the left over money to other campaigns. If I'm not able to raise enough to even attempt to make the journey I will take all money collected and re-donate it to any Indie GoGo campaign or charitable cause that the donors choose.
I plan to make my trip between the summer and fall semesters of 2012, likely in early August. Also, the end date of the campaign is scheduled for March 8th, my 22nd birthday!