Crowdfunding and travel

Travel, a hobby that offers enthusiasts the opportunity to experience adventure and to discover the world. And crowdfunding offers the potential to get the resources to realize the dream journey. There are many projects that can be used as an example of crowdfunding campaigns which objective was to get financing for travel projects. We have selected two of them to present that even the craziest ideas could be successful when properly presented.

We go far in the steps of Czech Great War soldiers

The first story is about part of the enthusiasts who decided to travel in the footsteps of the Czech legionnaires who fought in the First World War. They decided to repair two old Czech Jawa and one Russian Dnepr motorbikes, and travel along the routes that legionaries waged during the war. The whole journey was planned no only as an adventure, but also as an initiative to draw attention to this part of Czech history, that is not well known.

The journey was planned to start I Prague, and continue through Košice to Lviv, Prypiat, Kiev, Volgograd and that along the Caspian Sea to Astana and Irkutsk. There they planned to take the motorbikes to train and use the train to get back to Moscow from where the journey should continue back to Prague.

To be able to organise the Journey, the authors decided to use crowdfunding campaign at the Czech crowdfunding server startovac.cz.

https://www.startovac.cz/projekty/jedeme-daleko-cz-po-stopach-ceskoslovenskych/

The original goal of the campaign was to get 6,000 EUR. The goal set has been overcome during the campaign, and the authors have managed to collect more than 6,284 EUR (104 %) from over 105 contributors.

You can find more information about the whole project including some videos at the Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/jedemedaleko/

From Bankok back home in a tuk-tuk

The second example is an adventurer who decided, that if you want, you can travel around a world even in Tuk-Tuk – the famous Asian transport vehicle.

He already had some experience from his previous 7000 km long journey to Gruzia and back on the bike. Even then his friends told him “You cannot do that, you are not trained cyclist and you have never travelled by bike more than 50 Km”.

Sometime after his first expedition, he was travelling through India and there he got an idea that it would be crazy to try to travel in Tuk Tuk. So why not try it? Everything is possible if you want. He says “A lot of people are looking for reasons why they cannot, they tell me you will have problems back and forth, but they do not look for ways to go. Besides, I love the idea that one day I will have grandchildren and I will be telling them the story of how I once drove home from Bangkok with Tuk Tuk.”

Of course, if you want to realize such a crazy idea, you need financing and that’s the time when crowdfunding comes into place.

To be able to organise the journey, the author decided to use crowdfunding campaign at the Czech crowdfunding server startovac.cz.

https://www.startovac.cz/projekty/z-bangkoku-domu-v-tuktuku/

The original goal of the campaign was to get 4,000 EUR. The goal set has been overcome during the campaign, and the authors have managed to collect more than 4,800 EUR (121 %) from over 148 contributors.

You can find more information about the whole project including some videos at the Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/tomiknacestach/ or at the project website http://www.tomiknacestach.cz.

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