Monday, July 22, 2013

Help Fund Meaningful Travel Experiences and #GetRAOKT with

When Jessica and I set out three months ago to start saving for our YEAR LONG volunteering trip around North America called #GetRAOKT we had no idea how we were going to do it, financially that is. We both work as servers right now, quite often pulling 10-12 hour days but three months isn't a lot of time when we're talking volunteering for a whole year. We had no idea how we were going to do it but we knew we had to do it, and where there's a will, there's a way!

As adults we still have all of our regular bills to pay like rent, cell phone, groceries, that sort of stuff but we were determined to make this happen. There was never going to be a perfect time to leave so we just told ourselves that it would all work itself out. In steps Thank goodness we found this amazing website that helps fund meaningful travel experiences just like the one we're about to embark on.

FundMyTravel is much like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. They're a fundraiser/crowed funding website with a niche for meaningful travel. Things like volunteering abroad programs and study abroad programs are more their pace. They understand how important both cultural exchange and international education are on shaping an individual's academic, personal and professional lives. FundMyTravel is part of GoAbroad LLC. For fifteen years, has been the leading resource for meaningful travel and has helped millions of individuals to engage in international education and alternative travel. Through FundMyTravel GoAbroad aims to help and encourage more individuals to engage in meaningful travel experiences abroad.

Thank GOD we discovered this website. I really had no idea how we were going to fully be able to afford #GetRAOKT but with FundMyTravel's help we've set up a fundraiser page where people can contribute to the movement!

During the #GetRAOKT year Jessica and I will be using to keep accommodation costs at their very lowest. We will also be using craigslist to find ride shares to the various locations instead of taking a bus or flying. These two factors alone will cut cost drastically, plus they give us the opportunity to connect more with people and discover those untold Random Acts Of Kindness stories that everyone has.

By making a contribution to #GetRAOKT on its FundMyTravel page you're joining the movement and saying you believe in what #GetRAOKT stands for, which is spreading kindness and inspiring others to do the same thing. We invite you to become part of the team and join us on this amazing journey that we hope will spread like wildfire. One of my all time favourite quotes by Gandhi goes:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
So join us and "be" that change you've always wished to see in the world. "You can't change the world in one day, but in one day you CAN change someone's world." Plus, kindness is sexy.

If you wish to make a contribution, first off - THANK YOU, second you can do so HERE

Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!