I stumbled upon something yesterday that has me pretty excited. I've always said that I need a sponsor to help me fund my travels, well, guess what kind of websites are out there now...Creativity funding websites! I've checked out a few and even started filling out my campaign yesterday. There are a couple sites for those of us out here with ideas, but lacking the financial support:
Kickstarter-Propose a range of project ideas, and people in the US can make donations.
Indiegogo-Propose a range of project ideas (even educational ones), and people all over the world can
So what is my idea? Well, I'm traveling to Paris this summer for a longer stay. Perhaps my Neighborhood Mosaic idea is meant to be manifested into a website first, and a book later. While in Paris I would write, photograph, and video blog with the goal of educating and motivating others to travel. I would organize this site by neighborhood so it could be a handy resource for travelers or people who travel vicariously. I will interview Parisians, and truly immerse myself in the culture. Seems like fun to me...
I need funding because I struggle to pay for the trip itself, let alone the technology I'd need to complete a project like this. I hope to finish creating my campaign today. Please stay tuned for a link!