Crowd-Funded Travels: providing everyone the means to travel?

23 Oct

I follow a vlog called Steps to Wander about a couple who recently went on a trip through Europe and their adventures there. They just posted a link to this website on their Facebook page: Crowd-Funded Travels.

There isn’t a lot of information about it yet, but from what I gather, the idea is that you plan a trip and other people will provide the funds. Honestly, all I’m going on is its little tagline: “Plan an extraordinary trip and get it funded by inspired people, amazed friends and generous sponsors.”

I have no idea how it’s set up. Are there contests for “best trip?” Do these sponsors send you something to promote during the trip? Do your friends “like” your trip, and which ever trip has the most likes you get money for it? I don’t know, but I’m excited to find out.

Funding a trip is probably the hardest part about traveling. Cal and I have been saving scrupulously for our Europe trip for a year and are now mere dollars away from our goal. But a year is a long time. Other expenses might come up, cutting into your savings, and you might have to wait even longer.

Honestly, I love the idea of “crowd-funded travels.” I believe travel is almost a basic human right. Everyone should have the chance to see the world, but not everyone has the means to do so. Something like this is a perfect way to solve that. Or at least I think it will be–can’t wait to see more about it.

Check it out: Crowd-Funded Travels.

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One Response to “Crowd-Funded Travels: providing everyone the means to travel?”

  1. chaia22 October 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Reblogged this on Reflections of a Random Chick.

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